Canberra comment with Scott Buchholz MP

Further assistance for Flood affected locals

Help is on its way to Scenic Rim locals still suffering from the damage and destruction that came in the wake of the devastating flooding in March.

Demolition and rebuilding assistance is now available to locals whose houses were damaged by the recent flooding.

So many individuals and families in the Scenic Rim were affected and they have not been forgotten.

This extra assistance will help our community get back on its feet as quickly as possible.

I encourage locals dealing with the aftermath of ex-Cyclone Debbie to apply for this and the range of other assistance currently available.

Information on disaster assistance available for this natural disaster can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/ and the Queensland Government’s Disaster management website at https://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/.

Tourism numbers on the rise

More international tourists are visiting the Scenic Rim and seeing for themselves the beauty and splendour our local area has to offer.

The International Visitor Survey figures shows 1,034,000 tourists travelled to the Gold Coast and surrounding region in the last year, an increase of 9 per cent.

This is fantastic news for the growing tourism industry in the Scenic Rim which continues to go from strength to strength.

I recently took the opportunity to speak in Parliament on one of the highlights of the local tourism calendar – the Scenic Rim Eat Local Week, which is coming up at the end of this month.  It’s a great example of what we have to offer visitors, particularly avid foodies who can enjoy our spectacular fresh produce, wines, cheeses and other unique delicacies.

Visitors can tour our beautiful region by foot, road, horse or hot air balloon, it’s a pleasure to share our National Parks, country markets, farm stays and local produce with the world.

As always, if I can be of assistance with any Federal matter, please feel free to call my office on 5541 0150.

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