NBN rolls out in Manoora, Mooroobool and Kanimbla

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP says that around 2300 premises in Kanimbla, Mooroobool and Manoora are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fixed line network now underway. Mr Entsch said: “This is an important milestone for Cairns, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as…

$10m for Jardine River Bridge

THE Federal Government will invest up to $10 million towards constructing a bridge over the Jardine River on the Cape York Peninsula. The investment honours the Government’s commitment to deliver key infrastructure to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Far North Queensland. “The Jardine bridge project will open up economic…

Entsch welcomes jetty for Prince of Wales Island

THE Federal Government will work with the Torres Strait Regional Authority on a project proposal for the construction of a jetty on Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait. “Infrastructure development is vital to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote parts of Australia,” said Leichhardt MP Warren…

Cairns Meals on Wheels Gets an Xmas Visitor

WARREN Entsch MP helped Cairns Meals on Wheels make their deliveries on Thursday and spread some Christmas cheer among Cairns’ elderly residents who are very grateful clients of the service. “It was wonderful to visit the Barlow Park kitchen and meet the chef who produces these tasty and nutritious meals, as well as the volunteers…

Funding available to strengthen communities

FAR Northern community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations are being urged to put their hand up for Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The programme, announced in this year’s Budget, is providing $150,000 per year for two years to every electorate in Australia to fund small capital projects which deliver social…