Cooktown leading the world in solar innovation

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Cooktown will be leading the world in solar power innovation with the construction of the Cook Shire Solar Storage Project. Construction is set to begin in the fourth quarter of this year on Butchers Hill near Lakeland, and is being led by independent renewables developer Lyon Infrastructure Investments.…

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New housing for aged care staff on Thursday Island

A plan for much-needed new staff accommodation at the Blue Care Star of the Sea Elders Village on Thursday Island will become a reality thanks to a Federal Government grant. The Government is investing $5.8 million in the project, which will enable the construction of 24 self-contained one-bedroom units and a central laundry facility for staff.…

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52 PNG rangers celebrate graduation

FROM capping wells to safe chainsaw use, improved sanitation, first aid, public speaking, water safety and basic IT, a group of young Western Province rangers now possess valuable skills to strengthen their communities and become future role models.  On Thursday, 52 trainees graduated from the Treaty Village Rangers Program at an event at Mabaduan Village…

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New small grants programme for Leichhardt

FAR Northern community groups, not-for-profits and local government organisations are being urged to put in a bid for funding for small infrastructure projects under the Australian Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP said the Programme, announced in this year’s Budget, will deliver $150,000 per year for two years to…

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Cape York Camping wins Telstra Queensland Business Award

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated Cape York Camping Punsand Bay for winning the Regional Award at the 2015 Telstra Queensland Business Awards. The business owners, who were also finalists in the Start-Up category, were presented with the award at a Gala Dinner in Brisbane last night. Mr Entsch said: “This is a…

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Peninsula Development Road project set to start

WORK will start mid next month on the Mein Deviation project to seal 29 kilometres of the Peninsula Developmental Road south of Coen in Cape York. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today that Civil Mining and Construction has been awarded the tender…

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Statement on the death of Tnzin Delek Rinpoche

The Australian All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (AAPGT), led by the Hon Warren Entsch MP and the Hon Michael Danby MP, is deeply saddened by the passing of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a highly respected and much-loved Tibetan lama who died in a Chinese prison on 12 July. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche had qualified for medical…

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