The Queensland Budget was handed down last month and in true Labor fashion, their Budget is an attack on aspiration. It presented 5 new taxes to the people of Queensland because we know that when Labor run out of money, they will always come after yours.

Who doesn’t want a better job, to do more, to have more? We all do but for Queenslanders who have worked or are working hard to do just that, Labor is coming to get you and your dollars with new taxes on waste, land, punters, foreign investment and luxury cars which also includes motor homes.

We have Budget Estimates Hearings this month before Parliament returns for sitting in August and I’m looking forward to questioning the Labor Government with my colleagues and holding them to account for high electricity bills, increased car rego and a bloated public service that doesn’t translate to more frontline workers.
Burleigh Headland Oceanview Walking Track petition 

I am calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to prioritise the reopening of Burleigh Head National Park Oceanview track, through the acceleration of the tender process and ensure funding will be made available in order to undertake remediation works of the Oceanview track.

Please sign my petition to fix the Burleigh Headland National Park Oceanview track at:

Hart’s Hand-Up

In May we launched the latest round of Hart’s Hand-Up community grants and I was pleased to present $200 each to 5 worthy recipients who either live in Burleigh electorate or are a not for profit based in the Burleigh electorate.

If you’re interested in applying for a grant, my next round launches in September.
Stage 3a Light Rail update

The next Light Rail Stage 3A community information session is currently being planned.

The final alignment has not yet been decided nor have the final station locations been identified.

As part of the Detailed Business Case, Reference Design maps will be prepared for the proposed third stage. Once the reference design for Stage 3A is progressed it will be used in future community consultation.

For more details click the links below:

Gold Coast Light Rail - Stage 3A: fact sheet July 2018 (PDF, 296 KB)

Project Information (TMR Website)

Renewable Energy Policy

Labor’s lack of planning around Queensland’s future energy supply is reckless and short-sighted. Labor’s head-long rush to a 50% renewable energy mix, will increase prices, create energy insecurity and require tax payer funded subsidies.

We must avoid the high prices and blackouts that South Australia has suffered under Labor. However, it would also be a mistake not to carefully and prudently plan for our future. Labor has stopped our government owned generators from investing in renewable energy.  This is putting these businesses as a competitive disadvantage.  This competitive disadvantage will be worse once the Federal Coalition’s National Energy Guarantee comes into effect from 2020. 

The Liberal National Party wants to grow these Government owned generators so these businesses and their workers have a future.  We have announced that will give these businesses a mandate to invest in renewable energy so that they can plan for the future.  These government owned businesses need a future beyond the current generation stock and under the LNP they will be allowed to look at new technologies when it makes economic sense to do so.

We do not propose to close our current coal fired power stations or set reckless state based renewable energy targets. Our plan will work with the Federal Coalition’s National Energy Guarantee ensuring lower prices and energy security.   The LNP’s continues to support the coal and gas industries and the tens of thousands of jobs these industries support. 

Get in contact for further information or any questions you may have.
Gold Coast Waterway’s Osprey Nesting Platform, Palm Beach

Gold Coast Waterways Authority is constructing an Osprey nesting platform on the foreshore at Palm Beach.

It's all part of our plan to manage the waterways environment.

Located along the foreshore at Palm Beach, this project involves:-
• Investigation, design, fabrication and installation of an Osprey nesting platform on an 11.5m pole on the foreshore at Palm Beach.
• Construction of a replacement nest for Osprey to maintain available habitat
• Nesting platform will encourage breeding and help sustain bird populations
• Management of waterways wildlife
• Aligned to community expectations and demand
Special Note: While no guarantee can be made that Osprey will choose to use this platform the design is based on a similar successful structure that was built by Redland City Council at Wellington Point. If the nesting platform remains unused by Osprey for five (5) years then the Gold Coast Waterways Authority will consider removing the structure.

Key Details*: 
LOCATION - Foreshore of Palm Beach Parklands, Palm Beach, Queensland
CURRENT STATUS - Procurement Phase
*may be subject to change

To find out more about the program, visit 
Don’t forget to contact my office if you have an event or organisation to share

Neighbourhood Watch

The Gold Coast District Neighbourhood Watch is running a secure disposal day on the morning of Saturday, 4th August, at the Robina Town Centre. This is a day when all Gold Coast residents may dispose of unwanted secure paper based material that they would be reluctant to put in their bin – such as old taxation and financial records, meeting minutes, letters, etc. – in a secure environment and can know that the material is not only be secure, but will be 100% recycled.

The project is a joint one between the Neighbourhood Watch groups on the Gold Coast, the GCCC, the Robina Town Centre and Shred-x, the company which has donated its services for the day. All paper based material will be accepted, staples and paper clips do not have to be removed, but documents must be removed from Lever arch files, and bulldog clips must be taken out.  Heavy cardboard will not be accepted, but manila folders are OK.  Material should be removed from plastic sleeves.

The service will be available from 9.00am until noon, with access to the site adjacent to the cinema complex off Collyer Quays.  Trucks will be available to remove the secure bins, and Robina Town Centre will provide security and vehicle direction.  Neighbourhood Watch personnel will also be on duty.  A gold coin donation will be the only fee.

Listening booth

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.

Baby Give Back Golf Day

Baby Give Back is hosting it's Second Annual Charity Golf Day. All funds raised aid in supporting ongoing operational costs and expansion.

Event details:
The Glades Gold Club 
Saturday 11th August 
11:30 am registration for midday tee off
4 ball ambrose event

Tickets are selling fast, limited number of teams left. Book tickets now ; 
Burleigh BBQ 2018

August 25 – August 26
Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh 

Burleigh BBQ is an annual FREE community weekend showcasing American Low and Slow BBQ supporting local business, entertainers and charities. 
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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