up to $40 million in additional funding, bringing the total State commitment to $140 million.
$7.8 million is expected to be spent this year for early works and planning development of the stadium.
Commitments will be required from the Australian Government, the National Rugby League and Townsville City Council to deliver the project.
Tourism and Events Queensland Tourism Guarantee
over two years to continue to restore Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ) funding.
This will allow TEQ to continue to promote Queensland destinations and drive tourism growth.
Advance Queensland: Connecting with Asia Strategy
over four years to increase Queensland’s share of the Asian tourism market and grow tourism jobs in regional Queensland. Regional Tourism Organisations in Queensland can access the following:
- Destination marketing
- Aviation Attraction Fund
- Digital capabilities
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
provisionally held in 2016-17 towards building the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on the site of the existing Cairns Civic Theatre.
Queensland Museum Regional Campus Upgrades and Gallery Renewal
over four years to maintain the State’s collections and address critical maintenance and safety issues. Permanent galleries will be updated and renewed to provide compelling experiences for visitors and to ensure preservation of collections.
Bringing back blockbuster exhibitions
over four years, securing blockbuster and major exhibitions at Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA. Building on the success of previous exhibitions like Warhol and Picasso, as well as critical asset replacement.
Playing Queensland Fund – Boost to Touring
increased funding over four years to continue the Boost to Touring element of the Playing Queensland Fund. The program brings quality live arts experiences to audiences all over Queensland.