$593k to sweeten sugar exports

A $592,900 Coalition Government grant will help sugar exporters diversify into new, high-growth markets by reducing trade barriers and lowering price-distorting subsidies. The sugar industry project will provide research and analysis to support international and bilateral trade negotiations and improved access to key existing markets. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, said the…

$3.9 MILLION BOOST FOR BASKETBALL IN IPSWICH

$3.9 MILLION BOOST FOR BASKETBALL IN IPSWICH   A re-elected Coalition Government will continue to deliver for grassroots sport with a $3.9 million commitment to strengthen the future of basketball in Ipswich. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce joined Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck and LNP Candidate for Blair Sam Biggins in Ipswich today to announce…

$11.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE OLD GYMPIE ROAD

The Coalition Government will commit $11.8 million to fast-track a vital road upgrade in a growing area of Longman, if re-elected. The project involves upgrading a section of Old Gympie Road in Dakabin, between Nellies Lane and Alma Road, from two to four lanes which will improve traffic flow through that area. It also includes…

Roundtable with Devonport Civic and Business Leaders to Discuss $2 Billion Regional Accelerator Program

 Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, will be meeting civic and business leaders today in Devonport to discuss opportunities from the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Regional Accelerator Program.  “Through the $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program, the Federal Government will work closely with regional centres, like Devonport, to bring…

New projects to improve safety for freight operators

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to improve the productivity and safety of heavy vehicle routes, with new investments in 28 projects totalling $56.2 million under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. In a boost for our regions, changes to program guidelines meant rural and regional projects could apply for funding to cover…

$400 million to improve Queensland beef corridors

The Coalition Government has committed $400 million to seal more than 450 kilometres of Queensland roads and contribute to upgrading heavy vehicle corridors critical to the transport of cattle and beef. Improving the roads will improve supply chains and means suppliers will be able to enter more markets faster, generate more economic activity and create…