TRC RECEIVES BOOST UNDER ROADS TO RECOVERY PROGRAM

Local road maintenance in the Toowoomba Region will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the Australian Government had allocated $24,553,801 to Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) from 2019-20 to 2023-24 under the program. “The Roads to Recovery…

Freight flights boost for exporters

Exporters reliant on air freight will continue to have access to key international export markets, thanks to the Australian Government’s $240 million funding injection under the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM). Federal Member for Groom, Dr John McVeigh, welcomed today’s announcement, which will extend support under the IFAM until the end of the year. “This…

Toowoomba and the Darling Downs to benefit from $5 billion drought resilience investment

$3.9 billion (growing to $5 billion) investment in the Future Drought Fund $100 million will be available annually for drought resilience projects Programs will start to roll out from July 2020 Toowoomba and the Darling Downs are set to benefit from the Australian Government’s forward-thinking Future Drought Fund. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management,…

Funding boost to support local volunteers

Sixteen community groups in the Groom electorate will benefit from a share in federal funding to support local volunteers across Australia.   Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of the Lions Club of Toowoomba West today to announce the successful recipients of the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants round.   Dr McVeigh said the grants,…

More essential support for Australian patients through community pharmacy

Australians will have better access to subsidised medicines and medication management services through community pharmacy with the Morrison Government finalising a Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA). Under this landmark agreement, our Government will continue to partner with community pharmacy to ensure Australians have access to more than 200 million subsidised Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriptions…

Harnessing new technology to support Toowoomba and the Darling Downs and lower emissions

Investment in low emissions technologies that strengthen our economy and support jobs and businesses are a priority of the Liberal National Government on the road to recovery from COVID-19, and to help Australia reduce global emissions. The Government has released the Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper, which will bring a strategic and system-wide view to…