NEW SCHOOL FOR BURPENGARY EAST!

New School for Burpengary East!

  • We request that Education Queensland secure the land and start the process to establish a new state primary school in Burpengary East. Our community is one of the fastest-growing in the Moreton Bay region and the growth of the North Harbour development means hundreds of new families and thousands of school-aged children will move into our area. Providing quality education for our kids is a top priority for our community, and the creation of a new primary school in Burpengary East is strongly supported by all our local families.

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  • New Grants Open Up for Action on DV in Diverse Communities

    Chris Whiting MP wants local community organisations to apply for grants that support people experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.   Community organisations are eligible for grants of up $5,000 to run community events, projects or activities to be completed by the end of September 2020. “We’re committed […]

  • Grants Available to Make All Local Taxis Accessible

    Local taxi companies can now apply for grants under the second round of Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grants Program said Chris Whiting MP. Taxi operators can apply for up to $45 000 to purchase and modify a new wheelchair accessible taxi under this $21 million grants program. “l accessible taxi services are often the only means […]

  • Major Bruce Highway Upgrade On the Way

    A major Bruce Highway upgrade between Caboolture and Caloundra is on track to start this year and the Palaszczuk Government has put the call out for contractors on the project, said Chris Whiting MP.   The $662.5 million upgrade between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way would widen the highway from four to six […]

  • Funding applications are open for Skilling Queenslanders for Work

    The latest round of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative is now open and local community organisations are encouraged to apply, said Chris Whiting MP.   Chris Whiting said Deception Bay organisations has an outstanding record for delivering Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) programs to assist people looking for the right opportunity. […]

  • Grants Open for Local Small Businesses for Queensland’s first Small Business Month.

    Queensland will celebrate its first Small Business Month in May with $200,000 in grants up for grabs to host events, said Chris Whiting MP.   The Small Business Month was created after Queensland Small Business Week proved to be too small to host a record 270 events throughout May last year.   “In Bancroft I […]

  • Koalas Given A Fighting Chance for Survival under New Palaszczuk Government Regulations

    The Palaszczuk Government has brought in strict new planning regulations to protect koala habitat in South East Queensland, said Chris Whiting MP.   Over 577,000 hectares in South East Queensland is now identified as Koala Priority Areas and clearing of koala habitat areas within Koala Priority Areas is prohibited with exemptions for a once off 500m2 […]

  • Push for New Burpengary East School

    Chris Whiting MP is pushing for a new state primary school in Burpengary East and is asking local residents to pitch in and help.   Chris Whiting has started an on line petition at www.chriswhiting.com.au calling on Education Queensland to secure the land and start the process to establish a new state primary school in […]

  • New community partnerships to tackle anti-social behaviour

    A new community partnership with retailers, youth services and police has delivered a range of activities, such as sport, art and music, over the summer holidays to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. The Queensland Youth Partnership Initiative is one of 51 new initiatives being delivered through the Palaszczuk government’s record half a billion-dollar investment into […]

  • Security upgrades for Deception Bay Police

    Security upgrades for Deception Bay Police

    Critical security upgrades to the Deception Bay Police Station are now complete. Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said the Queensland Police Service has a reputation as a world class operation. “It’s important for us to support the efforts of our hardworking police by giving them the best possible facilities,” Mr Whiting said. “Recent works at […]

  • Three New Jobs Programs in Deception Bay to Get Locals into Work

    The Palaszczuk Government has funded three more projects in Deception Bay under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program to deliver job training and placement help for 143 locals, said Chris Whiting MP.   These are the latest projects in Deception Bay under the SQW program which has invested nearly $10 million into 40 local projects […]