Tropical North Queensland drought hub to broaden its focus

The Australian Government is expanding the Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub to catalyse agricultural innovation, drive commercialisation and create jobs. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the government has allocated additional funding for each Hub to develop regionally focused and responsive innovation and adoption strategies and to undertake…

Funding to deliver road safety projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered across Cairns and Far North Queensland thanks to funding from the Australian Government. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding will deliver crucial road safety improvements across Cairns and Far North Queensland while also supporting shovel-ready construction activity. “This vital funding provides a critical boost…

More action for a healthy Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has identified $111 million in spending under the landmark Reef Trust Partnership over the next financial year that will help keep Australia on track to meet its 2025 Reef water quality improvement targets and drive forward the world’s largest scientific collaboration to help coral reefs adapt to changing ocean temperatures.…

$1 million government grant to help Mossman manufacturer modernise

The Morrison Government is providing Mossman-based manufacturer CocoNutZ Australia with a grant of $1 million to increase its competitiveness and productivity while also helping support local jobs. CocoNutZ Australia is an agricultural bio-manufacturing platform diversifying Far North Queensland agriculture through producing a range of condiments using local sugar cane. The grant is being delivered under…

Daintree Microgrid

MR ENTSCH: I’m absolutely rapt to see the $19.3 million allocated in this year’s federal budget to stage 1 construction of the Daintree microgrid project. This is a project that’s very close to my heart and one that I’ve been working on delivering for close to 25 years. In fact, only last week I was…

Rotary FNQ Field Days

Mr ENTSCH: It’s fantastic to be in a position to see a major event like the Rotary Far North Queensland Field Day going ahead as planned. The past year has been like no other. We have faced many challenges and continue to do so, but together as a community we’ve met those challenges head-on. Agriculture…