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Sandgate Hawks score funding to help women and girls kick more goals

04 Jun 2018

Women and girls at the Sandgate Hawks are set for a win with the announcement of $497,482 in funding to go to the Club as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s new Female Facilities Programme. State Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, said he was excited to see the Hawks benefit from the Female Facilities fund, after having long advocated for the need to help improve female facilities at local clubs. “For quite some time I have campaigned on the need for funding to support female participation in sport, and have used the Hawks as a case study into why we need to help upgrade female facilities”, Mr Hinchliffe said. “With a rapidly growing membership of female players, the fund will contribute to providing a more practical and inclusive space for both male and female players at the Hawks, “The Hawks will use the funding to upgrade 11 showers, 14 toilets, two change rooms, an officials room, amenities for people with a disability and a parents' room to support female participation. ...

Local intersection works to benefit Deagon residents

18 May 2018

Deagon residents will benefit from a $2 million upgrade to signalise the intersection of Braun and Biarra Street to compliment to the finalisation of the Gateway Upgrade North project. Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, it was a positive outcome for Deagon locals, after having led a community campaign calling upon the State Government to fund the intersection. “As part of the removal of the Sandgate Road on ramp, there was a strong likelihood the right hand turn option from Biarra street would be removed”, Mr Hinchliffe said. “I made it clear that any plan to remove the right hand turn provision from Biarra Street was not in the best interests of the Deagon Community. “The only alternative was to install a signalised intersection. “That’s why over the past month, I have been engaging with Deagon locals by asking them to sign a petition, which was tabled in Parliament, calling for a consolidation of the current signalised pedestrian crossing on Braun Street into a signalised i ...

Safety improvement on Deagon Deviation northern section

04 May 2018

Safety improvement works on the northern section of the Deagon Deviation will start in May with a $600,000 guardrail upgrade.Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, said the works would be on the northern section of the Deagon Deviation, between Bracken Ridge Road on-ramp Bracken Ridge and the Houghton Highway Bridge, Brighton.“When it comes to our roads, safety is the number one priority of the Queensland Government and I am pleased that, on Road Safety Week, we have announced this busy arterial road will be made safer for all users,” Mr Hinchliffe said. “About 40,000 vehicles travel the northern section of the Deagon Deviation each day.“Works will include upgrading guardrails and installing new ones.” Work is expected to start in mid-May to be completed by late September, weather and construction conditions permitting.Night works will be carried out Monday to Thursday, between 7pm and 5am.Mr Hinchliffe said this project was funded by the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner P ...

Maintenance blitz for schools in North Brisbane area

21 Apr 2018

Local schools in the North Brisbane area are benefiting from the Palaszczuk Government’s continued investment in school maintenance.Member for Aspley, Bart Mellish said maintenance and refurbishment works were underway at local state schools over the recent Easter holiday period. “I’m pleased to say schools in Aspley, Sandgate, and Nudgee have shared in over $500,000 for improvements to classrooms and other facilities,” he said.“Work crews undertook as much work as possible during the holiday period to minimise disruption during school term. “We want our state school students to have the best possible classrooms to make the most of their education.”Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to delivering world-class educational facilities for all Queensland students. “Our Government is delivering a state wide Infrastructure Investment programme valued at more than $778 million during 2017-18,” he said.“This funding will help state schools cont ...

Sandgate creative awarded funding for new musical inspired by The Go-Betweens

14 Apr 2018

A Sandgate based writer and director has been awarded $40,680 to stage the world premiere of a new musical inspired by the songs of legendary Brisbane band The Go-Betweens.Kate Wild of Now Look Here theatre company has received the funding through the Queensland Arts Showcase Programme. “The Sound of a Finished Kiss features four friends remembering their lives in Brisbane in the 1990s, and the songs of The Go-Betweens that shaped them,” Ms Wild said. “It will highlight the brilliant songwriting partnership of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster.” The Sound of a Finished Kiss will premiere at the Brisbane Powerhouse in June.Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, said QASP aims to develop and grow a vibrant and diverse arts sector in Queensland.“QASP investment supports and celebrates local arts and culture and promotes our talented artists, writers and performers,” Mr Hinchliffe said. “These newly funded projects are a great example of how QASP continues to support the development of ...

Sandgate Bowls Club embrace Commonwealth Games Spirit

07 Apr 2018

Members and supporters of the Sandgate Bowls Club spent this week cheering on the Australian Lawn Bowls Team playing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, in the lead up to their very own ‘Corporate Challenge’ on April 18. Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, joined in on the excitement alongside some of the Corporate Challenge teams as they prepare to go head to head in a night of what is set to be competitive but fun lawn bowls. Mr Hinchliffe, a sponsor of the event, said holding the Corporate Challenge just after the Commonwealth Games gave the event a unique edge, and urged local businesses and community groups to embrace this opportunity. “This is a great time to capitalise on the excitement of the Games and promoting the Sandgate Bowls Club’s ongoing connection with the community,” Mr Hinchliffe said. “Having played in several similar events held by the Club, I can say from experience that initiatives like the Corporate Challenge build connections and friendships that l ...

Sandgate Youth Parliament Member Announced

30 Mar 2018

Sandgate’s 2018 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament representative has been selected. Thomas Stephen of Taigum. Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, took the opportunity to congratulate Thomas, on becoming one of 93 young leaders selected for this year’s Youth Parliament.“Having known Thomas for quite some time, I know he is passionate and committed to local issues”, Mr Hinchliffe said. “These are qualities important to encourage in future leaders. “Through this excellent programme, Thomas has the opportunity to be the voice of young people in our electorate and to provide knowledge and insights to politicians and decision-makers.”Organised for youth, by youth, the programme brings participants from around Queensland together in Brisbane in April to form committees and discuss ideas, and again in September for a residential programme and the opportunity to debate their Bills at Parliament House.In the September session, the Youth Members take over the Legislative Assembly Chamber, p ...

Letter to the Editor: Local schools to benefit from solar and energy efficient infrastructure

15 Mar 2018

Like you, I know how many schools across the 4017 and surrounds have programmes in place to reduce their environmental impact. This is why I am pleased to announce that our local schools are set to benefit from the Advancing Clean Energy Schools programme through investing in solar and energy efficient technology. Schools included in the programme include: • Bracken Ridge State High School• Bracken Ridge State School• Nashville State School• Norris Road State School• Sandgate District State High School• Sandgate State School• Shorncliffe State School• Taigum State SchoolSchools will be selected based on their energy consumption, student enrolments and supplier availability with the tender process requiring successful partners to use local suppliers where possible. This means not only will our local schools benefit, but also our local tradies and businesses too. Renewable energy technology has developed significantly, so it is exciting to see local state schools take advantage of the op ...

Nominate now for Queensland Training Awards

02 Mar 2018

Nominations are open for Queensland trainees, apprentices, trainers and training organisations to nominate for their chance to win a prestigious Queensland Training Award.Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, encouraged Northsiders to apply to be recognised for their hard work in training.“These awards celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of Queensland’s top training achievers,” Mr Hinchliffe said.“I encourage eligible Queenslanders – such as apprentices, trainees and trainers – along with employers, training and community-based organisations to apply.Mr Hinchliffe said the Queensland Training Awards was an opportunity to shine a light on our state’s highest achievers in training.“By continuing to recognise and celebrate Queensland’s outstanding achievers in training, we can continue to raise the bar in our successful Vocational Education and Training sector in Queensland,” he said.“The awards will also give some of Queensland’s winners the chance to compete at a national level ...

2018 Education Awards open for nominations

01 Mar 2018

Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe is encouraging local state schools, teachers and their principals to nominate for the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.Mr Hinchliffe said the Department of Education’s prestigious Showcase Awards offer more than $619,000 in grant funding to celebrate state school education success across 11 award categories.“The Showcase Awards are an annual celebration of all that is great about state schooling,” he said.“This year two new award categories have been created to celebrate Indigenous Education initiatives as well as highlight our most outstanding rural and remote programs. “These new categories will highlight some of the great work our rural and remote schools are doing to overcome the issue of distance and celebrate the creative work of some of our most isolated teachers and schools.“The new stand-alone Indigenous Education category allows us to highlight the positive steps our schools are taking to improve Indigenous education outc ...