Each New Year brings with it new challenges for our community. As the state Member for Glass House, 2013 is all about rising to those challenges and representing my constituents on the state issues that affect them.
My priorities for 2013 are focused on delivering the best outcomes for the electorate from the Conondale and Maleny community in the North down to those in the southern areas of Woodford, Wamuran and surrounds.
1) Community consultation – I have always committed to regular mobile offices throughout the electorate since becoming the Member in 2009. I am pleased to say the first mobile offices for 2013 kick off on Friday 1 February in Cabooltutre North, Elimbah and Woodford. These mobile offices are a way of identifying the main issues across our community and allow me to assist individual cases and try to offer solutions where appropriate.
2) Business consultation – The LNP went to the 2012 election promising to cut red tape for business and we have delivered exactly that. Businesses that I talk to are reporting some positive changes to the way they operate with all feedback indicating that things are looking brighter for the future. To build on this feedback, I am in the planning stages of a Business Forum, to be held sometime in March or April, with the Member for Pumicestone and the Member for Morayfield with guest of honour, Minister for Small Business, Jann Stuckey MP.
3) Flashing Lights at Wamuran State School – Another election commitment for the LNP was to identify the schools throughout Queensland that would most benefit from flashing warning lights in their school zones. Wamuran State School is one of three schools I have put forward to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads and I will continue to work with him to deliver safety improvements in the future.
4) D’Aguilar Highway – Delivering a safer Highway for this community has always and will continue to be one of my top priorities. I am committed to working with the Minister to ensure safety can be improved on this notorious Highway as soon as the Government has restored balance to Queensland’s finances. We have already had some improvements made in recent years and I will continue to build on these by working to deliver overtaking lanes and other necessary safety measures.
5) Better Public Transport network – As areas in and around Caboolture continue to experience population growth we know that a reliable and efficient public transport system must be available. Improved bus services and routes and also a more reliable rail system are all things I am working to deliver for the residents of Glass House.