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…

Queensland Election

Mr ENTSCH:  I rise this afternoon to pay tribute to the local LNP candidates Sam Marino, Linda Cooper, Gerry Vallianos and Edward ‘Nipper’ Brown who contested the recent Queensland state elections in various seats across my electorate. Obviously the result wasn’t one that they desired but it’s not to say that they didn’t give their…

Justin Parer

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me pleasure to pay tribute to Cairns businessman Justin Parer, managing director of BSE Maritime Solutions. Mr Parer’s name has been synonymous with Cairns’ marine industry for more than two decades now. Justin built BSE Maritime Solutions up to be one of our city’s biggest shipyards and a maritime maintenance powerhouse.…

Norris Carter

Mr ENTSCH: I’d like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to a former North Queensland Airports CEO, Norris Carter, who recently stepped down from this role. For the past four years, Norris’s exemplary leadership in overseeing Cairns and Mackay airports has been without question. Norris’s stewardship saw Cairns Airport named the 10th best airport…

New grants open to preserve Australia’s heritage

Applications are now open under the third round of the federal government’s Australian Heritage Grants program. Grants of between $25,000 and $400,000 are available for projects that strengthen our national heritage. Regional communities will be among the key beneficiaries under this funding round designed to protect and preserve Australia’s national and world heritage sites, promote…