Investing in cleaner and greener Far North Queensland communities

The federal government will invest more than $22 million to deliver practical environmental projects, giving communities new opportunities to protect and care for their local environment. The Communities Environment Program will provide up to $150,000 to each Federal electorate in 2019-20 for community-led projects that deliver real environmental benefits. The program builds on the government’s…

Back spot program funds set to save lives in Cairns

Cairns residents received a major road safety boost today with the federal government announcing it will invest $372,000 towards bicycle safety upgrade projects under the federal government’s highly-successful Black Spot Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said six* locations across Cairns will be made safer thanks to the federal government’s investment. “Motorists living within and…

Cairns to receive Medicare-eligible MRI license

Far North Queenslanders will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with the federal government announcing a new MRI licence for Cairns Radiology. This MRI licence will benefit patients through a Medicare rebate and provide an estimated 3,354 services a year – saving lives and reducing the…

Far North Queenslanders set to benefit from new physical activity grants

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on sport and physical activity providers across Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a $28.9 million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active. The federal government’s Sport Participation Grants program, to be launched today, allows sporting organisations plus non-government and local government organisations to…

Domestic tourists flock to Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland has seen a 15 per cent increase in domestic visitor numbers over the past year as more and more Aussies look to holiday in their own backyard. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the International Visitor and National Visitor Survey results revealed 2.04 million domestic visitors had been enticed to world-class  attractions…

Federal government to fund grassroots projects across Far North Queensland

The federal government has committed $150,000 to fund 10 grassroots community-based projects across Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the successful community-based projects to be funded under the government’s highly-successful Stronger Communities Programme. “This is one of my favourite government programs because it focuses on community-based organisations,” Mr Entsch said. “The…