Regional News And Events Wrap

Over the last few months I’ve taken the opportunity to visit most of the regional communities in Leichhardt. It’s been good to meet all the new mayors and councillors, catch up with community groups and hear about new initiatives. In Douglas, I caught up with the Council to hear about their current progress on the waterfront development and…

Cairns Corporate Challenge Update

In just a few weeks, my wife Yolonde and seven other Cairns Corporate Challenge trekkers will head off on the adventure of a lifetime.  The group are commemorating the heroic feats of our young soldiers by trekking along the Kokoda trail’s 96 kilometres of mud and mountain range.  They’ve been training for months – walking…

Out and about

Hosted World TB Day event, Canberra. Supported Gala Island fundraising event for Cyclone Winston victims, Cairns. Caught up with Green Army team, Pebbly Beach. Visited agricultural and water projects, Lakeland. Met with Community Health and NPA Family & Community Service staff, Bamaga. Judged Port Douglas Carnivale parade floats, Port Douglas. Caught up with AustSwim instructors…

Lakeland solar project milestone welcomed

THE start of construction on the $42.5m solar and storage project near Lakeland will be an opportunity for Far North Queensland to showcase a new level of technical innovation and improved reliability in renewable energy, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “Conergy’s announcement that construction will begin in September on Australia’s first solar and storage project…

Freshwater: nbn fibre-to-the-node construction begins

AUSTRALIA’S National Broadband Network is now available at more than 45,000 homes and businesses across Leichhardt – with an additional 32,000 currently under construction, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. The news comes as nbn Co begin construction of fibre to the node in 2,000 premises in Freshwater. “The message for residents is clear…

Cooktown: nbn fibre-to-the-node construction begins

AUSTRALIA’S National Broadband Network is now available at more than 45,000 homes and businesses across Leichhardt – with an additional 32,000 currently under construction, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. The news comes as nbn Co begin construction of fibre to the node in 1200 premises in Cooktown. “The message for Cooktown residents is…