Delivering better mobile coverage on the Gold Coast

Bonogin residents will get improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.  Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews today announced the new base station under the fourth round of the program.  “I’m thrilled that residents and businesses in Bonogin can now enjoy the benefits and opportunities that improved mobile connectivity brings,” Minister Andrews said.  “Improved mobile coverage will…

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Back in Black Budget delivers boost for Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Lifesaving Club

The Morrison Government will upgrade and improve the sporting facilities at the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Lifesaving Club, as part of a plan to get local residents more active, more often. Local MP Karen Andrews said the $96,966 investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program, established by the Morrison Government, to provide funding for improvements at local…

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$1 million for currumbin wildlife hospital

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital will receive up to $1 million funding from a re-elected Morrison Government under a plan to support koala populations in South East Queensland and Northern NSW. The commitment is part of a $6 million initiative which would also provide grants to protect koala habitats in the region. Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews has been a passionate advocate for…

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New Gold Coast flights good for the Seoul

A new direct flight service will connect the Gold Coast and South Korea, in a major boost for the city’s tourism industry and our local economy. Jetstar has announced it will become the first low cost carrier to fly direct between Australia and Seoul, with three flights a week in and out of the Gold Coast. Federal Gold Coast MP…

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Strengthening Australia’s Recycling Industry

The Morrison Government will strengthen Australia’s recycling sector and help local manufacturers deliver a healthier environment, while growing jobs in the nation’s recycling industry. A re-elected Morrison Government will reduce plastic wastage and boost plastics recycling with $20 million in funding to be allocated through round 8 of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Projects grants program, as part of the cleaner…

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Space upgrades for Tasmania

The Morrison Government is upgrading Tasmania’s space tracking facilities with $1.2 million in funding, as part of the Space Infrastructure Fund. Improving Tasmanian space facilities will further cement Australia’s place in the global space industry, along with Europe, North and South America and Asia. Strengthening our international connections and upgrading Tasmania’s facilities to a commercial standard will boost our share of…

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$5 million for National Dust Diseases Taskforce

The Morrison Government will invest $5 million to establish a National Dust Diseases Taskforce to develop a national approach for the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia. The funding will also establish a National Dust Diseases Register, commission new research to support understanding, prevention and treatment of preventable occupational lung…

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Bringing Engineering to the Classroom

Australian primary school students will be introduced to the transforming power of engineering in a $6.2 million Morrison Government program.Funded in the latest Budget, the Engineering is Elementary program will introduce students to the skills and concepts needed to pursue a career as an engineer. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said young…

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Commemorating ANZAC Day locally

Local MP Karen Andrews is encouraging the Gold Coast community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation on Anzac Day 2019.  Minister Andrews says services will be held on the Southern Gold Coast, including;   Burleigh Heads Dawn Service: 4.15am – Short march commences at Connor Street to Cenotaph, corner of Connor Street…

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Gold Coast tourism continues to skyrocket

More Aussies are holidaying at home and are spending record amounts across the Gold Coast during their visits, according to the latest National Visitor Survey (NVS), released today. The results show visitor spending by Australians is on the up locally, reaching more than $3.5 billion, while nationally it’s hit a record $72.7 billion, an increase of 13 per cent…

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