The Liberal and Nationals Government has delivered for regional Australia. Investment in rural and
regional areas has increased, reinforcing its place as an engine room of the economy, contributing
$537 billion to annual Gross Domestic Product.
Over eight million people now live, work and raise a family outside our capital cities.
We are delivering the infrastructure and vital services that regional communities need to grow their
businesses and economies. Investments in road and rail are connecting local regional businesses
to national and international markets, and we are delivering essential education, health and
telecommunications services that ensure no one is disadvantaged in regional Australia.
There are now more than 600 government initiatives focused on creating jobs and driving economic
growth in Australia’s regions, and since 2013, we have committed over $33 billion to economic and
social infrastructure programs that specifically benefit regional areas.