Funding fuels big dreams

A BOONAH swim coach with dreams to coach champion athletes will lap up inspiration from the best in the pool after securing a Commonwealth grant to attend a national swim teachers’ conference. Scenic Rim Aqua Fitness Centre head coach Bez Berry will attend the Australian Swim Teachers and Coaches Association conference through a $4308 grant…

Boost for Kalbar Showgrounds

THE Fassifern will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government after Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz pledged $250,000 for the popular Kalbar Showgrounds. Mr Buchholz announced the boost for the showgrounds when he opened the 87th annual Kalbar Show on Saturday, June 18. Mr Buchholz said the funding would benefit not only show-goers but the…

NBN Logan Village: ready, set go

ABOUT 2200 homes and businesses in Logan Village are gearing up for faster internet connection, with the region expected to be ready for National Broadband Network (NBN) connection by mid-June. The service, which will be available through fixed line connection, will boost local business, increase education opportunities and help people keep in touch with their loved…

Hills kids say konnichiwa to Japanese

CHILDREN as young as four are learning to speak Japanese at Hills International College after the school’s early learning centre was selected for the Australian Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia program. So far 15 children from the Hills Early Learning Centre are learning Japanese through the program’s play-based mobile tablet app, with the school aiming…

Expansion for Glenore Grove Scout Den

THE Glenore Grove Scout Group will be able to make more room for activities and new members after securing $19,377 in Commonwealth funding towards a six-metre extension to the group’s Scout Den. The extension, which Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz helped get Commonwealth funding towards, will benefit the group’s 47 members and their families…

CCTV boost for Gatton

SAFETY and crime prevention will be boosted at Lake Apex Park, Gatton through five new CCTV security cameras. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Lockyer Valley Deputy Mayor Jason Cook on Thursday, June 9 announced $17,000 under round two of the Coalition’s Safer Streets program for the equipment. The Lockyer Valley Regional Council will receive…

Rail projects critical to future of Scenic Rim

THE Coalition’s Inland Rail project will maximise job and growth opportunities resulting from new Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan and South Korea. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the project would ensure demand for Australian domestic product in Asia is met. He said the SCT intermodal freight and logistics facility being constructed at…