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Milestones – December 2017 Newsletter

50th Wedding Anniversary Ted and Sondra Courtney celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary on the 12th August 2017 William and Maureen Leet celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary on the 16th September 2017 55th Wedding Anniversary David and Maria Hobden celebrating their 55th Wedding anniversary on the 15th September 2017 60th Wedding Anniversary Roy and Phyllis Head…

Additional projects that have been delivered

On top of my election commitments, there have been many other projects that I have delivered. A $58 million upgrade of the Bruce Highway from four to six lanes between Robert Road and Foster Road. The upgrade also includes wide centrelines, new turning lanes, and better lighting along five kilometres of the highway between Gordonvale…

Christmas Card Competition 2017

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of my 2017 Christmas Card Competition – 8 year old Rory Stewart from Cairns West State School. Rory wins a $150 Cairns Penny account for his drawing of 'Santa on the Reef' which will appear on the front of my annual Christmas card that I send out across Australia.…

A word from Warren – December 2017

What an amazing year 2017 has been! Together we’ve achieved a lot for Leichhardt, and I thank you for your contribution in helping grow our magical tropical region so that it may realise its full potential, not just as a natural beauty, but also as a place where jobs are increasing, the economy is growing,…

Leichhardt Locals Milestones

56th Wedding Anniversary Brian and Rowena Cornell will celebrate their 56th Wedding Anniversary on the 20th December 2016 60th Wedding Anniversary Phillip and Maureen Howser celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on the 1st September 2016 Graeme and Prudence Haussmann celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on the 13th October 2016 John and Andree Foley celebrating their…

A Word from Warren

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s a good opportunity to wish all my constituents in Leichhardt a very merry Christmas and to update you on recent developments. The last few months have been busy with Parliamentary sittings in Canberra, where as a government we delivered over $20 billion in budget repair – a major…

The Junction Clubhouse – changing lives

The Junction Clubhouse is doing amazing work helping people transition from mental health care back into the community, jobs and housing.  This year The Junction set up a Bike Bank and members have started cycling, finding it beneficial for their physical and mental health. So they’ve decided to take on a ‘little’ challenge – the…

Creative talents in Christmas Card competition

Each year, students from around Leichhardt take part in my Christmas Card Competition in the hope of winning some great prizes from Cairns Penny and having their entry feature on my annual Christmas Card. There was a wide variety of ideas on the theme ‘Christmas in the Tropics’. Some focused on family, others on being…

Building Better Regions in Leichhardt

I’M excited about the opportunities for the Far North that will come from the recently-announced Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), through creating jobs, driving economic growth and building stronger regional communities into the future. The good news is that BBRF, worth $297 million over four years, is a regional fund and projects from the major…

Update on Election Commitments

SINCE Government was formed at the end of August, there’s been steady work on the delivery of election commitments. I receive regular updates from relevant Ministers, and am working with project proponents to help where I can. At the Wet Tropics Management Authority Ministerial Forum on 25th November, the Queensland and Federal Governments agreed that…