Media Statements

$140 million Ferny Grove Station upgrade kicks off
Tue 27 Jul 21 at 10:13 AM

$140 million Ferny Grove Station upgrade kicks off

Another Queensland jobs boost is underway with major construction underway on Ferny Grove’s $140 million landmark suburban Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
Planning ahead for more Sunshine Motorway lanes
Tue 27 Jul 21 at 07:05 AM

Planning ahead for more Sunshine Motorway lanes

Planning to duplicate a key section of the Sunshine Motorway has started.
Queensland exporters urged to apply now for awards glory
Mon 26 Jul 21 at 01:59 PM

Queensland exporters urged to apply now for awards glory

Queensland exporters are being encouraged to showcase their efforts over the past year by applying for the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2021.
Enhanced frontline care arrives for Townsville patients experiencing a mental health crisis
Mon 26 Jul 21 at 01:30 PM

Enhanced frontline care arrives for Townsville patients experiencing a mental health crisis

Townsville residents experiencing a mental health crisis now have access to enhanced mental health services with the expansion of a highly successful collaboration between the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and Queensland Health.
Callide Unit C3 back online
Mon 26 Jul 21 at 11:31 AM

Callide Unit C3 back online

Another important step in the recovery of Callide Power Station has been marked with a third generating unit returning to service today.
Queensland gas drives manufacturing jobs
Mon 26 Jul 21 at 09:38 AM

Queensland gas drives manufacturing jobs

The Palaszczuk Government’s pioneering gas policy is paying off again for Australian manufacturers and jobs.
New mobile phone/seatbelt cameras rollout from today
Mon 26 Jul 21 at 05:40 AM

New mobile phone/seatbelt cameras rollout from today

Roadside cameras that detect drivers illegally using mobile phones and not wearing a seatbelt will start appearing on Queensland roads from today.
Queenslanders encouraged to enjoy ‘Days Like This’ in new tourism campaign
Sun 25 Jul 21 at 02:18 PM

Queenslanders encouraged to enjoy ‘Days Like This’ in new tourism campaign

With tough times for Queensland’s tourism industry ongoing as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to require a strong health response, Queenslanders are again being urged to support the state’s tourism industry.
Qlders reel in grants to tackle marine waste
Sat 24 Jul 21 at 11:30 AM

Qlders reel in grants to tackle marine waste

The Palaszczuk Government has put marine waste squarely in its sights with $1 million in grants to help community groups across the state keep local waters litter-free – funding able to be delivered because of the ongoing health response and rollout of Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
Queensland gets ready for plastics ban
Sat 24 Jul 21 at 11:15 AM

Queensland gets ready for plastics ban

With just over a month to go, businesses across Queensland are getting ready for Queensland’s ban of single-use plastics.
Townsville's first community-based vaccine centre set to open
Sat 24 Jul 21 at 08:59 AM

Townsville's first community-based vaccine centre set to open

Townsville residents will have greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine from next month with the opening of the city’s first community-based vaccination centre.Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said the new centre was part of the Queensland Government’s strategy to ensure access to vaccinations across regional Queensland.The new centre will be located at the former Joyce Mayne furniture showroom, 1-3 Woodman Court, West End
Townsville’s Kailu Johnson is one of the top training talents in North Queensland, being named dual winner in the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year categories.
Fri 23 Jul 21 at 07:00 PM

North Queensland’s best training talent announced

A Townsville leagues club with training at its heart is the North Queensland regional winner in the 60th annual Queensland Training Awards.