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…

Work to begin on $359m Captain Cook Highway project

Early works on the congestion-busting $359 million Captain Cook Highway upgrade project will commence this year. The $359 million Captain Cook Highway project is jointly funded with the Australian Government committing $287.2 million and the Queensland Government committing $71.8 million. The Australian Government recently added the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns CBD to Smithfield to…

Cairns University Hospital

Mr ENTSCH: I rise tonight to highlight a critical project in my electorate that is needed sooner rather than later. In January 2019, Prime Minister Morrison visited Cairns and announced $60 million towards the establishment of the Cairns University Hospital in partnership with James Cook University. The funding included $10 million to purchase the necessary land…

Regional airports program now open

A Morrison Government program to ensure regional communities remain safely connected to people, goods and new opportunities via the skies is open for another round of applications. Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program is part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to enhancing the accessibility and safety of regional and remote airports and aerodromes across…