Since being elected I have worked hard to deliver for our community. Whether it is new infrastructure, or upgrades to existing school, health, road or public transport infrastructure; improved or additional community or public transport services, I advocate strongly on behalf of our community.

Some of the things I have been most proud to deliver for our community include:

Education

  • St Pius, Banyo New Classrooms – 4 new buildings including classrooms and a new administration block
  • Boondall State School Prep Playground Upgrade – $100,000 ‘nature wonderland’ playground for prep students
  • Boondall State School Parking Feasibility Study – study to improve drop off and pick up zones
  • Boondall State School new expanded ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ facility – $790,000 to construct an extended and safer drop off lane as well as more parking
  • Earnshaw State College Industrial Fans – $60,000 for new ceiling fans in school hall
  • Earnshaw State College Classroom Refurbishment – $250,000 for C Block and toilet refurbishment
  • Earnshaw State College Manual Arts Block Refurbishment – $500,000 committed
  • Northgate State School Outdoor Learning Area – $100,000 to repurpose outdoor learning area
  • Northgate State School new ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ facility – $440,000 for a new, safer Stop, Drop and Go facility and more parking onsite to reduce congestion in local streets
  • Nundah State School STEAM Learning Space – Conversion of old dental building into STEAM learning space
  • Nundah State School Tuckshop Upgrade – $220,000 to renovate tuckshop
  • Nundah State School Industrial Fans – $50,000 for industrial fans in school hall
  • Nundah State School Music and Arts Studio – $330,000 new Music and Arts Studio
  • Virginia State School Pool Upgrade – new change rooms and amenities
  • Wavell State High School Performing Arts Centre – $6 million performing arts centre
  • Flashing School Zones for St Pius, Boondall State School, Virginia Station School, Earnshaw State College
  • Air Conditioning at Earnshaw State College, Northgate and Virginia State Schools – to ensure that all classrooms across the electorate are air conditioned

Public Transport

  • Restored Train Services – Restored 100 weekly train services for Nundah and Toombul Stations. 7.5 min train frequency during peak times
  • Banyo Station Parking – 10 additional parking spaces for Banyo Station
  • Banyo Railway Station Upgrade – New pedestrian overpass installed in 2017, and Accessibility Makeover commitment for 2021, including lift, CCTV and lighting
  • Boondall Station Upgrade – $5.6 million accessibility upgrade, including new footbridge, lift, raised platform, signage and lighting
  • Geebung Station Park n Ride – 70 extra parking spaces
  • Northgate Station Park n Ride Study – $250,000 planning funds for parking expansion
  • Northgate Police Outpost – new outpost at Northgate Station with 8 Rail Squad Officers
  • Nudgee Station Parking – 23 new car parks for station
  • Nundah Station Parking – 20 additional car parks for station
  • Virginia Station Park n Ride – 50 extra parking spaces
  • Bike lockers for Toombul Station – 40 space bike enclosure
  • Train horn ‘Klaxon’ noise reduction – near Banyo, Nudgee and Sunshine stations (where level crossings are located immediately adjacent to the station platforms)
  • Toombul Bus Interchange and Sandgate Road Intersection Study – for improved passenger connections

Police and Emergency Services

  • Operation Hendra Reduce – Major boost to policing, with additional 10 Tactical Crime Squad police officers joining Hendra Police Station
  • Northgate Police Outpost – new outpost at Northgate Station with 8 Rail Squad Officers
  • Geebung Emergency Management Unit and 24 Hour Ambulance Station – $13 million for new facility

Main Roads and Road Safety

  • Gateway Upgrade North – $1.143 billion to expand gateway motorway from 4 lanes to 6 between Nudgee and Deagon. Also included off-road bikeway from Nudgee to Northern Suburbs
  • Sandgate Road improvements – $2.4 million to signalise the intersection of Northgate Rd approach to Sandgate Road, to signalise intersection of Sandgate Rd and Cameron Street and to make London Street a cul-de-sac
  • Toombul Bus Interchange and Sandgate Road Intersection Study – for improved passenger connections
  • Flashing School Zones for St Pius, Boondall State School, Virginia Station School, Earnshaw State College

Community and Sporting

  • Nundah Neighbourhood Legal Service – $1.5 million secured funding over 5 years to support the most vulnerable in the community
  • Virginia Dolphins Swim Club Pool Upgrade – new change rooms and amenities
  • Wizards Basketball Facility – new 5 court indoor basketball facility