Last month Cr Andrew Wines and I sent out a community survey about Eildon Hill Reservoir in Windsor, and how it can be improved. Thank you for the great response! It's fantastic to see people taking an active interest in their community and the results are clear!
Cr Wines and I are now working to ensure these improvements are made according to the community's view, keeping it the peaceful and tranquil area that locals know and love.
It's been a busy time in Parliament as well, with back-to-back sitting weeks in the middle of the month. Labor brought in yet another tax, this time targeting people going to the beach for a holiday. The permits for driving on the beach on Straddie is set to sky-rocket. I was pleased to speak on the topic in Parliament, supporting the LNP's motion to stop this tax-grab.
October also saw yet more illegal protests disrupting people's lives in Brisbane CBD. While it's been happening all over the country, none have been quite so chaotic as Brisbane. I was among the first to call for these illegal protesters to pick up the bill for the Emergency Services call-out, deterring them from acting unlawfully, and making sure Queenslanders weren't footing the bill for their behaviour. My speech in Parliament exposed Labor's 'weak on crime' attitude, and called on the Governement to 'Make the Protestor Pay!'
Finally, the countdown is on for the Queensland State Election - exactly one year to go! I'm very grateful for your continued support; I couldn't be a passionate advocate for our community without your help.
Tim Nicholls MP
Late last month I was happy to donate two big eskies to the Karuna Hospice Service. They provide extraordinarily compassionate palliative care in our community, and I'm always happy to support them.
I was very happy to attend Kedron State High School's Sport Award, recognising the great achievements of pupils. PE Master, James Blanchard (pictured) is also leaving Kedron SHS after 10 great years of service. Well done everyone!
Brisbane had its 'Open House' over the weekend of October 13-14, which meant some of the city's greatest landmarks were open to the public. I got myself over to the Airport to look around the Airbus area, and had a good chat with members of the Lions Club from Macgregor. They make a great sausage sandwich too!
On the 24th of October, I was happy to chat to Brisbane Airport at their pop up information session in Parliament House, about the progress of their new second runway. Some very exciting times for our community and our city! You can read more about it here.
The Scouts are a great community organisation all over QLD and the world. On the 23rd of October they did some 'Scouting on the Green' and presented Members with the classic Scout Scarf. Thanks to everyone who came along and hope you enjoyed your time at Parliament!
On the 8th of October I attended the IMB Research engagement dinner. The Institute for Molecular and Bioscience has been working hard on addressing some of the world's greatest health and environmental issues and it was great to come along and support those that had a huge hand in the success of their research.
Eildon Hill Reservoir
Our community survey on the Eildon Hill Reservoir was a great success! Cr Wines and I caught up with a long-time local, Eric Miller, to talk through the results of the survey and the great potential for the area. It's quite the view from up there as well!
Clayfield Community Grant Round 4
Submissions are now open for round 4 of the Clayfield Community Grant Program
Five grants of up to $200 each are awarded to financially support local groups helping our community and to individuals needing assistance to travel for sporting or other competitions.
Below is a snapshot of some past winners!
Round 4 closes on the 30th November, entries can be made on the website at https://www.timnicholls.com.au/clayfield_community_grants_program
We've got a new batch of green bags, so head on over to my office to pick one up, or if you or a family member are unable to, give the office a call to arrange one of our friendly staff to drop them off!
Karuna Christmas Appeal are also looking for volunteers to help make this event another huge success. Contact Karuna on ph: 36328309 or email: email@example.com if you can lend a hand
Crosby Park 'Meals on Wheels' are looking for volunteers for meal delivery! They do some great work in our local community, and couldn't exist without generous locals giving up their time. If you'd like to help out, you can find out more here: https://www.qmow.org/volunteers.
Please be advised that over this coming month there will be disruptions to the AirportLink, Clem7 and Gateway Motorway. To find out if these disruptions will affect you, click here.
The Smith Family is a national charity helping young Australians in need to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Click here to find out if you're eligible.
This year, their focus for the week will align with the key message that it is just 5 minutes of your time for 5 years peace of mind, whilst asking the most important question of all: Are you up-to-date? To find out more and show your support by donating or fundraising, click here.