Support for our Life Support Systems

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Support for our Life Support Systems We are very excited to confirm that Reef HQ Aquarium has received $2.6 million as part of the Government’s Relief and Recovery Fund to assist Great Barrier Reef tourism and the North Queensland regional economy. This is in addition to the funding received in December 2019. This new investment […]

Reef HQ Aquarium’s facelift

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Reef HQ Aquarium’s facelift Reef HQ Aquarium has received $5 million for a facelift, as part of the Government’s COVID19 Relief and Recovery Fund to assist Great Barrier Reef tourism and the North Queensland regional economy. This funding will see a modern new façade, and a new admissions and foyer area. For many years, Reef […]

Reef HQ Aquarium secures additional Townsville City Deal funding of $40 Million

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Reef HQ Aquarium secures additional Townsville City Deal funding of $40 million The Federal Government has today announced a $55 million investment in two key projects as part of the transformational Townsville City Deal. The investment will help revitalise two iconic organisations in North Queensland. A $40 million funding boost will help transform Reef HQ […]

Reef HQ Aquarium completes the picture

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Reef HQ Aquarium completes the picture The announcement in last night’s Federal Budget, for $5.6 million over 3 years to upgrade exhibits, completes funding for a suite of upgrades to Reef HQ Aquarium, which are planned to commence in 2021. The funding will enrich the experiences visitors can have at the Aquarium and National Education […]

Christmas comes early to Reef HQ Aquarium

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Christmas comes early to Reef HQ Aquarium We are very excited to confirm that Reef HQ Aquarium has received $26.9 million in the Government’s mid-cycle economic and fiscal outlook budget review. This funding provides us with the opportunity to upgrade infrastructure at our 32 year old facility, which is still home to the world’s largest […]

2020-21 Financial year achievements

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2020 – 21 Financial Year Achievements Reef HQ Aquarium had a number of sea changes the last financial year; from reopening under COVID restrictions, to closing for refurbishments. Here are a few of our achievements over the 2020-21 financial year. *Story first published in August 2021.