Budget bonanza for Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government has delivered a funding bonanza for Far North Queensland with families and workers among the biggest winners. The federal government last night announced the first budget surplus in more than a decade. The last time Labor delivered an actual budget surplus was in 1989 – three decades ago. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

Federal government to deliver congestion-busting Captain Cook Highway project

The federal government will invest $287.2 million toward delivering the much-needed Captain Cook Highway project to bust congestion and improve road safety. The funding for this game-changing project will be announced in tonight’s federal budget. The project, linking the Cairns CBD to the Smithfield Bypass, will see significant upgrades at the three major roundabouts along the…

FNQ indigenous rangers to protect our natural assets

Twenty-one Indigenous rangers will today graduate having completed new compliance training under the federal government’s $30 million Capacity Building for Indigenous Rangers Strategy. The newest cohort of Indigenous rangers celebrated their successful completion of compliance training today, in a specialist program delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Federal Leichardt MP Warren Entsch…

Powering the Daintree one step closer

Powering the Daintree via a renewable-energy microgrid is one step closer after the federal government identified the region as a site for a stand-alone, environmentally friendly power system. A $50.4 million Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, to be announced in next week’s federal budget, has been set up to identify and fund feasibility studies…