Infrastructure Australia’s 2021 priority list, has once again left regional Australia as the poor cousin says the National Farmers Federation.
Of the identified ‘High Priority Projects’, not a single one is in a regional area – with only Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane rating a mention.
“Unfortunately, if this is what the government means when it says it’s committed to regional Australia then it smacks of rhetoric rather than real action,” said NFF President Fiona Simson.
Ms Simson said the way projects were assessed and prioritised was clearly broken.
“There is something drastically wrong with this process when Western Sydney alone is identified for more than $7 billion of new high priority infrastructure projects and regional Australia is…