David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$76,000 to help tackle tough times in the Balonne region

May 21, 2020

With a $76,000 investment through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program, Thallon and Mungindi will undertake practical projects benefiting their communities, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“People in the Bush deserve access to services just like in larger centres and I’m pleased that the Mungindi Community Preschool will remain open,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The preschool will make use of $60,000 to help pay for program costs which is great news for families who can continue to send their children there.

“In Thallon, $16,000 will go towards construction of a shade structure over the William the Wombat playground sculpture.

“Kids love to play around William and visitors like to take their pictures with him, so it makes sense that we can stay sun smart and enjoy the landmark.

“While there was general summer rain in western areas, it takes more than one or two wet events to get out of drought.

“Boosting operations and stimulating local economies are important features of the TTTT program, while bringing people together in drought-affected communities.

“Standing together is important now more than ever and communities can rest assured the Government continues to have their back, with money already flowing through rolling grants as part of our more than $8 billion drought support package.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said rural and regional Australia is continuing to show amazing spirit and resilience as they support each other through these tough times.

“I am glad to see these grants providing much-needed support to our hard-hit regional communities at such a crucial time, with this latest round of funding to be delivered to community groups.”

Across Maranoa, nine projects will be funded with $394,939 through Round 16 of the Tackling Tough Times Together program.

The Federal Government has committed nearly $1.5 million to this round nationally.
For more information visit, www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT .