Media Releases


Royal flush for Gordonvale Pony Club and Equestrian Centre

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Facilities at Gordonvale Pony Club and Equestrian Centre have received a much needed upgrade with funding from the Queensland Government’s Get Playing Places and Spaces program. Treasurer and Mulgrave MP Curtis Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government was pleased to support the project with $93,727 in funding. “The project involved the construction of four toilets and […]

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Final call for FNQ Companies to tender for state-of-the-art Cairns Road Policing Unit

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The Palaszczuk Government has called for eligible Far North Queensland companies to tender for the construction of the new Cairns Road Policing Unit at Woree. Police Minister Mark Ryan said the new $7.2 million high-tech complex was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to North Queenslanders to ensure their police had the resources necessary to […]

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Cairns on course to lure more ships and industry to FNQ

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Cairns is on course for two major Queensland Government projects to boost tourism and turn the city into an economic growth hotspot while protecting the Great Barrier Reef. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said developing the Port of Cairns and a potential Cairns South State Development Area (SDA) would create jobs, strengthen the far north Queensland economy […]

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Palaszczuk Government announces $900,000 funding for Far North Queensland community organisations

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Palaszczuk Government has announced $12.4 million for 600 community groups – including $894,278 for Far North Queensland groups – in the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the Gambling Community Benefit Fund was Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, which distributes about $53 million a […]

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Far North Queensland companies called to tender for new Gordonvale Police Station

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Far North Queensland companies to tender for the construction of the new Gordonvale Police Station. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the project would not only deliver on the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to frontline services, it would help improve employment and training outcomes for indigenous North […]

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$54 million Housing Construction Jobs Program open for business in Cairns

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Cairns builders, developers and community housing providers are invited to attend a business briefing session to find out how to be part of building new social and affordable housing projects in the region. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said there were projects on offer for businesses of every size. “Last week’s […]

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Local boaties get upgraded boat ramp in time for holidays

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

 The million dollar boating facility at Packers Camp, Redbank Road is now complete with the ramp fully open for use just in time for the June/July school holidays. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the local contractor Pensar Building Pty Ltd had completed the $1.35 million upgrade works ahead of schedule. “The very […]

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Queensland jobs, investment and royalties boost from new resource policy

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

The Palaszczuk Government has unveiled a development policy that will deliver the best deal for Queenslanders and opens up the state to more jobs, more investment and more royalties. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the policy would unlock development in the Galilee and Surat Basins and the North West Minerals Province and new jobs and new […]

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Local footy facilities can share in $1.3 million fund

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

With $1.3 million on the table for rugby league clubs to compete for, Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt has sounded to the whistle in calling for local nominations. “I want to see local Clubs and Council kicking goals from the $1.3 million Footy Facilities Fund now that it’s open for applications,” Mr Pitt […]

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Stage 3 alignment for the Cairns southern access corridor on the Bruce Highway released

Monday, April 17th, 2017

 Preferred alignment between Edmonton and Gordonvale publicly released 10 kilometre duplication will reduce congestion and allow for expected population growth THE preferred alignment for the 10 kilometre duplication of the Bruce Highway, between Edmonton and Gordonvale, has been released, paving the way for the next Bruce Highway upgrade to begin. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren […]

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