An economic study has been released by the Federal Government outlining growth in food processing, logistic hubs and consumer warehousing infrastructure in towns along the Inland Rail Line.
The Federal Government has committed a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments.
In a statement Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said construction is key to navigating Australia out of the pandemic while maintaining jobs and economic growth.
A national agreement has been reached to ensure planning approvals maintain their usual pace throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Local Government Association is calling for local councils to be included in the Federal Government's JopKeeper program, with ALGA estimates showing up to 55,000 local government employees are at risk of being laid off.