New state-of-the-art living facility attracts students to the tropics

International and domestic students have a fresh and inviting place to live and learn in Cairns thanks to state-of-the-art student accommodation in the inner city. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the purpose-built facilities would offer high quality accommodation and support 84 students. He said the federal government contributed $300,000 towards the project under the…

Cairns Regional Council secures $250,000 in federal funds for its Smart Urban Irrigation Project

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced Cairns Regional Council had been successful in securing federal government funding under Round Two of its Smart Cities and Suburbs program. The $250,000 would go towards council’s Smart Urban Irrigation Project. Mr Entsch said the Smart Urban Irrigation Project saves water by integrating the latest soil monitoring technology…

FNQ kids urged to showcase their artistic abilities as part of the annual Leichhardt Christmas card competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate how they can ‘Get Active this Christmas’ for his 2018 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its ninth year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive – with the winning illustrations to…

Cairns MRI Licence

Mr ENTSCH: I rise to congratulate the Prime Minister and the health minister on their recent announcement of a competitive public application process for 20 new Medicare-eligible MRI licences at locations of need around our nation. Our government is absolutely committed to ensuring quality health services all around the country, including in my electorate of…

Australian Irish Dancing Championships

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to rise this evening to speak about the Australian Irish Dancing Championships, which was held in Cairns recently. It’s the first time the championship has been held in our city, with some 5,000 visitors at our world-class Cairns Convention Centre. To say it was a success would be…