Local Sporting Champions announced

Eight of Forde’s young sporting stars have each received a $500 grant to support their passion thanks to the latest round of the Coalition Government’s Local Sporting Champions (LSC) grant program. The LSC program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance to young sports men and women aged between 12 and 18.…

Celebrating Forde’s exporters

An export business from Forde could become Australia’s exporter of the year. Entries are now open for the 2018 Australian Export Awards, celebrating the success of Australian products and services on the global stage. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP encouraged local exporters to enter the 56th annual awards, co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber…

New funding round to eliminate black spots

The Turnbull Government will address more mobile service blackspots across the region with a $25 million commitment for a fourth round of the Mobile Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the program would deliver better mobile coverage to regional and remote communities. “This new round demonstrates the Coalition’s commitment…

New fans for Chisholm Catholic College

The Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is driving improvements across the Forde region with round three funding recently announced. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Chisholm Catholic College P&C was one of several successful recipients in his electorate of Forde. “The P&C has done a great job fundraising for their school and…

Helping small businesses grow by going digital

The Turnbull Government today announced funding of $18 million towards a new Australia-wide program helping family and small businesses build their digital capability. Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation Craig Laundy said businesses would have access to high-quality advice from proven providers for a minimal fee. “The Australian Government is investing…