Media Statements

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.
Digital Farmhand ploughs farms of the future
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 02:13 PM

Digital Farmhand ploughs farms of the future

Farms of the future are being trialled at Gatton in a ground-breaking first for Queensland horticulture.
Local engagement underway on Caloundra short-term remand centre
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 02:07 PM

Local engagement underway on Caloundra short-term remand centre

Caloundra locals can have their say on plans to repurpose the existing Caloundra watchhouse to a new, short-term youth remand centre.
Minjerribah community to comment on the Gumpi (Dunwich) draft Master Plan
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 11:15 AM

Minjerribah community to comment on the Gumpi (Dunwich) draft Master Plan

Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) residents are being urged to have their say on the Gumpi (Dunwich) draft Master Plan.
Renewable energy training facility gets the green light
Wed 28 Jul 21 at 11:09 AM

Renewable energy training facility gets the green light

The renewable energy sector workforce is expected to be given a boost thanks to a Queensland Government decision that will see a state-of-the-art renewable energy training facility at Pinkenba for the electrical industry.