On 25th November, in conjunction with The Nest Community, many local groups will be walking from teralba Park to The Nest on South Pine Road to support White Ribbon Day and community resilience. Please join us - BYO Candle.
I recently inspected the progress on the construction of the Old Northern Road Noise Barrier project which is expected to be complete before Christmas.
After working with my residents, I know that they are looking forward to seeing this project delivered.
Click here for more information.
The contract for construction of the Old Northern Road Noise Barrier project has been awarded to Queensland Bridge and Civil, and work will soon be underway.
This project will involve replacing identified barriers located between Jinker Track and the Bunyaville State Forest Park border on the western side of Old Northern Road and between The Boulevard to near DeVito Place on the eastern side with concrete panels. The existing timber barriers approximately 300 metres north of Hamilton Road intersection will be repaired. The height of the barriers for the majority of the project is two metres.
Works are scheduled to commence in late July 2015, and is scheduled for completion by early 2016. Reduced speed limits, lane closure, signage and traffic control will be in place during works to safeguard motorist and roadworkers.
I would like to advise that works will soon be underway to undertake resurfacing and road safety improvements on South Pine Road and Old Northern Road, between Stafford Road and Rogers Parade East.
This $1.8 million project will involve replacing and repairing existing road and asphalt surfaces, linemarking and repairing man holes. These works will provide a safer and smoother surface for road users.
The works are due to commence in late February 2015 (weather, site and construction conditions permitting) and are expected be completed in April 2015.
To minimise traffic disruptions, works will be carried out between 7pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. Single lane closures, temporary property access changes, detours and reduced speed limits will apply during the works. Police, traffic controllers and construction signage will also be in place to safeguard motorists and road workers.
Access to properties on South Pine Road and along Old Northern Road, from Stafford Road to Rogers Parade East, will be maintained.
Nearby residents may experience some construction noise, additional work lighting, dust, odour and vibration during works. Letters will be distributed to nearby residents and businesses providing details of the work and contact information for enquiries.
Information about traffic disruptions will also be available from the 13 19 40 traffic report line and www.131940.qld.gov.au
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.
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 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 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) 3535-1100
Fax: (07) 3855-1280
Parking is available at the back of the office accessible from Griffith St (driveway opposite KFC).
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.