Cooktown: nbn fibre-to-the-node construction begins

AUSTRALIA’S National Broadband Network is now available at more than 45,000 homes and businesses across Leichhardt – with an additional 32,000 currently under construction, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. The news comes as nbn Co begin construction of fibre to the node in 1200 premises in Cooktown. “The message for Cooktown residents is…

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Freshwater: nbn fibre-to-the-node construction begins

AUSTRALIA’S National Broadband Network is now available at more than 45,000 homes and businesses across Leichhardt – with an additional 32,000 currently under construction, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. The news comes as nbn Co begin construction of fibre to the node in 2,000 premises in Freshwater. “The message for residents is clear…

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Roads to Recovery $1.77 million funding boost for Leichhardt

FUNDING under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme has today been distributed to eight councils in the electorate of Leichhardt, to assist with local road construction and maintenance. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the 2016 Budget extended the Roads to Recovery Programme, and provided an additional $50 million per annum from…

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A week of lasers, art and other science fun in Cairns

A laser show, interactive art, and a Pecha Kucha night are all ways that Cairns locals can celebrate this year’s National Science Week, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. “Science is essential to our future jobs, our future prosperity and our future quality of life,” he said, “which is why we should all use…

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Peninsula Developmental Road sealing rolls on

Work on sealing Cape York Peninsula’s only major access road – the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) – has reached another milestone with the completion of the Mein Deviation project. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said works on sealing the remaining 10.1 kilometres of the 29 kilometre stretch of the PDR between Wolverton and…

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Local race and rodeo events benefit from federal funds

THREE popular country race and rodeo events will be able to carry out key infrastructure upgrades to help increase crowd and volunteer safety, improve animal comfort and boost attendance, thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated the proponents of the three successful projects, announcing: up…

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Douglas to benefit from sporting grants

THERE’S good news for two not-for-profit community organisations in Port Douglas who will receive funding for important infrastructure projects under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated the proponents of the two successful projects, announcing: Up to $6500 for the Douglas Integrated Riders and Trail-builders (DIRT) Club…

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ACCC fuel price submissions closing at end of July

CAIRNS residents and businesses have until the end of the month to make a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into local petrol prices, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “Cairns is the fourth Australian city where the ACCC is undertaking a regional petrol market study as part of the Government watchdog’s…

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Building stronger communities in Cairns

THERE’S good news for three not-for-profit community organisations who will receive funding for important infrastructure projects under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated the proponents of the three successful projects, announcing: – up to $15,345 to the Marlin Coast Men's Shed for their Enhancement and Fit…

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