Building Inland Rail: Doers v Reviewers

In March of 1959, the Labor Premier of NSW Joseph Cahill defied political consensus and ignored the nervousness of his policy wonks by pushing ahead with the construction of the Sydney Opera House. Across both sides of politics, general opinion held that the ground earmarked for the project would not hold the structure’s weight and…

Road Safety Funding Flows to Groom

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered in Toowoomba Region thanks to funding from the Australian Government. Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the funding will deliver crucial road safety improvements while also supporting shovel-ready construction activity. “This vital funding provides a critical boost to local jobs and the economy in an…

Next Step for New Highfields Library and Community Facility

Tender has been awarded for design and construction of a new Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) library, customer service centre and community meeting facility at Highfields. Toowoomba based construction company McNab Developments was awarded the tender to construct the new Highfields library at 32 and 38 O’Brien Road. The project is funded by the Australian Government’s Local…

COVID-19 Payments Available to Queenslanders

 Queenslanders whose hours of work have been impacted by the current lockdown will be able to claim COVID-19 Disaster Payment. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the Australian Government is committed to standing with Australians as we make our way through the global pandemic. “Eligible people will receive $750 per week if they have lost…

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…

Boosting headspace services for young Australians in Groom

The Morrison Government is providing $986,254.52 for headspace services in Toowoomba Region as part of our $26 million investment to ensure that young people can access mental health services where they need them and when they need them. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton welcomed the grant, which will ensure better social and health outcomes for…

More Support for Travel Agents in Groom

Travel agents in Groom will benefit from sharing in additional funding support of $130 million from the Coalition Government. Garth Hamilton MP said local travel agents should apply for funding support in Round 2 of the COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program, which opens later this month. “The Coalition Government has committed $258 million to support…