Backing small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by coronavirus with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Rural Financial Counselling Service could support hundreds of regional small businesses including those in Cairns and Far North Queensland. “This announcement is another…

$4.6 million boost for local councils across Leichhardt

Councils across the Leichhardt electorate will be supported as part of the Morrison Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The new program is based on the successful Roads to Recovery program and will enable local councils to deliver priority projects with a focus on upgrades and maintenance…

Mossman show grounds given funding boost for new facilities

The Mossman and District Show Association will receive $478,700 to renew and reinvigorate their show grounds under the Morrison Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant would help make the Mossman show bigger and better than ever. “The annual agricultural show is always a big event, and…

Backing the business case for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

Work on a business case for the proposed Lakeland Irrigation Scheme will soon begin after the Australian and Queensland Governments signing a formal project agreement. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the scheme would drive further investment and economic activity right across the Lakeland Irrigation area, boosting agriculture, the local economy and regional jobs. “The…