Through COVID-19, our community has been tested.
In these challenging times, we have worked together.
As your local member, I have worked to connect and support our community during this time.
I convened a meeting with our local community leaders to discuss what we can do to support each other at the beginning of this pandemic. We saw the local Scouts, Neighbourhood Watch and Faith groups ringing through to our elderly and vulnerable.
I worked with local small business through The Takeaway Message to encourage our community to buy local, and supported businesses through small business adaptation grants.
We have supported sporting clubs and community groups get back on their feet.
We’ve provided up to date, factual advice to ensure everyone in Greenslopes stays safe and ensure that our State is well placed to unite and recover.
By uniting, working together, listening and acting on the best advice possible, we’ve done what has been necessary to protect our community and safeguard our economy. The pandemic is far from over, but I know as a community we will continue to adapt and respond. I am so proud to have been a part of what we have achieved so far.
MEMBER FOR GREENSLOPES
The future of energy in Queensland is clean and cheap. We have introduced a 50% renewable target by 2030 and we are well on our way to achieving this target. We have invested in CleanCo - our publicly owned clean energy company. Queensland is leading the way for a renewable future with infrastructure across the state.
To grow an economy and build a community, you invest in schools. I’ll always back our local schools. As part of the Palaszczuk Government, every school in our electorate has benefited from investment. We have delivered schools halls, STEM Classrooms and additional teachers and teacher aides ensuring all children get access to a quality education in our community.
Since 2015, we have introduced Fairer Fares, fully funded the Cross River Rail and delivered the Veloway. We’re encouraging more people out of cars and into buses and trains, and onto bikes. I understand that investment in public and active transport adds to our community, supports our health and is good for the environment.
COVID-19 has been one of the greatest challenges of our lifetimes and our small business community has felt the impacts. I have listened to our local businesses and worked to support them to adapt and continue to operate. I have encouraged our community to shop local, and supported business to access small business adaptation grants.
We’re delivering on our commitment to create more local jobs in our community. Through programs like Skilling Queenslanders for Work local people are getting access to high quality training and employment. The Coorparoo School of Arts Hall for example recently underwent extensive renovations, upskilling long term unemployed members of our community. I will always support jobs in our community.
In all that I do, I’m focused on how we work together to build community. Our community here in the Greenslopes electorate is supported by a diverse range of organisations and people. Working with our community leaders, I am proud to be able to use the networks and connections available to solve problems and take advantage of our opportunities as they present. I am proud to be part of a network that comes together to support each other and make life better for all.