Entsch delivers crucial $5 million for Torres Strait sea walls

The Coalition Government is backing traditional owners and investing $5 million to construct sea walls in the Torres Strait to support local employment, businesses and training opportunities for local families. The funding for this project has been allocated out of existing resources within the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. The investment will be delivered via a partnership between…

New dawn for Cairns Marine Precinct operators

Local jobs across the Cairns commercial shipping and maritime industries will be further supported by recently completed upgrades to the Cairns Marine Precinct. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who officially opened stage one of the precinct today, said the federal government’s $24 million investment had boosted economic growth in the region and supported the expansion…

Facility upgrade puts Cairns Hockey ahead of the field

Far North Queensland now boasts an international-quality sporting facility following the official opening today of the $3 million redevelopment of the Cairns Hockey Association facilities. This project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $2.7 million and the Cairns Hockey Association $300,000. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the improved facility, now raised to international…

Government invests $1.3 million to deliver real health outcomes for the community

The federal government will invest $1.3 million to facilitate the second stage development of the COUCH Health Services Precinct in Manunda. Federal government funding will purchase land next to the COUCH Wellness Centre to support the future construction of much-needed short term accommodation facilities for Far North Queensland patients visiting Cairns for treatment for cancer…

Federal government to fund bridge upgrades in Cook and Douglas Shires

Better and safer bridges are on the way to Cook and Douglas Shire Councils thanks to an investment from the federal government under its highly-successful Bridges Renewal Program. The federal government will invest $662,750 towards upgrading the Jensen’s Crossing Bridge (Cook Shire) and $550,000 towards upgrading Poletti Bridge (Douglas Shire) The federal government investment represents…

Federal programs continue to deliver for Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today welcomed additional funding packages announced in the federal budget for programs* that Far North Queensland always fared extremely well under. Mr Entsch said the funding packages covered a range of areas including local road infrastructure, community groups, sporting groups, social programs and telecommunication infrastructure. He said he expected significant…