SAFER COMMUNITIES FUND ROUND 6 NOW OPEN

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz has announced Round six of the Safer Communities Grants program is now open. The Australian Government is providing up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure through round six of the Safer Communities Fund. Mr Buchholz said the funding…

BUDGET 2021-22: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPANDS LIFE-SAVING ROAD SAFETY INVESTMENT

  The Federal Budget commits an additional $1 billion to the Road Safety Program, as part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety and getting Australians home sooner sand safer.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $1 billion funding injection will back…

LOWERING ENERGY COSTS FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz has announced expressions of interest are now open for funding under the Morrison Governments Powering Communities Program. Community groups across the region can now express interest for funding under the program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce their environmental impact. Mr Buchholz said $67,700 was…

DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLOOD-IMPACTED COUNCILS

Disaster assistance is now available to Councils in the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim following sustained heavy rainfall and ongoing flash-flooding across Southern Queensland. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz whose electorate takes in the Scenic Rim Regional Council, as…

FEDERAL LNP SUPPORT SO THE SHOW CAN GO ON

  The Australian Government has announced a $2.7 million boost for agricultural field days to ensure they can continue to showcase innovation and support regional communities after the pandemic.   Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has welcomed additional Australian Government support for regional ‘field days’, building on previous support announced to help local show…

$35 MILLION BINNA BURRA ROAD PROJECT DELIVERS BUSHFIRE RECOVERY MILESTONE FOR THE SCENIC RIM

Binna Burra Road is to be reopened under traffic control, today (Monday, August 31) with final works expected to continue until October 2020, weather and site conditions permitting. The reopening of public access marks an important recovery milestone for the community and local tourism after last year’s devastating bushfires. Federal Member for Wright and Assistant…

BINNA BURRA RISING

Against a backdrop of Coronavirus related public health restrictions, the team at Binna Burra Lodge have been working diligently to restore some ‘normality’, post fire and in the midst of a pandemic. Almost twelve months on from the Black Summer Bushfires, when the historic Binna Burra Lodge was encircled by raging fire and lost, the…

‘THANK-YOU’ TO VOLUNTEERS AS COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz and State Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates have thanked all volunteers in their Mudgeeraba and Hinterland communities this National Volunteers Week and called for nominations for the 2020 Wright Community Contribution Awards. Mr Buchholz said volunteers were invaluable to the community and without them, many of the local sporting…