Media Releases

Gold Coast jobseekers get $3 million training boost

November 17, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government will support more than 470 disadvantaged Gold Coast jobseekers into work with $70.1 million in funding for its flagship employment and training program announced today.

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Coomera Connector is good to go

November 16, 2021

Gold Coasters are a step closer to driving on the ‘Second M1’ as the first contract is awarded.

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Plumbing industry trials zero waste program

November 12, 2021

Off-cuts of PVC pipes and fittings used in the construction industry can be saved from becoming landfill under an innovative pilot program introduced by the state’s plumbing industry and supported by the Queensland Government during National Recycling Week.

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Queensland Government and CoMSEQ working together to fight the war on waste

November 12, 2021

The Queensland Government and the Council of Mayors South East Queensland (CoMSEQ) are marking National Recycling Week with the launch of the SEQ Waste Management Plan, a collaboration to fight the war on waste. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the Palaszczuk Government would provide $500,000 to establish a joint Project Management Office with CoMSEQ to drive delivery of the plan.

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FOGO trial supports environment and local business

November 10, 2021

Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon joined with Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill, Townsville City Council Water and Waste Committee Chairperson Cr Russ Cook, and Atlas Soils Co-Founder and Director Jason Lange today (10 November) to hear first-hand how householders’ garden waste is turned into a first-class organic soil enhancer.

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Queensland islands funding boost to fight rising sea levels

November 05, 2021

The highly successful $13.2 million QCoast2100 program will be expanded to defend Queensland’s coastal communities from climate change sea level rises, storm tides and coastal erosion.

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