Applications for Round Five of the Green Army Programme will be opening soon. The programme aims to help young people in our community to gain environmental work skills, while being paid and to help them gain meaningful experience to seek fulltime work.
Building our Regions Regional Infrastructure Fund
Councils are being urged to identify shovel-ready infrastructure projects, with another $70 million of State Government funds now available. The second round of Building our Regions regional infrastructure program is now open.
The Innovation journey for small to medium size businesses.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash and Assistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack have welcomed major investments in regional Australia to be delivered under the 2016 Defence White Paper.
The Coalition Government will increase Defence spending by $29.9 billion for a total investment of $195 billion over the next decade. Much of this investment will be in rural and regional Australia, where most defence facilities are based. Such as Shoalwater Bay Training Area (Queensland), this will receive around $190 million in upgrades over the next 20 years, as part of the Government’s capability plans.
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham announced $200,000 in funding for the Central Western Queensland’s Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) to deliver strategic projects that have economic benefits for the region, including Longreach, Winton and Barcaldine.
RAPAD will be able to use this funding over the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years on projects that make a difference, such as developing tourism products, attracting and retaining business opportunities and investment in the regions or improving services for industry.
RAPAD funds ware part of a $1 million booster pack for remote area boards around the state.