New mobile coverage for regional areas

I’m very pleased that five areas in the Far North – Cape Tribulation, Whyanbeel, Ayton, Keatings Lagoon and Injinoo – will receive new mobile base stations under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. Improved mobile coverage for Cape Tribulation will be fantastic for tourism given that visitors to the region expect…

Out and About

Helped Santa at the Star of the Sea Elder’s Village Christmas Lunch, Thursday Island Took part in discussions during Pormpuraaw Youth Week, Pormpuraaw Attended tourism icon Doug Gamble’s 75th birthday, Fitzroy Island Hosted defence officials for updates on the Upgrade of the Cairns Marine Precinct, Cairns Helped launch the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival, Port…

A Word From Warren

We’re now three months into the new term of government and while Parliamentary sittings have only just got underway in the past few weeks, there are plenty of issues that I’m already getting stuck into as well as ‘unfinished business’ from the last term. Over the next three to six months, I’m focused on the delivery of…

Spotlight On FNQ Enterprise

I welcome invitations to visit businesses in Leichhardt – it’s fantastic to see enterprising locals investing in new equipment or construction, employing more staff and showing confidence in our economy. Here are a few highlights… Cairns Aquarium Construction is well underway and I was privileged to tour the site recently with founder and CEO Daniel Leipnik. At the…

Masterplan Launched For Botanic Garden Mossman

The vision for the Botanic Garden Mossman (BGM) has become much clearer with the launch of the Masterplan and Business Development Plan at the site in central Mossman. I was honoured to reveal the new signage on the 50-acre block, located between Foxton Ave and the Mossman River, and to help BGM chair John Sullivan and…

Milestones

50th Wedding Anniversary Barry & Marilyn Clark – 19th March 2016 Jonathan & Janet Percy -26th March 2016 John & Sandra Thomson – 2nd April 2016 Robert & Gwen Elleary – 16th April 2016 Barry & Yvonne Bolton – 23rd April 2016 Robin & Anne McAlloon – 23rd April 2016 James & Helen Kezilas –…

Regional News And Events Wrap

Over the last few months I’ve taken the opportunity to visit most of the regional communities in Leichhardt. It’s been good to meet all the new mayors and councillors, catch up with community groups and hear about new initiatives. In Douglas, I caught up with the Council to hear about their current progress on the waterfront development and…

Cairns Corporate Challenge Update

In just a few weeks, my wife Yolonde and seven other Cairns Corporate Challenge trekkers will head off on the adventure of a lifetime.  The group are commemorating the heroic feats of our young soldiers by trekking along the Kokoda trail’s 96 kilometres of mud and mountain range.  They’ve been training for months – walking…

Out and about

Hosted World TB Day event, Canberra. Supported Gala Island fundraising event for Cyclone Winston victims, Cairns. Caught up with Green Army team, Pebbly Beach. Visited agricultural and water projects, Lakeland. Met with Community Health and NPA Family & Community Service staff, Bamaga. Judged Port Douglas Carnivale parade floats, Port Douglas. Caught up with AustSwim instructors…