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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay

Media Releases


Night-time asphalt works in the Fraser Coast area

Night-time asphalt resurfacing works will start this week at various locations in the Fraser Coast area.

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$1.84 million grants help Wide Bay businesses bring new products to market

Three Wide Bay businesses have been offered a $1.84 million kickstart from the Australian Government to help them expand into new markets.

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Celebrating First Australians this NAIDOC Week

Next week is NAIDOC week – an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Roll out the shed carpet! Men’s gathering space opens in Noosa

  • Noosa residents have marked the official opening of the Noosa Men’s Shed - Long Shed project today
  • The project will improve health outcomes in the region by providing a dedicated gathering space for skills and information sharing
  • The Coalition Government invested $47,030 in the project 

The Coalition Government is continuing to deliver on its 2016 election commitments with the completion of the Noosa Men’s Shed - Long Shed officially marked today.

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Revitalised conference centre opens in Gympie

  • Major improvements align with Gympie’s regional hub status
  • Bar, restaurant, meeting rooms and elevator upgraded
  • The Coalition Government invested $548,250 through the National Stronger Regions Fund 

The Gympie Pavilion Conference and Events Centre was officially re-opened today following a $1.25 million refurbishment to improve conference facilities.

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Boost to drug and alcohol withdrawal support services for Indigenous clients


A new drug and alcohol rehabilitation program will help Indigenous clients in Maryborough and Bundaberg overcome substance abuse, after receiving $600,000 in funding from the Australian Government.


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