Morrison Government to deliver multi-million dollar Griffiths Park upgrade

The Morrison Government will partner with the Cairns Cricket Association and Queensland Cricket to redevelop Griffiths Park at Manunda. The Morrison Government will invest $1.7 million towards the project with Cairns Cricket Association contributing $100,000 and Queensland Cricket contributing $100,000. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Griffiths Park redevelopment project would benefit players, members…

The sky’s the limit for Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government continues to boost Northern Australia with the announcement of more successful projects under the Northern Australia Development Program. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the Northern Australia Development Program has been a resounding success and will provide almost $88 million in total funding to assist businesses in the Far…

Funding delivered to reduce natural disaster risk and to build resilience in Cairns and Far North Queensland

The Australian Government is reducing the risk and minimising the impact to communities of large-scale natural disasters like floods, bushfires and cyclones across Far North Queensland by investing $6.2 million to fund six projects under the Preparing Australian Communities Program. The Preparing Australian Communities Program is an investment by the Australian Government of $600 million over…

Sporting Schools keeping Far North Queensland youth active

The extension of the Morrison Government’s popular Sporting Schools Program will see more children across Cairns and Far North Queensland participate in free sport activities. The program, which is delivered in partnership with 37 national sporting organisations, helps schools deliver a range of high-quality, inclusive, and diverse sporting activities to primary school students along with…

New projects to protect Far North Queensland native species

The Northern Quoll and Golden-shouldered Parrot are set to benefit from $383,619 in funding for two projects in Far North Queensland thanks to the Morrison Government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Far North Queensland NRM, in partnership with Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the Western Yalanjo Aboriginal Corporation, will receive…

Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement helps address skill shortages

The Australian Government is making key changes to ensure the Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) remains fit for purpose as the regional labour market has evolved throughout the pandemic. Changes to the Far North Queensland DAMA include updating the range of occupations across which businesses can source workers. Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services…

Morrison Government delivers reinsurance pool to drive down insurance premiums

The Morrison Government will further ease cost of living pressures for Far North Queenslanders after legislation to establish the reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage passed parliament. More than 880,000 residential, strata and small business property insurance policies across Northern Australia are expected to be covered for the risk of cyclone and related…