Toowoomba Region reclassified to help reduce doctor shortage

GP clinics in Toowoomba Region can now recruit overseas trained doctors and bonded medical practitioners after the region successfully campaigned to have its Distribution Priority Area (DPA) status reviewed. Toowoomba Region is now classified as DPA following an application to the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s “exceptional circumstances” review. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said…

Flood recovery grant assistance available for Toowoomba Region

Extraordinary assistance grants of up to $50,000 for [Region] primary producers and up to $25,000 for small businesses hit by the recent floods are now available to help communities get back on their feet. The financial assistance is being jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Member…

Future Drought Fund: Supporting drought resilience in Toowoomba Region

The Future Drought Fund’s $23 million Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Program opens today The grants aim to trial and demonstrate land management practices that will improve the natural capital across agricultural landscapes Applications are open until 11 January 2022 Farmers and interested organisations in Toowoomba Region are encouraged to apply for a share of…

Suicide prevention grants to double, focus on at-risk groups

The Morrison Government is increasing suicide prevention grants to organisations across the country to help reduce Australia’s suicide rate towards zero. Organisations in the Toowoomba Region can now apply for funding through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program Grant Opportunity, with $114 million available for national projects that will raise awareness of the…

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TOOWOOMBA REGIONAL COUNCIL WITH CASH BOOST

Toowoomba Regional Council will soon get their share of $1 billion flowing to councils nationwide to improve their local road networks and deliver priority community infrastructure projects. Made possible under the third phase of the Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, guidelines for the funding are now online, meaning councils can now start…

New 10-year plan to support Australians in Toowoomba Region with diabetes

The Morrison Government has marked World Diabetes Day by releasing a new 10-year plan to better support Australians in the Toowoomba Region living with all forms of diabetes. The Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2021–2030 will drive real improvements in the prevention, early detection, management, and care of people with diabetes. Federal Member for Groom Garth…