Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Information sessions for flood affected primary producers and small businesses

Local primary producers and small businesses are encouraged to attend information sessions about the financial assistance available following the recent wild weather and flooding.  “I am pleased our local primary producers and small businesses will receive the help they need in this challenging time,” Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said. “I encourage anyone affected…

Muscling up on fitness

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 personal training sessions each week. The school’s…

RLOA has got it covered

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 Activity Centre after covering the space with…

Community Heritage Grants applications open

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, Indigenous and multicultural groups to apply before submissions close on May 8, 2017. “These grants help local communities to…

New and improved Tramway Bridge opens to traffic

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. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz welcomed the opening of Tramway Bridge.…

Revitalising regional education

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 successful at school but to go…