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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$7.5M BOOST FOR YELLOW CRAZY ANT CONTROL EFFORTS

Efforts to tackle the threat of yellow crazy ants in the Wet Tropics are intensifying with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, today confirming that he has signed off on a funding agreement for the Coalition Government’s $7.5 million election commitment. Yellow crazy ants are an invasive pest threatening endangered species and…

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Local photographers urged to get snap happy

One of the stunning winning entries from last year's competition, Stone Sentinels near Ellis Beach, by Larry Russell. PHOTOGRAPHERS from Cairns to the Torres Strait are encouraged to get snap-happy to showcase our unique part of Australia in the annual Leichhardt Community Calendar. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said he was seeking images that…

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Free moves for young women at YMCA Marlin Coast

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed moves by the Coalition Government to improve the health and wellbeing of young women in the Northern Beaches. The new Girls Make Your Move campaign, in partnership with the Marlin Coast Recreational Centre YMCA, is giving girls and young women aged 12 to 19 free entry to…

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New overtaking lane a $2.5 million investment in FNQ road safety

• $2.5 million overtaking lane project at Aloomba, south of Cairns, now complete • Australian Government’s record $50 billion infrastructure fund delivering for Far North Queensland A $2.5 million driver safety project on the Bruce Highway south of Cairns is now open, thanks to the Australian Government’s investment in roads throughout the nation. Works have…

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Lower taxes delivered for Leichhardt small business

AUSTRALIA’S 3.1 million small and medium sized businesses ? including the 19,670 located in the Leichhardt electorate ? will pay less tax under the Coalition Government’s Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan passed in Parliament last week. “Reducing the tax burden on small business gives the Far North’s small business owners the chance to grow, to…

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