Next step for Captain Cook Highway upgrade

Field investigations are underway on the Captain Cook Highway as planning for a $359 million program of road upgrades continues. The news marks the latest milestone in delivering the Captain Cook Highway upgrade (Cairns CBD to Smithfield), which is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby…

2022 Citizens of the Year

MR ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to place on the record and pay tribute to those in my community who were recently named as Citizens of the Year at recent local government Australia Day Awards ceremonies in my electorate. These awards are always one of the highlights of the year, as they acknowledge those who…

Morrison Government to deliver reduced premiums through reinsurance pool

The Morrison Government has finalised the design of the reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage following consultation on the draft legislation. The reinsurance pool will be backed by a $10 billion annually reinstated Commonwealth guarantee and be administered by the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation. The reinsurance pool will come into effect from 1 July 2022. More…

Final option for Cairns Western Arterial Road duplication revealed

The preferred upgrade option for Cairns Western Arterial Road between Redlynch Connector Road and Captain Cook Highway has been finalised. The Cairns Western Arterial Road Duplication is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments with the Australian Government contributing $240 million and the Queensland Government $60 million. It will support an estimated 185 jobs over the…

Safety boost for Far North Queensland tourist road

Motorists heading to the Daintree can now travel safely thanks to improvements on Mossman-Daintree Road. This project is funded under the Australian Government’s $3 billion Road Safety Program. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the works delivered safety improvements between Atherton Street and Newell Road in North Mossman. “The works are part of a package…

Cooktown and District Historical Society to receive funding boost

Community museums, galleries and historical societies across regional Australia are receiving an important boost under the Morrison Government’s $3 million Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said round one funding will help the Cooktown and District Historical Society purchase much needed equipment. “With the Morrison Government’s support, we are…