FNQ netball players now able to play all year round

Cairns and Far North Queensland netball players will be able to play all year round after the completion of the multi-million dollar upgrades to the Martyn Street Netball Centre. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the $2,037,984 project was delivered through the Regional Jobs and Investment Package in a 50/50 partnership with Cairns Regional Council.…

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Daintree microgrid on track and on schedule

Work is well underway to deliver more affordable and reliable power for the Daintree community. The Australian Government last year invested $990,150 towards a feasibility study to allow Daintree Renewable Energy Pty Ltd to take fully-renewable microgrid project to ‘shovel ready’ status within 12 months. The study will deliver a fully costed design for a…

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New funding for Far North Queensland environment projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced six organisations had been awarded funding under the federal government’s Communities Environment Program. A broad range of organisations were eligible to apply for funding under the Communities Environment Program including local community clubs, not-for-profit organisations, landcare groups and schools. Grants of between $2500 and $20,000 were available under…

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Ex-service organisations to receive funding boost

More than $4.2 million in funding is available through this year’s Building Excellence in Support and Training grants program which assists ex-service organisations to deliver essential advice, advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families along with war widows and widowers. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the ESO community across Cairns…

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New funding for Far North Queensland community infrastructure projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 10 organisations had been awarded funding under the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program – Round Five. The Stronger Communities Programme supported the Morrison Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Far North Queensland. Grants to fund small capital projects of between $2500 and $20,000 were available…

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New PDR project seals momentun in Cape York

Sealing works on the Peninsula Developmental Road in Cape York are set to keep rolling with tenders open for a new project on the Cape’s most critical road link. The project will be delivered as part of the Australian Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance Cooktown to Weipa Corridor. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the…

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Congratulations to Far North Queensland’s students

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has congratulated thousands of local school students and their teachers for a successful school year. The last day of school for Queensland Government schools was Friday, 13 December 2019. Mr Entsch said students should enjoy a well-earned break before either continuing with their education, heading to university or entering the…

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New Online Safety Act to keep Far North Queenslanders safe

The Morrison Government has today commenced consultation on a proposed new Online Safety Act to keep Australians safe online. Federal Communications, Cyber Safety and Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said keeping Australians safe online is a top priority for the Morrison Government. He said the proposed reforms deliver on a commitment made at the 2019 federal…

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