Applications now open for Festivals Australia funding

Arts and culture organisations across Far North Queensland are invited to apply for a share of more than $500,000 available in funding for arts projects at festivals and significant one-off community celebrations. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch invited organisations to apply for the next round of Festivals Australia funding. He said Festivals Australia funds arts…

FNQ netball players now able to play all year round

Cairns and Far North Queensland netball players will be able to play all year round after the completion of the multi-million dollar upgrades to the Martyn Street Netball Centre. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the $2,037,984 project was delivered through the Regional Jobs and Investment Package in a 50/50 partnership with Cairns Regional Council.…

Daintree microgrid on track and on schedule

Work is well underway to deliver more affordable and reliable power for the Daintree community. The Australian Government last year invested $990,150 towards a feasibility study to allow Daintree Renewable Energy Pty Ltd to take fully-renewable microgrid project to ‘shovel ready’ status within 12 months. The study will deliver a fully costed design for a…

Great Barrier Reef

Mr ENTSCH: Recently, in my capacity as Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef, I presented my first report to the Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley. I must say that it has been a privilege to be in a position where I can provide input into the direction of government policy regarding the Great…

Cairns Men’s Shed

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me the utmost pleasure to rise and speak about the Cairns Men’s shed. During the election campaign, the Morrison government made a $1 million commitment to the members of the Cairns shed that would allow the club to purchase its existing premises and undertake further expansion. I’ve worked extremely closely with…

Kapani Warrior Program

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to highlight the amazing work of Dr Tim White, one of the founders of the highly successful Kapani Warrior program. The Kapani Warrior program, composed mainly of veterans, and nearly entirely self-funded, was established in 2012 and has become an outstanding success and a beacon of hope for many.…

New funding for Far North Queensland environment projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced six organisations had been awarded funding under the federal government’s Communities Environment Program. A broad range of organisations were eligible to apply for funding under the Communities Environment Program including local community clubs, not-for-profit organisations, landcare groups and schools. Grants of between $2500 and $20,000 were available under…

Ex-service organisations to receive funding boost

More than $4.2 million in funding is available through this year’s Building Excellence in Support and Training grants program which assists ex-service organisations to deliver essential advice, advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families along with war widows and widowers. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the ESO community across Cairns…