News and media centre

Media releases and supporting resources from this calendar year can be found below.

To find Ministerial media statements from previous years, please search Ministerial media statements.

Funding helps North Queensland manufacturers to grow

25 March 2021

Three North Queensland manufacturers will share in more than $745,000 through the Queensland Government’s Regional Manufacturing Hub Grants Program to adopt leading-edge technology and processes, help boost their business and create jobs.

More support for regional manufacturers

24 March 2021

Two new Regional Manufacturing Hubs in Mackay and on the Gold Coast will soon provide local manufacturers with expert advice and support as they look to grow their business and expand into new markets and create secure, long term local jobs.

Queensland’s Rookwood Weir keeps on giving

11 March 2021

Central Queensland’s future water security is looking even brighter with another 10,000 megalitres of water being unlocked for Rookwood Weir.

Moratorium on mountain groundwater take extended

05 March 2021

The ban on new commercial groundwater bores being drilled on Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook has been extended beyond its original March 5 expiry.

Help review the Barron water plan

01 March 2021

Far North Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on the review of the Barron water plan in the Cairns region.

Funding in Gladstone for high-tech manufacturing and jobs

25 February 2021

Gladstone manufacturer Mecha – Engineered Mechanical Solutions has been awarded funding through the Regional Manufacturing Hubs Grants program to adopt world-leading technology and processes.

Annual update on Queensland’s bulk water opportunities

12 February 2021

The 2019-20 program update for Queensland’s bulk water opportunities statement (QBWOS) details our achievements towards bulk water security across the state.

More water available in the Granite Belt to grow business and create new jobs

02 February 2021

Farmers, tourism operators and businesses in the Granite Belt can now bid for a share of more water to expand their operations and create jobs.

$3 million to plan for new water supplies on the Southern and Darling Downs

02 February 2021

The Queensland Government has committed $3 million to undertake an in-depth water assessment that will identify long-term water supplies for communities and deliver jobs in a region of Queensland that is primed for growth.

Stanthorpe water carting to continue

02 February 2021

The Queensland Government has extended funding for water carting to Stanthorpe until June 2021, reassuring local residents that their water security is stable.

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Last updated: 24 Mar 2021