David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Federal funding flows to Jandowae’s Timbertown Festival

November 23, 2021

The Federal Government continues to back communities in Maranoa impacted by and recovering from drought with Jandowae Timbertown Festival set to receive $10,712 under Round 22 of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.

The festival is one of nine new projects sharing in over $345,000 announced today. This federal funding injection will be amplified by co-investments that bring the total value of the projects to almost $1.4 million.

Federal Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud said this grant will provide a much-needed boost to the community.

“This funding will add extra tours to the festival program and add extra attractions including chainsaw demonstrations and fireworks,” said Mr Littleproud.

“A bolstered event program will bring even more people to the Timbertown Festival, resulting in greater economic stimulus to the region, increased social and educational participation, and building local capacity.

“We’ve already seen fantastic benefits flow from the projects supported so far so I can’t wait to see this next round build on that legacy to achieve even more in our communities,” Mr Littleproud said.

The Government has committed a total of $15 million to the Tackling Tough Times Together program, with $13.7 million of this already out the door to make over 420 projects a reality for drought-affected communities.

More information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program and the latest round of recipients can be found on the Foundation’s website at https://frrr.org.au/TTTT or by visiting the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website at www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs.