The ability to connect across vast distances – whether it is by road, rail or technology – is vital for rural and regional communities.
Indi local councils maintain road networks and infrastructure and deliver services across communities. But ours have fewer options than metropolitan councils to raise revenue to support these services. Without increases to funding for councils, local government services in regional communities will continue to struggle.
I’m working with our communities, government and providers to ensure Indi has effective, reliable and consistent access to digital services and economy through broadband, wireless telecommunications and continuing fixed line networks. Closing service gaps through the Mobile Black Spot Program is also a continuing priority.
I’m also working with communities, government and the Australian Rail Track Corporation so we can have a reliable passenger rail service in the North East.