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Regional Ministerial Budget Statement—Investing in Regional Growth 2016–17

04 May 2016

On 3 May 2016, the Australian Government released the Regional Ministerial Budget Statement Investing in Regional Growth 2016–17.

This publication outlines all Budget measures that impact on regional Australia. It outlines almost 400 measures that benefit regional Australia across health, education, employment, defence, infrastructure, telecommunications, agriculture and water resources and other portfolios.

The 2016–17 Budget continues the Australian Government’s commitment to regional Australia. Investment in our regions creates new jobs and drives economic growth which will deliver a prosperous future for all Australians.

With innovation at the heart of a strong economy, the Australian Government is actively encouraging individuals and businesses across Australia to pursue opportunities. The $4 billion Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the $1.2 billion Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, and the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda will ensure Australia is well placed to thrive in this exciting time to create highly paid jobs and help Australia compete in global markets.

The 2016–17 Budget continues the Australian Government's commitment to regional Australia. Investment in our regions creates new jobs and drives economic growth which will deliver a prosperous future for all Australians.

Investing in Regional Growth 2016–17 can be accessed through the following website: www.infrastructure.gov.au/department/statements/2016_2017/index.aspx