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    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    $100,000 for Gulf Savannah project

    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    $100,000 for Gulf Savannah project

    Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney today announced $100,000 of funding for the Gulf Savannah Development Regional Investment and Migration Project (RIMP).

    Mr Seeney said the Gulf Savannah region in north Queensland was an exciting and vibrant area of investment growth and economic opportunity and the funding would go towards attracting even more investment in the area.

    “Last year the government committed $500,000 for five Remote Area Boards to foster economic growth in their areas,” he said.

    “The funding I am announcing today will be used by Gulf Savannah Development to make one regionally significant infrastructure priority ‘investment-ready’ and promote investment opportunities, particularly in renewable energy and the Gilbert River Irrigation area.

    “The money will also go towards promoting employment and tourism opportunities in the Gulf.

    “Gulf Savannah Development works closely with the Shire Councils of Burke, Carpentaria, Doomadgee, Etheridge and Mornington.”

    Mr Seeney said this was a great example of how the government was working together with local organisations to deliver real opportunities for growth.

    “We are working with the remote economic development organisations, especially in the north, to ensure they don’t miss out on funding,” he said.

    “Through the implementation of the RIMP Gulf Savannah Development has been instrumental in attracting private and government investment.

    “This funding will help ensure the region continues to attract the best possible investment to stimulate growth.”

    [ENDS] 26 March 2013

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