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
Applications open for Building Better Regions Fund
18 January, 2017 APPLICATIONS have opened for a new federal government fund focused on regional infrastructure and community projects. The Building Better Regions Fund, which opened on January 18, is designed to build local economies like the Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Logan Country and Gold Coast Hinterland. Fed... Read more
Youth praised for environment work
13 January, 2017 COMMUNITY leaders have praised the work of local youth in rehabilitating the environment after Green Army participants planted more than 42,000 trees in Scenic Rim. The sense of accomplishment was strong as 14 youth graduated from the federal government’s Green Army program in a ceremony at C... Read more
Work begins on $12.5m Cunningham Highway upgrade
09 January, 2017 WORK is getting under way on a $12.5 million reconstruction of the flood-damaged Cunningham Highway between Mutdapilly and Warrill View. Crews are on the ground spraying weeds and managing vegetation at the side of the highway, with construction expected to start next week. Federal Member fo... Read more
UQ Gatton professor nationally recognised
08 December, 2016 UNIVERSITY of Queensland Gatton Professor Paul Mills has received national recognition for his work in biological sciences and health. The long-time professor in veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics was one of just 18 individuals from across Australia to be selected in the 2016 National Awar... Read more
Funding to improve disaster resilience in Scenic Rim
30 November, 2016 THE Scenic Rim will be able to build up its resilience to natural disasters from floods to bushfires after being granted $248,337 in Commonwealth-State joint funding. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz, Member for Beaudesert Jon Krause and Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen welcomed Tuesday&rs... Read more
29 November, 2016 THE Lockyer Valley Regional Council will be able to build up its resilience to floods in Gatton after being granted $150,000 in Commonwealth-State joint funding. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz, Member for Lockyer Ian Rickuss and Lockyer Va... Read more
Backpacker tax issue resolved
28 November, 2016 FARMERS and tourism operators in the electorate of Wright have finally been given certainty on the backpacker tax after the federal government on Monday, November 28 announced a 15 per cent tax rate for working holidaymakers. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said it was a relief to be able ... Read more
New fund to drive economic growth
24 November, 2016 REGIONAL and rural communities will be the big winners out of a new federal government fund designed to build local economies. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the $297 million Building Better Regions Fund would invest in projects which create jobs, boost local economies and streng... Read more
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