David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

More funding to tackle drought in outback Queensland

February 26, 2021

With a $73,958 investment through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program, outback Queensland communities will undertake practical projects benefiting their communities, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“It’s pleasing to see the Mulga Mates Centre has been granted $53,958 through Round 19 of the TTTT program,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The funding will help to boost early childhood development in Quilpie through the installation of a playground at the Mulga Mates Centre.

“With an injection of $20,000, the Outback Gondwana Foundation Limited will be supported to purchase a forklift to increase their capacity to assist the community.”

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.