National Highway Extension

MR ENTSCH: Mr Speaker, I rose in this chamber on two occasions last week to call out the Queensland Government of its blatant neglect of Far North Queensland. They are starving Far North Queensland of much-needed investment for one reason and one reason only – to help their federal colleagues. They are not only starving…

Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger local communities

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged local sporting groups across Cairns and Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a federal government program aimed at upgrading local community sport infrastructure. The $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program, which was launched today, enables sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to…

Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia ‘Northern Horizons’ Report – 28 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: On behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia, I present the committee’s report entitled Northern horizons—unleashing our tourism potential: report on the inquiry into opportunities and methods for stimulating the tourism industry in northern Australia. Northern Australia has many natural advantages that make it a unique and unforgettable tourism destination. Northern Australia’s varied and pristine natural landscapes and wilderness…

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility – 20 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (11:34): The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is a game changer for northern Australia. The NAIF is partnering with the private sector and governments of northern jurisdictions to provide concessional loans to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits northern Australia. I have to concede there have been some…