Vital Funding for Pittsworth Airfield

Pittsworth Airfield is among 89 regional airports nationwide which will benefit from grants totalling nearly $30 million under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program. Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the airfield would receive $264,150 to upgrade the runway pavement and install solar emerency lighting. “Pittsworth Airfield is an important part…

Time for communities in Groom to get ready to apply for a share in $280 million Australian Government bushfire recovery funding

The Australian Government has today released guidelines for the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) grants program, providing funding direct to communities to help in their ongoing recovery after the 2019-20 bushfires. Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud MP said bushfire recovery is still front and centre for the Australian Government. “The Government has…

Applications open for businesses in Toowoomba Region to help strengthen Australia’s supply chains

Businesses in Toowoomba Region are encouraged to apply for a grant to help strengthen Australia’s supply chain capabilities and access to critical products in times of crisis. Applications have now opened for manufacturers under the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative – a key part of the Government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy. Matched grants of between…

Boost for Local Road Maintenance in Toowoomba Region

Local road maintenance in the Toowoomba Region will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the Australian Government would deliver over $186.5 million to 366 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads. “The Roads to Recovery funding will allow the…

Federal Funding to Fix 67 Black Spots in Queensland

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 67 dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads in 2021-22. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the State would receive $20.8 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round. “This major investment is part of the Australian…

Response to Courier Mail Editor’s Edition

I write in response to your Editor’s Edition (14/5) on the Queensland Premier’s plan to put a quarantine facility at Wellcamp, outside Toowoomba. As you suggest, quarantine is a federal responsibility under the constitution. Early last year it was agreed by the PM and the Premiers that the states would take on this responsibility as…

Securing Toowoomba Region’s Future

The Morrison Government’s plan to secure Australia’s recovery will rebuild our economy and create more jobs to ensure we come back stronger from the COVID-19 induced recession, including in Toowoomba Region. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said, “Australia entered the crisis from a position of economic strength having brought the Budget back to balance for…

Toowoomba Students Get RoadSet Ready to Help Save Lives

A free online learning experience and education tool aimed at Year 9 students, RoadSet, has taken off in Toowoomba – making local roads safer for everyone. RoadSet, created by the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) with support of the Federal Government, aims to address the shocking statistic that road trauma is the biggest killer of…