Bridge Upgrades for Leichhardt

THREE new bridge projects will be delivered in Leichhardt following the announcement of successful projects under round three of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. Douglas Shire Council will receive $1,339,250 million in funding for the Diggers Bridge Replacement Project, while Cook Shire Council will receive a total of $108,330 towards construction of the King…

Local Drug Action Team for Cape York

COMMUNITY groups in Cape York are joining forces under a Federal Government plan to stop the use of ice, drugs and alcohol at a grass-roots level, and deliver support to those battling drug and alcohol addiction. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said an extra 40 Local Drug Action Teams (LADT) have been announced across…

Put Your Bids in for Remote Airstrip Upgrades

. Round 5 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme now open for applications . Funding available for improving the accessibility and safety of airstrips in remote communities . Applications will remain open until 20 October 2017 ROUND five of the Federal Government’s Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme is now open. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren…

Adjournment – Cairns Marine Precinct

I rise today to boast, if you like, about outstanding achievements in my beautiful city of Cairns. Cairns is set to become Australia's major hub for maintenance and sustainment work on the Australian Navy and industry ships after the government delivered on its $24 million election promise. Just over a week ago, I announced that…

90 Second Statement – Cairns Rifle Club

I would like to congratulate members of the Cairns Rifle Club for their outstanding gold medal wins at the world championships in Canada last month. Marty Lobert, Peter Carter and Steven Lazarus were all part of the winning Australian F-class rifle team. This is back-to-back gold for these men, and this has never been done…