..


Politics

Senator Matt Canavan - CRC investment

  • Written by Press Release


North Queensland’s agricultural industry set to transform

 

The Australian Government has announced a $250,000 investment by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia to transform North Queensland’s agricultural sector, stimulating jobs and economic growth across the North.

 

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said the new investment would support an important study to improve the agricultural sector’s supply chain and infrastructure to meet existing and future international demand.

 

It would be produced by Townsville Enterprise and the Northern Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils.

 

This is an excellent example of the Australian Government’s commitment to the North,” Minister Canavan said.

 

The CRC for Developing Northern Australia will invest $75 million over 10 years to support collaborative research.

 

The CRC will provide $250,000 in the $475,000 supply chain project looking at how North Queensland agricultural producers can maximise production, and meet supply and demand both domestically and internationally.”

 

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja said it was imperative that a long-term regional investment and multi-industry strategy was in place, so that North Queensland’s agricultural industry could access the significant growth opportunities in the North.

 

Collaborative research is vital to improve the competitiveness and productivity of agriculture, food and tropical health sectors in Northern Australia,” Minister Seselja said.

 

Representing the Ministers in Townsville today, Senator Ian Macdonald said the agriculture, fishing and forestry industries currently contributed $565 million to North Queensland’s Total Gross Regional Product.

 

By bringing together industry partners and businesses, the CRC for Developing Northern Australia expects to increase agricultural output by 20 per cent,” Senator Macdonald said.

 

This means an additional $168 million will be injected into the economy, along with more than 1,270 jobs for North Queensland,” he said.

 

Senator Macdonald said Townsville Enterprise and the Northern Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils – consisting of councils in Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers, Burdekin and Palm Island – would work with the State and Federal Government, as well as private and university sectors, to conduct the study.

 

The project was expected to conclude in March 2019.

More Articles ...

  1. Business Council welcomes an Australian Modern Slavery Act
  2. Critical Murray-Darling Basin amendment gets green light
  3. LITTLEPROUD : Statement on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
  4. Taskforce to focus on next phase of resources boom
  5. ACTU must explain why socialist high taxing utopa shouldn’t apply
  6. Australia takes the gold in new mineral statistics
  7. Prime Minister Press Statement on Barnaby Joyce at Parliament House
  8. Murray-Darling Labor and NXT - the great pretenders
  9. Peru Australia FTA slashes over 99% of agriculture export tariffs
  10. How To Get A New Career In The New Year – As Millions Of Aussies Head Back To Work
  11. 2017 strongest year on record for jobs growth
  12. Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program
  13. GetUp’s attempts at deception highly transparent: Abetz
  14. FEDERAL MPS WELCOME ROOKWOOD WEIR FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
  15. AMWU sets out to destroy more jobs
  16. The militant CFMEU incurred yet another penalty in the Federal Court
  17. SHORTEN STANDS WITH THUGS
  18. Labor need to drop opposition to Adani jobs
  19. Government supporting Toyota workers into work
  20. PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ
  21. Kundabung stage of Pacific Highway Upgrade opens
  22. Recommendations to strengthen whistleblower protections welcomed, but work still to be done
  23. CFMEU’s record $2.4 million in fines would be zero under Labor
  24. Sukkar slams SSM advocate’s push for mandatory Safe Schools program
  25. Prime Minister Address to the Country Liberal Party Annual Conference - Darwin, NT
  26. Not even Ronald McDonald House is safe from the CFMEU
  27. Bill Shorten a hypocrite who slashes penalty rates
  28. Labor has no answers for affordable gas
  29. Palaszczuk Government must commit to Rookwood Weir in the Queensland Budget
  30. Law and truth optional for ACTU says Senator Cash
  31. LABOR SHOULD LISTEN TO QUEENSLANDERS ON COAL-FIRED POWER
  32. Flagrant CFMEU lawlessness penalised again
  33. Resources sector to stay strong in the wake of Ex-TC Debbie
  34. Canavan to Queensland: "Stop bickering, start building"
  35. Top union boss says it’s okay to break the law
  36. Senator Canavan discusses energy prices and coal-fired power stations
  37. Shorten fails to back Shorten
  38. Skills training to help young Australians find a job
  39. Turnbull Government welcomes action from the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce
  40. Unions pour millions into Labor’s coffers
  41. Only threat to penalty rates is Shorten
  42. Hinch needs to rethink ABCC stance
  43. Kitching must apologise for Castro comment - Abetz
  44. Greens and Labor need to explain Castro tributes
  45. Abetz Speech Australian Monarchist League
  46. Punishment is the Process in Leak Case
  47. Triggs must come clean - Abetz
  48. Senator Abetz says Free Speech reforms needed
  49. Lefty love-in captures new ABC Boss
  50. Recognising the immense contributions of rural women

You might also like