HomeBuilder success sees scheme extended

The Morrison Government is extending the highly effective HomeBuilder scheme which is driving demand in our local construction sector and protecting jobs by supporting the construction on new homes and home renovations. HomeBuilder will now be extended to 31 March 2021. For all new build contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021,…

Scholarships to attract more students to Cairns

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today welcomed $330,000 funding to support local scholarship opportunities through the Australian Government’s Destination Australia program. Mr Entsch said the funding would enable eight scholarships to be offered through local tertiary education providers. “This Australian Government funding will enable scholarships worth up to $15,000 to be offered to eight students…

Traceability grants to boost our premium exports from Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies in Far North Queensland to apply for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said $3 million in funding under Round Two of the Traceability Grants Program was an…

Federal funding flows to Cape York Community Access Roads

The Australian Government has unlocked federal funding to the tune of $38 million toward the $47.5 million Cape York Community Access Roads project, which will improve access to remote Indigenous communities while supporting freight transport, agriculture and tourism. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the funding from the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) program would…

Preserving our maritime heritage in Cooktown

Maritime heritage in Cooktown will be given a boost with the announcement the James Cook Museum in Cooktown will receive $12,924 under the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme. The scheme is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum and provides grants of up to $15,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help display and conserve…

Cairns University Hospital

Mr ENTSCH: I rise tonight to highlight a critical project in my electorate that is needed sooner rather than later. In January 2019, Prime Minister Morrison visited Cairns and announced $60 million towards the establishment of the Cairns University Hospital in partnership with James Cook University. The funding included $10 million to purchase the necessary land…