David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Mitchell LED installation to attract tourists

February 26, 2020

Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today that the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery will undergo a lighting transformation, luring tourists to check out what’s on offer, thanks to $10,113 secured through the Foudnation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

“The initiative to install LED lighting will bring fresh enthusiasm for what’s available at the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery – it’s a win-win situation,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Local artists continue to have an opportunity to showcase their works and more tourists checking out what’s on offer boils down to local ventures being supported and the local economy stimulated.

“These projects help drought-affected communities cope with the stress of drought while also contributing to the local economy and community infrastructure renewal.”

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/.