David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

More funding to tackle drought in Goondiwindi

February 26, 2021

The Goondiwindi Showgrounds is set for a revamp, thanks to $60,000 secured through the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“I’m pleased to have secured $60,000 for a major upgrade of the Goondiwindi Showgrounds under Round 19 of the TTTT program,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The funding will support the Goondiwindi Pastoral and Agricultural Society to boost capacity and better support their local community through the drought, with the installation of internal zone fencing at the Goondiwindi Showgrounds.”

Across Maranoa, more than $347,110 will be invested under this latest round of grants, supporting 10 projects that will create stronger local economies, reduce volunteer fatigue and reduce social isolation in our rural communities.

“The Australian Government’s $15 million commitment to the FRRR Tackling Tough Times Together program supports hundreds of projects run by local groups in drought-affected regional communities,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The program has a range of benefits, including reducing social isolation, stimulating the local economy and supporting social and educational participation for disadvantaged youth.

“I urge all community groups in Maranoa to apply for funding under the Tackling Tough Times Together program to bring their much-needed initiatives to life.”

Under Round 19 of the program, the Federal Government has committed over $1.1 million to support 24 individual projects nationwide.

More information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program and the latest round of recipients can be found on the Foundation’s website at www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT or by visiting the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website at www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs.