Your Member
for Glass House

Fighting for families, farmers and small businesses
Read about Andrew and his work
in the Glass House region

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Welcome

Keeping on delivering for our communities

Andrew is committed to the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions because, let’s face it, it’s the best place in Queensland to live and work. And Andrew is determined, with your help, to keep it that way. It’s why he lives here, in Palmwoods, with his wife Taryn and their five children and why he’s worked hard over the past eleven years as your member of parliament delivering for our amazing communities.

2021
Glass House
Small Business Awards Winners

The Glassies – Celebrating the small business heroes in our community

Glass House Small Business Awards have been deliberately designed to promote and recognise the efforts of our many small businesses and their employees, and show our appreciation for their contribution to the wider community.

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1 hour ago

Andrew Powell MP

My Local Heroes Grants are up and running for 2022! 💰

If your club or organisation is in need of support, I offer four $250 grants, four times a year. The Mooloolah Public Hall used theirs to cater their Christmas party late last year 😊🥪

Find more information and apply here: www.andrewpowell.com.au/local-heroes/
(Round 1 closes Feb 24!)
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My Local Heroes Grants are up and running for 2022! 💰

If your club or organisation is in need of support, I offer four $250 grants, four times a year. The Mooloolah Public Hall used theirs to cater their Christmas party late last year 😊🥪

Find more information and apply here: https://www.andrewpowell.com.au/local-heroes/
(Round 1 closes Feb 24!)

1 day ago

Andrew Powell MP

Today we stood behind Kelly from Weddings at Tiffanys in her plight against the continuing restrictions placed on the wedding industry by the State Government.

My electorate is home to hundreds of Queenslanders who make a living from the wedding industry.

These businesses have been fighting to stay afloat for the last two years and some vendors are telling me their survival is hinging on a support package.

While they’re abiding by the restrictions, they say unofficial ‘backyard weddings’ are flourishing.

Without an explanation and without a plan, the business owners and their staff who are doing the right thing will continue to close one by one.

Where is the State Government on this? Where is the business support package and what’s stopping the State Government from releasing one?

Businesses in my electorate and across Queensland want these questions answered and they want a support package today.
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Today we stood behind Kelly from Weddings at Tiffanys in her plight against the continuing restrictions placed on the wedding industry by the State Government. 

My electorate is home to hundreds of Queenslanders who make a living from the wedding industry.

These businesses have been fighting to stay afloat for the last two years and some vendors are telling me their survival is hinging on a support package.

While they’re abiding by the restrictions, they say unofficial ‘backyard weddings’ are flourishing.

Without an explanation and without a plan, the business owners and their staff who are doing the right thing will continue to close one by one.

Where is the State Government on this? Where is the business support package and what’s stopping the State Government from releasing one?

Businesses in my electorate and across Queensland want these questions answered and they want a support package today.

3 weeks ago

Andrew Powell MP

24 years ago today 😊❤️ gorgeous, clever, funny, caring…couldn’t have dreamt of a better partner in this adventure called life. Love you, Taryn. ... See MoreSee Less

24 years ago today 😊❤️ gorgeous, clever, funny, caring…couldn’t have dreamt of a better partner in this adventure called life. Love you, Taryn.

1 month ago

Andrew Powell MP

🎄 Merry Christmas from Team Glass House 🎄

It’s the time for daggy Christmas clothing. And it’s also time for my office to close and for my amazing team, of Lesley and Bek, to get a very well deserved break.

The office will be closed from Friday, 17th December 2021 till Monday, 17th January 2022. If you call on an urgent matter (5318 8100) please leave a message - these will come to me. Equally, I’ll be checking the emails (Glass.House@parliament.qld.gov.au) for anything that needs immediate attention. In short, the office will be closed but I will still be around to assist.

I know this time of year will hopefully bring much joy - as some families celebrate, together, for the first time in years. I know there is also a lot of fear and nervousness about COVID. And I know there’s a lot of distress as the Government’s mandates come in to effect.

It’s my prayer, that whatever your situation, you do find an opportunity to rest and relax with those you love.

Catch you in the New Year if not before.
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1 month ago

Andrew Powell MP

Bruce and Ray from the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group Inc. reckon Christmas came early this year with just shy of $35,000 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. But they were also very quick to acknowledge the amazing efforts of their chief-grant-writer-extraordinaire, Colleen Aitken - without her the Group would not have achieved what they have over the last few years. 👏🏻 This grant is going towards a new exhaust and ventilation system - the woodworkers are happy, the potters are ecstatic 🤩! ... See MoreSee Less

Bruce and Ray from the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group Inc. reckon Christmas came early this year with just shy of $35,000 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. But they were also very quick to acknowledge the amazing efforts of their chief-grant-writer-extraordinaire, Colleen Aitken - without her the Group would not have achieved what they have over the last few years. 👏🏻 This grant is going towards a new exhaust and ventilation system - the woodworkers are happy, the potters are ecstatic 🤩!

1 month ago

Andrew Powell MP

This morning, I was privileged to join the team from Bloomhill Cancer Care - Chris, Georgie, Del and Russell - at the opening of the brand new “concept store”, Montville Marketplace. Right next door to Poet’s Cafe, the Bloomhill staff and volunteers will not only be selling gifts and upcycled items but also local artisan’s wares under commission agreements. So for local artists like Carlie of Seajay Art it offers a great new shopfront in a high traffic tourist town. Now you can stay local, shop local and buy local knowing you’re also helping an amazing local charity! ... See MoreSee Less

This morning, I was privileged to join the team from Bloomhill Cancer Care - Chris, Georgie, Del and Russell - at the opening of the brand new “concept store”, Montville Marketplace. Right next door to Poet’s Cafe, the Bloomhill staff and volunteers will not only be selling gifts and upcycled items but also local artisan’s wares under commission agreements. So for local artists like Carlie of Seajay Art it offers a great new shopfront in a high traffic tourist town. Now you can stay local, shop local and buy local knowing you’re also helping an amazing local charity!

Andrew’s Achievements

Delivering for our communities

Woodford A, P & I Association

$33,199 for a new shed

Glasshouse Mountains State School

Flashing school lights at Glasshouse Mountains State School

Upgrades to Kilcoy-Beerwah Rd at Stanmore

Beerwah State School

Signalised intersection at Beerwah State School – to commence soon

Peachester State School

Flashing school lights at Peachester State School

Mooloolah Public Hall

$30,000 to paint hall

Maleny State High School P&C Association

$35,000 to upgrade their flooring

Maleny Rural Fire Brigade

New Maleny Rural Fire Brigade building – to start soon

Maleny Hydrotherapy Centre

$1 million committed by a future LNP Government

Maleny – Kenilworth Rd

Upgrades to Maleny – Kenilworth Rd at Cambroon. Construction to commence late 2020

Maleny Equestrian Group

$31,944 to upgrade arena surface

Pedestrian crossings in Montville

Latest News

Keeping the community updated
  • From students to volunteers, see the list of round two Local Heroes Grants here!
    Monday, 5th July 2021 Member for Glass House Andrew Powell is proud to announce the four winners of his second round of Local Heroes Grants for 2021. Each year, up to four grants of $250 are available for individuals or groups in the electorate, four times a year. “Many community groups are desperately underfunded and Read more
  • We did it! Beerburrum Road to be resurfaced
    Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Earlier this year Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP tabled a petition with 215 signatures, calling on the Government to resurface Beerburrum Road, in the Queensland Parliament. Beerburrum mum Kirsty Levis and Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP started the petition to resurface Beerburrum Road between McDougall Road and Read more
  • Woeful wildlife laws threaten to cripple local exhibitor
    Thursday, 8 July 2021 Member for Glass House Andrew Powell has slammed the State Government for their involvement in local wildlife exhibitor Ben Bawden being forced to ship all of his exotic animals to interstate zoos. Ben, of D’Aguilar Wildlife in Wamuran, has grown his enterprise over the last eight years from mobile wildlife displays, Read more
  • Stranded – Local students left high and dry without subsidised bus routes
    15 June 2021 In April this year, Member for Glass House Andrew Powell launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for an urgent review of the State Government’s ‘Student Transport Assistance Scheme’ (STAS). Currently, students living in a school catchment area (as defined by the Department of Education) do not always have access to subsidised public transport to that school. Read more