Cooktown and Cape York Expo

MR ENTSCH: I recently had the pleasure of attending the Cooktown and Cape York Expo with my beautiful wife and daughter, Yolonde and Mackenzie. Cook Shire Council had been planning to stage the event in 2020 to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s 1770 voyage to Australia. Unfortunately, it became a victim of…

Cairns University Hospital, Insurance, Health Care

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to advise that the land required to build the Cairns university hospital has now been purchased. It’s a major step in ensuring the long-overdue and much-needed project becomes a reality. In 2019, the Morrison government, in partnership with James Cook University, announced a $60 million investment to get…

Men’s Sheds Grants now open

As part of Men’s Health Week, the Australian Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across Cairns and Far North Queensland to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said funding under Round 22 of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme was now…

Cairns intersection to get major upgrade

Cairns motorists received a major road safety boost today with the Morrison Government announcing it will invest $709,000 towards upgrading the intersection of Upward and Draper Streets at Parramatta Park. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said community input was critical to identifying key black spots across Cairns and Far North Queensland. He said Cairns Regional…

Warren the Wombat

Mr ENTSCH: I recently visited an amazing tourism attraction in my electorate, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, where I was told I would be having the honour of naming two radiated tortoises, which originate from Madagascar. Little did I know that it was simply a ruse. Hartley’s owners, Angela and Peter Freeman, had other ideas. The real…

Daintree Microgrid

MR ENTSCH: I’m absolutely rapt to see the $19.3 million allocated in this year’s federal budget to stage 1 construction of the Daintree microgrid project. This is a project that’s very close to my heart and one that I’ve been working on delivering for close to 25 years. In fact, only last week I was…

Reef permit application fee waived until 2022

Great Barrier Reef businesses have been given an additional 12-month reprieve from the cost of applying for Reef permits. The Morrison Government will extend the fee waiver from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the Morrison Government was committed to supporting businesses affected as result of the global…

Safer Communities Fund Round Six now open

The Morrison Government is providing up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure through round six of the Safer Communities Fund. The early intervention grant opportunity opens 28 May 2021 and the security infrastructure grant opportunity opens on 15 June 2021. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…