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…

Landmark strategy to support Australians with disability

A transformative new strategy supported by targeted action plans and a robust outcomes framework will help drive change for people with disabilities over the next decade in Toowoomba Region and across the country. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 would be supported by a $250 million investment by…

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…