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Andrew Powell MP
Member for Glass House
25 May 2016
If safety is a priority..where are the Flashing Lights for Peachester?

On the back of an announcement on 23 May that 100 additional schools are set to receive flashing school zone signs across Queensland, the Peachester community are asking why they weren’t included.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has been campaigning on behalf of Peachester residents who desperately want to see flashing school zone lights installed at their school.

“The Peachester State School is located on a busy tourist and truck traffic route and members of the school community have repeatedly asked for flashing lights to remind drivers a school zone is approaching.

“To say I am disappointed that 100 schools in Queensland will have the lights installed but Peachester has missed out is an understatement.”

Mr Powell, with the support of the Peachester P & C sponsored a petition in August 2015 calling on the Government to make Peachester a priority and ensure they were on the list for the next round of light installation.

“Yet again we have been let down by this Government and even when I sponsored a petition in 2015 and gathered just over 600 signatures, they have still knocked us back.

“In a town like Peachester, six hundred signatures is a lot and really does demonstrate how important these lights are to the community.  They want the assurance that their kids will be safe, and really, who can blame them.

“I made a very clear commitment to the Peachester community that I will continue to fight for these flashing lights and I will continue to advocate on their behalf until we see them installed.”

Ends – 25 May 2016


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    How great it was to visit with the Peachester State School kids earlier this week.

    My visit was to acknowledge and celebrate their participation in this year’s state reading challenge.

    Well done to the kids who read so many great books and their parents and teachers for supporting them!





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    Community events that I attended last week include –

    • Maleny State School parade to announce the final tally from my annual Maleny-Kenilworth Road Walk
    • Wamuran’s Children carnival
    • Peachester Family Fun Day
    • Maleny Rural Fire Brigade fundraising dinner


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    It was wonderful to spend the day in Peachester last weekend at the Peachester Family Fun day.  What a great turn out and it was awesome for me to be involved with so many activities on the day.

    Thanks to those people that stopped by my marquee to have their say on state issues and to also sign the petition for flashing lights in the Peachester school zone.

    You can also add your name to the petition by clicking on the following link –

    Peachester family fun day


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    As part of his commitment to fight for the needs of the Glass House community, Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP has lent his support to a petition demanding flashing school warning lights for Peachester State School.

    “The former LNP Government had a firm commitment to roll out flashing lights across Queensland as we were acutely aware of how important they are to maintaining safety in school zones.  Over the course of the last three years we installed flashing lights at Beerburrum, Chevallum, Woodford, Wamuran and Elimbah state schools.

    “These lights are particularly important for an area like Peachester that has a lot of ‘just passing through’ tourist traffic.  It is these motorists that are not aware of the school zone and therefore may not be as vigilant in slowing down,” Mr Powell said.

    Mr Powell is working with the Peachester P & C to gather signatures for a petition that will show the Government how much community support exists to see these lights delivered.

    “Flashing lights act as a reminder to drivers that they need to be on alert.  We know children are by nature unpredictable and may not be concentrating when they approach the streets or roads next to school areas,” he said.

    “As the father of five young children, I am passionate about the safety of our young people and if we can make the wider community realise how important this sort of precaution is, we will be ensuring our school zones are safer for everybody.”

    Mr Powell will have a stall set up at the Peachester Family Fun Day on September 5 so come along and add your name to the petition.  You can also support the online petition by visiting the Parliament website – and click on Get Involved.

    [ENDS] 21 August 2015

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    Add your support to the following local petitions –

    Peachester –

    • The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the need to install flashing lights at Peachester State School. Your petitioners therefore request the House to prioritise the installation of school flashing lights at Peachester State School.  We believe these flashing signs will provide safer conditions for the Peachester school community and act to remind motorists to slow down.
      Principal Petitioner:
      Mrs Margie Jennings
      P & C President Peachester State School
      966 Peachester Road
      PEACHESTER  QLD  4519

    Click on this link to sign


    Woodford –

    • Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House the need to provide safer road conditions in Woodford by relocating the west bound 100km/h sign to west of the Mary Street intersection and the installation of a double white line (no overtaking) between Neurum Road and Mary Street in Woodford.Your petitioners, therefore request the House to provide safer road conditions in Woodford between Neurum Road and Mary Street, Woodford by relocating the west bound 100km/h sign and installing double white lines.Principal Petitioner:
      Brenton Kelly
      101 Windsor Street
      WOODFORD  QLD  4514

    Click on this link to sign

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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–

    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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