Cairns indigenous rangers get funding boost

The Morrison Government is investing $244,974 to ensure the Yirrganydji Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers can continue the fantastic work they do protecting our environment. Indigenous rangers care for land and sea country, preserve sites of cultural significance, conserve threatened species, marine systems and cultural places and address environmental threats caused by feral animals, invasive…

Coalition Government to invest $10 million to ensure the Lakeland Irrigation Area Project is shovel ready

The Morrison Government will invest up to $10 million to ensure the Lakeland Irrigation Area Project is shovel ready. This investment will ensure the final engineering and scoping works on this region-defining project are completed. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack  said the Coalition Government want to build dams. He said the Coalition Government’s investment for…

Entsch to deliver Cairns Cycling Club upgrade

The Morrison Government will invest $418,500 in upgrading and improving facilities at Cairns Cycling Club to ensure the region’s cyclists have access to state-of-the-art facilities. The investment was secured in this year’s federal budget as part of the government’s highly-successful Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said he had been working…

Entsch delivers crucial $5 million for Torres Strait sea walls

The Coalition Government is backing traditional owners and investing $5 million to construct sea walls in the Torres Strait to support local employment, businesses and training opportunities for local families. The funding for this project has been allocated out of existing resources within the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. The investment will be delivered via a partnership between…

Labor candidate needs to tell truth on health funding

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called on the local Labor candidate to come clean and start telling the truth about Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service funding. Commonwealth funding* for the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has increased from $127 million when Labor left office to more than $242 million last financial…

New dawn for Cairns Marine Precinct operators

Local jobs across the Cairns commercial shipping and maritime industries will be further supported by recently completed upgrades to the Cairns Marine Precinct. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who officially opened stage one of the precinct today, said the federal government’s $24 million investment had boosted economic growth in the region and supported the expansion…