Over $24.5 million to tackle pest animals and weeds

Thirty-six projects to combat the impact of feral animals and weeds on agricultural and public land have been announced today by the Coalition Government. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said pest animals and weeds threaten our primary productivity, environment, and biodiversity. “This is why we…

Western Australia gets telecommunications boost

 Residents of Western Australia will soon be better connected following successful applications for funding new mobile blackspot towers, broadband and telecommunication upgrades under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program.  Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie said the projects form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing roll-out of the $257 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). …

Victoria gets telecommunications boost

 Residents across regional and rural Victoria will soon be better connected following successful applications for funding mobile and broadband upgrades under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program.  Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, said the projects form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing roll-out of the $257 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).  The $14.7…

RAW MATERIALS PROGRAM DRIVING INNOVATION IN TASMANIA

 The Liberal and Nationals Government is funding a project in regional Tasmania as part of its Securing Raw Materials Program, which is supporting businesses move to or expand into regional areas to research and develop innovative and locally sourced raw material supplies.  Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler said funding provided through the Securing Raw…

$3.3 million to progress Ayr Industrial Estate

A re-elected Coalition Government will provide $3.3 million to the Burdekin Shire Council to expand the Ayr Industrial Estate by establishing 23 fully serviced allotments on 7.5 hectares of land adjoining the existing estate. Roads, utilities, fencing and landscaping will establish the precinct to address the shortage of serviced industrial land, providing more opportunities for…

New Research and AgTech Innovation Hub

 A re-elected Coalition Government will build a Research and AgTech Innovation Hub in partnership with CQUniversity and AgForce Queensland Farmers at the iconic Belmont Station.  Minister for Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie, said $6 million will be invested to deliver the first AgTech Hub focusing on the beef industry to increase productivity, create jobs and deliver…

Horticulture funding netted for Queensland

More horticulture producers across Queensland are set to benefit from the expansion of the Horticultural Netting Program – Trial following the signing of the funding agreement between the Coalition and Queensland Governments. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and said the expansion of the Horticultural Netting Program – Trial would see improved productivity…

BETTER TERTIARY PATHWAYS FOR REGIONAL STUDENTS

 The Coalition Government will work with regional communities, universities and Regional University Centres to help more regional Australians pursue higher education opportunities.  Minister for Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie said more than $700,000 will be provided to six projects under Phase 1 of the Regional Partnerships Project Pool Program in a collaboration with 33 universities and…