Cowboys, NRL and Governments team up for North Queenslanders

Cowboys, NRL and Governments team up for North Queenslanders

Indigenous Affairs Housing National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing
Thursday, 31 March 2016

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

A new joint initiative between the North Queensland Cowboys, the National Rugby League and State and Australian Governments, will help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from remote areas in Queensland complete their education and find jobs.

To be built on former Townsville TAFE land, NRL Cowboys House is being supported by a $9.5 million investment from the Australian Government and will provide accommodation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from the beginning of the 2017 school year.

Co-captain and Origin star Johnathan Thurston, with former champion fullback Matt Bowen, will be Cowboys Ambassadors for NRL Cowboys House which will be home to up to 50 students from remote areas in northern Queensland attending secondary schools in Townsville.

The $9.5 million grant was provided by the Australian Government through the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing.