Statement – Mount Lofty DHA proposal

As I confirmed two weeks ago, following meetings between Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) representatives, which I attended, the large 342 lot residential development originally proposed by DHA at Mt Lofty will not proceed as planned. DHA have confirmed they are in discussions with TRC about alternatives for the site. Enquiries…

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NATIONAL PLASTICS SUMMIT SIGNALS CHANGES FOR PLASTIC RECYCLING

The Morrison Government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit, reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said Monday’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local and ­­global businesses, state…

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BLACK SPOT PROGRAM IMPROVES ROAD SAFETY IN GROOM

Residents in Groom received a major road safety boost today with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government announcing it will invest $1,927,575 toward two projects under the 2020-21 Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Groom Hon Dr John McVeigh MP said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate. “Road crashes…

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Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh are encouraging eligible community-based organisations to apply for 2020-21 Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding. “I strongly encourage eligible organisations from Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs to apply for this funding. The program supports…

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DHA’S MOUNT LOFTY DEVELOPMENT RECONSIDERED  

FOLLOWING a review of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) requirements, the Defence Housing Australia (DHA) proposed development for Mount Lofty will not proceed as planned. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh, who convened a meeting in January with Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) and the new DHA Managing Director Mr Barry Jackson, said he was very pleased…

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NEW FUNDING FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS IN GROOM

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh today announced funding of more than $36,000 for the first three local environmental projects to be successful under the Morrison Government’s Communities Environment Program (CEP). Dr McVeigh said the CEP was all about harnessing the passion of grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local projects that directly improve the…

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Funding Success for 15 Local Schools  

Member for Groom John McVeigh today announced funding for 15 schools across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs under the first round of the Coalition Government’s Local Schools Community Fund. Speaking at Toowoomba State High School at Mt Lofty, Dr McVeigh said the Coalition Government was providing $200,000 to help 15 local schools with the cost…

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