Entsch welcomes news of aviation school proposal

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Australian Education Overseas on its vision to develop a flying school for Chinese pilots in the Cairns region, saying it would complement and strengthen numerous local industry sectors. “This is an exciting proposal for the Far North and I have to commend Australian Education Overseas and its directors Carl…

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Botanic Gardens to flourish with Graeme Haussmann Bridge opening

Major road safety and productivity gains are expected to flow with the official opening today of a new two-lane concrete bridge on Collins Avenue in Cairns. The scope of works on the Graeme Haussmann Bridge included construction of a new two-lane concrete bridge deck with dedicated cycle lanes, wider traffic lanes, landscaping and new lighting…

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Funding to showcase FNQ art in Singapore

THE Coalition Government is pleased to announce support for a unique Far Northern art exhibition which will be the centrepiece of a program of international arts activities aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Australia and Singapore. In Cairns today, Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield said that the exhibition, Au Karem ira…

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Funding ticked off for much-needed Cairns Basketball expansion

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the signing-off of the funding agreement for the Coalition Government’s $1.5 million election commitment for Cairns Basketball. The completed funding agreement means that Cairns Basketball will receive the first tranche of funding and works on its $3 million expansion project will start in the coming months. The project will…

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Bruce Highway’s new southbound lanes open

Southbound traffic on the Bruce Highway, between Foster Road and Robert Road, has now switched to the new southbound lanes as part of the $58 million Cairns Southern Access (CSA) Stage 2 project. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the permanent change follows the completion of culvert works in the southbound lanes at Skeleton…

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Record federal funding for legal assistance sector

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has today welcomed the further injection of funding by the Coalition Government to the legal assistance sector as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The Coalition Government will provide a further $55.7 million over the next three years to community legal centres ($39 million) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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Stage 3 alignment for the Cairns Southern Access Corridor on the Bruce Highway released

• Preferred alignment between Edmonton and Gordonvale publicly released • 10 kilometre duplication will reduce congestion and allow for expected population growth THE preferred alignment for the 10 kilometre duplication of the Bruce Highway, between Edmonton and Gordonvale, has been released, paving the way for the next Bruce Highway upgrade to begin. Federal Member for…

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