Cairns Regional Council secures $250,000 in federal funds for its Smart Urban Irrigation Project

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced Cairns Regional Council had been successful in securing federal government funding under Round Two of its Smart Cities and Suburbs program. The $250,000 would go towards council’s Smart Urban Irrigation Project. Mr Entsch said the Smart Urban Irrigation Project saves water by integrating the latest soil monitoring technology…

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Watershed moment: More than $500m to boost water infrastructure

A more than half a billion dollar increase to the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund will bolster the delivery of transformational water projects for Far North Queensland communities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the federal government would work with the Queensland Government to identify and co-fund the construction of new water infrastructure projects including…

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Port Douglas’ water supply secured for the next century

A new 20-megalitre reservoir in Port Douglas will guarantee both water supply and economic opportunity for the region. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the reservoir would support sustainable population growth in the region for the next 100 years. “This new reservoir will provide water to around 7,000 people a day during peak periods, helping…

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More uni student places a boon for Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said federal government funding to increase the number of students at CQUniversity would be a major boost for local students and the Far North Queensland economy. Mr Entsch said the federal government was providing an additional $9.1 million over four years to increase the number of sub-bachelor students at CQUniversity campuses,…

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