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Birthing Services to Reopen at Ingham

The Minister for Health, Lawrence Springborg joined me in Ingham today to announce birthing services would reopen by the end of the year. Reopening of Ingham Hospital birthing services would allow local women to give birth close to home, and complement the outstanding ante-natal and post-natal care currently provided by the midwifery group practice. Women […]


Completion of overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway

Senator Ian Macdonald and I announced the completion of two overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway between Cardwell and El Arish, making the road safer for locals, visitors and the transport industry. Tenders have been called for another overtaking lane project on the Bruce Highway between Dallachy Creek and Yellow Waterholes, between Cardwell and Tully. […]


Opening of the Ferlazzo Centre

I enjoyed attending the opening of the Ferlazzo Centre and the new administration building at Gilroy Santa Maria College in Ingham. The Trade Training Centre will be a great asset for students in technical and vocational education classes and courses at GSMC and is a terrific asset for the school. The buildings and equipment were […]


Cochable Creek upgraded tracks

Mountain bike enthusiasts in Far North Queensland now have a new adventure to experience, with $20,000 worth of upgrades to walking tracks in four national parks in the Wet Tropics now catering for both walkers and mountain bikes.It was a pleasure to visit Cochable Creek Campground on Saturday to officially open the upgraded tracks and […]


Bambaroo State School 90th anniversary

I attended the afternoon tea celebrating the 90th anniversary of the opening of Bambaroo State School, in my electorate of Hinchinbrook. Bambaroo is a small rural school between Ingham and Rollingstone,… but there was a great crow on hand to mark the schools 90th birthday, including a former student who was there on the first […]


Bluewater State School fete

I attended the annual Bluewater State School fete at Bluewater. There was a great crowd in attendance at what is a fast growing school, servicing communities on Townsville’s Northern Beaches. At the fete, it was great to catch up with a number of the fellas from the Bluewater Rural Fire Brigade, who were on hand […]


NQ banana farms protected

North Queensland banana farms will be protected from the blight of banana freckle disease thanks to a $4.1m investment by the State Government. About two-thirds of Australia’s bananas are grown in the Hinchinbrook electorate and the industry is a cornerstone of the region’s economy. It’s important we help in the eradication program so we can […]