I hope you will find this website useful in keeping you updated with what is going on in and around the Clayfield Electorate as well as in State Parliament. If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see our electorate improved please let me know.
If you have any issues please contact my office.
Tim Nicholls MP
Treasurer and Minister for Trade
Member for Clayfield
Restoration and redevelopment for historic Herston hospital site
The Royal Children’s Hospital site at Herston is set to become a world class health precinct, with the Queensland Government now calling for registrations of interest for future development proposals.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls said hundreds of new jobs for Queenslanders would be created during the construction phase for the precinct, with the potential for thousands more once onsite businesses and industry were established.
“The Queensland Government is continuing to deliver better planning and infrastructure for the state, as part of our commitment to create jobs by growing a four pillar economy,” Mr Nicholls said.
“With the Royal Children’s Hospital soon to move into the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, it’s now time to determine how best the Herston space can be used to provide services for Queenslanders.
“We’re calling for ideas to develop the land and buildings through an integrated, master-planned solution that encompasses healthcare delivery; with health-related facilities such as research, education and complementary commercial opportunities.
“Queenslanders in need will benefit from a world-class health precinct and local residents will benefit from a vibrant hub in their community.
“Further, several heritage-listed buildings on the site which have suffered greatly from the former Labor government’s years of utter disregard and neglect, will be restored to their former glory.”
The registration of interest process, run by Projects Queensland will ask industry to submit their preliminary ideas for the use of the site, with an expressions of interest process to follow.
Hendra State School 150th Anniversary Celebrations
Hendra State School is the oldest school in the district. Join us on Sunday the 3rd of August 2014 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the school.
Entertainment includes two jumping castles, pony rides, laser tag and a face painting. There will be lots of food stalls, including popcorn, fairy floss, snow cones, juices, smoothies, lolly and coffee stalls. Several stallholders will be selling their items and promoting their organisations. Raffles will also be drawn hourly.
Visit the school on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hendrass150
Celebrating Hendra State School - 150 Years 1864-2014
Pet Photo Competition 2014
The Nundah Community Living Association is running a pet photo competition to 'Take the Sting out of Homelessness'.
To enter, go to http://www.communityliving.org.au/pet-photo-competition/.
You can support this project by making an online donation via www.givenow.com.au/takingthesting.
All funds raised go towards supporting young people transitioning from care to build sustainable relationships, develop skills and allow for mentoring opportunities.
There are a number of categories to enter. Entries close 1 September 2014.
Winners will be announced at the Nundah Festival on 14 September 2014.
Queensland’s economy outperforming other states
Queensland’s growing economic strength has again been confirmed by two separate reports released today.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the CommSec State of the States report and the Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook both confirm Queensland is one of Australia’s economic powerhouses.
“But we also know that there is more to do, and that not all Queenslanders are experiencing the full benefits of this growth,” Mr Nicholls said.
“The CommSec report shows Queensland is the second best performing state on a range of measures, including economic growth, retail spending and construction work.
“Queensland is also the leading state when it comes to equipment investment.”
Mr Nicholls said the State of the States report also indicated there was strengthening activity in the state’s property sector.
“Before the LNP’s election, Queensland was the worst performing state on dwelling construction starts and we’re now moving strongly up the rankings,” he said.
“Encouragingly, the report notes Queensland housing starts are 26.2 per cent higher than a year ago.”
Mr Nicholls said the Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook forecast that Queensland would have the fastest growing state economy over the next two years.
“Deloitte predicts Queensland’s economic growth will continue to outstrip the national average,” he said.
“In particular, they note the potential for growth in the retail and housing construction sectors.”
“These reports, together with the Budget papers, show Queensland is on the cusp of strong growth.
“But in order to secure this growth we have to pay down the accumulated $80 billion debt, which is currently constraining our ability to invest in the new infrastructure this growing state needs.”