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Federal funding flows to QCWA’s Jackson Branch

The Federal Government continues to back communities in Maranoa impacted by and recovering from drought with the Jackson Branch of the QCWA set to receive $5,022 to upgrade their facilities under Round 22 of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.

The upgrade 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.

“The QCWA will use this funding to install a new hot water system and purchase some new tables,” said Mr Littleproud.

“We know the QCWA is all about improving the lives of people living in regional, rural and remote Queensland and this funding will help them serve their community better.

“QCWA meetings bring the community together and help locals connect, refresh and take their minds off the hardship of the recent drought.”

Mr Littleproud said that projects such as this, 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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