Article – Mackay Port touted as future mine industry distribution hub ahead of cargo facility expansion

21 July 2015Melissa MaddisonABC News North Queensland Bulk Ports says Mackay is well-placed to become a distribution hub for the mining industry. More than $10 million has been allocated in the state […]

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Article – Securing a strong future for Northern Australia

19 June 2015AMEC “The Federal Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia recognises the enormous potential Australia’s north holds for regional communities, investment in industry and the flow-on economic benefits for all […]

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Article – Northern Australia plan: China backs 'economic powerhouse'

18 June 2015Mark LudlowAustralian Financial Review Prime Minister Tony Abbott has pledged $1.2 billion in new money for roads and dams and relaxed visa requirements for backpackers and tourists as part of […]

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Article – Sealed "beef roads" and a new co-operative research

25 June 2015Colin Bettles, Mark Ludlow & John KerinThe Land SEALED “beef roads” and a new co-operative research centre (CRC) are among the big ticket items Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised last […]

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Article – $500 million for water infrastructure

10 July 2015Engineers Australia A National Water Infrastructure Development Fund has been set up for investment in water infrastructure in partnership with the states and territories as a result of the Agricultural […]

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Article – The White Paper Priority Push for Rail Line

20 June 2015Anthony GallowayTownsville Bulletin A NEW rail line bypassing the city via Stuart could be built as part of the Abbott Government’s plan for northern Australia. Building the Townsville Eastern Access […]

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Article – Outback Queensland roads to get priority development under northern Australia plan

19 June 2015Allyson HornABC News Queensland’s outback roads have been singled out for priority development under the Federal Government’s plan to grow northern Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott made the announcement while unveiling […]

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Article – Northern Australia plan overdue: WA Premier Colin Barnett

18 June 2015WA Today The federal government’s grand vision for unlocking the potential of Australia’s north has been applauded by WA Premier Colin Barnett, who says action is long overdue. The $5 […]

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Article – Water, dams to expand the north

18 June 2015Joe Kelly & Brendan NicholsonThe Australian Tony Abbott’s plan to harness the economic potential of northern Australia will see hundreds of millions of dollars poured into vital water infrastructure, revive […]

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Article – Ord study to guide investment

18 June 2015Andrew ProbynThe West Australian A detailed study of Ord Irrigation Project Stage 3 and an assessment of water resources in the West Kimberley are central features of the Federal Government’s […]

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