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Financial assistance for flood affected local residents
03 April, 2017 Local residents are now cleaning up and counting the cost of the flooding that came in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. “So many households and businesses across our region have been impacted upon – with historic flood levels in some areas. I am pleased the Federal Government stepp... Read more
Local “Saluting Their Service” Grants available
27 March, 2017 Local community organisations and schools are being encouraged to apply for funding through the Saluting Their Service Program which supports local commemorations that recognise our servicemen and women. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz put out the call ahead of Anzac Day and said he encou... Read more
Muscling up on fitness
16 March, 2017 RESIDENTS and fitness students alike are going from strength to strength through a steadily expanding gym program at Beaudesert High. The gym – based out of a simple classroom block – has come to signify renewed energy, vitality and strength for the residents who go there for free perso... Read more
Community Heritage Grants applications open
14 March, 2017 GRANTS of up to $15,000 are available for not-for-profit community organisations to help preserve and protect nationally significant collections through the Community Heritage Grants Program. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz encouraged public libraries, museums, historical societies... Read more
RLOA has got it covered
14 March, 2017 A CAR park in a quiet Beaudesert back-street has been transformed into a space fit for outdoor discos, movie nights and twilight markets. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia (RLOA), a local organisation catering to adults with a disability, has big plans for the car park outside its Jade Cottage Acti... Read more
New and improved Tramway Bridge opens to traffic
03 March, 2017 THE new and improved $1.84 million Tramway Bridge at Christmas Creek has opened to traffic. The Scenic Rim Regional Council replaced the single-lane load restricted timber bridge with a modern concrete structure through a $921,000 grant from the federal government's Bridges Renewal program. ... Read more
Revitalising regional education
02 March, 2017 FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has welcomed a review of regional education as a win for students and families in his electorate. The Coalition Government will do a comprehensive review of regional education with the aim of getting more regional, rural and remote students to not just be su... Read more
Kitchen refurb on the menu for Veterans’ Support Centre
28 February, 2017 LOCKYER Valley veterans and their families are the winners out of a $34,237 Commonwealth grant for the Veterans’ Support Centre at Laidley. The Veterans Support Centre Lockyer Valley will use the money towards much-needed upgrades towards their kitchen so they can provide better services for ... Read more
Funding available for arts and culture festivals in Wright
20 February, 2017 FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has encouraged regional artists and organisations to apply for funding through the Festivals Australia program. Applications are open from February 20, 2017 to  March 24, 2017 and activities can include but are not limited to a parade, performan... Read more
Fruit fly study brings hope for farmers
16 February, 2017 FINGER lime farmers in Scenic Rim are buzzing over a new study which they hope might unlock the opportunity for them to export fresh fruit across the globe. Australian growers cannot export fresh finger limes to China, India, Japan, the USA, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam or New Zealand bec... Read more
Statement re. Impending closure of PresCare Roslyn Lodge
10 February, 2017 FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt have spoken out to express their disappointment over the impending closure of PresCare Roslyn Lodge. “I empathise with the disappointment and sadness expressed by many people on Tamborine Mountain after PresCare announc... Read more
Kids get access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug
07 February, 2017 CHILDREN aged two to five have been given free access to Kalydeco® (ivacaftor) – a life-changing drug which addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz welcomed the announcement, which Health Minister Greg Hunt made ... Read more
Reuben grows skills with Green Army
27 January, 2017 A YOUNG Boonah man is feeling inspired to pursue a career in management after growing his confidence and skills through the federal government’s Green Army program. Reuben Bland, 18, was among seven youths to graduate from the program in a ceremony at Wyaralong Dam on Thursday. The youths te... Read more
National recognition for local technology whiz
26 January, 2017 BEAUDESERT High student Aidan Hill has received national recognition for his technological prowess after being selected for an advanced digital technology summer school in Sydney. Year 9 student Aidan was one of just 60 students selected from across the nation for the inaugural federal government-b... Read more
$1.99 million Bonogin Road upgrade under way
23 January, 2017 THE road into Bonogin will be made safer through a $1.99 million Commonwealth-funded upgrade to Bonogin Road which gets under way this week. The 3.6km upgrade from the Carrington Road to Davenport Drive intersections will include widening the road, removing hazards, improving curve warning signs an... Read more
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