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Hall Yes! $7 million for Mulgrave schools

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt has secured $6 million to build new and upgraded halls at two local schools. Mr Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government would invest $4.5 million to build a new indoor sports hall at Gordonvale State High School and $1.5 million to refurbish the Bentley Park College hall. “This is […]

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Christmas comes early for FNQ community groups

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Christmas has come early for community groups around Cairns with the successful recipients of the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants (GCBF) announced this week. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt congratulated the 37 FNQ not-for-profit groups who will share in more than $830,000 in grants in round 90. “For some businesses […]

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FNQ clubs share in $16.5 million investment in sport and recreation

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Treasurer and Minister for Sport, Curtis Pitt, says Far North Queensland communities have received a $2.3 million funding boost for local sport and recreation clubs. Mr Pitt said the funds would help FNQ clubs, associations, and local councils to establish new or upgraded facilities, buy new equipment, and encourage greater participation at the grassroots level. […]

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Funding to help Cassowary Coast take a stand against domestic and family violence

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Community groups on the Cassowary Coast can now apply for a share of $150,000 to hold local events and activities in May 2017 that take a stand against domestic and family violence and support victims. Treasurer and Member of Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said grants of up to $5,000 were available for events and activities to […]

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Cairns residents given chance to name pedestrian overpass

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Cairns residents have the opportunity to name a pedestrian overpass on the Bruce Highway at White Rock as part of Anzac centenary celebrations. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch called for members of the public to nominate potential names that were meaningful to the area and recognised the efforts of a significant community figure. “We […]

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School maintenance blitz underway in Innisfail

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said all local state schools would benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s record investment in school maintenance. Mr Pitt said schools from Gordonvale to Innisfail and along the Cassowary Coast to Mission Beach and Tully would share in more than $7 million for improvements to classrooms and other facilities. “We want […]

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Edmonton Boat Ramp Upgraded for Far Northern Boaties

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Treasurer Curtis Pitt today announced that the Edmonton and Fearnley Street Boat Ramp in Portsmith would both undergo Government-funded upgrades following calls from the community. “The popularity of recreational boating and fishing in the Far North is continually increasing so it’s important to provide facilities that will meet this demand,” Mr Pitt said. “We will […]

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New Hot Shot mini courts a win for Edmonton Tennis

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Four brand new Hot Shot mini courts for players as young as five years old have officially opened at the Edmonton Tennis Club. Treasurer, Minister for Sport and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government had contributed over $95,000 towards the project. “This great club has a history of working with local schools […]

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Local academics rewarded for STEM education excellence

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

A White Rock student and Bentley Park teacher have won $5,000 each in recognition of their excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said Trinity Anglican School student Stephanie Schmidt had been named Outstanding Senior STEM Student and Bentley Park College teacher Paw Kappel had been […]

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Payroll tax incentive doubled to boost Queensland jobs

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Palaszczuk Government is doubling an incentive for Queensland businesses to employ apprentices and trainees as part of the Government’s drive to create jobs. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Government’s scheme offering a 25% payroll tax rebate for employing apprentices or trainees would be doubled to 50%. Ms Palaszczuk said the higher incentive would be […]

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