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Hi there,

A big thank you to everyone who completed my 30 Second Electorate survey. If you took the survey, then you may have already received an email from me with a link to the results from the survey. I hope you found them as interesting and insightful as I did. If you didn't complete the survey, you can still check out the results here.

By completing my survey you help me gain a better understanding of what matters to you the most. Remember that you can always reach out to me by sending an email or calling my office. I'm always keen to hear what you have to say.

On the 10th of August there was a tragic accident at the corner of Hudson Road and the Albion Overpass. Following the incident, some people raised your concerns to me about this trouble spot. Councillor David McLachlan, Trevor Evans MP, and I have been in contact and are waiting for the police report. An urgent review of the intersection is needed so that safety measures can be put in place for the safety of all users. If anyone would like to give me details of recent experiences at this intersection or any other locations, please email me at

You may have also heard about the State Government and Geon Property's 20 & 30 storey tower proposal, which if approvedm will drastically change the Albion train station precinct. While the train station redevelopment may be much needed, there are a few add-ons to this project which may be short-sighted.

The major concerns I've heard have been about the height of the two residential towers along with traffic and parking problems. I'll be bringing these points up with the developers during the consultation stage of the proposal, but if you have any of your own concerns, or have a different opinion about the development, please email me.

Best wishes,

Tim Nicholls MP

Member for Clayfield

Thumbs up for great prizes! I donated a Weber BabyQ to the to Hendra State School Open Day and it was picked up by this lucky duo.

There's a lucky dad from the Kitchener Road Children's Centre who won my special Father's Day Hamper! Hope everyone had an awesome day getting spoilt or doing the spoiling.
Last month I visited the WWILD - SVP Association in Wooloowin to present my $200 Clayfield Community Grant. WWILD have already purchased screen printing equipment using the funds and have glammed up their aprons (as shown in the photo). I even got to learn to dance the 'Macarena' - watch the video here
Gasworks has transformed incredibly in recent years and is now the home to Australia's first luxury, 19 storey retirement and aged care community. I was joined by Trevor Evans MP, at the opening of Aveo Newstead and was impressed by the state of the art facility.
Last month, a new aged care facility also opened up in Lutwyche. The Regis Aged Care facility located on Perry Street has 135 rooms, and offers care services tailored to dementia-specific, palliative and respite needs. Councillor Fiona King & I got to see all that this facility has to offer to residents and their families.
This year's Kalinga Dash was another outstanding event which brought our community together in a healthy & vibrant environment. Trevor Evans MP, Cr David McLachlan and I had a terrific time presenting the awards.
The second annual GingerCloud Foundation Fundraising Lunch in support of the Modified Rugby Program (MRP) was another success. The fundraising event raised over $60,900 for the MRP community! Well done and thank you again for inviting me.

Last month, Kedron State High School's instrumental music students were on the road for their 'Way Out West' Tour. They launched their tour on 9th of August, and travelled all across Western QLD entertaining the locals and raising much needed money for the Drought Angels. Keep up the great work!
Windsor & District Historical Society was delighted to welcome Sallyanne Atkinson AO as the guest speaker for their general meeting in August. It was inspiring to hear Sallyanne's story - who was the first woman to hold the position of Lord Mayor of Brisbane (1985-1991).
The annual Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Gala Dinner showcased the strong ties between Australian and Italian small businesses. I back local businesses because they really are the backbone of our economy.
Although Wilston is outside of my electorate, I was more than happy to visit the Wilston Scouts, alongside Trevor Evans MP, to present the group with a Queensland flag.

13 & 22 September

Information Session - Widdop St Upgrades πŸ’‘

Find out more here
Thursday 13th: 5pm-7pm
Saturday 22nd: 10am-12pm
Venue: Toombul Shopping Centre, Nundah (near Target)

SAT 15 September

The Art Show Family Day 🎨

Find out more here
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Venue: Ascot State School, Pringle St, Ascot 4007
Cost: $10 adults & children FREE
Art auction | Raffles | Food | Activities

SAT 15 September

WindsorFest 2018 🎑

Find out more here
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Windsor State School, Harris St, Windsor 4030
Cost: FREE

SAT 15 September

St Dympna’s Spring Fair πŸŽ‰

Find out more here
Time: 11am to 5pm
Venue: 491 Robinson Rd W, Aspley 4034
Cost: Free Admission

SAT 15 September

Public Consultation - Albion Train Station Redevelopment πŸš†

Time: 9am - 12pm
Venue: Windsor Bowls Club, 69 Blackmore St, Windsor

THU 20 September

Queensland Parliament's Drought Appeal Reception 🌠

Find out more here

Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Speaker's Green, Parliament House, Alice St Brisbane (via Executive Annexe)
Donation: $100 per person
Purchase your tickets here (strictly limited)

SAT 29 September

Sunsuper Riverfire πŸŽ‡

Find out more here
Entertainment from 4pm
Fireworks from 7pm
Venue: South Bank, South Brisbane
Cost: FREE

WED 7 November

Seniors Concert 🎢

Call 3638 9100 for more info
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Premiers Hall, Queensland Parliament House
Cost: $14 (incl. morning tea)
Tickets are selling fast! Visit my electorate office to purchase your tickets (cash payments only)
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The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund

Do you know a hard-working community group or school in need of some seed funding? Or a young person looking to learn about the aviation industry? If you are a community group that provides health and wellbeing, safety, sport, education, environment or other community benefits, you may be eligible to apply. Cash grants are usually $1,000.

Applications close on Sunday, 30 September 2018

Seniors Celebration Donation

Are you a seniors' group member? Then be sure to apply for this donation to help your group to fund activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. Funding ranges from $100 to $300.

Applications close on Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Small Business Digital Grants

Matched funding of up to $10,000 may be provided to eligible small businesses for the purchase of digital technology and services.

Applications close on Monday, 8 October 2018

Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards

The Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards is an annual event that recognises Brisbane's unsung heroes and pays tribute to the people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and enhance our city. If you know someone who deserves acknowledgement, you can nominate them now.

Applications close on Monday, 5 November 2018

Tim Nicholls' Clayfield Community Grants - Round 2

Five grants of up to $200 each are available in each round. These grants provide small donations to not-for-profit community groups and individuals from the Clayfield Electorate. Not-for-profit community groups based in the Clayfield Electorate and individuals from the Clayfield Electorate who are needing assistance with competition travel expenses or fundraising initiatives can apply.

Applications close on Friday, 30 November 2018

Upgrades to Widdop Street, Nundah

Brisbane City Council has announced plans to upgrade Widdop Street, Nundah at Walkers Way intersection and at the Toombul Shopping Centre. The new signalised intersection, includes a signalised pedestrian / cycle crossing aiming to make it safer for all users, including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians at this busy junction.

Council will be holding information sessions to give the community an opportunity to find out more about the project and answer any questions. The information sessions will be held inside Toombul Shopping Centre, near Target on the following dates:

5pm - 7pm on Thursday, 13 September, 2018
10am - 12 noon on Saturday, 22 September, 2018