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Federal funding flows to new play equipment in Kingaroy

The Federal Government continues to back communities in Maranoa impacted by and recovering from drought with the Kingaroy State School Parents and Citizens Association set to receive $60,000 to install inclusive play and learning facilities under Round 22 of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.

The playground installation 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 be used to install inclusive play areas, an Indigenous yarning circle and shaded picnic tables at Kingaroy State School, for use by families throughout the community,” said Mr Littleproud.

“The new equipment will greatly improve the wellbeing, motor development, learning/education, Aboriginal cultural connections, inclusive education and social connections for children and families throughout Kingaroy.”

Mr Littleproud said that these projects not only provide economic stimulus but also help reduce social isolation, increase social and educational participation, address disadvantage for youth, reduce volunteer fatigue and build 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.”

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 or by visiting the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website at



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