Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Sunshine Coast road users are set to benefit from a major $19 million project to service the new Bokarina Beach community.Construction will start this month on a temporary side road on Nicklin Way as works ramp up on key infrastructure required to service the development.Main Roads and Road Safety Acting Minister Steven Miles said Stockland’s new community of Bokarina Beach, bounded by Beach Drive, Nicklin Way and Wurley Drive, was expected to welcome approximately 2,500 new residents.“Works will increase the capacity of the surrounding road network to keep infrastructure in step w

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Ipswich Hospital has opened a four-bed paediatric emergency room to provide a dedicated treatment and waiting area for sick or injured children and their families.Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service’s new paediatric emergency room was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $5 million Clinical Decision Unit at Ipswich Hospital.Mr Dick said the paediatric emergency room is a child-friendly space which also features a private treatment area, family waiting space and children’s quiet play area, bright curtains and

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Construction is underway on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium with today’s turning of the first sod.Three levels of government were on site for the official start to building works.The stadium will be built by the people of Townsville.

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to tackling youth crime and breaking the cycle of offending in the long term.Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said, where the LNP had glossy brochures, the Palaszczuk Government had detailed, evidence-based policies to keep communities safe.“Residents have a right to feel safe in their communities,” Mrs D’Ath said.“We recognise the best way to tackle these issues with young people is to implement evidence-based policies, turn their lives around, stop re-offending and to build stronger communities.“

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Queensland Seniors Week will start on a high note in Townsville tomorrow (Saturday 19 August) with dancing and music allowing seniors to get into the swing of things.Minister for Seniors Coralee O’Rourke said Diversicare has received a Queensland Government subsidy of $1,000 to hold their event with Life without Barriers towards the 'Celebrate Diversity through Food, Culture and Dance' event being held at PCYC Townsville.“This has something for everyone – dance, music and food,” Mrs O’Rourke said.“People from all walks of life are welcome.“Two schools

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The Palaszczuk Government is funding next-generation research to turn sugarcane waste into liquid fuels and chemicals – transforming Queensland’s agricultural industry.Speaking from QUT’s Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant today (Friday), Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said Advance Queensland Research Fellow Dr Kameron Dunn will receive $180,000 over three years.“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to building a biocommodities industry in Queensland,” Ms Enoch said.“Our vision is for a $1 billion sustainabl

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
A fresh food rescue organisation is set for a boost, thanks to a new refrigerated van funded through the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.5 million Dignity First Fund.Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said OzHarvest Limited received $294,000 in the latest round of Dignity First funding launched by the government last year for four new refrigerated vans – in Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Brisbane.“OzHarvest is a fantastic operation and they do great work in making sure that good quality food – which might otherwise be wasted – instead goes to people w

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
The renewables boom is surging across the state with 200 megawatts (MW) of energy generation set to be available thanks to two new major North Queensland solar farms finalising connection arrangements to Powerlink’s transmission network.Powerlink and Edify Energy have finalised connection agreements for the Daydream and Hayman Solar Farms to be connected to Powerlink’s 275kV network near Collinsville.During construction, the two new projects are expected to create a peak of approximately 250 jobs in the local region, with both solar farms anticipated to be operational in the second

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
A fresh food rescue organization is set for a boost, thanks to a new refrigerated van funded through the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.5 million Dignity First Fund.Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said OzHarvest Limited received $294,000 in the latest round of Dignity First funding launched by the government last year for four new refrigerated vans – in Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Brisbane.“OzHarvest is a fantastic operation and they do great work in making sure that good quality food – which might otherwise be wasted – instead goes to people w

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
Queensland continues to grow its large-scale renewable energy industry, adding more megawatts and renewable jobs to the state economy, as Coopers Gap Wind Farm reaches financial close.Treasurer and Acting Energy Minister Curtis Pitt welcomed AGL Energy’s (AGL) announcement today that the Coopers Gap Wind Farm will proceed to construction having achieved this significant milestone.Mr Pitt said this a significant announcement and a vote of confidence in Queensland’s energy sector because the 453 megawatt wind farm would be the largest wind farm in Australia once constructed. &ld

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