Rio Tinto has completed commissioning of the $1.9 billion ($A2.6 billion) Amrun bauxite mine on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia.
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.
The Premier is calling on small business owners, particularly in regional Queensland interested in tapping into burgeoning export markets to take advantage of new forums being held across the state.
A QLD Government program to encourage businesses to employ more Queenslanders has reached a milestone with 18,000 people getting a job.
More than 100 Queenslanders a day found work in January 2019, with a total of 3,500 jobs created in Queensland in January 2019, according to ABS Labour Force Data.
Tropical Cyclone Oma formed in the Fijian area of responsibility and is forecast to approach the southern Queensland coast.
Aurizon announced a special round of its Community Giving Fund had been set up to help communities in North Queensland affected by flooding.
The BHP Foundation will donate AU$250,000 to the Australian Red Cross to support flood disaster relief efforts in North Queensland, Australia.
The proposed South East Queensland (SEQ) City Deal is a game-changer for this booming region and a vital momentum builder towards a national network of city deals that will shape the future of Australia’s urban landscape.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced that people impacted by the recent floods in North Queensland will be granted extra time to deal with their tax affairs.