Local Government NSW (LGNSW) welcomes an initial $60 million in Australian government funding for 42 of the most severely bushfire affected local government areas, 33 of which are in NSW.
Bushfire assistance of up to $1960 per family has been extended to communities in 14 Victorian council areas to help relieve personal hardship and distress.
Community recovery assistance has been extended for bushfire-hit communities in the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys and Mid-Western council areas.
Payments of up to $3,000 will continue to be available to drought-hit farming families throughout Christmas and the New Year.
The announcement that 27 lenders have now been endorsed to participate in the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is the next important step in the lead up to the Scheme starting on 1 January 2020.
Minister for Drought David Littleproud is calling on all states to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their farmers and regional communities, who have been facing the worst drought on record.
Farms and small businesses in drought affected areas will receive much needed Government support to reduce their energy costs and improve energy efficiency as part of the Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP).
“Ai Group welcomes reports that the federal government will boost infrastructure spending over the next few years. Extra infrastructure work will create new jobs and will lift demand for the wide range of products and services supplied to the engineering construction industry. These impacts can be expected to multiply through the broader economy. The boost […]
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to bring forward of spending on infrastructure projects around the country.
HIA welcomes the Government’s announcement that as part of its move to bring forward billions of dollars in infrastructure, it will also be cutting red tape that hinders the progress of projects that are vital to Australian housing.