Terminal contract awarded for Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport

THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts   SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Finance The contract for the construction of the terminal at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has been awarded to Multiplex Construction Pty Ltd. Multiplex is an established global construction company that has…

Release of the Foster Report

The Government has today released the consultation report provided by Stephanie Foster PSM into the processes and procedures relating to serious incidents in the parliamentary workplace. This report has made some significant findings and recommendations to improve how serious incidents are prevented and dealt with in the parliamentary workplace. For example, the report identified that…

Inland Rail to save $170 million annually in transport costs

Shifting to Inland Rail could save Australian producers, manufacturers and growers approximately $170 million in transport costs each year according to early results of a CSIRO supply chain analysis.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack welcomed the early release of findings from the CSIRO Inland Rail Supply…

Federal Budget supports South Australia’s Recovery Plan

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister  The Hon. Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts   South Australia continues to benefit from the Liberal and Nationals Government’s record infrastructure investment, with funding for major…

The Hon Warren Truss AC reappointed Chair of the Australian Rail Track Corporation

The Government has reappointed former Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Warren Truss AC as Chair of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said that Mr Truss’s wealth of knowledge in governance, freight and regional Australia continues to make him a valuable asset to the ARTC…

Advances to the Finance Minister in the week ending Friday 16 April 2021

This week I made $475.8 million in additional funding available to support the Government’s response to the COVID‑19 pandemic by using the Advance to the Finance Minister (the AFM) through one determination. The determination provided $475.8 million to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications to support the aviation sector consistent with details…