New funding for Pittsworth Men’s Shed

The Turnbull Government is providing funding for Pittsworth Men’s Shed to upgrade the electrical wiring and other essential maintenance on their shed. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the funding will support the men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. “The Pittsworth Men’s Shed would help men particularly as they got older to connect…

Infrastructure investment continues in Groom

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed the Federal Government’s infrastructure investment in the electorate in last night’s Budget. Roads funding for the Groom electorate is more than $366 million while in one of the biggest investments ever seen in regional Australia the Federal Government is allocating $8.4 billion for Inland Rail to build…

More benefits for regional Australia

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed a range of initiatives in the Federal Government’s Budget last night. “The Federal Government is investing in regional Australia by delivering infrastructure that will drive economic growth and secure more and better paying jobs for communities on the Darling Downs ” Dr McVeigh said. “There are hard…

Government assists home support services for Groom

More Groom residents will be able to continue to live independently at home and in their communities due to nearly $670 000 in extra aged-care funding support from the Turnbull Federal Government. Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced earlier this year that approximately 245 organisations across Australia would receive funding to deliver additional aged-care…

Giving back to our volunteers in Groom

Volunteers in Groom are among nearly 100 000 volunteers across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations. Minister for Social Services Christian Porter announced that almost 2700 community organisations would benefit from a grant to support the work of volunteers. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the Turnbull…

ANZAC Day local services

Toowoomba 5.10am         March to Mothers’ Memorial (assemble at Bus interchange). 5.15am Dawn Service Mothers’ Memorial. 9am     Wreath Laying Mothers’ Memorial (assemble at 8.30am). 10am       March to Mothers’ Memorial (assemble in Margaret Street east side of Ruthven Street). 10.20am Main Service Mothers’ Memorial. Westbrook 5.30am Dawn Service Westbrook…

Groom receives double dose of healthy news

The Toowoomba Region is set to receive a healthy boost to the training opportunities for medical students following an announcement today by the Federal Government. The Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program announced $54.4 million in initiatives Australia-wide for 26 new Regional Training Hubs and three University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH). Toowoomba received a…