Last chance to nominate for Safer Streets round 2 funding

WRIGHT MP Scott Buchholz has issued a reminder to councils and community groups that applications for federal government CCTV funding close at 2pm Wednesday, March 2. The government's Safer Streets program delivers on the Coalition Government’s $50 million election commitment to address crime hot-spots through grants focused on crime prevention. More than $19 million was awarded under round one…

$220m investment for Kokoda Barracks

THE Kokoda Barracks at Canungra is set for a $220 million investment through the federal government’s 2016 Defence White Paper released on Thursday. Wright MP Scott Buchholz announced government plans to invest $20 million in the barracks in the next decade and a further $200 million between 2025-26 and 2035-36. The money will be used…

Brigalow revegetation to benefit landholders, jobseekers and environment

LANDHOLDERS, jobseekers and the environment will benefit from federally funded Brigalow revegetation at Purga Creek and Reynolds Creek in the Fassifern this year. Wright MP Scott Buchholz announced the federal government had granted $183,181 through its 20 Million Trees program to plant more than 16,000 locally sourced trees across the two projects. The federal government…

Vale Mayor Steve Jones AM

Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (19:45): I rise to regretfully advise the House of the tragic and sudden passing of a mayor whose shire is completely engulfed within my electorate of Wright. I speak of the tragic and sudden passing of Mayor Steve Jones AM. Steve's time in this place has been cut short by many years.…

Federal CCTV funding deadline extended

WRIGHT MP Scott Buchholz has welcomed a two-week extension to round two of the federal government’s Safer Streets CCTV funding program. The deadline for online applications has been extended to 2pm, March 2. Community groups, councils, incorporated not-for-profit organisations, chambers of commerce, Neighbourhood Watch and police are eligible to apply. The government will award up…

Buchholz urges groups to apply for federal CCTV funding

WRIGHT MP Scott Buchholz is urging communities facing street crime or anti-social behaviour to seek federal CCTV and crime prevention funding under round two of the Safer Streets program. Online applications close at 1pm February 17, with community groups, councils, incorporated not-for-profit organisations, chambers of commerce, Neighbourhood Watch and police eligible to apply. The government…