Can you believe, Christmas is less than a week away!? This year has certainly flown by. As we approach the festive season, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and Merry Christmas and all the best for the year ahead.

If you’re traveling to visit family and friends over the holiday period or just out and about, please be safe on our roads. Adhere to the speed limits, don’t drink or text and drive, and be considerate to other road users.

It has been a very busy year and a privilege representing the people of the Burleigh electorate and I look forward to continuing on with the job in 2019.

Now onto a snapshot of what’s been happening locally …
Local school awards & graduation events

I had the pleasure of attending almost all award and graduation celebration events at our local schools for 2018 – A great time of year when schools are recognising the achievements of their students.

It was a privilege to participate and to sponsor some of the awards handed out.  To all of the award recipients, student graduates and parents, I congratulate you on a wonderful year and send my best wishes for your future journey.

Baby Give Back Christmas Appeal

To help families in need over the festive season, I once again ran my annual Christmas gift drive. Along with many generous locals, I was able to donate boxes of new toys, toiletries, books, backpacks, nappies & wipes to Burleigh charity, Baby Give Back.

A huge thank you to everyone that supported the appeal and to the amazing efforts of Baby Give Back, who have worked tirelessly to distribute presents to families, who might otherwise go without this Christmas.

To keep up to date with the great work they do, check out the Baby Give Back Facebook page at 

M1 Project Update
Pacific Motorway (M1) Upgrade Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes

Traffic conditions on the M1 between Varsity Lakes (Exit 84) and Robina (Exit 82), changed to allow for the reconstruction of a new and longer on ramp at Varsity Lakes (Exit 84) and an extended off ramp at Robina (Exit 82). As a result, the northbound M1 entry and exit ramps for the Reedy Creek North Caltex/McDonald’s site permanently closed in November and access to the site from the motorway is from Reedy Creek (Exit 85) via Old Coach Road and Gemvale Road.

Motorists wanting to re-join the motorway re-enter at Robina (Exit 82) on-ramp. Directional signage from the motorway is in place.

Upcoming activities and night works

Night works will continue from Sunday 16 December to Thursday 20 December between 8pm and 6am with road surfacing works between Robina (Exit 82) and Varsity Lakes (Exit 84).

From 5am on Wednesday 19 December and Thursday 20 December, concrete will be poured for the new retaining wall at Robina (Exit 82) southbound on-ramp, weather permitting. Additional noise mitigation strategies will be in place during these times. Day work activities will continue with earthworks along the whole alignment, drainage, concrete works and working on Stapley Drive Bridge.

Further information - including a fact sheet, videos, frequently asked questions and the Project Plan - is available on the project website

Make sure you are following my Facebook page, where I am posting regular updates on the construction activities. 
Christmas by The Sea

A huge crowd of locals turned out to Palm Beach Parklands for Christmas by The Sea last night!  Well done to the organisers, very proud to be a sponsor for this fantastic community event.
Burleigh Heads Tennis Club

Earlier this month I attended the official opening of Burleigh Heads Tennis Club's fantastic new Fifth Court and Hot Shots Court. It was great to catch-up with the members and also cut the ribbon on their Fifth Court.

A big congratulations to the committee and in particular President Ron Campbell!
Reusable Bags
Now that the #plasticbagban is well and truly underway, to help residents with the transition, I have these reusable bags available at my office.
I have been out and about at the Burleigh Farmers Markets, Stocklands Burleigh Heads and at Goodwin Terrace to hand them out but feel free to come by after the holiday break and collect yours anytime between 9am & 5pm Monday to Friday.

I would also encourage any community groups or sporting clubs who would like some to contact my office on 5560 4100 or email
Slater+Gordon Burleigh Swim Run Challenge

The Slater + Gordon Burleigh Swim Run Australia Day Challenge is a fun community fitness event held in front of the Burleigh Lifeguard Headquarters that is open to everybody from kids as young as 5 years to adults 60yrs+.

The morning consists of three events (the Challenge, the Taste Tester & the Young Guns) with all events involving an ocean swim (wade for the young guns) and beach running, with distances that can be achieved by all ages and abilities. All events are individual (solo) based except for 'The Challenge' which also offers a teams option (of your choice) as well.

The event is run and coordinated by Ty Dowker & Burleigh SLSC.

Monday, 28 January 2019
Burleigh Beach
Registration closes on: Friday, 25 January 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.
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