Local Media Releases - Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia


No More Repairs for Eyesore Fencing

Fri 10 Mar 2017


A regular inspection of Old Northern Rd/South Pine Road prompted State Member for Everton, Tim Mander, to request some maintenance work along this road.

"With 52,000 vehicles using this road every day, it is important that the department prioristises safety for maintenance work and the comfort of local residents", Mr Mander said.

  • TMR have inspected fencing along South Pine Road opposite Eatons Hill Tavern and deemed it beyond repair - however any replacement fencing has not been budgeted for by the Palaszcuk government.
  • TMR have repaired broken panels for timber fencing between Wruck Crescent and Faheys Road.
  • TMR have advised they will clean the median strip on Old Northern Road between Faheys Road and Dargie Street.

Residents can always call or email the Everton Electorate Office or TMR directly on 13 19 40 with any issues about the maintenance and safety of our state roads.


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Tim Mander, Member for Everton is rallying support for community volunteering by launching a personalised “Do Something Near You” portal.

Mr Mander said “Do Something Near You is a national website inviting individuals to get involved with community groups and initiatives in their local area.”

“I have partnered with the DoSomething team to help connect people to local community groups and encourage all local community groups to register on this free site” Mr Mander said

“By giving back and volunteering, we can make our communities stronger and better places to live”

“For quick easy access to the site you can go to my website – timmander.com.au  and click on “DoSomethingNearYou” or use this link - http://www.dosomethingnearyou.com.au/TimMander

Get Queensland Working

Mon 4 Jul 2016

I believe Queenslanders deserve a Budget that gives them hope and optimism for the future – a budget that drives economic growth and investment, creates jobs for our young people and delivers the services and infrastructure we all need.

Instead, in mid-June the State Government delivered a budget of broken promises that relied on raiding $4 billion worth of public servants’ superannuation to prop up the budget black hole.

Contrast this with the LNP's Get Queensland Working which will provide targeted support for small businesses and workers in our Everton electorate. Our plan aims to provide jobs for up to 20,000 young people across Queensland.

In government, the LNP would provide:

  • $5000 incentives for businesses who take on new apprentices from beginning to end.
  • $500 vouchers for tradies who complete their apprenticeships to get the tools they need to get working.
  • $4000 grants over 12 months to assist small businesses with recruitment and start-up costs for eligible young Queenslanders (15-24) who are unemployed and not enrolled in full-time education or training.

Read more detail about our policy


Gambling Community Benefit Fund delivers for local groups

Wed 22 Jun 2016

Tim Mander, State Member for Everton, is pleased to see Everton Park Bowls Club among the five successful community groups to attract grant money in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Mr Mander said  “The approved amount of $14,059 will allow the Club to purchase a solar system they have long wanted.”

“Congratulations also to staff and parents the Mitchelton Special School and Everton Park State School P&C for their ongoing commitment and drive to improve their communities,” he said

This round of Gambling grants will also provide $35,000 for the addition of a music room to Everton Park State School Hall, $31,587.18 for a ‘gymzoonasium’ program at Mitchelton Special School, $12,110 for equipment for Arana Ascot Hockey Club and $8353 for computer equipment to Picabeen Community Centre.

“I am always very happy to support applications for funding by local community groups to help their ongoing success and sustainability and I encourage all local groups to apply for the next round of funding before the end of August 2016 and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.”

For more information on the grants, please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘Grants’.


Everton residents miss out in state budget

Tue 21 Jun 2016

Desperately needed funding to fix traffic congestion at one of Brisbane’s worst bottlenecks, the intersection of South Pine and Stafford Roads at Everton Park was missing from last week’s State Budget.

The State Member for Everton, Tim Mander MP said he was disappointed there is no end in sight to the long and frustrating wait to get through these traffic lights each day at peak hour for tens of thousands of commuters.

“Not only are people wasting precious hours of their week sitting in their cars because the roads can’t cope with the volume of traffic, but the intersection at South Pine and Stafford Roads is also dangerous. 

“In the recent wet weather a car failed to take the corner turning right from Stafford into South Pine Road and slammed into the front wall of a real estate office, just near my electorate office.

“I will continue to pressure the State Government to allocate money so we can fix this intersection,” said Mr Mander.

However Mr Mander said he was pleased the government had decided to fund the installation of much needed traffic lights at the intersection of Explorer Drive and Old Northern Road, Albany Creek.

“In response to local residents contacting me about the serious accidents they have almost had at this intersection, I asked the Department of Transport and Main Roads to investigate. The outcome of the investigation was that traffic lights are needed to ensure safety.

“While it’s great the government has allocated funding, I am concerned it won’t be made available until the 2017-18 financial year, which is just too far away, the traffic lights are needed now to make the intersection safe. I will be lobbying the State Government to bring the funding forward,” he said.

Mr Mander said he was also disappointed there was no capital works funding for local schools.


Five local groups share $147,323

Tue 24 May 2016

Five Everton community groups will share in $147,233 from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.

Member for Everton, Tim Mander said this latest round of funding will help local clubs purchase equipment and improve their programs for the community.

"Funding is a constant issue for grassroots organisations so it is great to see these groups get an injection of money," Mr Mander said.

 "This fund extends a helping hand to ensure these local community programs continue to be viable in the long-term."

Director of Eatons Hills Community Kindergarten Kim Miller said, “We are so excited to finally be able to be to replace our shed which was ruined in the flooding in 2011.”

“These funds will also be used to repair the drainage issues and landscaping around the Centre.”

The fund uses taxes from Golden Casket lotteries, keno and gaming machines to pay out grants to Queensland community groups.

The organisations receiving grants in Round 87 are:

 Brisbane Brass Music Assoc 


 Purchase instruments

 Eatons Hill Community  Kindergarten


 Facility upgrade

 Pine Hills Hockey


 Purchase of equipment

 Pine Hills Netball


 Courts  and goal post upgrade

 Queensland Irish Assoc Pipe  Band


 Purchase of uniforms and  equipment


Refurbishment works – Albany Creek

Thu 19 May 2016
Tim Mander, State Member for Everton, wishes to advise residents that works to refurbish noise barriers at the intersection of South Pine Road and Flamingo Drive, Albany Creek will commence in the next week.
Mr Mander said “Works will involve replacing the existing noise barrier from a 1.8 metre barrier to a 3 metre timber plank and steel post barrier.”
“I’m very pleased that the existing timber barriers will finally be repaired and reduce the impact of noise on local residents.”
“Please take care with the changed traffic conditions and speed reductions while these works are in
progress,” he said.
The upgrades are expected to be completed within three weeks.
All works will take place during the day between the hours of 6am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Local community groups score $208,768

Wed 17 Feb 2016

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 ten local groups had been successful with their applications, many of whom will use the funds to purchase equipment for their groups. 

Blackwood Street Child Care Centre are going to purchase outdoor play equipment for the children and Club Croc Triathlons who will purchase road bikes for newcomers to triathlon.

 “It is fantastic to give local groups financial support to help them achieve their goals and essentially give back to the community,” Mr Mander said.

“Grant programs like these are essential resources to help local organisations grow and assist them in providing facilities and activities to people in the community.”

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provides one-off grants to Queensland not for profit community organisation, with revenues from taxes placed on Golden Casket lotteries, keno and gaming machines.

Mr Mander encourages all eligible not-for-profit community organisations to apply for grant funding and to contact his office if they require more information or assistance. 


Local schools benefit from major funding boost

Wed 3 Feb 2016

Students, parents and staff at two schools in Brisbane’s north west are set to reap the benefits of significant new funding to build state-of-the-art learning facilities and provide safer access to their school grounds.

According to local MP, Tim Mander, Mt Maria College at Mitchelton and Northside Christian College at Everton Park have been granted a total of $5.7 million to build new learning spaces, science laboratories, libraries, disabled access, and safer pickup and set down areas.

Mr Mander said the State Government grants for capital works at non-state schools in his area were extremely welcome.

“I want to make sure every school in our area has facilities that are of world class standard so our children have every chance of being successful,” said Mr Mander.

“The school communities of Mt Maria and Northside will have an extremely busy and at times challenging year ahead as construction work gets underway,” he said. “However, it will be very exciting as the new buildings start to take shape and I very much look forward sharing in that excitement and anticipation.”

Mt Maria College, Mitchelton - $4,860,472

  • External roadworks, pickup and set down and trunk infrastructure charges
  • Demolish existing building and construct three music, dance and drama spaces, stores, practice rooms, performance court, five general learning areas, one flexible learning area, uniform store, technology provision and associated walkways.
  • Convert one general learning area to administration and a flexible learning area to a library
  • Construct new covered physical education area, physical education store, pupil amenities and access for people with disability

Northside Christian College, Everton Park - $830,000

  • Construction of three industrial arts workshops, services and drainage room, two dust extraction rooms, six store rooms, two grinding rooms, machinery room, welding bays, router bay, compress air plant room, staff room, digital manufacturing room, model layout area, spray booth, two dance and drama rooms, drama store, delivery-hoist area, undercroft, stairs, furniture, equipment and site works
  • Conversion of staff workroom and offices into a science laboratory, extended experimental investigations laboratory and staff facilities

Everton groups get share of Gambling funds

Wed 23 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.

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


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