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…

2020 NAIDOC Week grants re-open

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on local communities to showcase the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history during this year’s NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week 2020 will now be held from 8 to 15 November after the initial week-long event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Morrison Government…

Building Better Regions Fund delivers safe and secure housing for local women

Vulnerable women in the Cairns region are set to benefit from newly built safe and secure housing delivered thanks to almost $1 million worth of funding from the Morrison Government. Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth today joined Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Access Housing Company CEO Donna‑Maree…