Leichhardt councils urged to nominate for National Awards

• National awards recognise innovation in regional community services • Categories range from boosting productivity to inspiration through the arts • Nominations for awards close 3 March 2017. The Government’s annual awards for innovative local government projects is now open for entries. Minister for Local Government and Territories Fiona Nash invites local governments to nominate…

Spotlight on Small Business Payments

PAYMENT terms and times for Far North Queensland small businesses are currently in the spotlight thanks to an Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Inquiry, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. “When I travel around the electorate and meet with local small businesses, I’m told that cash-flow and payment terms are among the biggest issues…

Local school wins with reef health initiatives

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today announced Trinity Anglican School as a recipient of the Reef Guardian Schools Ripples of Change grant. Trinity Anglican School has been recognised for its focus on protecting the Great Barrier Reef health in 2017. The school receives $500 funding toward their efforts to combat challenges to the marine…

Australia’s Biggest Survey

Dear Local Resident, It's a pleasure to work with people, groups and local businesses to deliver for our community. And I know that I'm most effective when I have a clear understanding of what's important to you. I'm inviting everyone to complete my 'Biggest Survey' to help me better understand your needs and priorities. It…

Fundraising for the Bush through the gift of laughter

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is urging locals to support ‘battlers in the bush’ by attending an evening of laughs and entertainment organised by the Australian Horizons Foundation. The Foundation, of which Mr Entsch is patron, has been a vocal supporter of regional Queensland where drought-stricken communities and families have been doing it tough for many…

$20M Regional Jobs and Investment Package on Track

THERE’S momentum behind the scenes on the Coalition Government’s $20 million Regional Jobs and Investment Package with an announcement on the membership of the Local Planning Committee expected very soon, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. This RJIP, announced during the 2016 election, aims to diversify regional economies, create jobs and invest in sustainable regional communities…

Apply now for Round 1 of the Building Better Regions Fund

– Specific funding for investment ready projects in regional, rural and remote Australia.– Funding will be available across two streams ? infrastructure projects and community investments.– Information session scheduled in Cairns on 7th February 2017 Community groups and local councils are encourage to apply for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund, which is available…