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16 September 2019: Bushfire-affected primary producers, small business and not-for-profit organisations receive financial assistance

Disaster assistance has been activated for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by the unprecedented bushfires in the Southern Downs Regional Council and Scenic Rim Council areas.

13 September 2019: RED grant application deadline extended for producers doing it tough

The deadline for applications for the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating Rural Economic Development Grants (RED) program has been extended so bushfire and drought-ravaged applicants don’t miss out.

12 September 2019: Financial assistance to help producers affected by the bushfires

Primary producers impacted by the recent bushfires can apply for disaster recovery assistance.

12 September 2019: Recovery grants extended for North Queensland floods

Small businesses and primary producers impacted by the North and Far North Queensland floods earlier this year have until the end of November to apply for recovery grants.

4 September 2019: $100 million available to help boost agriculture, interest rates drop to 2.22%

UP TO $100 million in low interest loans is available to help boost Queensland’s agriculture industry this financial year through the State Government’s Primary Industry Productivity Enhancement Scheme (PIPES).

2 September 2019: Aquaculture farm getting back to business following NQ flood disaster

Queensland and Australian Government support has helped a barramundi farm near Townsville get back to business following devastating flooding earlier this year.

29 August 2019: Last chance to apply for grants to support even more regional jobs

Time is running out to apply for the next round of the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating Rural Economic Development Grants (RED) program.

27 August 2019: Taxi business grants open to industry

Taxi and limousine licence holders can now access funding for business support grants.

21 August 2019: Farming families in a disaster zone: What it takes to keep a cattle dream alive

AS unprecedented weather overwhelmed their families’ North West grazing property, Robert and Ruth Chaplain could do little but ‘take heart’ they could do nothing to reduce the imminent devastation.

19 August 2019: More than $90 million paid in flood recovery grants

MORE than $90 million in recovery grants has been paid to flood victims in North and North West Queensland in the six months since unprecedented weather devastated the region.

2 August 2019: Productivity loan interest rates drop for seventh time to 2.36%

QUEENSLAND primary producers looking to buy their first property or enhance the productivity of their existing property are benefiting from record low interest rates offered through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).

31 July 2019: Recovery grants extended for North Queensland floods

Small businesses and primary producers impacted by the North and Far North Queensland floods earlier this year have until the end of November to apply for recovery grants.

29 July 2019: Regional jobs on offer at boutique supermarket development

A rural Queensland community will have its first taste of a gourmet grocery experience with up to 24 fulltime job opportunities through grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

24 July 2019: New round of grants to support even more regional jobs

A new round of the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating Rural Economic Development Grants has opened for expressions of interest.

24 July 2019: Deadline extended for primary producers to apply for $75k flood assistance

PRIMARY producers impacted during unprecedented flooding in North and Far North Queensland have been given extra time to apply for clean-up and reinstatement grants.

18 July 2019: Agtech jobs on offer in farm robot company

A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland thanks to grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

18 July 2019: New flower, foliage technology helps support regional jobs

A Sunshine Coast flower and foliage company is making the most of new propagation technology while supporting regional jobs through grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

18 July 2019: Government support grows jobs in fruitful business venture

A North Burnett horticulture producer is set to build a new pre-packaging and quick chill facility with funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

16 July 2019: Funding supports innovative produce scanning system

A Southern Downs horticulture packing shed is set to install the Australia’s first blemish, colour and weight tomato recognition system and create up to 30 direct and indirect jobs with funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

11 July 2019: Funding creates jobs, takes Dalby machinery manufacturer to new lengths

A Dalby farm machinery manufacturer that builds the world’s widest crop harvesting platforms is set to double production and create up to two dozen jobs with a $250,000 funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

11 July 2019: Demand driving saw mill expansion, regional job creation in Mungallala

National and international demand for timber products is driving a regional Queensland saw mill to double output while creating new jobs thanks to grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

5 July 2019: $1m loans available for flood-affected North West primary producers, businesses

PRIMARY producers and business owners impacted during the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough can now access low-interest loans of up to $1 million to help them restock, repair and rebuild over the longer term.

26 June 2019: Funding adds new mix and jobs to the organic flour market

A South East Queensland organic grain producer is set to reach broader product markets and create new jobs thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

26 June 2019: Grant to Qualipac to create more than 20 jobs in Gatton region

A South-East Queensland horticulture production and packaging facility is making Queensland history and creating new jobs with funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

18 June 2019: Regional ag business pioneering food production, new jobs

A major Toowoomba employer will create more than 30 new direct and indirect jobs thanks to a project supported by a Palaszczuk Government Rural Economic Development Grant.

18 June 2019: Green thumbs needed to work at ‘world class’ Lockyer Valley nursery

More than 40 jobs will be created thanks to a State Government grant that will help a Lockyer Valley nursery to expand with a state-of-the-art greenhouse.

31 May 2019: Bundaberg vegetable grower doubles workforce through increased production

Infrastructure funding from the Palaszczuk Government has helped a Bundaberg fruit and vegetable farm set out on the path to increase its production by 400%.

30 May 2019: QRIDA expands presence in North Queensland

SUPPORT services for primary producers are expanding with plans to open an eleventh Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) office in Townsville.

30 May 2019: Horticulture business flourishes with new funding

A North Queensland wholesale nursery is set to reach new markets and create jobs with funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

23 May 2019: North Qld community shines in the wake of floods

Nearly four months on from the North Queensland flooding disaster, hundreds of millions of dollars in government assistance has been distributed as well as $10 million in donations through the North Queensland Flood Appeal charities.

23 May 2019: Sunshine Coast dairy bottles new markets and jobs

Kenilworth Dairies will conquer new markets and create up to 24 direct and indirect jobs thanks to grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

15 May 2019: Hundreds of new jobs created under rural development projects

Up to 600 new jobs will be created in the Queensland agriculture industry after the Palaszczuk Government approved $3.2 million in Rural Economic Development grants for expansions and advancements in 15 rural businesses.

11 February 2019: Small businesses given access to $25,000 upfront to support recovery

Access to initial funding for flood-affected north Queensland small businesses has been increased, with half of the $50,000 Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants available upfront through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DFRA).

5 April 2019: More than $40m paid to flood-affected primary producers

PRIMARY producers devastated during the historic flooding in North and Far North Queensland have been paid more than $40m in disaster recovery grants.

5 April 2019: $2m paid to flood-affected small businesses in Townsville

CLOSE to 200 Townsville small business owners directly affected during historic flooding in February have been paid close to $2 million in recovery and clean-up grants.

27 March 2019: Recovery grants helping to get back to business

Close to three decades in the industry could not prepare Townsville small business owners Rod and Cheryl Pether for the ‘heartbreak’ of seeing their livelihood ruined.

15 March 2019: $50,000 grants now available for flood-affected small businesses, not-for-profits

GRANTS of up to $50,000 are now available for small business owners and not-for-profit organisations directly affected during the flooding in North and Far North Queensland.

15 March 2019: More than $10m paid to flood-affected rural Queenslanders

PRIMARY producers and small business owners devastated during the historic flooding in North and Far North Queensland have so far been paid more than $10 million in special disaster assistance recovery grants.

13 March 2019: Recovery outreach teams to bring support to North West Queensland small businesses

Small Business Recovery outreach teams are bringing dedicated support and information to small businesses across North West Queensland as they recover from the floods.

1 March 2019: $11 Million North West Aid Package

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on the Federal Government to join an aid package to help farmers and communities affected by the North West Floods.

25 February 2019: Flood assistance loans for NW Queensland small businesses

Small businesses across Burke, Carpentaria, Charters Towers, Croydon, Etheridge and Winton local government areas can now apply for Category B disaster assistance loans.

19 February 2019: Flood-affected primary producers receive financial assistance

PRIMARY producers affected during the devastating floods in North and Far North Queensland are already receiving up to $75,000 in recovery grants.

18 February 2019: RECOVERY GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR QUEENSLAND SMALL BUSINESSES

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the activation of Category C recovery grants for small businesses that have been devastated by the Queensland floods.

15 February 2019: $5 million of rent deferred to help flood recovery

More than 3000 landholders in drought and flood-ravaged north Queensland will get a $5 million-plus land rent reprieve.

14 February 2019: Financial assistance extended to flood-affected rural areas of Winton shire

Residents in rural parts of the Winton Shire Council area are now able to access financial assistance and support services following the recent flooding.

8 February 2019: Extraordinary assistance extended to North Queensland Farmers in Flinders and Winton

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have today extended the activation of Category C recovery grants for primary producers impacted by the protracted and devastating floods in Queensland’s north and north west.

8 February 2019: Extraordinary assistance approved for North Queensland Farmers

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds today announced the activation of Category C recovery grants for primary producers left devastated by widespread flooding in North Queensland.

5 February 2019: Assistance for flood affected small businesses in Townsville

The Queensland Government is implementing relief measures to help Townsville’s small businesses impacted by the severe flooding.

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6 July 2017