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29 May 2020: North Queensland barramundi farm to triple production, support regional jobs

A North Queensland barramundi farm will produce a million fish a year through an intensive fish nursery and support more than 20 new regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

29 May 2020: Southern Downs abattoir infrastructure upgrade creates 16 new jobs

A Southern Downs abattoir facility will repurpose cattle hides and create up to 16 regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

28 May 2020: Funding for organic poultry farm boosts local employment opportunities

An Inglewood organic poultry producer will enhance sustainable growth within the organic poultry industry by overcoming supply chain issues and creating up to eight regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

27 May 2020: Lockyer Valley vegetable producer increases supply with funding

A Lockyer Valley vegetable farm will improve packing temperatures to supply products all year round, facilitating up to 25 regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

22 May 2020: Southern Downs sheep feedlot creates new market and job opportunities

A Western Queensland cattle and sheep producer will build a new sheep feedlot in the Southern Downs and support close to 150 regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

21 May 2020: Balonne farming enterprise turns vegetable waste into useable products, supporting 39 jobs

A St George broccoli, onion and garlic farming business will be able to turn waste into saleable products and support up to 39 regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

20 May 2020: Bowen mango farm setting industry standard, supporting regional horticulture jobs

A North Queensland mango farm will set a new industry benchmark for mango quality control and create up to 62 regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

20 May 2020: Scenic Rim vegetable company innovating corn technology, supporting regional jobs

A Scenic Rim vegetable company will utilise x-ray technology to detect insect damage and defects in sweet corn and support up to 42 regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

9 May 2020: Queensland doubles funding for 12-month interest free business loans

The Palaszczuk Government has secured an additional $500 million in funding for its program of 12-month interest free loans for COVID19-affected businesses, doubling the initial commitment.

8 May 2020: Bushfire assistance grants available to Mareeba primary producers

Impacted farmers in the Mareeba Shire local government area now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with their bushfire recovery.

22 April 2020: Darling Downs business hires more workers to cope with home baking surge

Growing demand for home baking and cooking ingredients during COVID-19 has allowed a Darling Downs organic grain company to increase staff and production.

16 April 2020: Strong interest in additional loans to support agriculture sector and regional jobs

The Queensland Government has welcomed strong interest in an additional $30m in loans made available to the agricultural industry.

28 March 2020: Payroll tax refund delivers $50 million to Queensland businesses

The Palaszczuk Government’s payroll tax refund initiative for businesses hit by COVID-19 has already seen more than $50 million land in the bank accounts of more than 2300 Queensland businesses right across the state.

27 March 2020: Funding plugs big future for strawberry industry

A Stanthorpe seedling producer will boost production of strawberry plants to meet market demand and create up to 20 regional jobs with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

19 March 2020: More than 600 jobs created under rural development projects

MORE than 600 jobs will be created in regional Queensland after 14 businesses secured a share of $3.34 million in funding under the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants program.

18 March 2020: Queensland supports agricultural jobs with $30m loan scheme extension

The Queensland Government has approved a $30m extension to a crucial agricultural industry loans scheme.

17 March 2020: Palaszczuk Government offers $500m in loans to support workers in businesses affected by coronavirus

The Palaszczuk Government will create a new $500 million loan facility, interest free for the first 12 months, to support businesses to keep Queenslanders in work and extend the coronavirus payroll tax deferral to all businesses across the state.

10 March 2020: $21m to upgrade wheelchair accessible taxis

More than 50 taxi operators will receive funding to make their taxis accessible for people with disability under a $21 million grants program.

6 March 2020: $100m invested in Queensland primary producers this financial year

Queensland primary producers have invested close to $100m in their enterprises this financial year through low-interest productivity loans provided by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on behalf of the State Government.

25 February 2020: Bushfire assistance grants available to more Queensland primary producers

Impacted farmers in an additional 11 local government areas across Southern and Eastern Queensland will now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with their bushfire recovery.

31 January 2020: Queensland flood recovery continues a year on from record-breaking rainfall

The Palaszczuk Government continues to lead recovery and reconstruction efforts one year on from a record-breaking monsoon trough flooding event that devastated the state and resulted in billions of dollars in damages.

23 January 2020: Financial assistance for banana producers affected by storms

Banana producers impacted by last weekend’s storms can now apply for disaster recovery assistance.

16 January 2020: Applications extended for job-creating Rural Economic Development Grant program

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

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Media releases 2016

QRAA media releases from 2016

Last updated
6 July 2017