Toowoomba is a picturesque mountain city located in south-east Queensland some 127 kilometres west of the state’s capital, Brisbane. Clinging to the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, Toowoomba affords breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region across the east. With a population of over 110,000 people, Toowoomba is the commercial and economic hub of the Darling Downs. For those who have recently moved to the Toowoomba region, the Toowoomba Council has compiled a new resident’s guide to help you settle in and get the most out of the vibrant city and country lifestyle. Click here to find out more.
Suburbs of Toowoomba
Toowoomba Region is made up of one city and many towns and localities. Each area has its own unique history and stunning landscapes. Click here to find out more about the suburbs of Toowoomba.
QLD Public Holidays
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Housing assistance review
The annual review of housing assistance will be completed next month, with the new rates published early next year. The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involves assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band. This results in contributions being calculated on actual rent changes.
Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy. "The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said. "The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."
Member contributions for living-in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2018 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index. Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.
The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February 2019.
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