Recent News & Updates
Australian Defence Force members and the local community will benefit from construction of a new Health Centre at RAAF Base Townsville, with work to begin within weeks. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, and Federal Member for Herbert, Mr Phillip Thompson OAM MP, announced St Hillier’s Property Pty Ltd had secured the $10.8 million contract with Defence.
Work on a $36 million environmental recovery program has started to help revitalise Northern Queensland’s rich natural habitat after February’s monsoon and flooding. The program is part of the $242 million Recovery Package funded under the joint Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
A young girl from Townsville will be supported to pursue her passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) thanks to the Morrison Government.
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Hon Matt Canavan has confirmed a $20 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan for the North Queensland Cowboys to build a Community, Training and High Performance Centre in Townsville.
$60 million worth of grants are now available to assist local organisations expand emergency accommodation. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the grant could help local women and children in Townsville experiencing domestic violence to find a safe and secure place to stay.
The Morrison Government’s $18.4 million Regional Employment Trials (RET) program is helping job seekers in Townsville find meaningful work.
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said RET is another way the Government is actively addressing the needs of regional Australia and creating more job opportunities for locals.
I sat down with Sky News’s Paul Murray, after Labor’s attempt to gag me when I was about to talk about veteran suicide in the House of Representatives.
Townsville small businesses hit by the monsoon and floods earlier this year now have more time to apply for assistance. Small business owners now have until 28 February 2020 to apply for Category C grants under the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
A two-year education program to be run by James Cook University will create incentives for allied health professionals to work in regional areas and better equip them with the skills needed for rural practice.
Townsville is set to benefit from important energy and storage that will maximise energy and productivity for Australian primary industries. The Liberal National Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $2 million in funding to Glaciem Cooling Technologies Pty Ltd (Glaciem) to develop a new thermal energy storage solution for refrigeration and air conditioning.
Media Release: Illich Park flood mitigation, security and lighting upgrade helps residents play safer and longer
Flood mitigation, new CCTV, lighting, playgrounds and pathways will be installed at Illich Park as part of a $6 million upgrade being jointly funded by the Australian Government and Townsville City Council. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said he had secured $5-million dollars for the upgrade, following an application by the Townsville City Council.