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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Building stronger communities in Cape and Torres Strait

THERE’S good news for four not-for-profit community groups 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 four successful projects, announcing: – up to $5,000 to the Naygayiw Gigi Indigenous Corporation for a Community Bus and…

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ENTSCH WELCOMES 1 JULY KICK-OFF FOR THE NAIF

THE Coalition Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is open for business as of today, 1st July, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch describing it as a “major milestone”. “The Turnbull Government is absolutely committed to developing northern Australia. The establishment of the NAIF, which will be headquartered in Cairns, is a cornerstone of our…

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