Who is Chris Whiting?

An active member of the Queensland Labor Party and Palaszczuk Government, since 2015 I have been the proud representative of the Murrumba electorate, and now Bancroft (2017-present)

I am also a…

Family Man | married with 3 children, I enjoy spending time with family and friends

Community Member | you can often find me volunteering in the local community, including the Burpengary State School Council, and Deception Bay Community Youth Programs

Future Focused | I believe that today’s youth are the key to our future. From climate change to social and community issues, young people are the emerging voters that have the power to bring about change

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Gubbi Gubbi people. I pay my respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

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Connect with Chris Out & About

Providing and connecting with the Bancroft community is important to me, which is why I make it a priority to be open and available to locals. You’ll find me regularly popping up at:

Mobile office locations
Local markets
Community fetes & events
Even your local school Tuckshops!
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Make a Difference in Your Community
We Welcome Volunteers!

If you are passionate about bringing positive change to the community, and would like to help spread our message, we’d love to receive your application to volunteer.

Request Chris Attend an Event

By request, I offer free presentations and talks for :

Community groups
Not-for-profit organisations
Local businesses

As well as public speaking at :

Networking groups
Business launches
Community events

Explore this site for more information, including:

In my Online Office, you will find information about some of our most common requests.

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  • Grants Available for Local Social Enterprise

    Queensland’s social enterprises give a “mighty contribution” to our local communities and the Palaszczuk Government has got a new strategy and grant scheme to support them, said Chris Whiting MP. Under the Queensland Social Enterprise Strategy, the Palaszczuk Government will invest $1 million this year to support local social enterprises like Bean Seen Coffee with […]

  • More Funds for Local Recycling and Reuse Businesses Available.

    More Funds for Local Recycling and Reuse Businesses Available.

    The Palaszczuk Government has opened up funding for local waste recovery and recycling businesses that have new projects to reduce waste in Queensland. Round Two is open for the Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP) which offers $100 million over three years to help develop resource recovery industries here in Queensland. Queensland currently only reuses […]

  • Nine New Police Graduates Arriving at Stations in Our Area.

    Nine New Police Graduates Arriving at Stations in Our Area.

    I welcome the appointment of nine new police graduates from the Oxley Police Academy to stations servicing the Bancroft electorate. Three will be stationed at Redcliffe, three in Caboolture, and one each at Burpengary, Deception Bay and Petrie. The new style of policing in Queensland means officers and graduates from all these stations can be […]

  • $18M Building at North Lakes State College Opened by Premier.

    $18M Building at North Lakes State College Opened by Premier.

    The new $18 million vertical campus building for senior students at North Lakes State College was opened by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on 29 August. This building represents the “wave of the future” for educating senior students in Queensland and will be seen as the template for many new high schools. This is an incredible building […]

  • Big Success in Community Campaign For Christ the King Crossing Supervisor!

    Big Success in Community Campaign For Christ the King Crossing Supervisor!

    Christ the King School at Deception Bay will be getting a crossing supervisor on Thompson St after an extensive local campaign by the Deception bay community and me. I sponsored a petition calling on the Minister for Transport to fund the position and joined with the Christ the King school community to gather signatures on-line […]

  • Local Schools get Funds to Teach Bike Safety Skills

    Local Schools get Funds to Teach Bike Safety Skills

    Two local schools will get cycling safety programs under the Palaszczuk Government’s annual Community Road Safety Grants scheme. An integrated bike and road safety education course will be delivered to 263 Year 2 & 4 students at North Lake College and 160 Year 2, 4 & 6 students at Christ the King School in Deception Bay. […]

  • Arethusa College in Deception Bay receives funding boost.

    $32,000 has been awarded to help out leading alternative school Arethusa College in Deception Bay said Chris Whiting.. The latest funding round for the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority and the Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority was part of the State Government capital assistance grants program for eligible non-state schools. Arethusa College needs these […]

  • Burpengary Boat Ramp Set to Re-Open in Weeks

    Burpengary Boat Ramp Set to Re-Open in Weeks

    The newly-widened Uhlmann Road boat ramp in Burpengary East will be fully operational within three weeks. Work is nearly finished on the upstream boat ramp lane boat ramp upgrade that includes a new heavy duty reinforced concrete slab. It’s a real milestone in this long –awaited project to have the full width of the boat […]

  • New replacement ambulance vehicle rolls out of Deception Bay Ambulance Station in frontline boost

    New replacement ambulance vehicle rolls out of Deception Bay Ambulance Station in frontline boost

    Deception Bay residents in need of emergency pre-hospital care are set to be better serviced with a new replacement ambulance vehicle.  The state-of-the-art vehicle would provide first-class healthcare to the community. Our paramedics work incredibly hard here on the front line and they deserve the best possible resources, equipment, and support so they can do […]

  • Buy Queensland Food & Drink

    The Palaszczuk Government has publicly released the Queensland food & beverage supplier directory so Queenslanders can identify the local food and drink businesses to support. The Queensland food, beverage and catering supplier directory was set up for government departments in April 2019 to source local products and help support jobs in Queensland’s food and beverage […]