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…

$2.7 MILLION TO UPGRADE HUNTER REGIONAL LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

The Coalition Government has committed $2.7 million to upgrade the Hunter Regional Livestock Exchange to support the Hunter’s thriving beef industry. The upgrade will greatly expand holding yards and feeding areas for cattle, make it easier to load and unload cattle, provide new carpark facilities, improve gates and flooring, and increase water storage capabilities. Deputy…

Roundtable with Burnett region 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 Gayndah 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 those throughout the…

SECURING RAW MATERIALS PROGRAM DRIVING INNOVATION IN HINKLER REGION

The Coalition Government is supporting a $3.4 million investment bringing Queensland’s largest producer of Asian mushrooms to establish a new farm and factory at Bundaberg, with a $1.9 million grant under the Securing Raw Materials Program.  Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie, said under the program, regional Australia will benefit from…

Landmark investment to boost rural doctor workforce

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development   The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Dr David Gillespie Minister for Regional Health Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment   MEDIA RELEASE 3 May 2022 Landmark investment to boost…

$6 million to showcase Australian agriculture

$6 million to showcase Australian agriculture   The Coalition Government is providing $6 million to back growth in the beef, horticulture, sheep and lamb and digital agritech industries through direct support to their large conferences and events. Announcing the funding in Casino, Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Local…

Improved facilities for the home of the Armidale Rams

Improved facilities for the home of the Armidale Rams   The Coalition Government has committed $600,000 to improve amenities at the Armidale Rams Rugby League Club, ensuring the community has safer, more accessible and fit-for-purpose facilities. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the club was important to the Armidale community in many ways and required…