About Australia gives an insight into the achievements past and present. Australia is such a largely barren land that it took time to populate and add connections to each capital city because of the distance.
The coastline is where most of the Australian population lives and the remaining country is largely farming cattle and sheep and a number of crops. The north of the country has perpetual sunshine and is therefore great for growing. The Orb River is one project where the river was dammed in order to grow mangos, etc. We need more dams as most of our water flows out to the sea.