A new project in the town of Hughenden, Queensland, granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government, is estimated to provide over 300 jobs and provide graziers with an alternative path to market for their cattle.
Farmers in low and medium rainfall areas could receive a boost to average farm profits by 10 per cent and halve economic risk simply by turning to legumes, thanks to $5.5 million in Federal Government funding awarded to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
More than 50 South Australian wineries will share in $1.225 million in funding, to help them upgrade and diversify their cellar doors to provide visitors with a world class experience.
Work has begun on a fast-tracked election commitment to upgrade the Berrimah Export Yards, with a civil works contract awarded to a NT company.
Funding will soon flow for a project to modernise water infrastructure in Victoria's Macalister Irrigation District, creating 208 jobs during construction and 100 long term jobs, with the Australian and Victorian governments agreeing to a schedule for delivery of the project.
Funding will soon flow for the South West Loddon Pipeline, creating more than 130 local jobs, with the Australian and Victorian governments agreeing to a schedule for delivery of the project.
The grape and wine sector has welcomed the launch of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce, and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston.
The Government has popped the cork on a $50 million, three year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to a record $3.5 billion and promote wine tourism in regional communities.