Works near Archer River on the horizon

Tenders are being called for a project to upgrade one of Cape York’s well-known waterway crossings. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Archer River Crossing project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments as part of the $237.5 million Cape York Region Package Stage 2. Mr Entsch said the Cape York Region…

Grant ‘Scooter’ Patterson

Mr ENTSCH: The word ‘legend’ is one that is often used and branded about, especially when referring to our sporting heroes. But what really makes a sporting legend—passion, dedication, success? If they’re the criteria then Cairns Paralympic athlete Grant ‘Scooter’ Patterson has certainly earnt the title. Scooter, as he’s commonly known, recently competed in the…

Biosecurity plan for Torres Strait communities

A $312,475 grant has been awarded to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) to create a plan for waste and material biosecurity management for its local government area. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the grant would improve biosecurity management in the area and boost Indigenous employment. “The TSIRC represents 15…

Funding now available to support small community projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in Leichhardt need and deserve. Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme. This will give local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for grants of…

Tropical North Queensland Tourism Industry Excellence Awards

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to highlight the winners of the Tropical North Queensland Tourism Industry Excellence Awards, which were held last Friday evening in the Rainforestation Nature Park at Kuranda. More than 170 people gathered to celebrate the industry’s excellence in innovation by acknowledging the people and businesses at the forefront of…