Garth Hamilton, Senator Amanda Stoker and Assistant Minister Scott Buccholz with representatives of University of Southern Queensland at $50 million Trailblazer Announcement

$100 MILLION BOOST TO QUEENSLAND R&D ECONOMY

The Coalition Government will invest $100 million to create two new business and research partnerships with leading Queensland universities, creating 2,400 new jobs in Queensland. The $100 million investment will support two new Trailblazer partnerships: $50 million to establish a space sector Trailblazer led by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), which will work with…

Garth Hamilton with Shane Charles, President of the Royal Agriculture Society of Queensland

GREEN LIGHT FOR TOOWOOMBA SHOWGROUNDS SOLAR LIGHTING

Member for Groom Garth Hamilton has announced that $50,000 will be provided to the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) to install solar street lighting around the Toowoomba Showgrounds. Mr Hamilton said the new lighting would provide a safer environment for the many visitors who attend events at the Showgrounds each year. “The improvement in…

Garth Hamilton at Melrose Road Bridge Brookstead

$2.55 million to upgrade bridges in Toowoomba Region

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to upgrade bridges on regional roads in the Toowoomba Region with new investments totalling $2.55 million under the Bridges Renewal Program. The projects will replace and widen bridges, strengthen existing structures, and upgrade floodways to bridges. The Toowoomba Region project will see the replacement of a one lane…

Garth Hamilton and Mayor Paul Antonio at Lake Annand for flood mitigation announcement

$26M TO PROTECT QUEENSLAND AGAINST FUTURE FLOODS

The Australian Government is investing $1.6 million to upgrade the Perth Street culverts at Lake Annand to assist the Toowoomba community to better withstand future flood events, under an additional $26.6 million investment in flood mitigation projects for Queensland. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said this additional funding would make the area more resilient to…

Garth Hamilton MP

$594,000 TO PROTECT TOOWOOMBA REGION AGAINST FUTURE FLOODS

The Australian Government is investing $594,000 into flood mitigation works at Ballin Park in Centenary Heights to assist the area to better withstand future flood events, under Round 2 of the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the Program is preparing and protecting Australian communities like Toowoomba from future devastating…

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 and Scott Buchholz

SAFER ROADS ACROSS THE TOOWOOMBA REGION

Residents of the Toowoomba Region received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $2,647,000 toward three projects under the 2022–23 Black Spot Program. The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have…