In recent years, we've seen an alarming spike in the use of the drug ice in regional and remote communities.
Despite this growing scourge, it has taken the Palaszczuk Labor Government two years to announce a plan to tackle ice.
Unlike this do-nothing Government, the LNP has shown leadership.
Last year, we introduced a five-point action plan to take ice off our streets through crime prevention, drug addiction services and strong enforcement.
TMR will be conducting safety improvement work on 2 March 2017. It will take one night to complete.
The work will be undertaken at the intersection of Strathpine-Samford Road (Eatons Crossing Road) and Albion Road, Eatons Hill.
Nearby residents may experience some minor noise during the works, but TMR will endeavour to minimise disruptions where possible.
Motorists will be advised of closure dates via onsite signage one week prior to work commencing. During work, signed detour routes will be in place and motorists may experience extended travel times.
TMR apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks motorists for their patience during the delivery of these safety improvement works.
Three tough DV measures already announced by LNP with more to come next week.
LNP laws would ensure victims and families will be alerted when someone charged with domestic violence related crimes is being considered for, or has been grant bail.
Victims and families will also be alerted when someone with a DVO is being considered for parole, even if the reason they are in prison is not related to domestic violence.
LNP will reverse the presumption for bail in domestic violence-related crimes such as assault, grievous bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, strangulation and kidnapping.
LNP legislation to be introduced in first week of Parliament.
Talk is cheap, action is required - while Labor review, we will do.
Veolia Water Network Services as a contractor for Queensland Urban Utilities will be replacing sections of pipe as part of the Water Main Replacement Program. The newly installed water mains will ensure reliability and sustainability of water services in the area.
Work will occur during February and March 2017, at Kyrunda Street Mitchelton, Chessom Street Mitchelton and Newhaven Street Everton Park. Work is expected to finish by 31 March 2017.
Work hours are between:
No work will occur on Sundays or public holidays.
The work will involve installation of a temporary bypass supply to maintain water services during construction and temporary water outages - customers will be notified at least 48 hours prior to any planned disruption to water supply.
During work residents may notice an increase in noise, possible odour, vehicle movements and traffic restrictions. Traffic and pedestrian management controls will be in place to keep the community safe.
Every effort will be made to minimise any impact on the local community.
For more information, contact Queensland Urban Utilities on 13 26 57 (7am - 7pm, weekdays) or email email@example.com
The Palaszczuk Labor Government is refusing to release an independent review into much-needed changes to Queensland's parole laws, despite having received the report two months ago.
On a visit to Townsville today Shadow Corrective Services Minister Tim Mander called for the Premier to release the Sofronoff report immediately to ensure critical reforms to parole were fast-tracked and dangerous criminals weren't walking Queensland streets.
"The revolving door of parole must be shut for offenders that pose a risk to the community. Every day Labor deliberately dithers is another day the Premier puts Queensland lives at risk" said Mr Mander.
Seqwater has relaunched its #Safey competition, which encourages you to take a selfie while playing it safe.
Entry is simple. People just need to submit a photo of themselves engaging in safe behaviour while at, on the way to, or preparing to visit the great outdoors, along with a short explanation of why it’s safe.
Competition closes Sunday 5 March 2017.
Traffic signals at this intersection were recently upgraded to include Emergency Vehicle Priority technology.
This enable emergency vehicles to automatically trigger traffic light sequences to change along the most direct route when responding to an emergency call.
This means a green traffic light signal is given to emergency vehicles, when safe to do so, in the direction of that emergency response call.
By clearing the path ahead emergency vehicles can respond quicker to emergencies.
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.
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 penalties 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 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 Road 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," Mr Mander 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 restrained 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.
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