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New promenade to connect Townsville sports, culture and entertainment

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Wednesday at 4:49pm
Townsville’s waterfront is set to undergo a major facelift off the back of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

Mill Gallery Yeppoon to receive $500,000 expansion

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | Wednesday at 4:30pm
Mill Gallery in Yeppoon will soon be expanded and upgraded after receiving $250,000 in funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

Disaster assistance extended to more flood-affected remote communities

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services | The Honourable Craig Crawford | Wednesday at 2:10pm
Disaster assistance is now available for communities in Aurukun Shire Council and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council following the devastating flooding in Queensland.

Funding feast for Mornington Island social hub

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | Wednesday at 12:00pm
A new food and social hub is on the menu for Mornington Island, off the back of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

State government on song with Cairns parklands funding

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | Wednesday at 10:30am
More big-name artists will feature at Munro Martin Parklands in Cairns following a $1.3 million revamp of the park’s performance space, supported through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

Hope Vale kindy upgrade welcome news for busy families

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 13 March at 3:00pm
Hope Vale families will soon have access to outside-school hours and vacation care, with a local kindergarten being upgraded through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

New Kowanyama Airport facilities ready for take-off

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 13 March at 3:00pm
New facilities at Kowanyama Airport will improve security, safety and efficiency, with upgrades coming off the back of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

Upgraded helipad sees Thursday Island tourism on the rise

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 13 March at 3:00pm
Increased helicopter accessibility is set to boost tourism on Thursday Island, off the back of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

Recovery outreach teams to bring support to North West Queensland small businesses

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | 13 March at 10:29am
Small Business Recovery outreach teams are bringing dedicated support and information to small businesses across North West Queensland as they recover from the floods.

Fire and emergency volunteering on the agenda during Governing from the Regions program

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services | The Honourable Craig Crawford | 12 March at 5:52pm
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today highlighted the work of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services personnel at a workshop in Caloundra during the Palaszczuk Government’s Governing from the Regions program.

Tourism campaign to tell the world Queensland’s open for business

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | 9 March at 4:06pm
The Palaszczuk Government will invest an extra $1 million to promote North Queensland and support tourism businesses in the wake of the recent monsoon.

Queensland leads the way in support for female researchers

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | 8 March at 10:06am
New figures reveal the Palaszczuk Government’s unique Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP) has supported 180 female academics to continue their research during times of need – like during maternity and adoption leave.

Palaszczuk Government gets on with job of rebuilding Townsville

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 7 March at 5:06pm
The Palaszczuk Government is working directly alongside community organisations and local contractors as North Queensland continues to mop up from the devastating floods of early 2019.

New streetscape to transform Maryborough’s city centre

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 7 March at 1:41pm
The Maryborough CBD will undergo a makeover to bring more jobs and dollars into the city, off the back of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

Mareeba manufacturer making its mark in Far North Queensland

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services | The Honourable Craig Crawford | 7 March at 1:20pm
Mareeba manufacturer Homefab is set to make its mark in Far North Queensland and create more jobs thanks to a $425,211 grant from the Palaszczuk Government’s $40 million Made in Queensland program.

Support for flood-affected Wujal Wujal

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | 6 March at 4:24pm
Ministerial Champion for Wujal Wujal Leeanne Enoch has today been touring the small Aboriginal community to inspect some of the damage caused by the recent unprecedented Queensland floods.

Gold Coasters to have say on new global tourism hub

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | 5 March at 9:35am
The Premier today announced the Palaszczuk Government would approach the global market for a new tourism hub on the Gold Coast.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a world-wide search was now underway for the best proposal that would boost the tourism and entertainment offering for ...

Jobs numbers to rise as Brisbane’s largest excavation goes deeper

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 4 March at 11:35am
Nearly one year on and Brisbane’s largest excavation - the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort site - has rapidly changed with more than 300,000 cubic metres of rubble already removed.

Palm Island secures almost $1 million for retail and business precinct

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Jackie Trad | 28 February at 2:00pm
A new retail and business centre will create more job prospects on Palm Island, off the back of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

Jobs for 18,000 Queenslanders

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | 28 February at 11:39am
A Palaszczuk Government program to encourage businesses to employ more Queenslanders has reached a milestone with 18,000 people getting a job.

Flinders Highway reopened to traffic

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | The Honourable Mark Bailey | 27 February at 5:28pm
The Flinders Highway from Richmond to Julia Creek in Queensland’s north-west has reopened to traffic after record rain and flooding.

Slacks Creek Rugby League Club scores new clubhouse

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 23 February at 8:44am
Slacks Creek Rugby League Club has just had its first success of the 2019 football season and the trophy is one to treasure: a brand-new clubhouse.

Rental Recovery Hub supports flood recovery

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 23 February at 8:17am
The Palaszczuk Government has established a one-stop shop for rental assistance as part of the flood recovery efforts in Townsville.

Disaster assistance extended for flood-affected individuals and small businesses

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services | The Honourable Craig Crawford | 21 February at 6:41pm
Additional disaster assistance is now available for small businesses in six north-west Queensland flood-impacted communities, and affected individuals and families in Carpentaria Shire and the township of Winton.

3,500 new jobs in Queensland

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Jackie Trad | 21 February at 12:36pm
More than 100 Queenslanders a day found work in January, with a total of 3,500 jobs created in Queensland last month, according to ABS Labour Force Data released today.