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Murphy's Paddock Petition


I am very mindful that development needs to be appropriate and sustainable, and that our suburbs remain liveable.

I am gravely concerned about the proposed residential development of Murphy's Paddock, in particular about the density, greenspace and infrastructure around this project.

If this is a concern for you too, please sign this petition











Ferny Grove train line maintenance

Wed 11 Oct 2017

As part of an ongoing train maintenance program, rail grinding is scheduled to be carried out on the network between Monday 16 and Sunday 29 October and is expected to be in your local area between 10pm and 5am -

  • Ferny Grove through to Coopers Plains - Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 October
  • Roma Street to Fortitude Valley - Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October

Queensland Rail will make every effort to carry out these works with respect for our valued neighbours and apologise for any inconvenience.

See rail maintenance poster

For more information call 13 16 17 or email customerfeedback@qr.com.au


Moreton Bay Regional Council - Albany Forest Drive and Jagora Drive, Albany Creek Upgrade

Tue 26 Sep 2017

The intersection of Albany Forest Drive and Jagora Drive is to be upgraded to provide a significant safety improvement for drivers and pedestrians and provide capacity for current traffic demands and additional traffic growth.

This upgrade will include the installation of:

  • New traffic signals at the intersection of Albany Forest Drive and Jagora Drive;
  • Signalised pedestrian crossings;
  • Additional right turn lane on Albany Forest Drive at Old Northern Road;
  • Improved school access;
  • Renewal or replacement of kerb and road surfacing;
  • New off-street parking bays on Albany Forest Drive;
  • Pathway improvements;
  • Bicycle facilities improvements; and
  • Relocation of utility services.

Approximate project timeline - 2017/18 school holidays (specifc timing to be confirmed)

Project works poster


If you would like to speak to Council about this project -

Phone: Richard McRae on 3205 0555

Email: ECM.ITPD@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Contact Cr Matt Constance, Division 10 MBRC, on 3480 6383 or Matt.Constance@moretonbay.qld.gov.au


Ferny Grove train line maintenance

Thu 21 Sep 2017

To improve the safety and reliability of services, Queensland Rail will carry out track maintenance between Roma Street, Central, Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove stations.

The work will include -

Track maintenance in various locations between Alderley and Ferny Grove stations from 8pm to 5am each night on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October

Continuous work between Roma Street and Ferny Grove stations from 2am Saturday 7 to 4am Monday 9 October

  • Track resurfacing works - Central to Grovely
  • Station Maintenance - Bowen Hills, Windsor, Alderley, Wilston and Newmarket
  • Rail replacement - Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Windsor, Gaythorne and Ferny Grove
  • Drainage works - Bowen Hills and Gaythorne
  • Signalling maintenance - Newmarket to Ferny Grove
  • Concrete works - Windsor and Newmarket
  • Vegetation removal, overhead line and track maintenance through the corridor.

This work involves the use of loud, heavy machinery. This work will also involve the use of lighting towers when required. Queensland Rail will make every effort to carry out these works with respect for our valued neighbours and apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information please see the line maintenance poster, call 13 16 17 or email customerfeedback@qr.com.au


Everton Park Post Office

Mon 18 Sep 2017

After over 100 years serving the Everton community, the Everton Park Post Office closed its doors in July. I was frustrated to hear this decision by Australia Post because I know that many people in the community use and rely on it and deserve to have access to these services within the suburb.

I know the local community was disappointed to hear these plans, so I sponsored a petition to Federal Parliament asking for the Post Office to reopen or be relocated within Everton Park, and I received an overwhelming response - almost 1500 signatures!

The petition went before the Petitions Committee in early August and has now been tabled in Federal Parliament. I have also written to Australia Post again. I will keep you updated on any progress.

The Post Office may be closed, but I will do my best to bring it back. Thank you for your support!


Bunyaville facilities

Thu 7 Sep 2017

We are very fortunate in our electorate to have Bunyaville Conservation Park right on our doorstep. With several different bush tracks, picnic tables, barbecues, drinking water and toilets, it's a fantastic location for a family day out or to escape the city buzz. I'm also currently working to have better barbecues installed for people to enjoy.

There are several community groups that operate within Bunyaville, including Friends of Bunyaville, Enoggeroos and Bunyaville Trail Runners and Bunya Belles. Every Saturday morning enthusiastic runners set off from James Drysdale Reserve for the Bunyaville Parkrun. Everyone is welcome! I had a BBQ the other week for these dedicated runners and am working with these groups to ensure each event has defibrillators.

It really is a fantastic location and we are lucky to have such a gem in our electorate, as well as so many local groups providing opportunities for us to enjoy it.


Everton Park Post Office Closure

Mon 10 Jul 2017

Australia Post has advised that they are about to close Everton Park Post Office.

Along with many local residents, I am opposed to this decision. A post office is warranted to service the residents and businesses in the suburb of Everton Park.

I have sponsored a petition to ask that Australia Post remain open or relocate as soon as possible in this suburb. This will be tabled in Federal Parliament in August, with a response then required by November.

Please help me in this fight by signing the petition.

It is available:

  • In my office - 1st floor 510 South Pine Road
  • Outside Coles in Everton Plaza
  • Toasted Cafe, Griffith Street Everton Park (opposite KFC)
  • Madeleine Hicks Real Estate, 2/6 Trouts Rd Everton Park
  • BWS, next to Woolworths Everton Park
  • St Jude Church office, Flockton St

You can also email Australia Post directly with your concerns - Robert Nucifora via robert.nucifora@auspost.com.au

Please click 'Contact Tim' on the right of the screen if you wish to let me know your thoughts.


Installation of high crash site warning sign

Wed 14 Jun 2017

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is about to commence installation of a high crash site warning sign near the intersection of South Pine Road and Pullen Road, Everton Park.

These works are scheduled to commence early June 2017 and be completed in late June 2017.

  • Monday to Friday, 6pm to 4am.

Possible impacts:

  • Local residents may experience additional light and noise, from construction equipment and activities.
  • Traffic management including traffic control and partial lane closures will be in place where required.
  • While some minor delays may be experienced during construction, this will generally occur outside peak times and at night to minimise impacts to busway users.

TMR has strategies in place to mitigate and manage impacts and apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause to residents and motorists.

For more information, go to www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40.


No funding to fix intersection of Stafford Road and South Pine Road

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Desperately needed funding to fix traffic congestion at the intersection of South Pine and Stafford Roads at Everton Park was missing from this week's State Budget.

The State Member for Everton, Tim Mander, said that he was extremely disappointed there was no end in sight to the long and frustrating wait to get through this intersection each day for tens of thousands of commuters.

"Not only are people wasting precious hours of their week sitting in their cars here, but the intersection at South Pine and Stafford Roads is also dangerous."

"I have been expecting the results of skid resistance testing on the right turn movement from Stafford Road into South Pine Road after several minor car accidents on the intersection in the last 12 months. The State Government still has not provided the results of the testing," said Mr Mander.

Mr Mander said he was pleased the government re-announced some operational funding for the Youngcare facility at Albany Creek that was originally committed by the last LNP government in 2014.


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