State Government News

Stay ‘gas safe’ during Easter

Holiday makers are reminded to be ‘gas safe’ over the Easter Holidays when using portable gas appliances.

Proposed 'call in' for Masters Home Improvement Store

The Queensland Government will consider ‘calling in’ the development application for the proposed Masters Home Improvement Store in Bundaberg, following a request from council.

Most national parks now open for Easter

Easter picnic and camping trips are back on track after rangers pulled out all the stops to reopen national parks in the Daintree and other areas in northern and central Queensland, in the aftermath of Cyclone Ita.

Police Unite against Alcohol Fuelled Violence

Queensland revellers will experience the benefits of safer party precincts this weekend, following the launch of a joint policing effort to crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence and antisocial behaviour.

New passenger terminal for Boulia Airport

The Western Queensland town of Boulia will receive a new airport terminal to cater for local residents and a growing number of resource sector workers through the Queensland Government’s $495 million Royalties for the Regions program.

Funding aids life-saving snake venom research

Ground-breaking research that uses deadly snake venom in blood testing technology is one of the projects being boosted by the Queensland Government’s $990,000 support over three years for the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF).

More affordable housing in Redcliffe

Housing affordability in Redcliffe has received a welcome boost with 20 new townhouses recently completed under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

Labor smear exposed by Union

The credibility of the Queensland Labor Party has been further tarnished, and Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk exposed as a smear merchant, following comments by Queensland Police Union President, Ian Leavers.

JOINT STATEMENT: Construction starts on Gateway Motorway South

CONGESTION on Brisbane’s busy Gateway Motorway South will soon ease with construction starting on the widening of Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road across the Gateway Motorway, including improvements to ramps for drivers entering and exiting the highway.

Waging war on western weeds

Queensland graziers have received a boost in the fight against prickly acacia and bellyache bush with the State Government announcing $1.88 million to combat the weeds.

Government reveals plan for priority infrastructure

The Queensland Government has announced a way forward to the challenging issue of infrastructure charges that will encourage development, while providing new funding avenues for local government.

Public transport patrols double ahead of Easter

In the lead up to Easter the Queensland Government has doubled the number of Senior Network Officers on the Gold Coast targeting anti-social behaviour on public transport.

Leasehold rent relief for landholders in cyclone-affected shires

Quarterly leasehold rent and freehold land instalment payments have been deferred by the Newman Government to support landholders as they start the recovery task from ex-tropical Cyclone Ita.

Cyclone Ita 'ground zero' power heroes thanked

North Queensland communities hit by Tropical Cyclone Ita should have their electricity back on in time for Easter.

National parks in rapid recovery after Cyclone Ita

The majority of national parks in northern and central Queensland, which were closed because of Tropical Cyclone Ita have now been reopened.