Lauren inspired for the future

A BRIGHT young woman from Brassall is feeling empowered for a career in the outdoors after completing a koala conservation project with the Green Army at Peak Crossing. Lauren Thomson, 18, was among five young people from Ipswich and the Fassifern to graduate from the Commonwealth Government program recently The team worked for eight months…

Project helps youth and environment

A PROPERTY set aside for koala habitat at Peak Crossing is in better shape than ever before thanks to the work of five local youth through the Commonwealth’s Green Army program. The youngsters graduated from the federal government program on Thursday, October 6 2016 after eight months of hard work on the Queensland Trust for Nature…

Boost for Faith Lutheran College community

STUDENTS and staff of Faith Lutheran College will have full use of five new classrooms, an undercover gymnasium and an undercover learning area after the school scored $360,000 of Commonwealth funding. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz officially opened Stage 8 of the newly constructed facilities at Faith Lutheran College in Plainland on Friday. Mr…

$20,000 boost for community fitness

FITNESS students at Beaudesert High will be able to muscle up on improving the health of people in the community after the school P&C secured a $20,000 Commonwealth grant for new gym gear. Beaudesert High, which offers free personal training for senior citizens and people with a disability, will buy new treadmills, rowing machines, spin…

Lauren inspired for the future

A BRIGHT young woman from Brassall is feeling empowered for a career in the outdoors after completing a koala conservation project with the Green Army at Peak Crossing. Lauren Thomson, 18, was among five young people from Ipswich and the Fassifern to graduate from the Commonwealth Government program recently. The team worked for eight months…

Celebrate National Landcare Week in Wright

FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz is applauding the work of local Landcare volunteers as National Landcare Week ramps up across the country. National Landcare Week, which goes from September 5 to September 11, is an annual celebration to acknowledge the valuable work carried out by more than 100,000 Landcare volunteers. For more than 25 years Landcare has shown vision…

Boost for Laidley Lions

THE Laidley Lions will get a storage shed for the first time in the club’s 42-year history after securing a $10,600 Commonwealth grant. The club will use the Commonwealth funding to build a three-bay shed to store equipment for its fundraising activities. The shed – which the group will also pitch in for – will…

Boost for green thumbs

FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has planted seeds of joy among Tamborine Mountain Garden Club members by announcing $6330 for a shed extension. The club will use the Commonwealth funding to double the size of the shed, which it uses to store equipment and signage at the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens. The $12,660 extension…

Expo plants seeds of horticultural innovation

LOCKYER Valley growers, through their innovation in agriculture, have the power to empower and influence the industry nation-wide, says Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz. Mr Buchholz, who officially opened the Lockyer Valley Horticultural Innovation Expo on July 27, praised Lockyer Valley Growers Inc. for its initiative in hosting the two-day event. “Vegetable growers from…