David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Funding to help Texas bounce back from drought

June 1, 2021

Encouraging children’s learning through play will be a key goal in Texas, thanks to $60,000 secured through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“It’s great to see funds flowing to a number of important community projects across Maranoa through Round 20 of the TTTT program which will help to stimulate regional economies and strengthen social connections in our drought-affected communities,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Pleased to see the Texas P-10 State School Parents and Citizens Association supported with $60,000 to install a middle school playground facility. The new playground will support the development of children in Grades 3 to 6 at Texas State School, and encourage learning through play.

“I am a firm believer that all children deserve the same educational opportunities and access to facilities, regardless of their location, so I am thrilled to see this funding flowing to our bush schools.”

Across Maranoa, 11 projects will be funded with $374,370 through Round 20 of the Tackling Tough Times Together program.

Mr Littleproud said the projects supported through the latest grants round will provide relief and assistance to volunteers, get more members of the community out and about and upgrade community spaces and infrastructure, making life that bit easier in drought-affected regional communities

“We are proud to continue supporting the Foundation’s important work at such a critical time, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with these local groups to help deliver crucial projects that will strengthen regional economies and social bonds in drought-affected communities,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The Federal Government is backing regional Australia every step of the way to ensure communities bounce back stronger than ever.”

Tackling Tough Times Together Round 20 projects in Maranoa:

Recipient Project Funding
Killarney Bowls Club Inc Purchase New Kitchen Appliances $16,100
Farm 2 Fork Collective Inc Future Proofing the Farm 2 Fork Collective $19,475
Charleville & District Cultural Association Inc Charleville Creative Lane 2021 $20,000
Back to the Bush Festival Inc Miles Back to the Bush Festival – It’s the people that make it $23,452
Amiens History Association Inc Multi-function solar shed and access pathways $32,659
Roughlie Community Centre Inc Shaded Outdoor Area $34,000
Thallon Progress Association Inc Sculptures in the Scrub – Thallon Art History Trail $35,876
Swan Creek School of Arts Committee Inc Swan Creek Hall Floor Replacement $41,501
Booringa Action Group Inc Booringa Fire and Water Festival $41,653
South Burnett Mountain Bike Club Inc Gordonbrook Dam Mountain Bike Park $49,654
Texas P-10 State School Parents and Citizens Association Texas State School Middle School Playground Facility $60,000
Maranoa total   $374,370.00