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.
With the State election results confirmed, I would like to thank you, the residents of the Nanango Electorate, for putting your faith in me to continue as your representative in the State Parliament.
After recent changes to the State Electorate boundaries, I would like to offer a huge thank you to all the community groups, businesses and individuals who have offered me such a warm welcome as I’ve travelled throughout the area.
I was proud to stand up for our region’s small business and their employees in Parliament recently to ensure they received a better deal under Labor’s proposed trading hour changes.
The official opening of the $8.3 million Kingaroy Police Station was a proud moment for the South Burnett, and a significant boost for our region.
It’s been terrific visiting new parts of the extended Nanango Electorate, and I was thrilled to head to Goomeri on the last Sunday in May to take part in the legendary Pumpkin Roll at the annual Pumpkin Festival.
We are very lucky in the South Burnett to have such high quality agricultural shows.
I am calling on the Minister for Agriculture to take notice of the lack of rainfall across the South Burnett region, listen to the local community and issue a drought declaration.
In regional Queensland you can always be guaranteed a terrific Australia Day, and this year has been no exception.
As we approach the festive season and the New Year, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and health, happiness and prosperity for 2017.
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.
There was a fresh set of faces in the chamber at Parliament House recently for the annual YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament sitting.
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!
I may be a little late, but congratulations to Cliff Seiler and the Kingaroy Show Society for another great Kingaroy Show