Work to begin on stage one of $359 million Captain Cook Highway upgrade

Upgrades between James Street and Airport Avenue have been identified as stage one early works for the $359 million Captain Cook Highway project. 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…

Far North Queensland shares in $16 million for resilient infrastructure

Far North Queensland will benefit from federal and state government investment to rebuild infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. This latest tranche of funding will support five resilience projects across the Leichhardt electorate. This is in addition to the more than $93 million already approved through a Commonwealth and Queensland Government partnership to build…

Federal government to fund airstrip upgrades in Cape York and the Torres Strait

The Morrison Government is better connecting Cape York and Torres Strait communities with vital air services with four projects successful under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades will help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The successful projects include: Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Airstrip Upgrade…

Far North Queensland communities receive funding boost for resilient infrastructure projects

Far North Queensland communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event will receive a much-needed funding boost to deliver local infrastructure projects. More than $7.9 million in funding has been allocated towards 20 local projects across four council regions to ensure communities can better withstand extreme weather events. These projects are being delivered through the…