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Media releases 2018

13 December 2018: Go local and support Central Queensland this Christmas

When looking for the perfect gift this year the Palaszczuk Government is urging Queenslanders to put local small business at the top of their Christmas shopping list.

6 December 2018: State Government helps small business with fire recovery

The Queensland Government is implementing a range of relief measures to help Central Queensland small businesses impacted by the region’s bushfires.

19 November 2018: Battery grants drive next renewable wave

The next wave of Queensland’s renewable revolution starts tomorrow, when grants become available for households and small businesses to install batteries to store their solar power.

19 November 2018: Grants to support bus driver safety

Queensland’s urban bus operators can now apply for funding to support the safety of their drivers.

19 October 2018: Round 1 of $10m Rural Economic Development Grants program closes soon

Expression of Interest for Round One must be received by the 26th October 2018 with successful applicants then invited to submit a full application. Businesses related to the primary production supply chain are encouraged to apply.

5 September 2018: $10 million in agriculture grants now available

Local jobs in rural and regional Queensland will receive a boost thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s new $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants Program.

30 August 2018: Vessel tracking rebate scheme now open

A rebate scheme to assist fishers with the costs of buying and installing vessel tracking units has commenced, with details of the scheme released today.

21 August 2018: Sustainability Loan keeps predators out of the paddock

Sustainability Loan aims to help primary producers who are affected by the recent increase in wild dog attacks in western Queensland.

25 July 2018: Debt survey shows financial landscape of the bush

Total rural debt in Queensland is $17.2 billion, a rise of only 1.6 per cent since 2011 according to the 2017 Queensland Rural Debt Survey.

25 July 2018: More jobs for the regions under new grants scheme

The Palaszczuk Government is injecting $10 million into the agricultural sector and supporting rural communities through its newly-developed Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants Program.

23 July 2018: $100 million boost for Queensland agriculture

More than $100 million in concessional loans have been approved in the past 12 months to help young farmers buy or lease their first property, and to improve on-farm productivity

10 May 2018: QRIDA support of Qld rural industry heads to $1bn mark

We have approved almost $1 billion in low interest loans to support Queensland primary producers in particular the beef industry over it’s 23 year history.

9 May 2018: Queensland beef families lead the way on farm succession rebates

Queensland beef producers and their family members have led the way in taking up rebates for farm succession planning advice.

2 May 2018: QRIDA appoints new Regional Area Manager for Capricornia

John Metelli has been appointed as the new Regional Area Manager for the Capricornia region, based in QRIDA’s office in Rockhampton.

19 April 2018: Low interest loans available for disaster affected primary producers from TC Nora

Primary producers across eight (8) North Queensland shires directly affected by major rainfall and flooding events in February and March may be eligible for low interest loans up to $250,000.

18 April 2018: Recovery grant deadline extended for producers in Bundaberg and North Burnett

The deadline to apply for the grants has been extended to 20 July 2018.

11 April 2018: Financial assistance for producers affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora

Flood-damaged producers across the Cassowary Coast and Hinchinbrook Shire Council regions are again eligible for natural disaster assistance.

4 April 2018: Loans available for disaster affected primary producers across North & North-West Qld

Primary producers across four North Queensland shires directly affected by rainfall and flooding in February and March may be eligible for low interest loans up to $250,000.

27 March 2018: New NAPCO CEO in conversation at Beef Breakfast

Rural Press Club of Queensland’s Beef Australia 2018 Breakfast to be held in Rockhampton on Thursday 10 May.

9 March 2018: Mandatory farm debt mediation program passes 6 month mark

After 6 months, Queensland’s Farm Business Debt Mediation scheme is already having a positive impact on farmers across the state.

23 January 2018: Queensland Farm Debt Restructure Office opens

The Palaszczuk Government has established a dedicated office to assist Queensland primary producers experiencing financial distress access free expert financial analysis and advice.

5 January 2018: TC Debbie recovery grants for primary producers exceed $15 million

Queensland primary producers impacted by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie last March have received more than $15 million in Natural Disaster Recovery Grants to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts.

3 January 2018: QRIDA's Bill Fletcher bids farewell to the South Burnett

The South Burnett region will miss the friendly face and helpful nature of Bill Fletcher, the long-time regional representative of the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), who has announced his retirement after recently clocking up 10 years of service for the organisation.

Last updated
11 June 2019