As the Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, I appreciate the dedication of the volunteers of the Rural Fire Brigade. It was great meeting up with their leadership on Yellow Ribbon Day.
The Youngcare site at Albany Creek is becoming a reality.
Construction has commenced on eight apartments for young people and a further three which will be rented on the open market to provide revenue to partially offset maintenance costs.
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:
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 email@example.com
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
Sleeper replacement 10.30pm - 5.30am nightly between Newmarket and Mitchelton Train Stations
For more information please call 13 16 17 (freecall 8am-5pm Monday-Friday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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