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

EVERTON NEWS

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.

 


Old Northern Road sound barriers

Wed 23 Sep 2015

 

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.

 

 

 


Everton groups get share of Gambling funds

Tue 22 Sep 2015

Member for Everton, Tim Mander has welcomed funding for local community groups through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Mr Mander said eligible local community groups had received their fair share of the latest round of grant funding.

“I am proud of the hard working non-profit organisations who provide services to our community” Mr Mander said.

“They are vital to so many people and I am committed to ensuring they receive the most amount of funding possible.

“Whether it’s a school P&C, a support group or a local footie club, it’s important we continue to get behind those who make a difference.”

Successful groups in the electorate include North West Youth Accommodation Service whose grant will go towards the purchase of furniture and Eatons Hill State School P&C for a building upgrade.(see full list below)

 Mr Mander said these quarterly grants allowed profits from gambling to be invested back into the community and benefited people from all walks of life.

“These grants can be the difference between keeping these important services in our area and going without,” he said.

“Applications for the next funding round close on 30 November and I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to apply for and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.”

For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants

 

Everton’s Grant Recipients – Round 85

 ·         North West Youth Accommodation Service        $15,000

 ·         West Arana Old Boys Rugby Association           $9312

 ·         Arana Sports Inc                                                    $1,931

 ·         Ferny Districts Amateur Fishing Club                  $8,107

 ·         North Brisbane Water Polo Club                         $11,383

 ·         Prince of Peace Lutheran School                        $31,818

 ·        Eatons Hill State School P&C                               $31,818


Noise barrier construction underway

Mon 29 Jun 2015

The contract for construction of the Old Northern Road Noise Barrier project has been awarded to Queensland Bridge and Civil, and work is 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 in 2016. Reduced speed limits, lane closure, signage and traffic control will be in place during works to safeguard motorist and roadworkers. 

 


Traffic Announcement: Stafford Rd and South Pine Rd intersection

Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are currently carrying out resurfacing works at the Stafford Road and Sout Pine Road intersection. It has been found that the inbound detector loops (that detect traffic and are installed beneath the road surface) have failed and will be recut and replaced as part of thest works.

Unfortunately inbound traffic will be impacted due to the detector failures and will experience some additional delays and queuing.

TMR is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to road users and expects the previous traffic signal timings to be re-instated whe the works are completed in about 2 - 4 weeks.

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

 


ANZAC DAY 2015

Mon 20 Apr 2015

The Gaythorne RSL Sub-Branch will be holding its ANZAC Day service on Saturday 25 April. The form-up for the march is in Tel-El-Kebir Street at 6.00 A.M. The march will set off at 6.15 A.M. and the service will commence at 6.45 A.M. in Sid Loder Park opposite the entrance to the RSL.

This year represents the centenary of Gallipoli and to mark the occasion the RSL will be conducting activities for families after the service. Jumping castles will be erected in Sid Loder Park and there will be face painting for children. The RSL will also be holding a barbecue in its car park after the service.

 


Come and meet your neighbour!

Mon 9 Mar 2015

Event: Neighbour Day

Date: Sunday, 29 March 2015

Where: Teralba Park

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

What to bring: hat, sunscreen, picnic rug

 


 

Join us for kids activities, a free sausage sizzle and other community stalls.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know your neighbour and your local community.

Proudly supported by Neighbourhood Watch, Blackwood St Chamber of Commerce, Picabben Community Centre, Youth With a Mission, Mitchelton Rotary and local councillors Cr Norm Wyndham and Cr Andrew Wines.

I look forward to seeing some of you there.

Click here to view the Neighbour Day flyer.

 

 

 


The Nest is now OPEN!

Mon 2 Mar 2015

 

 

I am proud to announce that The Nest is now officially open at their new home in a beautiful heritage listed house at 720 South Pine Road,Everton Park.

The Nest is an organisation for women where they can feel safe and connect with other women in the community through arts and crafts.

There are a number of workshops and events scheduled for this month. Please visit their website for more information.

It's a privilege to have such an organisation operating in my electorate. It would be great to see the community behind this worthwhile initiative.

Please do not hesitate to contact them by email (thecraftnest@gmail.com) if you would like to donate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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