$30 million+ community development package for successful National Radioactive Waste Management Facility location

The Federal Government has confirmed that an increased Community Development Package of up to $31 million will be available to the community successfully chosen as the future site of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. Read more

Townsville pledge proves LNP’s commitment to North Queensland

As a first election pledge, Susan McDonald’s commitment to opening a Senate office in Townsville is a ripper, according to LNP Senator and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan. Read more

$96 million committed for JCU project from Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The Australian Government has committed up to $96 million from its Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to a project aimed at boosting enrolments in engineering courses at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville. Read more

Resources and energy exports setting new records

Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record of $226 billion in 2017–18 – and go even higher this year – according to an in-depth Government report released today. Read more

New Areas for Petroleum Exploration

SENATOR MATTHEW CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia As part of its ongoing commitment to meeting Australia's future energy needs, the Australian Government today announced the 2018 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release covering Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.  Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matthew Canavan said the areas will provide a wide range of options for the oil and gas industry, from well-known, petroleum-producing basins to frontier basins that are among the most prospective in the world. “The Australian Government is committed to the safe and responsible development of oil and gas resources,” Minister Canavan said. Read more

Ministers commit to shared plan to develop Northern Australia

  SENATOR MATTHEW CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia   SENATOR NIGEL SCULLION Minister for Indigenous Affairs   KEITH PITT MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   Federal, state and territory ministers responsible for Northern Australia have today committed to a shared vision and forward work plan to increase productivity, encourage investment and create new jobs in Northern Australia. Read more

Federal Liberal-National Government provides $160 million to increase commitment to iconic Outback Way

 Michael McCormack MP - Acting Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Leader of The Nationals Senator Matt Canavan - Minister for Resources and Northern Australia  Keith Pitt MP  - Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Joint Media Statement   The Australian Government will deliver another $160 million to seal and widen priority sections of the iconic Outback Way, continuing its commitment to nation building and improving regional connectivity. Read more

NAIF changes to fast-track infrastructure investment

The Australian Government will amend the investment mandate of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility  (NAIF) to increase its flexibility and improve its potential to support projects that deliver more jobs and economic opportunities to Northern Australia.  Read more

Native fresh water prawns among new CRC projects invigorating Northern Australia’s aquaculture industry

The Australian Government has announced a $100,000 investment in aquaculture from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia designed to stimulate jobs and economic growth across the north. Read more

Space technology aids regional aviation

THE HON MICHAEL MCCORMACK MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Transport   SENATOR THE HON MATT CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is delivering more accurate GPS systems for aeroplanes, which will make regional aviation safer and more efficient Read more

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