Cairns future schools revealed

Cairns could require as many as five new schools over the next 20 years following the release of a report, revealing the city’s student population is set to surge.  The latest report on population growth developed by the Newman Government’s

Posted in Schools and Community

Cairns popular with Aussie travellers

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Domestic visitor numbers to the Far North have grown almost six per cent compared to the year prior, proving the Newman Government’s strong commitment to tourism is paying off, while Labor has no plans for the industry. Minister for Tourism,

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Gavin helps local netballers get in the game

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As patron of Cairns Netball, Gavin has thrown his support by local netballers with a trio of sponsorship and funding announcements in recent weeks. Gavin provided a $1500 sponsorship to allow the purchase of vital training equipment, and supported Cairns

Posted in Cairns News

Cairns boaties set to get major facility upgrades

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Cairns boaties are set to benefit from an upgrade to local marine infrastructure as part of the State Governments $50 million Marine Infrastructure Fund. Member for Cairns Gavin King said the third round of projects would continue to upgrade and

Posted in Cairns News

The facts on Cairns health services

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Don’t believe the Labor-union scare campaign about Cairns Hospital. Gavin and the LNP Government is getting Cairns Hospital and local health services back on track after a decade of dysfunction, under-resourcing and mismanagement. The LNP Government has provided record funding

Posted in Health and Hospital

Cairns and Queensland nightlife to get a lot safer

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Queensland families and patrons will be able to enjoy a safer night out as Australia’s most comprehensive strategy to tackle alcohol related violence is rolled out. State Member for Brisbane Central Robert Cavallucci MP announced today the $44.5 million strategy

Posted in Cairns News, Law and Order

More good news on the Cairns economy

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The latest Cairns Watch report by Herron Todd White has confirmed a raft of steady improvements in the local economy in areas such as employment, real estate, tourism and job advertisements. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE The Cairns unemployment rate dropped to 5.3%

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Crime-fighting technology for Cairns

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Families will be safer on the streets of Cairns with $168,000 going to improving and expanding the CCTV network in known crime hotspots. Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said the Queensland Government partnered with council to upgrade CCTV in Mooroobool,

Posted in Law and Order

Cairns Hospital slashes surgical long wait list to zero patients

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The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has achieved its goal of having no patients on the surgical long wait list by the end of the financial year. In September 2013, 769 surgical patients had not been treated within

Posted in Health and Hospital

Taking action to tackle social issues in West Cairns

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Initiatives, policies and projects Gavin has been involved in and/or launched since being elected include:1) Cairns Safer Streets Taskforce – a first of its kind whole-of-government approach to addressing social issues with a particular focus on West Cairns. 2) Boot Camp –

Posted in Cairns News, Law and Order, Schools and Community
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