Ministers learn from Toowoomba success story

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher is the latest Federal Minister to visit the Toowoomba region. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said Toowoomba’s current infrastructure surge economic diversity and innovative spirit was piquing the interest of Ministers who were keen to learn more about the city. “Minister Fletcher is the sixth Minister to visit…

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McVeigh wants united push for more tourists

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh wants the Darling Downs region to unite in sparking a tourism boom in the region. Since his election Dr McVeigh has continued to advocate that the region must capitalise on its current growth spurt and begin planning for the next wave of innovation and infrastructure investment. He says now…

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Apply now for Round 1 of the Building Better Regions Fund

Community groups and local councils are encourage to apply for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund which is available for community and infrastructure projects in Groom. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the fund is dedicated purely as an investment in opportunities across rural regional and remote Australia. “The Coalition Government’s Building Better…

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McVeigh calls for flags to fly high on Australia Day

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh is calling on all Toowoomba residents who have a flagpole to fly the National Flag with pride this Australia Day. Dr McVeigh has made the call to stimulate conversation about the Australian Flag and is seeking community feedback on the best way to retire existing flags in the electorate…

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Government seeks input on smart technology program

Toowoomba residents are invited to help shape a flagship Australian Government smart technology program for Australian cities and regions. The $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program will support projects that apply innovative technology and data solutions to fix local problems and make cities suburbs and towns more liveable. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh…

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Australian Christian Lobby attack

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh: “I was shocked to learn overnight that a van containing gas cylinders was reportedly detonated at the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) offices in Canberra. “As a former Toowoomba Councillor and resident with close ties to this community I extend my thoughts to ACL managing director Lyle Shelton and I…

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Productivity Commission to study transition of regional economies following the resources boom

Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s commitment to addressing the impacts of the transitioning economy on local communities. The Government has directed the Productivity Commission to investigate the impact of the economic transition following the resources boom on regional economies including the electorate of Groom and provide evidence for…

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Grants boost for community commemorative projects

Two projects in Groom have shared in $3878 to ensure the contribution of our local servicemen and women is appropriately honoured Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh announced today. Dr McVeigh said the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Society received assistance to install a plaque at the Highfields Pioneer Village to commemorate fire-fighters who served in…

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Act now Volunteer Grants to close

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh is urging local community organisations to apply for a Volunteer Grant of up to $5000. “This is a great opportunity for community organisations in Groom to apply for a grant of between $1000 and $5000 to support the important work of their volunteers ” Dr McVeigh said. “There were…

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nbn roll-out now underway in Cambooya and Oakey

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has announced 1500 premises in Oakey and 1200 in Cambooya will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access through construction of the National Broadband Network now underway. “The message for Cambooya and Oakey residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way ” Dr McVeigh…

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