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


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.


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. 


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