$10m for Jardine River Bridge

THE Federal Government will invest up to $10 million towards constructing a bridge over the Jardine River on the Cape York Peninsula. The investment honours the Government’s commitment to deliver key infrastructure to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Far North Queensland. “The Jardine bridge project will open up economic…

Entsch welcomes jetty for Prince of Wales Island

THE Federal Government will work with the Torres Strait Regional Authority on a project proposal for the construction of a jetty on Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait. “Infrastructure development is vital to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote parts of Australia,” said Leichhardt MP Warren…

Cairns Meals on Wheels Gets an Xmas Visitor

WARREN Entsch MP helped Cairns Meals on Wheels make their deliveries on Thursday and spread some Christmas cheer among Cairns’ elderly residents who are very grateful clients of the service. “It was wonderful to visit the Barlow Park kitchen and meet the chef who produces these tasty and nutritious meals, as well as the volunteers…

Funding available to strengthen communities

FAR Northern community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations are being urged to put their hand up for Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The programme, announced in this year’s Budget, is providing $150,000 per year for two years to every electorate in Australia to fund small capital projects which deliver social…

December 31 the deadline for mobile black spot nominations

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has today called for nominations of mobile black spot locations to be submitted by December 31. “The Commonwealth Government has committed $60 million which will help provide new or upgraded mobile coverage in Leichhardt under Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme,” Mr Entsch said. “I strongly encourage…

Patrol vessel boost in Torres Strait

The Australian Border Force (ABF) will bolster its capabilities in Torres Strait and Far North Queensland (FNQ) with the stationing of a Bay Class vessel in FNQ to permanently patrol the region. The Roebuck Bay has commenced its first patrol in the Strait after departing Cairns on Monday. It has undergone a substantial refurbishment in…

Cairns white water rafters win silver at World Champs

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has congratulated six young Cairns women after they placed in second position at last week’s World Rafting Championships in Indonesia. The ‘Downunder Thunder’ Under-19 women’s team, representing Australia, were only just beaten by the Russian team ? 888 points to 892 ? across the 3-day event.“Congratulations to Steph Seed,…