Coronavirus support package to keep senior Far North Queenslanders in residential care safe

Residential aged care providers will benefit from an additional coronavirus specific support package totalling $205 million under targeted payment measures announced by the Morrison Government. The payment – to all Commonwealth funded residential aged care providers – will be linked to the number of residents being cared for by each facility. It is aimed at…

FNQ beauty, its people, locations and COVID-19 images to be showcased in the tenth annual Community Calendar Competition

The Leichhardt electorate boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. From sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are spoiled for…

Federal government to fund airstrip upgrades in Cape York and the Torres Strait

The Morrison Government is better connecting Cape York and Torres Strait communities with vital air services with four projects successful under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades will help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The successful projects include: Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Airstrip Upgrade…

Far North Queensland communities receive funding boost for resilient infrastructure projects

Far North Queensland communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event will receive a much-needed funding boost to deliver local infrastructure projects. More than $7.9 million in funding has been allocated towards 20 local projects across four council regions to ensure communities can better withstand extreme weather events. These projects are being delivered through the…

FNQ organisations successful under Heritage Grants Program

The Morrison Government is supporting eligible land-owners and managers to improve the conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said three local organisations had been successful under the federal government’s Heritage Grants Program. The successful organisations include: Dabu Jajikal Aboriginal Corporation:       …