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…

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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…

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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…

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Applications Open for Road Safety Innovation Funding

The opportunity to drive the future of road safety innovation and technology is here, with applications for Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund now open. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh urged any organisations across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs with an interest in road safety research and development…

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$100,000 Grant to Help Local Manufacturer Modernise

The Morrison Government is backing a local company in the Groom electorate to continue to modernise how they do business. Toowoomba based DIT Technologies Ltd will receive $100,000 from the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) for a $763,000 project that will help significantly expand the company’s reach to domestic and international markets. Federal Member for Groom…

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KEY QUEENSLAND FREIGHT ROUTES TAKE ANOTHER STEP TOWARD ROSI FUTURE

Investment in key inland freight corridors is poised to boost road construction jobs for regional Queensland communities, benefitting routes such as the Gore Highway from Toowoomba to Millmerran. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the early works projects will be delivered on corridors identified under the Roads…

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Improved mobile coverage for Aubigny and Southbrook

Residents of the Darling Downs will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage with two new mobile base stations to be rolled-out under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Groom electorate would receive a new base station at…

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Roads to Recovery Funding Boost for Groom

Toowoomba Regional Council has received $1,110,000 in the latest payment round under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program to assist with local road construction and maintenance. Federal Member for Groom The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP said the Roads to Recovery funding would allow Toowoomba Regional Council to progress a number of priority projects,…

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Fee relief for families in the Darling Downs using child care

Families in the region who utilise child care services will receive much needed fee relief under the Federal Government’s Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package. Under the plan, the Federal Government will pay services that remain open and do not charge families for care. Services will receive payments based on 50 per cent of…

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