David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Freestone hall looking to the future with improvements

February 26, 2020

Energy efficiency and water storage improvements are coming to Freestone Memorial Hall, thanks to $42,862 secured through Round 15 of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) initiative, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“The Freestone Memorial Hall is a hub for the community and these improvements will serve its users well into the future,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Providing an avenue to get involved at the hall is a priority so that people can get together, support each other and have a good time.

“Drought has taken a toll on communities across the region and having access to facilities that are in top condition provides an opportunity for support and to lift some of that burden off our shoulders, even if it’s just through an event for a few hours.”

In total, Maranoa communities secured $294,686 through Round 15 of the TTTT grant program.

The Federal Government is providing a total of $15 million, through the Tackling Tough Times Together initiative – also supported by philanthropy and business – to New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

The majority of projects funded in this round seek to reduce volunteer fatigue and boost the operations of local not-for-profit organisations in drought communities.

The Federal Government is backing drought-affected communities by providing more than $8 billion in drought assistance and concessional loans to support those experiencing hardship.

More information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program and the latest round of recipients can be found at https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTTor by visiting https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/.