Funding takes flight for Cape York airstrip upgrades

Communities in Cape York will benefit from better air services thanks to the Australian Government’s latest round of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades will help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. Aurukun, Coen and Pormpuraaw airports will receive much-needed upgrades under the program. “Cook…

Remote airstrip funding now open

Applications for Round 8 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program have opened as part of the Morrison-McCormack Government’s commitment to enhancing the safety and accessibility of airstrips in remote areas of Australia. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said remote aerodromes were critical to aero-medical flights, the delivery…

Coronavirus support package to keep senior Far North Queenslanders in residential care safe

Residential aged care providers will benefit from an additional coronavirus specific support package totalling $205 million under targeted payment measures announced by the Morrison Government. The payment – to all Commonwealth funded residential aged care providers – will be linked to the number of residents being cared for by each facility. It is aimed at…