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

  • Coral Sea protection expanded

    Regional Australia | 18 May 2015

    The Australian Government's proposed extension of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Straight Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) to protect the South West Coral Sea has been accepted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). An additional 565,000 square kilometres of the Coral Sea will be protected.

  • First Round of the National Stronger Regions Fund announced

    Regional Australia | 13 May 2015

    Funding of $212.2 million has been approved for 51 projects under Round One of the Australian Government's National Stronger Regions Fund. The Fund supports economic growth and productivity, and boosts employment in areas of disadvantage in Australia's regions.

  • Communities to benefit from innovative ideas

    Infrastructure | 04 May 2015

    The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal has pledged $100,000 in grants to implement one of the ideas which originated from the 2015 Heywire Regional Summit. This will promote social and economic benefits for rural, regional and remote Australian communities.

  • Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac duplication underway

    Infrastructure | 04 May 2015

    South-West Victorian communities and industries will be better connected to commercial centres with construction now underway on the duplication of the Princes Highway West between Winchelsea and Colac.

  • North Coast Rail Line overpass opens on the Bruce Highway near Cluden

    Infrastructure Investment | 29 April 2015

    The Bruce Highway is another step closer to completion with the opening of the overpass at the North Coast Rail Line. Once complete, the Bruce Highway upgrade will cut freight costs, reduce road closures due to flooding and improve safety for all road users.