Improved mobile coverage for Far North Queensland

Far North Queenslanders will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said. Far North Queensland will receive two new Telstra small cell towers under the latest round of the government’s highly-successful program. He said the two successful…

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Roads to Recovery funding flows across Cairns and Cape York

Local road maintenance in Cairns and Cape York will receive a $912,315 boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Roads to Recovery funding would allow councils across the region to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best…

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$150 million to drive innovations to boost Reef resilience

The Morrison Government today launched the research and development phase of its world leading Reef Restoration and Adaptation science program to help preserve and restore the Great Barrier Reef in the face of rising ocean temperatures and coral bleaching. An initial $150 million will be invested in the new phase of the government’s Reef Restoration…

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Government’s multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package to directly benefit FNQ businesses, households and the local economy

The Morrison Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan* to keep Far North Queenslanders in jobs, keep businesses in business, support households and the local economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the Coronavirus. Under the plan up to 6.5 million individuals and 3.5 million businesses,…

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FNQ tourism businesses and operators to directly benefit from government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Environment Management Charge for tourism businesses operating in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will be waived for the reminder of the year. This initiative is part of the Morrison Government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus. As part of the response the federal government has set aside…

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National plastics summit signals changes for plastic recycling

The federal government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this week’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local and global businesses, state…

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Regional communities invited to lead Reef action plans

Regional communities at the forefront of on-ground and in-water efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef will be able to accelerate local Reef protection actions and strengthen connections with Reef science and managementunder a new $310,000 initiative. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is inviting applications for Community Action Plan leaders to design and lead the…

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Black spot program funds to save lives in Cairns

Cairns residents received a major road safety boost today with the federal government announcing it will invest $590,000 toward two projects under its highly-successful Black Spot Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said community input was critical to identifying the two black spots in the Cairns CBD. “Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains…

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Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible Far North Queensland community-based organisations to apply for Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding. The federal government invests around $20 million annually to promote participation in, and maintenance of, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Funding under the program is available for…

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