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Queensland apprentice and trainee numbers hit new heights
Thu 29 Jul 21 at 11:05 AM

Queensland apprentice and trainee numbers hit new heights

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New crane raises the bar at Townsville Port    
Thu 29 Jul 21 at 11:00 AM

New crane raises the bar at Townsville Port   

The loading and unloading of container vessels at the Port of Townsville has been supercharged with the official commissioning of a new $30 million Berth 4 Crane and Cargo Terminal.
Townsville Port’s $232 million upgrade rocks on 
Thu 29 Jul 21 at 09:30 AM

Townsville Port’s $232 million upgrade rocks on 

The largest infrastructure project in the Port of Townsville’s history has reached a major milestone with the completion of the $232 million Channel Upgrade project’s rock wall.
Investment Plan to grow Queensland racing
Thu 29 Jul 21 at 09:00 AM

Investment Plan to grow Queensland racing

Jobs in Queensland’s racing are set to receive more support with Racing Queensland set to raise prize money across Thoroughbred, Greyhound, and Harness racing and increase funding for critical assets.
Southern and Darling Downs Regional Water Assessment kicks off
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 07:24 PM

Southern and Darling Downs Regional Water Assessment kicks off

Better support for graziers, growers and manufacturers to drive economic growth and ensure local urban water supplies remain sustainable into the future is a step closer after the Palaszczuk Government kicked-off the Southern and Darling Downs Regional Water Assessment process.
Greater council integrity for Queenslanders
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 04:06 PM

Greater council integrity for Queenslanders

The Office of the Independent Assessor will receive more funding and Queensland communities will see improved clarity for councillors around their decision-making, announced the Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government today.
New Queensland Aquaculture Development Areas announced
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 03:57 PM

New Queensland Aquaculture Development Areas announced

Two news sites in the Hinchinbrook Shire have been recognised as principal areas for the development of land-based marine aquaculture.
Checking into farms to safeguard against biosecurity risks
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 03:23 PM

Checking into farms to safeguard against biosecurity risks

A new on-farm biosecurity check-in means everyone can play their part in protecting Queensland agriculture from the spread of plant and animal pests and diseases.
Agriculture workforce service extended
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 03:23 PM

Agriculture workforce service extended

The highly-successful Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN), which has facilitated the creation of hundreds of new jobs in the regions, is being extended to late 2022 with $1.7M in funding.
Palaszczuk Government invests to lower cost of insurance in northern Queensland
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 03:16 PM

Palaszczuk Government invests to lower cost of insurance in northern Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government has made $10 million available to eligible councils for projects to reduce disaster risk in northern Queensland.
Works underway on $103 million Bruce Highway upgrade north of Maryborough
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 03:05 PM

Works underway on $103 million Bruce Highway upgrade north of Maryborough

Work is ramping up to deliver a $103 million upgrade of the Bruce Highway near Aldershot, with two new bridges to be built at Saltwater Creek and Deadmans Gully.
Olympic-sized opportunity for Queensland food and fibre industries
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 02:55 PM

Olympic-sized opportunity for Queensland food and fibre industries

Queensland’s primary producers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put themselves in front of a massive global audience thanks to the state winning hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic Games.