Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Media Centre

The Media Centre provides the latest news, speeches, media releases and links to frequently asked questions.

Latest News

  • Smart Infrastructure Award winner announced

    Infrastructure | 26 March 2015

    The 2015 Smart Infrastructure Award has been awarded to IBM Australia-Yarra Valley Water project for its Smart Water Infrastructure Initiative, which aims to improve service delivery through the deployment of smart technologies.

  • Funding approved for Queensland section of the Outback Way

    Roads | 25 March 2015

    The Australian Government has approved $11 million to upgrade Queensland sections of the Outback Way. The funds will improve access and flood immunity for outback communities, unlocking the potential benefits of the region to the Australian economy and remote communities.

  • Airline on time performance data in latest monthly report

    BITRE | 24 March 2015

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics monitors the promptness and reliability of major domestic airlines operating between Australian airports on competitive routes. In February 2015, routes operated by participating airlines averaged 88.9 per cent for on time departures and 87.0 per cent for on time arrivals.

  • Preferred route announced for Tenterfield Bypass

    Infrastructure Investment | 13 March 2015

    A preferred route has been nominated for the future of the heavy vehicle bypass for the New England Highway at Tenterfield. The bypass will improve traffic flow and safety in the Central Business district of Tenterfield.

  • Major works start on Townsville Ring Road

    Infrastructure Investment | 13 March 2015

    Construction has commenced on the final section of the Townsville Ring Road project. Once completed, the Townsville Ring Road will reduce congestion on local roads while significantly improving the movement of freight traffic to and from the Port of Townsville.

  • Government responds to Tasmanian Shipping and Freight Inquiry

    Tasmanian Shipping | 13 March 2015

    The Australian Government has released its response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Tasmanian Shipping and Freight. This will expand the assistance available under the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme.