The Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, Paul Fletcher and Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, today announced the approval of Amendment 86 to the National Capital Plan.
The 2016-17 Budget provides for ongoing investment in critical infrastructure and regional development to reduce congestion, improve safety and better connect Australian products to domestic and international markets.
A seven-kilometre road upgrade between Iwantja (Indulkana) and the Stuart Highway in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands has been completed.
Outstanding achievers in local government have been recognised today with the announcement of the category winners of the 2016 National Awards for Local Government.
PAUL FLETCHER: Good morning. I just wanted to make a couple of comments following the very constructive meeting that I've recently had with my federal colleague Darren Chester, the Minister for Infrastructure, myself as Minister for Major Projects and our Victorian state counterparts, Jacinta Allan and Luke Donnellan.
Hundreds of South Australians are set to gain work on the next stage of the North-South Corridor, with the start of major works on the $620 million Darlington Upgrade Project.
It may not be immediately obvious from the job title “Minister for Major Projects”, but one task that falls to me is overseeing the federal government’s role inregulating the design of motor vehicles in Australia.
Virgin Australia has been selected as the preferred provider of air services to Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.