800 locals off welfare and into work

More than 800 locals in Wright have gained a job through the Coalition Government’s wage subsidy program since 2015. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said wage subsidies were playing a strong role in helping some of Wright’s most disadvantaged people looking for work get an opportunity to show an employer they are a valuable…

Boost for local green thumbs

Local community, Landcare and environment groups can now apply for funding to help restore the local environment, under the Coalition Government’s $5 million Environment Small Grants opportunity. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz urged local green thumbs to apply for funding to help deliver natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local…

Repairs begin on Hinterland roads

Major works have begun to stabilise road embankments and repair road pavement to reopen Gold Coast-Springbrook Road and Lamington National Park Road. The works are scheduled to be complete by December 2018 with a planned partial reopening of Gold Coast-Springbrook Road under traffic control by October 2018, weather permitting. The reconstruction works are being provided…

New funding available to create safer local roads

Applications are now open for Round Six of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz encouraged local councils to work with local residents and industry stakeholders to identify and prioritise upgrade projects and submit an application. “The Program provides funding for upgrades that will improve productivity and…

Boost for Tamborine Mountain Community Men’s Shed

The Tamborine Mountain Community Men’s Shed Association has received a boost to continue its work in the local community through the Federal Government’s National Shed Development Program. The Tamborine Mountain Community Men’s Shed Association received $2,800 to purchase materials and vices to build work benches – allowing members to produce quality products and community projects.…

Boost for Borhoffen PCYC

The Bornhoffen PCYC Leadership Development Centre will have even better facilities to inspire and encourage young people after receiving a boost through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund. The Bornhoffen PCYC received $7,500 to help with the cost of installing a multi-sport outdoor half court which will extend the range of youth and leadership development…

Boost for Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

The Scenic Rim’s signature food and wine festival, Eat Local Week, will benefit from an $80,000 grant through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. The funds will be matched by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, and will go towards the creation of an exciting new interactive platform that will enable consumers and visitors to…

Funding for kindy kids’ learning

Children at the C&K Greenbank Community Kindergarten are smiling after receiving a boost through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund. The C&K Greenbank Community Kindergarten received $7,830 to help with the cost of repainting the internal and external areas of the facility and upgrading the educational spaces. Service Director Belinda Pattison said the kindergarten could…

Funding for Vinnies’ volunteers

The Beaudesert St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland store has received a boost to continue its work in the community after receiving a boost through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund. Vinnies Beaudesert received $5,000 to help with the cost of purchasing and installing a security camera system in the store. Executive Officer of the…