Work to begin on stage one of $359 million Captain Cook Highway upgrade

Upgrades between James Street and Airport Avenue have been identified as stage one early works for the $359 million Captain Cook Highway project. The $359 million Captain Cook Highway project is jointly funded with the Australian Government committing $287.2 million and the Queensland Government committing $71.8 million. The Australian Government recently added the Captain Cook…

Cairns Defence Community Support Group receives funding boost

Organisations that support Australian Defence Force families across Australia will share in $1.5 million to deliver programs and services within their local communities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Cairns Defence Community Support Group would receive $14,324 under the Morrison Government’s Family Support Funding Program which enables defence families to connect and interact with…

JobKeeper Payment and JobSeeker Coronavirus Supplement extended for Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses and households

The JobKeeper program and the JobSeeker Coronavirus Supplement have been extended under the next phase of the Morrison Government’s support for affected businesses and households. This unprecedented economic support for local businesses and their workers is helping the Cairns and Far North Queensland community through the COVID-19 pandemic and bolstering our economic recovery. Under the…