Free workshops to skill-up JPs

The Department of Justice regularly hold free professional development workshops for Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for declarations (C.decs). They offer a number of workshops which provide existing JPs and C.decs with an opportunity to advance their skills and refresh specific   Read More

Student literacy and numeracy gets a boost in Mudgeeraba

The literacy and numeracy of school students in Mudgeeraba will be boosted following the implementation of a targeted education plan. Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates said plans submitted by state schools to implement the Great Results Guarantee initiative were now approved and had been published   Read More

$269,000 Safer Roads Sooner Project Funded – Numinbah/Austinville

Funding of $269,000 has been announced to complete a 1 km section along Nerang-Murwillumbah Road at Numinbah and Austinville. The crash records clearly show that there is an issue with motorcyclists and other recreational drivers traveling too fast for the Gold Coast - Springbrook Road   Read More

$3.4 million to fix two landslips on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Natural Bridge

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) plans to start work in mid 2014 on two landslips on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Natural Bridge. The two sites are located 34 kilometres from the start of the road at Nerang, past Bakers Road, Natural Bridge.  See attached map.  Both landslips   Read More

Little Nerang Dam access road closure

As you may be aware, the access road to Little Nerang Dam has been closed to the public for the past 13 months due to road safety concerns after the January 2013 rainfall event. An independent site assessment has been conducted and as a result of this assessment, Seqwater has decided to permanently   Read More

Red tape reforms for the economy and community groups

Three of Queensland’s four pillar economy drivers and the state’s hardworking community groups will all receive a huge boost from just one red tape busting Bill introduced in Parliament this week. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said reforms to the QLeave scheme would   Read More

$2 million in funding for more congestion-busting for Reedy Creek

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates has welcomed the arrival of additional lanes over the M1 overpass at Reedy Creek set to become available through changes to traffic arrangements at the Exit 84 Interchange and Stapley Drive. “These new works build on the almost $2 million of improvements to local   Read More

Springbrook Historic bridges named

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) recently completed the analysis of almost 70 bridge names for the three historical bridges on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road. Submissions were received from nearly 30 local residents, businesses and community groups. The bridge naming process included   Read More

Sound barriers at Encamp Street finally installed

Residents have longer campaigned for sound barriers on Old. Coach Road and Encamp Street. The barriers are finally in place and we hope that the noise reduction for residents in this area is significant. Thanks to those residents who signed the petition to make this a reality.   Read More

New street lights for safety in Reedy Creek

ENERGEX at the request of myself and Councillor Daphne McDonald have been installed on Old Coach Road between Woodland Plaza and Woolworths. Locals such as myself have negotiated this dark stretch of roads for years and the installation of these lights provide safety for both motorists and   Read More

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