FEDERAL FUNDING TO FIX 14 ‘BLACK SPOTS’ IN QUEENSLAND

Fourteen additional dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads will be substantially improved over the next 12 months thanks to funding under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said today’s announcement would see an additional $10.41 million delivered across the…

THE EKKA – WHERE CITY MEETS COUNTRY

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz joined with Queenslanders from across the State at the RNA Showgrounds for one of the largest agricultural showcase events of the year. The Royal Queensland Show, affectionately known as the ‘Ekka’ officially commenced on Friday 9 August.  Scott Buchholz said it was the state’s biggest ‘coming together’ moment for…

Laidley Community Centre

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES IN WRIGHT

The Liberal National Government has committed $150,000 to fund local community infrastructure projects across the electorate of Wright. Scott Buchholz said the Government has provided funding under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme and he called for expressions of interest for local projects. “These investments are vital to delivering local community infrastructure for the…

INCREASED DRUG TESTING DRIVING SAFER ROADS

The latest roadside drug testing figures have been released with the results showing a seven per cent rise in testing nationwide from 2017 to 2018 – helping to drive down road deaths across the country. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the data shows commitment from all…

COMMUNITY THANKS CANUNGRA ICON

Local community leaders have thanked President of the Canungra Sport and Recreation Grounds, Wayne Reiser for his continued service to the local community. Mr Reiser was expected to step down at the most recent annual general meeting, but he opted to continue his service for another term. Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said Wayne was…

SCHOOLS INVITED TO SHARE IN NEW FUNDING

  New equipment, minor building works, air conditioning or additional support to help students could soon be on the way for schools across the region, with the Australian Government providing between $1,000 and $20,000 for projects to improve the learning environment of local schools. Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the Local Schools Community Fund…

AUSTRALIAN AID PROGRAM AN OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has opened applications for Round two of the Australian Aid: Friendship Grants program, to support Australian engagement in the Indo-Pacific region. Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz has called on local organisations, such as charities, church organisations and volunteer groups to participate. “Round one was successful in increasing engagement…