David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

More funding to tackle drought in Winton

February 26, 2021

Winton will receive a much-needed tourism boost thanks to $45,000 secured through the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“I’m pleased to see the Outback Festival returning to Winton this year with the help of a $45,000 investment through the TTTT program,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This funding will help the Outback Festival Incorporated to deliver a bigger and better event in 2021 and help to get tourism back on its feet in Winton.

“The event will provide a much-needed boost to the local economy in Winton, with visitors coming from far and wide to enjoy the event, while also giving locals a chance to get out and have some fun.”

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.