Regional communities have a lot of potential to contribute the economy more so than they are already, but the basic services such as communications infrastructure need to be improved for this to happen.
The short term nature of gas and wind energy projects just isn't a worthy trade-off against the potential risks for the landholders saying no.
Transparency from the outset should be the first and foremost priority for the Inland Rail project, The Land says.
Rural health will be the main winner in this budget, with a status quo scenario for big infrastructure and communications.
The Land says women of the bush this week made clear the Country Women's Association would not be hijacked.