Local boost for prep teacher aides

Prep hours

Preppies in 17 state schools in Far North Queensland are set to benefit from an additional 377 Prep teacher aide hours each week in 2015. Member for Cairns Gavin King MP welcomed the announcement of the Newman Government’s $54 million

Posted in Schools and Community

Cairns Southern Cycleway opens


Cairns residents will now be able to ride from the CBD to Woree on a new cycleway thanks to the 5km Southern Cycleway which opened to the public this weekend. Member for Cairns Gavin King joined Cairns Regional Council Mayor

Posted in Cairns News

Strong action reduces rate of stolen cars in Cairns


Far North District police are cautiously optimistic that residents are now applying the hand brake on motor vehicle theft, following a marked reduction in the incidence of unlawful use of motor vehicle offences for the latest financial year. District vehicle

Posted in Law and Order

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


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


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


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

Health facts

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


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

Copy of Unemployment graph June 2014

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
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