Topics: Norfolk Island
NICK GRIMM: Norfolk Island residents, some came something close to insurrection at a public meeting with the Australian Minister for Territories as anger boiled over there this week about the process put in place to remove its system of self-government.
The Australian Government today announced a change to the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) which will cut red tape and save heavy vehicle operators millions of dollars, with no risk to safety.
High risk intersections in the Bundaberg region are being upgraded with funding provided under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme.
The 2016 National Awards for Local Government are now open for entries. The awards recognise local governments for their achievements and for the crucial role they play in Australian communities.
TENDERS are being called for Stage Two of the Kempton to Melton Mowbray section of the Midland Highway upgrade.
Construction of the new Werrington Arterial Road at Claremont Meadows has reached a major milestone with work on the project hitting the halfway mark.
Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher said the $70 million upgrade, which links the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway, formed an important part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.
The first election for the Norfolk Island Regional Council will be held on Saturday 28 May 2016, Minister Fletcher announced today.
“In line with similar sized councils in New South Wales, the Norfolk Island Regional Council will consist of five Councillors who will be elected for a four-year term and a Mayor will be directly elected by the Councillors each year,” Mr Fletcher said.
Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, Sussan Ley, and Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, Paul Fletcher, today confirmed health care will be delivered through a multi-purpose service (MPS) on Norfolk Island.
Released today, the Norfolk Island Health Services Plan helped inform the Australian Government about how to best deliver health and aged care services for the Norfolk Island community.