BACKING SMALL REGIONAL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) could support hundreds of regional small businesses. “Today’s announcement is…

Helping Local Startups

The Morrison Government is backing female entrepreneurs in our region with funding for an innovative new project designed to support startup businesses in our region that aspire to trade internationally. Canvas Coworking Inc. will use an $86,450 Incubator Support grant to help establish its ‘FLAIR: Female Led Aspiring International Regional businesses’ project. Federal Member for…

Locals urged to join the Aussie-Made Club

Residents in Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs are being encouraged to “join the Aussie-Made Club” as a new campaign was launched to promote Australian Made. Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said everyone was keen to do their bit to help in the national economic recovery and buying Australian-made products whenever possible was…

$4 Million Boost for Toowoomba Regional Council

Toowoomba Regional Council will be supported as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the package included the establishment of a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing…

FUNDING SUCCESS FOR CAMBOOYA LANDCARE GROUP

Improving the health of roadside reserves and working to reduce the risk of erosion during extreme weather events will be the focus of two projects to be undertaken by Cambooya Landcare this year. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of Cambooya Landcare today to announce nearly $40,000 in funding towards two projects from…

Oakey and Pittsworth share in AgShows grants

Agricultural shows in Oakey and Pittsworth will benefit from more than $260,000 to renew and reinvigorate facilities, under the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program (AgShows). Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, said the grants would benefit both agricultural show societies and regional communities. “Agricultural shows are the heart and soul of our regional…

COVID-19 support package to keep Senior Australians in residential care safe

Residential aged care providers will benefit from an additional COVID-19 specific support package totalling $205 million under targeted measures announced by the Morrison Government. It takes the total COVID-19 specific Federal Government funding for aged care to more than $850 million. Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck and Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the…

Australia’s first regional Aboriginal-led COVID clinic opens in Toowoomba

Australia’s first regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service-led GP respiratory clinic has opened today in Toowoomba to provide locals with culturally safe place to be tested and treated for COVID-19. The clinic, at Carbal Medical Clinic, will also take pressure off local hospital emergency departments and other GP clinics within the Toowoomba area. Federal Regional…