Safety upgrades for major intersections in Cairns and Far North Queensland

Selected intersections along major Cairns roads will be earmarked for safety upgrades as part of a $44.1 million program across Far North Queensland. Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Barnaby Joyce said the funding is supporting the fast roll-out of life-saving safety works on rural and regional roads across Queensland. “One…

Cooktown and District Historical Society to receive funding boost

Community museums, galleries and historical societies across regional Australia are receiving an important boost under the Morrison Government’s $3 million Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said round one funding will help the Cooktown and District Historical Society purchase much needed equipment. “With the Morrison Government’s support, we are…

Remote airstrip funding landing soon

The Australian Government has released guidelines for round nine of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program which aims to enhances the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia. Eligible owners or operators of existing aerodromes in remote or very remote areas of Australia can apply for a grant of between…

Cairns and Far North Queensland Tourism

MR ENTSCH: To say that the Cairns and Far North Queensland tourism industry has been doing it tough lately is certainly an understatement. Given all the challenges that the industry has faced over the last 12 months or more, it was very pleasing to see Far North Queensland businesses recognised at the recent Queensland Tourism…