28 October 2021

Next round of rural grants scheme set to create hundreds more jobs

Millions of dollars are again up for grabs for rural businesses to grow and to create hundreds more jobs with expressions of interest in the next round of Rural Economic Development Grants are now open.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said $3.3 million is available in the next round of her government’s RED Grant scheme to help rural and regional areas as part of Queensland’s economic recovery.

17 June 2021

Extensive experience in agribusiness and general business lending both in Australia and abroad has placed the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority’s (QRIDA) new Chief Lending Officer in good stead.

Jacqueline Ryan joined QRIDA earlier this year following the retirement of long-standing predecessor Tony O’Dea who was awarded the Public Service Medal for his 30 plus years contribution.

Jacqueline brings with her a fresh perspective on the rural and business lending space in which QRIDA operates.

20 March 2021

Recovery assistance grants of up to $25,000 are now available to support the recovery of primary producers in North Queensland impacted by Tropical Cyclone Niran.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said the extraordinary DRFA Category C assistance would provide financial support to drive the recovery of primary producers in Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Hinchinbrook, Mareeba and Tablelands.