New Regional Training Hub for Southern Queensland to train medical students locally

A re-elected Morrison Joyce Government will establish a new Regional Training Hub in Southern Queensland, which will support students intending to practice rurally to complete as much of their training in the regions. The Southern Queensland hub will provide Griffith University the opportunity to join James Cook University and the University of Queensland in their…

Garth Hamilton playing Rugby

Sporting Schools keeping Australian youth active

The extension of the Coalition’s popular Sporting Schools program will see more children across the Toowoomba Region participate in free sport activities. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the Sporting Schools program is the Government’s largest individual investment to help Australian kids stay physically active. The $79.6 million extension to the end of 2024 was…

Garth Hamilton fighting fires

$56,321 DELIVERED TO REDUCE NATURAL DISASTER RISK AND BUILD RESILIENCE IN TOOWOOMBA REGION

The Australian Government is reducing the risk and minimising the impact to communities of large-scale natural disasters like bushfires in the Toowoomba Region by directly funding fire trail upgrades to improve fire preparedness capacity to the value of $56,321. The Preparing Australian Communities Program – Local stream is the first tranche of the Preparing Australia…

Garth Hamilton sashing Grand Champion Bull at Toowoomba Show

Show of support for Ag shows

The Liberal National Government has committed $15.4 million for a second round of the Agricultural Shows Development Grant Program. Program is to support the repairs, upgrades, building or buying showground infrastructure or attractions for showgrounds. Agricultural shows will benefit from $15.4 million under the Liberal National Government for a second round of the heavily oversubscribed…

Garth Hamilton MP

OUR PLAN FOR A STRONGER FUTURE FOR THE TOOWOOMBA REGION

The Morrison Government’s plan for a stronger future provides cost of living relief, creates more jobs, guarantees the essential services, and keeps Australians safe, including in the Toowoomba Region. Garth Hamilton Member for Groom said, “Australia’s economic recovery is leading the world.” “More Australians are in work than ever before and the unemployment rate is…

Gowrie Mountain

Future Drought Fund: Supporting Toowoomba Region’s drought resilience

First round grants announced for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program 60 grants awarded across Australia to build local drought resilience Program funds events, training, small scale infrastructure that will facilitate and enable networking. Agricultural communities in the Toowoomba Region will benefit from $50,000 to help them better prepare for drought thanks…

Garth Hamilton looking at a crop

Future Drought Fund: $1.03 million to deliver innovation in drought resilience in Toowoomba Region

Total of $29 million awarded nationally for 46 innovative drought projects Two projects will get underway in Toowoomba Region to better prepare for drought A key milestone for the Future Drought Fund Research and Adoption program Farmers in the Toowoomba Region will benefit from a share of $29 million for projects to manage and prepare…

Garth Hamilton with military personnel at Oakey Bakery

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2022 PRIME MINISTER’S VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT AWARDS

The search is on for Australia’s top veteran employers and employees, with nominations now open for the 2022 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the awards recognise veterans for their contribution to the nation after their military service, as well as the businesses that support them. “Our Defence men and women…

Garth Hamilton leaning over Cambooya Pub railing

MORE FUNDING TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back regional Australia, providing more funding to help the Toowoomba Region recover and grow on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now open for the new Rebuilding Regional Communities Program, giving local businesses and community groups a chance to share in $5.7 million. Grants…