A $481,423 investment by the Australian Government will support Noosa’s Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment to develop the world’s largest aerial firefighting tankers, helping protect people, properties and wildlife from the threat of bushfire.
The Burnett Mary Regional Group will receive $250,000 to help native wildlife and habitat recover from the impacts of recent flooding in Wide Bay.
Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien has welcomed a new $771 million flood support package that will be extended to flood-affected communities in Queensland, including Gympie, Fraser Coast, Noosa, South Burnett and Cherbourg.
Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum, which is home to the most extensive collection of war memorabilia outside of Canberra’s Australia War Memorial, will receive a $700,000 expansion, thanks to a grant secured by Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien and announced in the 2022-23 Budget.
The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $400,000 in Cherbourg to help Indigenous young people improve their mental health and reduce the risk of self-harm.
Cherbourg will prepare to beat this summer’s bushfire season thanks to an Australian Government grant of $89,450.
After two years of cancellations and dashed hopes, Gympie’s entertainment scene is set to explode with a $1.2 million injection from the Morrison Government to inspire live music enthusiasts and film buffs and lure visitors back to the region.
Power bills for two Wide Bay community groups will be slashed thanks to a grants program to provide energy-efficient appliances for not-for-profit organisations.
A $296.5 million commitment to regional, rural and remote health in the 2022–23 Budget will improve access to MRI imaging, strengthen the workforce, and increase training opportunities for medical professionals in Wide Bay.
Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien has welcomed a $500 million funding boost which will see more road and community infrastructure projects rolled out across Wide Bay, supporting local jobs.
Maryborough Excelsior City Band is hitting a high note with a new solar panel system to keep electricity costs down, thanks to a $7,900 federal grant.
A brand new freezer filled with mice would be a calamity for most people – but it’s cause for celebration at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, where new refrigeration equipment funded through a federal grant is slashing their power bills.
More than 26,000 households and businesses in Wide Bay will benefit from improvements to the NBN network, following a $480 million investment by the Morrison Government in the 2022-23 Federal Budget.
A new $27,000 lighting system will help slash thousands of dollars off Cooroora United Football Club’s electricity bill, with federal assistance announced by Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien.
More bridges in Wide Bay could soon be upgraded or replaced, thanks to a further investment of $40 million from the Liberal and Nationals Government under the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP).
Applications for grants of up to $50,000 are now open for projects to support community sporting events in the Gympie, Fraser Coast, South Burnett and Cherbourg local government areas.
Financial support for flood-affected Wide Bay small businesses, farmers, not-for-profit organisations, and sporting and community clubs are available to assist them with clean up costs and recovery from the disaster.
Communities in and around Gympie and Maryborough will be made safer during a natural disaster with new telecommunications upgrades announced today.
Personal hardship assistance of up to $900 per family has been extended to flood-affected residents in Gympie, the Fraser Coast, Noosa and Sunshine Coast.
Applications are now open for the new Rebuilding Regional Communities Program, giving community groups a chance to share in $5.7 million.
Financial assistance is now available to employees and sole traders in Wide Bay who experience a loss of income as a direct result of the major disaster unfolding in Queensland.
Wide Bay residents affected by the unfolding flood disaster can apply for flood assistance grants of up to $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per child.
The Noosa Leisure Centre will get a new lease on life with improved functionality as an emergency evacuation centre, with two grants totalling $1.24 million through the Liberals and Nationals Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recover Program.
Innovative bushfire detection technology will undergo pilot trials at Noosa’s FireTech Laboratory, with Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announcing a $979,875 grant for the project.
The Noosa community will be better prepared for natural disasters with $1.17 million in funding through the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Program to provide improved communications and a series of community resilience activities.