Media Releases - Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia

MEDIA RELEASES

Mander Welcomes Warning Signs

Thu 15 Jun 2017

 

Tim Mander, State Member for Everton, would like to advise that the Department of Transport and Main Roads will install a high crash site warning sign near the intersection of South Pine Road and Pullen Road, Everton Park.

"This safety improvement work will heighten driver awareness and hopefully reduce collisions", Mr Mander said.

The works are scheduled to commence this week and be completed by the end of June.

The work will be done at night and will include partial lane closures.

 


No funding to fix intersection of Stafford Road and South Pine Road

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Desperately needed funding to fix traffic congestion at the intersection of South Pine and Stafford Roads at Everton Park was missing from this week's State Budget.

The State Member for Everton, Tim Mander, said he was extremely disappointed there is no end in sight to the long and frustrating wait to get through this intersection every day for tens of thousands commuters.

"Not only are people wasting precious hours of their week sitting in their cars here, but the intersection at South Pine and Stafford Roads is also dangerous."

"I have been expecting the results of skid resistance testing on the right turn movement from Stafford Road into South Pine Road after several minor car accidents on the intersection in the last 12 months. The State Government still has not provided the results of the testing," said Mr Mander.

Mr Mander said that he was pleased the government re-announced some operational funding for the Youngcare facility at Albany Creek that was originally committed by the last LNP government in 2014.

 


Everton Hills Residents Appeal for Better Bus Service

Mon 20 Mar 2017

 

Member for Everton, Tim Mander, has endosed a local petition to improve bus services for residents in Everton Hills.

He said the current routes no longer cater for current and future population growth in the vicinity of Henderson, Buckland and Bennetts Raods.

Mr Mander encourages every resident to sign the petition at his office or in various local businesses, or online to join the campaign to improve these services so the traffic on our local roads doesn't grind to a halt in peak times in the next few years.

 

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Mander Welcomes Minor Improvements to Stafford Road

Fri 10 Mar 2017

 

Tim Mander, State Member for Everton, would like to advise that work will commence to lay new asphalt along Stafford Road between Shand Street and South Pine Road in the next fortnight.

"I appreciate the frustration for motorists as this roadwork is done but hopefully these repairs will make for a safer, smoother surface when they are complete", Mr Mander said.

 

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No More Repairs for Eyesore Fencing

Fri 10 Mar 2017

 

A regular inspection of Old Northern Rd/South Pine Road prompted State Member for Everton, Tim Mander, to request some maintenance work along this road.

"With 52,000 vehicles using this road every day, it is important that the department prioristises safety for maintenance work and the comfort of local residents", Mr Mander said.

  • TMR have inspected fencing along South Pine Road opposite Eatons Hill Tavern and deemed it beyond repair - however any replacement fencing has not been budgeted for by the Palaszcuk government.
  • TMR have repaired broken panels for timber fencing between Wruck Crescent and Faheys Road.
  • TMR have advised they will clean the median strip on Old Northern Road between Faheys Road and Dargie Street.

Residents can always call or email the Everton Electorate Office or TMR directly on 13 19 40 with any issues about the maintenance and safety of our state roads.

 

Read more.

 


TIM MANDER ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

Tim Mander, Member for Everton is rallying support for community volunteering by launching a personalised “Do Something Near You” portal.

Mr Mander said “Do Something Near You is a national website inviting individuals to get involved with community groups and initiatives in their local area.”

“I have partnered with the DoSomething team to help connect people to local community groups and encourage all local community groups to register on this free site” Mr Mander said

“By giving back and volunteering, we can make our communities stronger and better places to live”

“For quick easy access to the site you can go to my website – timmander.com.au  and click on “DoSomethingNearYou” or use this link - http://www.dosomethingnearyou.com.au/TimMander


Get Queensland Working

Mon 4 Jul 2016

I believe Queenslanders deserve a Budget that gives them hope and optimism for the future – a budget that drives economic growth and investment, creates jobs for our young people and delivers the services and infrastructure we all need.


Instead, in mid-June the State Government delivered a budget of broken promises that relied on raiding $4 billion worth of public servants’ superannuation to prop up the budget black hole.

Contrast this with the LNP's Get Queensland Working which will provide targeted support for small businesses and workers in our Everton electorate. Our plan aims to provide jobs for up to 20,000 young people across Queensland.

In government, the LNP would provide:

  • $5000 incentives for businesses who take on new apprentices from beginning to end.
  • $500 vouchers for tradies who complete their apprenticeships to get the tools they need to get working.
  • $4000 grants over 12 months to assist small businesses with recruitment and start-up costs for eligible young Queenslanders (15-24) who are unemployed and not enrolled in full-time education or training.

Read more detail about our policy

 


Gambling Community Benefit Fund delivers for local groups

Wed 22 Jun 2016

Tim Mander, State Member for Everton, is pleased to see Everton Park Bowls Club among the five successful community groups to attract grant money in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Mr Mander said  “The approved amount of $14,059 will allow the Club to purchase a solar system they have long wanted.”

“Congratulations also to staff and parents the Mitchelton Special School and Everton Park State School P&C for their ongoing commitment and drive to improve their communities,” he said

This round of Gambling grants will also provide $35,000 for the addition of a music room to Everton Park State School Hall, $31,587.18 for a ‘gymzoonasium’ program at Mitchelton Special School, $12,110 for equipment for Arana Ascot Hockey Club and $8353 for computer equipment to Picabeen Community Centre.

“I am always very happy to support applications for funding by local community groups to help their ongoing success and sustainability and I encourage all local groups to apply for the next round of funding before the end of August 2016 and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.”

For more information on the grants, please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘Grants’.

 


Everton residents miss out in state budget

Tue 21 Jun 2016

Desperately needed funding to fix traffic congestion at one of Brisbane’s worst bottlenecks, the intersection of South Pine and Stafford Roads at Everton Park was missing from last week’s State Budget.

The State Member for Everton, Tim Mander MP said he was disappointed there is no end in sight to the long and frustrating wait to get through these traffic lights each day at peak hour for tens of thousands of commuters.

“Not only are people wasting precious hours of their week sitting in their cars because the roads can’t cope with the volume of traffic, but the intersection at South Pine and Stafford Roads is also dangerous. 

“In the recent wet weather a car failed to take the corner turning right from Stafford into South Pine Road and slammed into the front wall of a real estate office, just near my electorate office.

“I will continue to pressure the State Government to allocate money so we can fix this intersection,” said Mr Mander.

However Mr Mander said he was pleased the government had decided to fund the installation of much needed traffic lights at the intersection of Explorer Drive and Old Northern Road, Albany Creek.

“In response to local residents contacting me about the serious accidents they have almost had at this intersection, I asked the Department of Transport and Main Roads to investigate. The outcome of the investigation was that traffic lights are needed to ensure safety.

“While it’s great the government has allocated funding, I am concerned it won’t be made available until the 2017-18 financial year, which is just too far away, the traffic lights are needed now to make the intersection safe. I will be lobbying the State Government to bring the funding forward,” he said.

Mr Mander said he was also disappointed there was no capital works funding for local schools.

 


Five local groups share $147,323

Tue 24 May 2016

Five Everton community groups will share in $147,233 from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.

Member for Everton, Tim Mander said this latest round of funding will help local clubs purchase equipment and improve their programs for the community.

"Funding is a constant issue for grassroots organisations so it is great to see these groups get an injection of money," Mr Mander said.

 "This fund extends a helping hand to ensure these local community programs continue to be viable in the long-term."

Director of Eatons Hills Community Kindergarten Kim Miller said, “We are so excited to finally be able to be to replace our shed which was ruined in the flooding in 2011.”

“These funds will also be used to repair the drainage issues and landscaping around the Centre.”

The fund uses taxes from Golden Casket lotteries, keno and gaming machines to pay out grants to Queensland community groups.

The organisations receiving grants in Round 87 are:

 Brisbane Brass Music Assoc 

 $31,818

 Purchase instruments

 Eatons Hill Community  Kindergarten

 $25,470

 Facility upgrade

 Pine Hills Hockey

 $25,364

 Purchase of equipment

 Pine Hills Netball

 $31,171

 Courts  and goal post upgrade

 Queensland Irish Assoc Pipe  Band

 $33,500

 Purchase of uniforms and  equipment

 


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