Tobruk Memorial Pool reopens with a splash!

Today’s grand opening of the redeveloped Tobruk Memorial Pool means Far Northerners can now benefit from an affordable, high-standard and accessible aquatic facility that meets the needs of a growing regional city. The project was driven by Cairns Regional Council which invested $18.9 million, supported by the Coalition Government which provided an additional $4.8 million.…

Cooktown Robo-kids aiming for USA Robogames

EIGHT clever kids from Cooktown State School Robotics Club are aiming to compete in next year’s Robogames in the United States ? and they’re calling on the local community to help them get there. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch praised the dedication of the six boys and two girls, and their IT teacher Herman…

Boost for mental health services in Cairns

THE Junction Clubhouse can continue delivering much-needed support for Far Northerners facing mental health challenges, thanks to funding being provided by the Federal Government as a result of advocacy by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The 12-months funding, a total of $468,142, will enable The Junction to transition to new sources of funding as the Australian…

Funding approved to finish Cape York infrastructure upgrades

THE Australian Government has approved $100.6 million for further upgrades to roads and other critical infrastructure on the Cape York Peninsula. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the funding approval means that the remaining projects under the Cape York Region Package, including Community Infrastructure projects in eight Indigenous regions, can get underway. “These…

Release of Redesigning VET FEE-HELP Discussion Paper

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is calling for local students, parents, teachers and employers to provide feedback on the Redesigning VET FEE-HELP Discussion Paper. The Discussion Paper was developed following consultations around the country – including in Cairns – that were attended by VET FEE-HELP training providers, representatives from peak training bodies and industry…

Regional investment in Leichhardt

REGIONAL Australia is critical to our national economy and this year’s budget delivers significant new investment across all areas of government that will create jobs and promote economic prosperity in the Far North. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said last night’s 2016–17 Federal Budget boosts connectivity, builds critical infrastructure, supports innovation and fosters local…

Full steam ahead for NAIF in Cairns

WARREN Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt and Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, says he is thrilled with the passing of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016 through the Senate this week and the allocation of funding in last night’s Budget. “The Bill passed the House of Representatives during the previous…