Mossman show grounds given funding boost for new facilities

The Mossman and District Show Association will receive $478,700 to renew and reinvigorate their show grounds under the Morrison Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant would help make the Mossman show bigger and better than ever. “The annual agricultural show is always a big event, and…

Backing the business case for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

Work on a business case for the proposed Lakeland Irrigation Scheme will soon begin after the Australian and Queensland Governments signing a formal project agreement. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the scheme would drive further investment and economic activity right across the Lakeland Irrigation area, boosting agriculture, the local economy and regional jobs. “The…

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…

New flights to get seafood exports moving again

Tropical North Queensland’s seafood industry has been given a major boost with the Morrison Government helping to secure a critical freight route between Cairns and Hong Kong. Under this new agreement, Qantas will commence a weekly flight from Cairns to Hong Kong packed with around 45 tonnes of seafood sourced from local exporters. The new…

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…