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POWELL MEDIA RELEASE – MP moving to Maleny

August 2010 – More than 18 months since new electoral boundaries left it outside the seat of Glass House, the office of State MP Andrew Powell has finally found a new home – in Maple Street, Maleny.

“Prior to the last election, the seat of Glass House was drastically changed by redistribution – removing the Caboolture CBD and shifting the seat north.  So it has been a little strange being the Member for Glass House and operating from an office in Caboolture, outside of the electorate,” Mr Powell said.

 “In an electorate that stretches from Conondale and Flaxton in the north, to Mt Mee and Bellmere in the south the move to Maleny will place my office in a more central location.  What’s more, Maleny has the largest CBD in the revised electorate; it has the only high school in the electorate, the only hospital. 

“And it’s a great outcome for me personally.  Being centrally located in Maleny will mean less driving time for me and my staff – a win for the electorate.  Less time on the road means more time delivering outcomes for you.

 “But I reassure all constituents, it will be business as usual for me and the office.  For example, my door will continue to be wide open for any community groups that need photocopying – with a couple of days notice for bookings my staff will even have a cuppa waiting,” Mr Powell continued.

 “And I have always been committed to holding mobile offices throughout the electorate every couple of months.  This will certainly not change.  All constituents will have access to meet me, even if they can’t make it to the new office.  In short, if you can’t get to me, I’ll certainly come to you!

 “Moving day is yet to be set, but should be before the end of September. I’ll keep you updated on progress,” Mr Powell concluded.

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