It’s been a huge couple of months in the Burleigh electorate with events and news everywhere you turn.  Some highlights being Bleach Festival, ANZAC Day services and the Burleigh to Surfers 10km Ocean Swim.

With June just around the corner, how is everyone coping with the colder weather? I can't say I have missed these cold mornings.

Now onto a quick wrap up for you...

Another huge turn out at War Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads. Great to see our community come together to commemorate our servicemen and women.

I was also proud to attend and lay wreaths at some local school services including Palm Beach Currumbin High School and Palm Beach State School.

Harts Hands Up Grant - WINNERS

I recently announced the deserving winners of my Hart's Hand-Up Grants. Congratulations to the 5 local individuals and community groups who received the $200 grant including: 

  • Bron from Gold Coast War Widows to assist with their friendship week event
  •  Burleigh Heads Community Kindergarten to help out with some new  equipment
  • Local student Piper, who is heading down to Melbourne for Cheer Nationals 🤸‍♀️

The second round will be later in the year, keep an eye out on upcoming newsletters and on my Facebook page for details.

Have you any wool? 

The Knitting/Crochet and Chat Group at Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre spend their time producing beanies, scarves, blankets, toys, mittens and gloves.

I've donated to get them started - they use 8ply 100% acrylic wool.These items are then passed onto those in need like women's refuges and premature babies at our local hospitals.

My office is a drop off point for any for wool donations - 1 Paradise Avenue, Miami.

Old Burleigh Town petition update

Thank you Lynne and all the residents who supported my petition calling for a new bus service at Old Burleigh Town.

I tabled for the public record your support in Parliament - 1068 locals’ signatures. I will keep you all posted on the Minister's response.

This should make it clear how badly this service is needed.

M1 upgrade update - traffic changes at Varsity Lakes Interchange (Exit 85) from mid-April 2019

From mid-April 2019, the alignment of the southbound motorway lanes near Varsity Lakes will temporarily change to enable road upgrade works to occur along the existing southbound alignment.

During these changes:

  • both lanes of the new Varsity Lakes Interchange (Exit 85) southbound off-ramp will open to traffic in a temporary configuration
  • all southbound motorway traffic will travel along these 2 lanes.

Motorists continuing southbound will re-join the existing alignment of the motorway via a new temporary section of road located near the Reedy Creek Road northbound flyover.

Motorists exiting to Varsity Lakes or Burleigh Heads must be in the left-lane only to exit to Scottsdale Drive and Stapley Drive, or Reedy Creek Road.

This temporary traffic arrangement will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for around 8 months, conditions permitting.

These latest changes come after the existing M1 southbound Reedy Creek (Exit 85) was replaced by 1 lane of the new Varsity Lakes Interchange (Exit 85) southbound off-ramp in mid-March 2019.

Youth Member for Burleigh 

Earlier this month I traded places with my youthful counterpart Isla Clancy Youth Member for Burleigh. Some of our day entailed a community morning tea, visiting the Varsity Lakes Community Centre and practicing our media skills. 

The future is bright for our electorate with young women like Isla considering a career in politics. 
Winter is coming, have you gotten your flu shot yet? 

I received mine at Palm Beach Chempro recently. Don’t let my face fool you, it didn’t even hurt and only takes a few minutes 😉 Everyone should consider getting their jab soon, better safe than sick.

Don’t forget to contact my office if you have an event or organisation to share

Listening booths
Don’t forget my Burleigh Farmers market listening booth every second Saturday of the month. Feel free to drop in and say hi and to discuss any State matters
Burleigh BBQ Challenge 2019
My office offers a wide variety of services to local residents and community groups. If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

Marquee Loan for Community Groups
I have large pop up marquees available to schools and community groups for loan. Bookings are essential and you need to get in early to book the marquee with my office on (07) 5560 4100.

Application for JPs and Commissioners for Declarations
Applications for admission as a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner of Declarations require nomination by myself as your State Member of Parliament. Forms are available through my office. Processing usually takes 4-6 weeks and my office will advise you periodically on your applications progress.

Queensland Flags
The State Government provides complimentary Queensland flags to schools and non-profit organisations. Contact my office for more information.

Letters of Support 
We are happy to provide letters of support to not-for-profit organisations who are applying for government funding. 
Information we require include the purpose of the grant, organisational particulars and benefits which the organisation and the wider community will gain from the funding.

Letters and Certificates of Congratulations
If you or someone you know is celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary my office can assist you with a letter or certificate of congratulations.
We can arrange a letter from me, the Premier, the Prime Minister or the Queen to recognise this milestone for you or someone you care for. A Letter of Congratulations Request Form, including eligibility criteria can be downloaded from my website.

My office is able to assist local community groups and non-profit organisations with small scale, black and white photocopying. Whether club newsletters or flyers advertising community events, we are happy to lend a hand during office hours, with no appointment necessary.

Update your Community Details
I am committed to supporting as many local community groups as possible in our local area, but it can often be challenging to keep track of who the committee members are at each of our community groups. You can visit my website to update your details and help me keep in touch.
Office: 1 Paradise Ave, Miami   Phone: 5560 4100 
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