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


Tim Mander MP invites seniors to Parliament

Mon 25 Jul 2016

Member for Everton, Tim Mander has invited seniors to attend the upcoming seniors’ concert at Parliament House, which is being held during this year's Seniors Week. 

Students from four schools across South East Queensland will perform at the concert.  Those schools are Ashgrove State School, Kedron State High School, Coorparoo Secondary College and Merrimac State High School on the Gold Coast.

“This is a great opportunity for seniors to visit Parliament House and have morning tea while listening to the very talented school ensembles.

“I encourage seniors in our local area to take advantage of this opportunity and contact my office by phoning 3535 1100 for tickets,” he said.

The seniors’ concert will be held at Parliament House on Friday 19th August from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

The event will cost $14 to cover tea and scones.

Tickets are available to all seniors and can be purchased at every state MP’s office until 15 August.


Event Details:

Date:  Friday 19 August 2016

Venue: Premier’s Hall, Parliament House

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (doors open at 9:30am)

Cost: $14

Click here to open the event flyer (below)


Ferny Grove train line maintenance

Thu 21 Jul 2016

To improve the safey and reliability of its service, Queensland Rail has advised it will carry out track maintenance on the Ferny Grove line in August.

This work will involve the use of heavy, loud machinery including on-track vehicles, loaders and trucks with bright flashing lights and reversing beepers.

Residents are advised the on-track resurfacing works and on-track tamping machines involved in the maintenance will be moving along the train line and works will not be continuous in any one location for more than two consecutive nights.

Noise from these activities and movement of on-track machinery, as well as lighting in work zones, may cause temporary inconvenience. 

Work will be undertaken between the Bowen Hills and Oxford Park train stations, 11pm to 5am each night on:

  • Monday 1 August
  • Tuesday 2 August
  • Wednesday 3 August

Please see the line maintenance poster here for more information.

Queensland Rail says it will make every effort to carry out these works with respect for its neighbours and it apologises in advance for any inconvenience.

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


Ferny Grove track closure

Wed 20 Jul 2016

Queensland Rail has advised the Roma Street to Albion and Ferny Grove track will be closed for maintenance from 10.15 pm until the last train on:

  • Wednesday 3 August and
  • Wednesday 17 August.

The closure is necessary to provide crucial ongoing maintenance across the network in order to maintain a high standard of safety and reliability.

Please see the track closure poster here for further information.

If you require assistance with station access, call 13 16 17 from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday or text only 0428 774 636

Visit Translink's website here or call 13 12 30 anytime for more information, updates or assistance out of hours. 


Tackling our Ice Scourge

Tue 12 Jul 2016

A comprehensive plan to tackle Queensland's ice epidemic and help make our community safer has been released by the LNP.

According to the Member for Everton and Shadow Police Minister, Tim Mander an LNP Government would implement a five-point action plan to take ice off our streets through crime prevention, drug addiction services and strong enforcement.

"The LNP already has a solid track record on this issue, through law and order initiatives such as policing, tougher penalities for offenders, and addiction treatment services that work. 

"Our five-point plan will dovetail in with the Federal Government's National Ice Action Plan to make Queensland the safest place to live, work and raise a family.

Read more


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.


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