David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Murweh’s resiliency and solidarity to be displayed

February 26, 2020

The Murweh region is a fine example of resilience and solidarity and with $59,820 secured through Round 15 of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) initiative, a commemoration display will be installed by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“It’s fitting that the QFES develop a commemoration display during disastrous times because it sends a strong message about how tough people are bred in the Bush,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This project will bring the community together so that people can share their appreciation for the efforts of volunteers and emergency workers who keep us safe during disaster.

“This is a shot in the arm for the people of Murweh who really have been tackling the tough times.”

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/.