Media Statements

Second M1 funding locked in as part of economic recovery to create jobs
Sun 20 Sep 20 at 12:00 PM

Second M1 funding locked in as part of economic recovery to create jobs

The Palaszczuk Government’s economic recovery plan will be significantly boosted with a $755 million commitment to build the 16-kilometre stage one of the Coomera Connector – popularly known as the ‘second M1’ – between Nerang and Coomera.
Deception Bay interchange upgrade the real deal
Sat 19 Sep 20 at 11:35 AM

Deception Bay interchange upgrade the real deal

Works on the jointly funded $163.3 million Bruce Highway upgrade at the Deception Bay Road Interchange will start in the coming weeks after the construction contract was awarded to BMD Constructions Pty Ltd.
They’re officially off and racing at Ipswich Turf Club
Sat 19 Sep 20 at 11:30 AM

They’re officially off and racing at Ipswich Turf Club

Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today unveiled the multimillion redevelopment of the Ipswich Turf Club.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers secured for five more years
Sat 19 Sep 20 at 09:30 AM

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers secured for five more years

One of Queensland’s most iconic festivals – the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers – has been secured for another five years in a deal which further assists tourism recovery in Queensland.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Treasurer Cameron Dick at Aspen Medical announce a target of 25 per cent of Government purchased PPE to be Queensland made
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 05:15 PM

Queensland COVID-19 - Saturday September 12 to Friday September 18: Locally made PPE, border to reopen to ACT, more international arrivals

More COVID-19 PPE supplies will be sourced locally, travel will soon be permitted from the ACT and more international arrivals will be accepted, after a week in which new COVID-19 cases were kept below 10
Everyone is a winner with grants for Queensland’s local shows
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 04:30 PM

Everyone is a winner with grants for Queensland’s local shows

Local shows across the state will continue to delight, entertain and connect communities with 130 show societies and associations receiving more than $2.1 million from the Queensland Government’s Show Societies Grants Program, to help conduct their annual show.
Waterworks package boosts jobs, taps in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 03:24 PM

Waterworks package boosts jobs, taps in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

An $11 million waterworks package underway will deliver up to 50 per cent more drinking water for suburbs north of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, supporting up to 30 jobs during construction.
Commuters on board $44m Springfield Central station parking upgrade
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 03:00 PM

Commuters on board $44m Springfield Central station parking upgrade

The sod has officially been turned on the Palaszczuk Government’s $44 million Springfield Central station parking upgrade, marking the start of construction on the major commuter upgrade.
80 police recruits graduate as Police launch recruitment video
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 03:00 PM

80 police recruits graduate as Police launch recruitment video

Minister for Police Mark Ryan and Commissioner Katarina Carroll today joined in welcoming 80 new recruits to the Queensland Police Service (QPS), as a new virtual seminar for aspiring police is launched.
Valley High School officially open
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 02:52 PM

Valley High School officially open

Queensland’s first ever vertical school is now officially open.
Construction begins on $1b Gympie Bypass
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 12:30 PM

Construction begins on $1b Gympie Bypass

Joint media release
Queensland’s top training talent announced online
Fri 18 Sep 20 at 12:02 PM

Queensland’s top training talent announced online

An engineering and IT manager from the Bundaberg region has taken out the top State award for Apprentice of the Year at the 2020 Queensland Training Awards.