The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing in the future of the Toowoomba Region with $5,512,761 in funding for four projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
Projects to receive funding include:
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Destination $3,333,000
Darling Downs Health Museum – Stage 1 $1,166,811
Club Toowoomba Bowls Arena $987,950
Meatstock Toowoomba 2022 $25,000
Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the Government’s investment would deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering the services and infrastructure our communities deserve,” Mr Hamilton said.
“We are backing these projects, so local people have the facilities for the future while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.
“Round 5 of BBRF acknowledges our place as a sports tourism destination, our significance as a Healthcare hub, and as a world leader in Agriculture.
“The Morrison Government’s funding of a world-class Mountain Biking facility must place the Toowoomba Region as a front runner as an Olympic venue.
“I have worked closely with local councils and community groups. It’s great to be part of a Government that will listen to and deliver for our community.”
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio thanked the Federal Government and, in particular, the Member for Groom for continuing to support the Toowoomba Region.
“Securing funding of this nature is crucial for Council and allows us to further boost tourism to our Region,” he said.
“These two exciting projects will not only bring economic opportunities to our community but will leave a lasting legacy that will bring benefits for many years to come.”
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.
This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Funding for these projects in Toowoomba Region is a testament to the dedication of Garth Hamilton.
“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.
“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.
“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf