Grants available to mark the Queen’s Jubilee

Eligible groups and organisations in Cairns and Far North Queensland are invited to apply for an Australian Government grant to plant trees in honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her seven decades of service to Australia and the Commonwealth. The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national…

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Wet Tropics Management Authority to receive funding boost to establish Cultural Landscape Hub

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has been awarded $395,000 in funding towards its ‘The Wet Tropics Cultural Landscape Hub’ under the Morrison Government’s Australian Heritage Grants program. Federal Environment Sussan Ley said the fourth round of the Australian Heritage Grants has a particular focus on supporting communities recover from the pandemic. “This year’s funding round…

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World-leading Daintree renewable microgrid signed off

The Morrison Government is supporting the creation of a world-leading renewable microgrid for the Daintree community in Far North Queensland. The government has awarded Volt Advisory Group $18.75 million over three years to develop a highly innovative renewable energy microgrid for the Daintree region. The project will support more than 200 jobs in Far North…

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More funding available to strengthen our communities

The Morrison Government is continuing to back regional Australia by providing more funding to help Cairns and Far North Queensland recover and grow on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now open for the new Rebuilding Regional Communities Program. Grants are available for a range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that will help…

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Powering community groups in Cairns and Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government is supporting community groups across Cairns and Far North Queensland to help them increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Six community organisations in Cairns and Far North Queensland will receive grants for projects under the government’s Powering Communities Program. The successful organisations include: Cairns Basketball Cairns Pirates Touch Football Association Edge Hill/Whitfield…

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Nominate a local achiever for an Australian Training Award

Nominations for the 2022 Australian Training Awards are now open. This year’s awards will celebrate 16 recipients, including four Australian Government categories, 11 State and Territory categories and the Outstanding Achievement in the VET and Skills Sector Award. Federal Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business Minister Stuart Robert said the awards will focus on…

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Jobs on offer at Cairns Jobs Fair

The Morrison Government’s Cairns Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers and employers from across Far North Queensland on Tuesday 1 March at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. The jobs fair will also include training organisations, trade associations, and employment service providers. Federal Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business Minister Stuart Robert said the…

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Cairns reclassified to help boost health outcomes for residents

GP clinics across Cairns can now recruit overseas trained doctors and bonded medical practitioners following a recommendation by an independent panel to change the city’s Distribution Priority Area status. Cairns is now classified as Distribution Priority Area following an application by three local clinics for an exceptional circumstances review. It is the first time any…

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