Federal funding flows to Cape York Community Access Roads

The Australian Government has unlocked federal funding to the tune of $38 million toward the $47.5 million Cape York Community Access Roads project, which will improve access to remote Indigenous communities while supporting freight transport, agriculture and tourism. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the funding from the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) program would…

Preserving our maritime heritage in Cooktown

Maritime heritage in Cooktown will be given a boost with the announcement the James Cook Museum in Cooktown will receive $12,924 under the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme. The scheme is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum and provides grants of up to $15,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help display and conserve…

New grants open to preserve Australia’s heritage

Applications are now open under the third round of the federal government’s Australian Heritage Grants program. Grants of between $25,000 and $400,000 are available for projects that strengthen our national heritage. Regional communities will be among the key beneficiaries under this funding round designed to protect and preserve Australia’s national and world heritage sites, promote…

Local grants help Leichhardt celebrate NAIDOC 2020

NAIDOC Week 2020 is just around the corner and 11 organisations have been provided $16,420 to help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence. NAIDOC Week will be held between November 8-15 Successful Leichhardt grant* recipients were awarded funding under the Morrison Government’s $1.4 million program to support local organisations to celebrate the week. Federal…

Regional airports program now open

A Morrison Government program to ensure regional communities remain safely connected to people, goods and new opportunities via the skies is open for another round of applications. Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program is part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to enhancing the accessibility and safety of regional and remote airports and aerodromes across…

FNQ kids urged to showcase their artistic abilities as part of the annual Leichhardt Christmas card competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate different ways of showcasing “Christmas Fun in FNQ” for his 2020 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its eleventh year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive. The winning illustrations will feature…

Remote airstrip funding now open

Applications for Round 8 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program have opened as part of the Morrison-McCormack Government’s commitment to enhancing the safety and accessibility of airstrips in remote areas of Australia. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said remote aerodromes were critical to aero-medical flights, the delivery…