There are many State Government managed roads around the South Burnett which need urgent upgrades, but I know many local residents would agree with me that one of the most desperate is the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road.
The past few weeks have seen our region hit by serious bushfires and intense storm cells.
It was an honour to officially open the 25th Annual QRRRWN State Conference in Kingaroy last week and welcome more than 150 rural women to our region for this event.
It is wonderful to see the Year 4 and 5 students of Blackbutt State School have finally got a new classroom.
I am cautiously optimistic following the announcement by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service that they will deliver community health services to Kilkivan and Goomeri.
I was proud to speak in Parliament this month about how Labor’s proposed changes to Vegetation Management Laws will hurt primary producers.
There was an excellent turn out for the Nanango Races over the Easter long weekend, which also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the resumption of racing at Lee Park.
As many of you will have already heard, last week the Labor Government reintroduced their vegetation management laws.
In the past few months I’ve been approached by several constituents who told me they had waited up to 12 weeks to have their Patient Travel Subsidy claims processed.
We are very lucky in the South Burnett to have such high quality agricultural shows.
In regional Queensland you can always be guaranteed a terrific Australia Day, and this year has been no exception.
Sunday, November 6, was a long and very challenging day for the South Burnett and Swickers community after the devastating fire at our local meat processing facility.
The results of my “South Burnett’s Biggest Community Survey” are in, with 762 surveys returned – a 6.3% response rate.
Thank you to everyone who returned my ‘South Burnett’s Biggest Survey’ recently.
Great news for the Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Group with their success in Round 88 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants!
On Thursday March 17, the Labor Government brought their Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 before the Parliament.
I have been lobbying for better access to health services for our community for many years.
I would really like to thank the Nanango State School community for inviting me to be a part of their celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the School on Saturday, February 13.
Christmas is on its way and to celebrate the hard work of our local community groups, I’m running a special Christmas competition to reward their hard work.
Many sporting clubs around the South Burnett had been keen to know if the ‘Get In The Game’ funding program would be continuing.
In the first week of June I had the opportunity to attend CRT Farmfest, one of Queensland’s premier agricultural field days.
This year’s Federal Budget was brought down recently and there are several key initiatives in it which will really help small business owners, such as accelerated depreciation, tax cuts, reductions in red tape and wage subsidies.
As our community’s elected representative, honours are often given to Members of Parliament to officiate at major ceremonies and events. But no higher honour has been given to me in my three years in this role than being chosen to address the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Nanango.
What a great afternoon and evening I enjoyed with my family at the 106th Annual Nanango Show on Saturday, April 11.