$3 million to improve natural disaster resilience in Toowoomba

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $3 million for two projects to assist communities on the Darling Downs build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Queensland State Government funding as part of the $52.2 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience. Dr…

McVeigh meets with study grant recipients

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh last night (November 28) had the opportunity to meet with two outstanding recipients under the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program. Toowoomba’s Sophie Ryan and University of Southern Queensland’s Callie Urquhart will both receive an Australian Government grant to undertake intensive language and cultural immersion programs next year.…

Men’s Shed support men’s health

Two Men’s Sheds within the electorate of Groom will receive funding from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in the Toowoomba region. The Oakey Men’s Shed received $4998 and the Highfields Men’s Shed received $4715 and are part of $400 000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93…

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport now a regional international gateway

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport now classified as a regional international gateway under Australia’s international air services arrangements The decision will allow international airlines to operate with unrestricted frequency The delivery of this 2016 election commitment will improve local business opportunities for tourism manufacturing and other business operators Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester…