Local roads, transport and infrastructure that works

All regional people and local communities deserve modern infrastructure to connect communities, secure water supplies, underpin new industries and jobs and deliver world class internet and mobile phone reception.

With a fair share of funding we are building vibrant regional cities and towns with modern facilities and a better quality of life. This means real benefits for you like:

  • Fixing local roads to get you home safer and quicker.
  • Building the major regional highways and rail links to connect communities.
  • Constructing and extending dams and pipelines to get water where it’s needed for households, industries and jobs.
  • Guaranteeing mobile phone coverage and fast speed broadband internet to your home and business.
  • And making sure the little things are fixed in your community, like local facilities, sporting amenities and services.

2019 Federal Budget Measures

  • $100 billion infrastructure investment for critical road and rail projects to better connect our regions and improve safety.
  • $272.2 million through the Regional Growth Fund for local infrastructure projects that will unlock economic opportunities.
  • $200 million for Round 4 of the Building Better Regions Fund and $22.7 million for Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme.
  • $160 million for Rounds 5 and 6 of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
  • $60 million for a new Regional Connectivity Program to improve mobile and broadband services across regional and remote Australia.
  • Increased funding to the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative to $4.5 billion for key freight corridors.
  • An additional $2.2 billion is being invested to improve road safety through a Local and State Government Road Safety Package.
  • A new National Faster Rail Agency will be established from 1 July 2019 to oversee the delivery of fast rail business cases.
  • $500 million for a new five year Roads to Recovery program to construct and maintain local roads.
  • An additional $200 million to fund safety works to reduce crashes and save lives through the Black Spot Program and an additional $100 million for the Bridges Renewal Program.
  • $100 million for works at regional airports to provide greater access to safe and efficient air services.
  • $3.3 billion to build the water infrastructure of the future through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund and the National Water Loan Facility.