Everton News - Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia


New study to improve traffic flow at Everton Park

Wed 22 Jun 2016

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is undertaking a traffic modelling study aimed at improving traffic flow through the intersection of Stafford and South Pine Roads at Everton Park.

The new TMR study comes following sustained lobbying from the Member for Everton,Tim Mander in response to the worsening traffic congestion.

“TMR recently installed a series of cameras to count the number of vehicles travelling through each day. 

“Armed with this information, TMR engineers are now modelling options to change the traffic light signalling and realign lanes to understand what will really make an improvement to traffic flow,” he explained. 

Earlier this year, TMR made signalling changes along South Pine Road, to the north of the intersection which the Department says has improved in-bound traffic flow during the week-day morning peak period.

“While I am pleased TMR is studying it again, the reality is the intersection is severely physically constrained and the opening of the Woolworths site last year made the problem even worse. 

“It’s imperative the State Government fund a major upgrade as a matter of urgency,” said Mr Mander.


Ferny Grove train line maintenance

Mon 20 Jun 2016

To improve the safety and reliability of its service, Queensland Rail has advised it will undertake track maintenance on the Ferny Grove line in July.

The maintenance work involves cutting, moving and welding rail and the use of heavy, loud machinery including on-track vehicles, trucks and loaders with horns, bright flashing lights and reversing beepers.

Queensland Rail advises that noise from these activities and movement of on-track machinery, as well as lighting in work zones, may cause temporary inconvenience. It says it will make every effort to carry out these works with respect for neighbours and apologises for any inconvenience.

Maintenance Works Schedule

Welding works 10.30pm - 5.30am nightly between Newmarket and Keperra Train Stations

  • Monday night 4 July - Thursday night 7 July
  • Monday night 11 July - Thursday night 14 July
  • Monday night 18 July 
  • Thursday night 21 July
  • Monday night 25 July - Thursday night 28 July

Sleeper replacement 10.30pm - 5.30am nightly between Newmarket and Mitchelton Train Stations

  • Monday night 4 July - Thursday night 7 July
  • Monday night 11 July - Thursday night 14 July

For more information please call 13 16 17 (freecall 8am-5pm Monday-Friday) or email customerfeedback@qr.com.au


Mitchie FC accredited by Drug Foundation

Wed 1 Jun 2016

Everton MP, Tim Mander, has congratulated the Mitchelton Football Club for achieving Australian Drug Foundation accreditation for responsible management of alcohol.

Mr Mander said Mitchie's Level 3 accreditation recognised the great work the Club had done to promote postive messages and examples around alcohol.

"Club President Roger McIntosh (centre) and his team, together with Project Officer Dr Maike Neuhaus (left) have worked to create a vibrant club that families want to be part of because the emphasis is on the players and the game," he said.

"The Club's responsible management of alcohol has set an excellent example for our local community and for the hundreds of young players who develop their skills of the sporting field each week," said Mr Mander.

Read the full statement from the Australian Drug Foundation Good Sports program here.


Make sure your fire escape plan is ready

Thu 12 May 2016

Residents are being urged to take fifteen seconds to consider their fire escape plans this winter.

Member for Everton, Tim Mander MP, said the State Government had started an advertising campaign to encourage people to complete simple tasks to get them started on their fire escape plan.

"About half of Queensland households don't have an escape plan yet they help to make sure in the event of a fire, everybody can get out safely before smoke, toxic fumes or flames their their toll," said Mr Mander.

Last winter there were 561 residential structural fires in Queensland.

Mr Mander said residents could obtain assistance in developing their fire escape plan and ensuring their home was fire safe by booking a free Safehome Visit.

To organise a Safehome visit contact 13 74 68 or visit the website here


Samford Road and Irvine Street intersection upgrade

Thu 5 May 2016

Safety improvement works are occuring along Samford Road at the Irvine Street intersection, in Mitchelton.

There will be upgrades to the slope and retaining wall, and a safer footpath for pedestrians and road users will be installed.

These works are scheduled to finish by 30June 2016.

Works will be conducted on weeknights, between 6:00pm and 5:00am.

During construction, there will be limited access to the existing footpath.  However, the footpath will reopen daily after construction hours.

There will be minimal impacts to road users. The westbound left lane of Samford Road will be closed during the hours of construction. Traffic control and signage will be in place where required.


Brook News joins go card network

Wed 27 Apr 2016

Completing go card transactions is now more convenient for local residents as Brook News joins the go card retail network.

Tim Mander, Member for Everton said a ticketing machine was installed into the retail store two weeks ago.

“This is great for the community as the stores will now be able to sell new go cards, top-up existing cards, or change card expiry dates in-store,” Mr Mander said.

“It is pleasing to see go card top-up facilities in the shopping centre after I identified the area as requiring better access to these services.

Store Proprietor Stephen Bird said with 16 schools in close proximity to Brookside Shopping Centre to his store, he was very pleased to finally have the machine.

“It makes it much quicker and easier to handle all customer enquiries about go cards,” he said.

Retail and/or top-up locations include 7-Eleven and selected independent retailers, QR station ticket offices and fare machines, and at busway station fare machines.

For further information on location of go card retailers visit translink.com.au or phone the TransLink Contact centre (24/7) on 13 12 30.


Eatons Crossing Road controlled burn

Fri 1 Apr 2016

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) advises hazard reduction activities will take place on Eatons Crossing Road at Eatons Hill between 8 April and 30 June 2016, weather permitting.

These activities include a controlled burn to remove overgrown vegetation from the area.  

Areas that may be affected by smoke during operations are Eatons Hill, Cashmere and Clear Mountain.  

For information or enquiries on roadworks and traffic conditions, or to report an incident, call 13 19 40 or visit www.131940.qld.gov.au.


Old Northern Road surface upgrade

Thu 10 Mar 2016

Works to upgrade the road surface on Old Northern Road, between Rogers Parade East, Everton Park and Hamilton Road, McDowall is underway.

This road surface upgrade is part of our road asset management program for South East Queensland. These works will provide a safer and smoother surface for road users.

The project will involve removing and replacing the existing road surface and linemarking.

The works will occur over up to 15 non-consecutive nights and are expected to start in early March 2016 and be completed by May 2016. 

To minimise traffic disruptions, works will be carried out at between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday. Single lane closures and reduced speed limits will apply during the works. Traffic controllers and construction signage will also be in place to safeguard motorists and road workers.

Nearby residents may experience some construction noise, additional lighting, dust, odour and vibration during the works.

Access to all properties will be maintained. 


Samford Road road works

Mon 25 Jan 2016

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) plans to undertake some safety improvement works along Samford Road and Suez Road intersection at Mitchelton, to repair the fallen batter slope/retaining wall to provide a safer footpath for pedestrians and road users.

These works are scheduled to begin at the start of February 2016 and are expected to continue until the end of April 2016.

Works will go ahead at night time, between 6:00pm and 5.00am, Monday to Thursday, weather and construction conditions permitting.  

There will be some construction noise, lighting and dust associated with these works. 

There will be limited access to the existing footpath during construction. The footpath will reopen daily after construction hours.

The westbound lane of Samford Road will be closed during the hours of construction

If you would like further information, please contact the Project team on 13 74 68 or by email at metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au during business hours. 


White Ribbon walk for community

Wed 18 Nov 2015

On White Ribbon Day 2015 I was very proud to be the co-host of an inaugural walk for resilience in my community.

I co-hosted the walk with a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation in our community called The Nest.

The Nest helps women and children who want to be part of a supportive, nutruring community by providing free and low-cost workshops, events, scoial groups and services.

Each weekend, around 100 women and children of all backgrounds and ages learn new skills, connect and create at The Nest. It is an organisation that I am really excited to be involved with.  

I was greatly encouraged by our inaugural walk last November. 

We had a moment of silence to remember those women, in particular, who are the victims of domestic violence and have suffered greatly through it and, of course, the many who unfortunately have lost their lives.

Click here for more information about The Nest.


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