Landcare award nominations now open

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is urging locals to take the time to nominate those people who are working hard for our Far Northern environment for the 2017 State Landcare Awards. Mr Entsch said local Landcare groups and volunteers around Cairns, Douglas Shire, the Tableland and in Cape York in particular deserved to be recognised…

Funding to boost job opportunities for Aurukun locals

Employment opportunities for First Australians have been boosted in Aurukun through the Coalition Government’s Tailored Assistance Employment Grants programme. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, have announced that APN Cape York will receive $259,600 for Woyan Min (The Good Path) Aurukun Youth Project. The project aims to…

New contractor sought for Aus Post delivery

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is reassuring residents and businesses in Bloomfield, Ayton, Rossville, Lions Den and Wujal Wujal that the proposed reduction to Australia Post delivery services will not go ahead. “I was recently contacted by Bloomfield constituents and also Cook Shire Council Mayor Peter Scott, all very disappointed that the mail delivery for these…

Vale Charles Woodward

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has spoken of his “profound sadness” at learning of the passing last night of his good friend, tourism identity and business leader Charles Woodward. “It’s an absolute tragedy for our community,” Mr Entsch said today. “Charlie had been battling this disease for a long time but we all hoped that if…

Tropical North Queensland Regional Jobs and Investment Package open for applications 31st May

• Tropical North Queensland Local Investment Plan approved • Grant round opens 31 May • Funding for local infrastructure, business innovation and skills and training THE grants round for the $20 million Tropical North Queensland Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP) will open for applications on 31 May, following the publication of the committee’s Local…

Benefits set to flow from new 20 megalitre reservoir

Works have commenced on the construction of a new reservoir at Port Douglas, which will increase water capacity and encourage new residential and commercial development in the region. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the $13.5 million new 20 megalitre reservoir would double local water supply storage capacity to meet the future needs of…

Giving back to our volunteers in FNQ

ALMOST 700 volunteers in Leichhardt are among nearly 100,000 across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, recently announced that almost 2,700 community organisations would benefit from a grant to support the work of volunteers. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Coalition Government’s…

Budget boosts FNQ infrastructure and regional development

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the record investment in infrastructure in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, saying it will help to improve connectivity, productivity, and liveability in our region. “We’re making leaps and bounds in infrastructure investment, which will create jobs, drive economic growth and will naturally encourage further investment in our communities,” Mr Entsch…