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…

New funding for Far North Queensland community infrastructure projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 10 organisations had been awarded funding under the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program – Round Five. The Stronger Communities Programme supported the Morrison Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Far North Queensland. Grants to fund small capital projects of between $2500 and $20,000 were available…

New PDR project seals momentun in Cape York

Sealing works on the Peninsula Developmental Road in Cape York are set to keep rolling with tenders open for a new project on the Cape’s most critical road link. The project will be delivered as part of the Australian Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance Cooktown to Weipa Corridor. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the…