Tourism and Marine Operators

Mr ENTSCH: The Queensland border has finally come down, and the visitors are pouring in. But we’re still being subjected to some baffling decisions by the Queensland Labor government. Cairns is home to the largest reef fleet in the state, and operators have been itching to take people out on our magnificent and very healthy…

Grants now open to modernise Aussie manufacturing

Local manufacturers in Cairns and Far North Queensland with shovel-ready projects to increase their productivity and grow jobs are being encouraged to apply for a Manufacturing Modernisation Fund) grant. Businesses will be able to apply for between $100,000 and $1 million to invest in new technology, as the Morrison Government continues to support the post-COVID-19…

HomeBuilder success sees scheme extended

The Morrison Government is extending the highly effective HomeBuilder scheme which is driving demand in our local construction sector and protecting jobs by supporting the construction on new homes and home renovations. HomeBuilder will now be extended to 31 March 2021. For all new build contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021,…

Federal funding flows to Cape York Community Access Roads

The Australian Government has unlocked federal funding to the tune of $38 million toward the $47.5 million Cape York Community Access Roads project, which will improve access to remote Indigenous communities while supporting freight transport, agriculture and tourism. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the funding from the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) program would…