A final push is on to make sure Hinkler is one of the first regional electorates recognised as a site for a Regional City Deal. Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is calling on local residents and the community to show its support for a Regional City Deal. “A Regional City Deal is an economic plan that delivers more jobs into the future, infrastructure for better connectivity, training for the workforce of tomorrow and builds on the strengths of our region. “A regional deal would bring together the Federal, State and Local Governments to establish a long-term plan for economic […]
Eighty-six young athletes in the Hinkler region have received a funding boost to help them compete at state, national and international competitions. Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is today congratulating the successful Local Sporting Champions recipients of Round 1 2018-19. “It’s fantastic to see such a large number of young people eligible for the grants and selected to compete at this top level. “However, it can be expensive to get them to these competitions and I hope that the Local Sporting Champions grant makes it easier for these families,” he said. Changes to the Local Sporting Champions program means […]
I’m proud to announce that the electorate will share in $197,084.85 worth of grant funding awarded through round 96 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. 9 organisations from sporting groups Tennis, Football, Dragon Club, Surf Life Saving and community group such as Meals on Wheels, VMR, schools and PCYC received grants. The money will make a huge difference to the successful local groups. Non-profit clubs or organisations can apply for the next round visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants so be sure to get your applications in a get our fair share of the gambling revenue back in Hervey Bay.
Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for Sport John-Paul Langbroek said the true cost of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s captain’s call had been revealed today in Estimates. “Annastacia Palaszczuk’s call was out of touch and insensitive to the grief that the Mackenroth family were experiencing after the passing of Terry,” Mr Langbroek said. “The whole saga became a debacle and it took far too long for Annastacia Palaszczuk to drop the idea. “Her own Cabinet didn’t even back her captain’s call. “To make matters worse, the Premier tried to use the new Alfie Langer statue announcement as a smokescreen to cover her bad […]
Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for State Development Andrew Powell has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for delaying Building our Regions Projects on the Fraser Coast region. “Once again the Fraser Coast region has been ignored by the Brisbane-centric Palaszczuk Labor Government,” Mr Powell said. “Projects like Nikenbah Water and Sewerage Infrastructure and Howard Sewerage Project would have created jobs for locals but instead, Labor continues to push out the time frames for the projects. “The Nikenbah Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Project has been delayed for 11 months and the Howard Sewerage Project has been delayed indefinitely under Labor. “Worse […]
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has called on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to immediately intervene in a coal network rail maintenance dispute that could cost Queenslanders more than $500 million in royalty revenue and countless jobs. “The Queensland Competition Authority’s retrospective regulatory changes mean 20 million fewer tonnes of coal (worth approximately $4 billion) will be exported every year for the next four years. That’s $500 million of royalty money directly out of the pockets of Queenslanders,” Ms Frecklington said. “A $500 million cut to royalties is a $100 cut for every man, woman and child living in Queensland in the next […]
If craft is your thing, make sure you get along to the 2 Day Hervey Bay Crafters Mothers Day Craft Fair at the RSL Club, Torquay Rd, Pialba.
Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said today’s revelations that a senior Labor Minister did in fact use his private email to converse with his former union is a slap in the face for hard working Queensland taxpayers. “The private emails between the Electrical Trades Union boss and Labor’s former energy minister show Labor put the unions ahead of lower electricity prices,” Ms Frecklington said. “It’s clear the Palaszczuk Government and its Ministers are controlled and owned by the union bosses. “Under Annastacia Palaszczuk its unions first, Queenslanders last. “It is extraordinary that secret deals between the Electrical Trades Union […]
LNP Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen has described the pledge for a feasibility study into extending the Urangan Pier to meet the cruise ships, as a potential ‘game changer’ for our local tourism industry. “This initiative would not only boost Hervey Bay’s tourism industry by unlocking potential investment for locals, it would advance the entire Fraser Coast with increased employment opportunities and bring much needed tourism dollars to the area, Ted said. “Labor has dropped the ball over the past three years and is missing out on a golden era of international and domestic tourism, Ted said. “People who cruise Australian waters, have […]
By SARAH ELKS, QUEENSLAND POLITICAL REPORTER – The Australian Newspaper Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ordered $100 million be redirected to Queensland manufacturer Downer to fix the state’s new Indian-made trains, in a bid to shore up the super-marginal ALP seat of Maryborough. The controversial New Generation Rollingstock trains — commissioned by the Newman government in 2012 for $4.4 billion from Canadian company Bombardier— have been used by Labor to attack current Liberal National Party leader and Newman government treasurer Tim Nicholls. The carriages need to be fixed because people with disabilities cannot use the trains’ hallways or toilets, and the $100m […]
Annastacia Palaszczuk and her part-time Transport Minister Jackie Trad have continued their campaign of outright lies about new passenger trains for Brisbane. Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor are more focused on their own jobs, than the jobs of Queenslanders Annastacia Palaszczuk knows the facts and yet chooses to lie to Queenslanders No Australian company bid for the contract to supply new trains for SEQ and Labor contracted the same company they are now criticising – Bombardier – to build trams for the Gold Coast Light Rail LNP Shadow Transport Minister Andrew Powell said Annastacia Palaszczuk’s decision to send the New Generation […]
A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will tackle domestic violence and implement a five-point action plan to better protect victims and their families. LNP will introduce a tough new five-point plan to take real action against domestic violence Only the LNP is serious about addressing domestic violence, after introducing tough new bail and parole laws for domestic violence offenders in early 2017 Only the LNP will better support Queensland families LNP Shadow Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Ros Bates said domestic violence victims had been failed by Annastacia Palaszczuk. “Domestic violence victims have suffered for too long under […]
LNP Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen has announced that the LNP will employ a new Hospital Liaison officer at Hervey Bay Hospital. Mr Sorensen said the LNP was fully committed to providing local residents with the best health care services. “An LNP Government is focused on ensuring everyone has access to the best health care possible,” Mr Sorensen said. “I am extremely proud to be part of an LNP team that will deliver this funding for our local community.” LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said only the LNP’s Ted Sorensen would deliver world-class health care for Hervey Bay residents. “A vote for anyone other […]
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has resorted to the same old farmer-bashing and figure fudging in another dishonest attack on Queensland’s agriculture sector. Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor resort to farmer bashing to win election Labor again distorts vegetation management figures to paint farmers as environmental vandals SLATS report still deceptively includes drought feeding and clearing for fencelines and fire breaks as ‘broad scale clearing’ Shadow Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said Labor’s predictable fearmongering over the release of 2015-16 Statewide Land and Tree Cover Study (SLATS) was designed to trash the reputations of farmers and landholders in the eyes of urban […]
The LNP has announced it will close a farcical loophole in the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s botched ID scanner laws following consultation with local communities across Queensland. LNP will close dangerous loophole in Annastacia Palaszczuk’s botched ID scanner laws LNP will standardise scanning laws to ensure all clubs begin scanning at midnight LNP change will ensure patrons scanned and turned away at one venue cannot simply walk across the road and gain entry to another venue that escapes Labor’s laws LNP Shadow Employment and Fair Trading Minister Jarrod Bleijie said an LNP government will push back the time licensed venues must […]
I’m very happy to see the Qld Labor Govt adopt and expand on one of my initiatives for Hervey Bay – that being the “Swim With The Whales” trial that I got started while in Government.
It has been raised more than once why I normally don’t communicate with the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Below is a perfect example where we responded 57 minutes later and well before their print deadline (nearly 3 hours) and here we are 1 week later and no story. You be the judge . . . From: Annie Perets [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, 26 June 2017 12:11 PM To: Hervey Bay Electorate Office <Hervey.Bay@parliament.qld.gov.au> Subject: MEDIA REQUEST: Fraser Coast Chronicle Hi Ted, This is Annie, journalist from the Fraser Coast Chronicle. I’m writing a story on the latest youth unemployment statistics in the […]
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will soon commence asphalt resurfacing works at various locations in the Fraser Coast area. The locations to be resurfaced include: * Bruce Highway in the vicinity of Gutchy and Oakey creeks * Bruce Highway at the Henry Palmer Bridge * Bruce Highway near the Baddow roundabout (Alice Street) * Bruce Highway at the Burrum River Bridge near Howard * Boat Harbour Drive between Beach Road and Hunter Street. These works form part of TMR’s routine maintenance program and involve removing sections of the existing road surface pavement and placing a new layer […]
Asphalt resurfacing works will soon be completed on various sections of Boat Harbour Drive between Beach Road and Hunter Street at Hervey Bay. Works involve removing sections of the existing road surface pavement and placing a new layer of asphalt to provide smoother travelling conditions. The project is scheduled to start in mid- to late July 2017 with the majority of works conducted at night between 6pm and 6am when traffic volumes are lower. The works are expected to be completed within one week, weather permitting. Click here for full details.
Congratulations to the following local organisations who successfully applied for grants from the Gambling Fund. Australian Air League IT & office furniture & equipment $7,737.00 Hervey Bay Art Society Kitchen Improvements $1,897.00 Qld Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Organisation Gym equipment $15,000.00 River Heads Progress Association Inc. Develop walking & cycling tracks, install solar $21,000.00 Volunteer Marine Rescue Emergency Generator $25,000.00 Total $70,634.00
Did you know that blood pressure is a silent killer because there are no obvious signs or symptoms? Over half of the people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it or are not managing to control it. Do you know your blood pressure? I recently rolled up my sleeve for a blood pressure check at Parliament thanks to the Heart Foundation and Stroke Foundation. [Luckily my blood pressure is normal/I was surprised to find my blood pressure is elevated]. Don’t let a heart attack or stroke be your first sign that you have high blood pressure. See […]
Here is a list Teds achievements as the State Member for Hervey Bay for the last 8 years. The Liberal National Party has only had 3 years in government. As an Opposition member Ted has held this do nothing Labor government to account, on many levels – too many to mention here. While you are reading this list, please ask yourself this question – what has the Labor Government, while in power, delivered in Hervey Bay in the last 8 years? Ted has; Increased Dialysis chairs so locals did not have to travel to Gympie and beyond Coordinated with government […]
What’s your ‘what-if’ plan? Queenslanders are urged to use their home-grown resilience and ‘get ready’ to face the possibility of wild weather this disaster season. Member for Hervey Bay said the State Government and RACQ would encourage locals to think about what could happen if they or their families were struck by wild weather. “In recent times, natural disasters have caused havoc across Queensland. They can be unpredictable and it is up to every one of us to have a ‘what-if’ plan,” Ted said. You can help protect your family.. What if you had an emergency plan and an emergency […]
We have a strong plan to pay down the $80 billion debt we inherited so more money can be spent on building schools, hospitals, roads and other vital infrastructure. We've listened to Queenslanders' concerns and we won't be selling assets. By leasing assets, we can still pay down debt and ensure the assets come back to Queenslanders. Only the LNP has a strong plan to reduce debt and free up funds for job creating infrastructure. For more information, please go to http://www.strongchoices.qld.gov.au/problem
Want to become a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations? Queensland Justices Association is holding JP (Qual) and C.Dec training courses. If you wish to become a Justice of the Peace, book online at www.qja.com.au or call the Training Program Manager on (07) 3392 2455 for course information. JP (Qual) Course dates are: Saturdays, 25 October, 1 and 8 November 2014 Enrol by 21 October 2014 9:00am to 4:30pm Venue: Hervey Bay Community Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba 4655 C.Dec training is the first two days only JP (Qual) – $350, C.Dec $240
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, Performance Mr SORENSEN: My question without notice is to the Minister for Health. With reference to the waiting time for local constituents who are on the outpatient category 3 waiting list for their first specialist appointment I ask: has there been a change in the Wide Bay HHS in the percentage of people being seen within the recommended time as a result of the LNP government’s strong plan to revitalise front-line health services? Mr SPRINGBORG: I thank the honourable member for Hervey Bay for his question. The short answer is yes, there has been […]
Hervey Bay families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today. Member for Hervey Bay Mr Ted Sorensen MP said the initiative was successfully lowering the cost of living for local families with 963 vouchers issued in this electorate since the program commenced. “Get Started officially opens for applications on 15 July and provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help kids whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club.” Mr Ted Sorensen MP said […]
Hervey Bay Community Anzac grants announced State Member of Parliament Ted Sorensen, has welcomed a Queensland Government grant to the Hervey Bay electorate for a project to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War. Ted said the Anzac Centenary community grants program recognised the role many communities throughout the state played in supporting Australia’s involvement in the First World War. Ted said the $70,000 had been provided for the extension and enhancement of the Hervey Bay Freedom Park Memorial precinct. “The First World War was Australia’s first significant international military campaign, and men and women from all […]
“The 2014/15 Budget continues to deliver on the LNP Government’s election promises for a strong plan for a brighter future, Ted said. “There is no doubt it’s a mammoth task to reduce the state’s $80 billion debt and the interest bill, left by the previous Labor government. “We are making significant progress in restoring our finances with this responsible budget, Ted said. “We will continue to grow our four pillar economy, revitalise frontline services and sustainably invest in schools and hospitals for the secure future of our great State. “Local health spending has increased by 5.6% to $458.3 million in […]
Hervey Bay road users can now have their say on possible road rule changes to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety affecting motorcycle riders. Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen said the Motorcycle Discussion Paper will be live on the “Get Involved” website for six weeks as part of the Queensland Government’s promise to revitalise front line services. “I encourage all Hervey Bay road users to give their feedback about potential road rule changes,” Ted said. “Easing congestion on our roads and making it easier for motorcyclists to ride are the main purposes behind a new discussion paper for Queenslanders […]