• National Landcare grants open in the Western Region

    Landcare and community groups in the Western Region are now able to apply for 2015 Western Region Small Land Management Grants totalling $408,000 to help care for the area’s natural environment and support sustainable agriculture. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for individuals and groups to undertake a...

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  • 50,000 Farrer homes & businesses in latest NBN rollout plan

    More than 20,000 homes and businesses in the Farrer electorate have been added to the latest National Broadband Network’s (NBN) rollout timetable for the next three years. NBN today updated its national rollout plans to 2018, which includes construction of fibre-to-the-node* access for over 50,000 premises in 32 local towns...

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  • Government investing in solar to power 50,000 homes

    Government investment is driving the construction of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Southern Hemisphere, through two solar plants at Broken Hill and Nyngan. The project is worth almost half a billion dollars and will power 50,000 average Australian homes. Today’s installation of the final PV module at AGL’s...

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  • Big gains for our farmers in world’s largest regional trade agreement

    Australian farmers are set to gain major new market access for our agricultural products, after the Australian Government today agreed a historic new trade agreement with Asia-Pacific nations, the biggest ever of its kind. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the conclusion of negotiations for the...

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  • Henry Roberts Road (Milparinka) gets Roads to Recovery upgrade

    Works have begun on the $916,000 upgrade of currently unsealed Henry Roberts Road and Wonnaminta Road at Pretoria Creek, as part of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the $3.2 billion Roads to Recovery Programme...

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