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

  • Australian airlines providing reliable services

    BITRE | 21 November 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has released a report about the punctuality and reliability of major domestic airlines in Australia. On time departures and arrivals in October 2014 have performed better than the long term average.

  • Increasing rail usage for freight activity

    BITRE | 13 November 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has released a statistical report on the role of rail in Australia's economic activity. Rail has grown to almost half of all freight activity in Australia.

  • New M5 tunnels and Westconnex interchange moving forward

    Infrastructure | 04 November 2014

    A planning application has been lodged for the new M5 tunnels as part of WestConnex Stage 2 in Western Sydney. The new tunnels will double the capacity of the M5 East.

  • CASA Director of Aviation Safety appointed

    Infrastructure | 30 October

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) board has today announced the five year appointment of a new Director of Aviation Safety. The Australian Government is currently working with CASA and industry to release a response to the Aviation Safety Regulatory Review by the end of the year.

  • Cutting red tape through deregulation policy

    Infrastructure | 29 October 2014

    Today's annual Spring Repeal Day has focussed on improving growth and productivity by reducing compliance costs for industry. The Australian Government has committed to a net reduction of $1 billion per annum in red tape.

  • Funding for River Murray sustainability research

    Regional | 29 October 2014

    The Australian Government has announced $5 million in funding over four years to research the adaption of established and new crops to extreme temperatures on the River Murray. This funding is provided under Round One of the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Programme's Industry-led Research Sub-Programme.