Andrew Powell MP
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    Several months ago I committed to sponsoring a petition requesting changes and improvements to the intersection of Kilcoy Beerwah Road and Old Gympie Road in Beerwah – the intersection near the Beerwah State School. In the past, both my colleague Mark McArdle and I have unsuccessfully lobbied the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to provide a financial commitment to upgrade this intersection. I am now pleased to advise that local resident, Kel McNamara, has agreed to be the principal petitioner and as such we are requesting the House to call on the Minister for Main Roads to immediately commission planning, funding and construction of safety upgrades and to consider all options at this intersection.

    I have been doorknocking in the area encouraging residents to sign the written petition however you can also add your name to the e-petition which can be found at the following link:

    http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petitions

     

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    Over the years I have been contacted by residents wanting to see changes and improvements made to the intersection of Kilcoy Beerwah Road and Old Gympie Road in Beerwah – the intersection near the Beerwah State School.  Both my colleague Mark McArdle and I have lobbied the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) seeking financial commitments to upgrade this intersection but to no avail so far.  TMR have told us they do not consider this intersection as having a high enough priority for an upgrade and that funding would therefore be a long way off.  I realise with the continued growth in this region, especially with the new housing estate and many new homes under construction, the community, like me, wants to make sure we prevent any unnecessary accidents.  I am well aware that at school drop off and pick up times, in particular, this is a very busy area and concerns for the safety of children who cross the road are very high.  I am committed to doing what I can to deliver improvements – whether that be traffic signals or another measure that TMR determine will assist.  However, as we saw with the traffic signals at the Reed Street intersection in Glasshouse, I can’t do this without the support of the community.  We need to be able to show TMR that our community want to see changes made as soon as possible and to do this I need you to stand with me.  I am keen to sponsor a petition and will walk the streets myself, knocking on doors and gathering as many signatures as I can.  As a starting point, I need a member of the community to put their hand up to be the petitioner – this is a very simple, job, all it requires is your full name and address and perhaps some help in collecting signatures.  If you would like to volunteer to be involved with this community campaign, please email my office on glass.house@parliament.qld.gov.au or call 5435 2013.

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      You may just be able to tell by the smiles on my kids faces how much they enjoyed the Celebrate Beerwah festival last week.

      It was a sensational event for our local community and it was great to see how many people from far and wide came to partake in the event’s many activities.

      Well done to Judy Tomlinson and her crew of many helpers for their wonderful efforts.  I was delighted to be a sponsor at this excellent community focused event.

       

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      During the last few months I have had countless people in Glass House contact me with projects they would like to see delivered in our community. There is no shortage of projects we can work on together and my challenge as the local Member will be to ensure I work as hard as I can to accommodate the needs of people in all 20 of the individual townships that make up the Glass House electorate.

      The Glass House ‘Fighting For’ wishlist will continue to be a work in progress and anything you identify in your community can be added to the list. All suggestions are welcome at any time so feel free to email my office as you identify something– glass.house@parliament.qld.gov.au.

      Some of the local issues we have compiled so far – .

      • Palmwoods/Eudlo – the North Coast Rail Duplication, more funding for sporting groups including cricket, soccer and tennis, upgrades to the Jubilee Drive intersection
      • Chevallum – a permanent school crossing supervisor
      • Montville – pedestrian crossing at the Info Centre, roundabout at the Western Avenue
      • Maleny – upgrades to Maleny-Kenilworth Road, new indoor Aquatic Centre, ‘kiss and go’ for Maleny State School, upgraded police station, pedestrian crossing at Maleny-Stanley River Road
      • Witta – funding for sports development
      • Conondale – upgrade to Maleny-Kenilworth Road, pool upgrades
      • Peachester – flashing lights at Peachester School
      • Beerwah – traffic signals at the Beerwah State School intersection
      • Glasshouse Mountains – re-opening the Glasshouse Mountains Holiday Park
      • Beerburrum – increased funding for community groups like the Beerburrum School of Arts
      • Elimbah – upgrades to King John Creek Bridge,
      • Caboolture – parking at Caboolture Hospital, ongoing support for the Caboolture Historical Village, Wamuran – speed reduction near County Drive
      • Mount Mee – funding for community groups
      • Woodford – pedestrian crossing across the D’Aguilar Highway, speed reduction near the Mary Street intersection

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