Bunyaville Regional Park was filled with young kids at the Bunyaville Regional Park Fun day.
The event showcased the various groups who use the park on a frequent basis.
North Brisbane Mountain Bike Club, Bunyaville ParkRun, Oxfam trail runners, Enoggeroos Orienteering and Kumbartcho Sanctuary all took part to offer locals opportunities to take advantage of our local forest.
The event focused on getting young kids playing outdoors and off the computer and television screens.
Nature Play QLD held kids activities and have been selling their message of healthy outdoor fun.
Thank you to our local park rangers who attended the event. They look after Bunyaville and are responsible for the conservation of our bushland and protect our local wildlife.
Congratulations to James Cooper who has recently been awarded the Australian Scout Medallion.
This is the highest award that can be achieved by a scout and requires alot of hard work and dedication.
I had the privilige of attending the special awards ceremony at the Albany Creek Scout den.
James has done his scout group and family members proud by recieving this prestigious award.
Come join in the fun at the Bunyaville Regional Park Fun Day.
This is a great opportunity for kids to explore nature and see what our local forest has to offer.
Nature Play Qld will be holding activities throughout the morning for kids.
Local groups will also be doing demonstrations you can take part in.
The event is FREE for you and your family. Just don't forget to wear your sunscreen and bring a drink bottle.
Nature Play - Kite making: 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am
Nature Play - Ochre Rock Painting: 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am
Nature Play - Let it Grow: 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am
Intro to mountain bike riding: 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am (please bring mountain bike & helmet)
Bush walk tours: every 20mins
Micro Orienteering: continuous
Queensland Health is holding a community forum to provide an overview of the planned investigation of the former Wunderlich asbestos plant, Bellvue Avenue, Gaythorne.
I encorage current and former local residents to attend this forum if you have any concerns, questions or would like information about the history of the plant.
The forum will provide information on:
Date: Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Location: Gaythorne RSL
RSVP: Anna in the Health Protection Unit on 3328 9310 or HPU_EOC1@health.qld.gov.au
For more information on asbestos or if you would like to lodge an asbestos related enquiry please click here.
The sod turning ceremony on 1 Leitchs Road marked the beginning of the new Youngcare development, which will begin construction in the very near future.
As the local member and Minister for Housing, I am proud to be involved in delivering these services in the local community and provide positive outcomes for young people with disabilities.
Recently, the Newman Government granted the national charity, Youngcare the land at 1 Leitchs Road, Albany Creek to build eight new apartments that will deliver a better life for young adults with disabilities.
This land will deliver age-appropriate housing for Queenslanders living with a disability who require in-home care and support. There is a dire nationwide shortage of appropriate housing for young people with 24/7 care needs and this is an example of a successful collaboration between the not-for-profit sector and government.
I was joined by Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, Steve Dickson to present the Albany Creek Excelsior Football Club with funding of $100,000 through the Get Playing grant.
Club manager, Les Moodley says the funding will go towards installing lighting and to extend a field to meet competition standards.
This is exciting news for the club which will allow them to meet the standards of the Brisbane Premier League and host the National Premier League Queensland Competition in the near future.
The response to Get Going and Get Playing has been overwhelming and the projects that have been delivered under these programs have made a real difference to local communities.
For more details on Get in the Game please click here.
I am pleased to announce that we have secured $3.2 million for the construction of the noise barriers along Old Northern Road, between Hamilton Road and the Jinker Track, Albany Creek.
I understand this has been a frustrating process and I would like to thank you for your patience.
In November 2012 I invited residents to a community meeting and listened to your frustrations about the noise from Old Northern Road. Unfortunately, our government inherited an $80 billion dollar debt and had to defer the project while we evaluated our financial situation.
Tracy Davis, Member for Aspley and I continued to fight for the necessary funding for this project to continue. We have been working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to ensure these noise barriers would be delivered to the community. Now that the LNP Government has brought our state finances under control, we are now in a position to commence the construction of the noise barriers.
To progress this project in a quick timeframe, the design and construction of the noise barriers will be undertaken in two stages. Stage one will be between the Jinker Track and Harpuila Place on the western side and between Sunningdale Court and Galaxy Street on the eastern side of Old Northern Road. Detailed design and construction is being completed and TMR will go out to tender in November 2014 to engage a contractor to undertake these works.
Stage two will involve noise barrier works between Galaxy Street and Hamilton Road on the eastern side and Allamanda Crescent and opposite Goodman Close on the western side of Old Northern Road.
Construction of stage one of the project is expected to commence in late January 2015 with stage two to follow in early to mid-2015. Click here to see a map outlining the location of the barriers.
TMR will ensure property owners and the community are informed as the project progresses.
I’m sure you will agree this is a fantastic result for local residents.
The average household will save $577 on their power bills over the next 5 years under our Government's plan to permanently remove the cost of the Solar Bonus Scheme from electricity prices.
The $3.4 billion Strong Choices Cost of Living Fund will be used to ensure house holders no longer have to subsidise the cost of solar usage through their power bills.
At present, the cost of the solar bonus scheme makes up 6 per cent of typical household electricity bill.
Our plan will see no change to existing solar customers only that their feed-in payments will not come from the price of electricity but from the Strong Choices Cost of Living Fund.
Seniors concert tickets for Everton are now available for sale through my office.
They have been widely popular in the past so don't leave it to the last minute to secure your ticket. This is a great opportunity to visit Parliament House, listen to our young local talent and taste Parliament's famous scones.
Please call 3855 1133 to arrange your ticket.
Date: Tuesday, 18 November
Time: (Doors open at 9:30am) 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Premiers Hall, Parliament House
RSVP: Tuesday, 11 November
Click here to view the flyer.
The recently held Justice of the Peace seminar at Arana Hills PCYC was very well recieved.
More than 230 JPs and C.Decs from the Everton and Ferny Grove electorates welcomed the Attorney General, the Hon Jarrod Bleijie to the event.
This was a fantastic opportunity to award some of our serving community members and offer some professional development for their role.
If you would like to get in contact with a JP or you would like more information on how to become a JP, please click here.
Everton Electorate Office
510 South Pine Road
Everton Park Qld 4053
Ph: (07) 3855-1133
Fax: (07) 3855-1280
Parking is available at the back of the office, accessible from Gordon Pde (second driveway from South Pine Rd).
Minister for Housing & Public Works
GPO Box 2457
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: (07) 3719-7270
Fax: (07) 3220-6239
If you cannot attend my Everton Park Office during business hours you may find my Listening Posts of assistance.
I look forward to catching up with Everton residents and listening to your concerns.
Community groups, schools or sporting clubs are welcome to borrow my 3x3 marquee for events.
Please contact my office to organise the loan.
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