More than 200 local jobs, extra flights and greater tourism activity are expected to flow from a $50 million investment in Townsville Airport by the Australian Government.
Aurizon announced a special round of its Community Giving Fund had been set up to help communities in North Queensland affected by flooding.
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded $9.6 million in funding to 12 projects and studies to further integrate distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity system.
The Federal Government is providing $2 million to help foster Australian start-ups in key sectors like agricultural technology, hardware development and advanced manufacturing.
Sixteen small businesses across Australia will share in almost $10 million under the Federal Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation grants.
A Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan of $27.5 million will help upgrade the Ayers Rock (Connellan) Airport.
The Australian Government has introduced legislation to establish a new, secure, revenue stream – which will grow to be worth $5 billion – for drought resilience, preparedness and recovery.
Ai Group welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Skills and Vocational Education, Senator Michaelia Cash, that the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices Payments will be extended to employers who take on an eligible apprentice aged 21 to 24 years from 1 July 2019. Eligible employers will receive a one-off payment of $4,000.
Western Local Land Services is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from landholders that wish to receive funding to assist them implement control measures for invasive species.
There will be more opportunities to enjoy sport and recreation in regional Western Australia, with the latest round of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme funding announced.