Men’s Sheds Grants now open

As part of Men’s Health Week, the Australian Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across Cairns and Far North Queensland to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said funding under Round 22 of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme was now…

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Cairns intersection to get major upgrade

Cairns motorists received a major road safety boost today with the Morrison Government announcing it will invest $709,000 towards upgrading the intersection of Upward and Draper Streets at Parramatta Park. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said community input was critical to identifying key black spots across Cairns and Far North Queensland. He said Cairns Regional…

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Reef permit application fee waived until 2022

Great Barrier Reef businesses have been given an additional 12-month reprieve from the cost of applying for Reef permits. The Morrison Government will extend the fee waiver from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the Morrison Government was committed to supporting businesses affected as result of the global…

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Safer Communities Fund Round Six now open

The Morrison Government is providing up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure through round six of the Safer Communities Fund. The early intervention grant opportunity opens 28 May 2021 and the security infrastructure grant opportunity opens on 15 June 2021. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

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Safe places for Cairns women and children escaping violence

New emergency accommodation will be built in Cairns to support local women and children escaping violence. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Morrison Government would invest more than $1.8m to help Access Community Housing purchase land and build five three-bedroom units. “This funding will make a real difference to the safety of women and…

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New mobile towers for Far North Queensland

Digital connectivity in Leichhardt is being boosted with new Telstra mobile towers to be built at Cow Bay and Archer River to boost safety and help locals stay in touch. The new macrocell base station at Cow Bay, which is being funded under the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program, will deliver dedicated coverage and capacity…

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