$2 Million for Better Health Services in Mareeba

The Mareeba community will have continued access to essential GP services with the Coalition Government providing $2 million to help reduce pressure on the Mareeba Hospital’s emergency department. The funding will support both GP services and local residents with complex or chronic conditions, to help keep them well and out of hospital. “This is a…

Expressions of Interest Called for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme

Community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations are encouraged to submit an expression of interest for funding as part of Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, with grants ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 that deliver social benefits to Far North Queensland.…

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch Officially Opens Innovative

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the Inderbitzin family while officially opening their Next-Gen Compost Facility at Biboohra near Mareeba. The Inderbitzin family are third generation farmers who originated from Switzerland before moving to the Atherton Tablelands in 1972 to establish a dairy business. Since then they have expanded to three farms, a…

Guidelines released for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme

THERE’S great news for community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations with guidelines for Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme being released this week. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, with grants ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 that deliver social benefits to Far North Queensland. Leichhardt MP…

The Junction Clubhouse Changing Lives Project

Bright and early on Saturday morning, I will be farewelling a group of local cyclists as they embark on a 780-kilometre Cairns to Karumba bike ride adventure. This is no ordinary bike ride; it is over seven days. The team traverse some incredibly challenging country, riding between 78 and 151 kilometres a day to raise…