Cape York communities share in $40 million aged care boost

Senior Australians living in communities across Cape York will benefit from significant upgrades to local residential aged care facilities. Nearly $1.6 million in federal funding will enable extensions, refurbishments and improvements at five aged care facilities in Cape York. The new funding will be delivered under the federal government’s Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote…

Federal government to fund new Community Health and Hospitals Programs across Far North Queensland

The federal government will improve the health and care of patients in Far North Queensland with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services. Under the program the government will partner with local community providers, health and hospital services and research institutions, such as James Cook University and CQUniversity, to provide additional funding in four…

Cairns Port designated as critical infrastructure asset and security regulated port under federal legislation

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the federal government had listened to the concerns of Far North Queenslanders and had changed Cairns Port’s designation. The designation is even more important in light of the federal government’s policy emphasis on the south-west Pacific and the establishment of a joint Australia/PNG naval base on Manus Island. Federal…

Cairns Shipping Development Project

Mr ENTSCH:  I rise to speak about a game-changing project in my electorate that was announced last week. The Cairns Shipping Development Project represents a key economic driver not only for Cairns and Far North Queensland but for all of northern Australia. The project will support 195 full-time jobs during construction and create a further…

Mossman Mill

Mr ENTSCH: I rise tonight to highlight a transformational project within my electorate. The Mossman Mill has been a feature in the local landscape for more than a century. In 1897, Annie Rose fed the first sugarcane into the mill, with the mill producing its first sugar after crushing 27,905 tonnes of cane for its…