Media Releases


Christmas comes early for Sandgate Electorate community groups

19 Dec 2016
Christmas has come early for community groups across the Sandgate Electorate with the recent announcement of the successful recipients of the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants (GCBF).

Priority Taxis for Wheelchair Users

19 Dec 2016
Taxi waiting times for wheelchair users across the Sandgate electorate will improve with the Palaszczuk Government providing $5.6 million in incentive payments across Queensland to the drivers of wheelchair accessible taxis (WATs).

Get on board with Fairer Fares in Sandgate

18 Dec 2016
The Palaszczuk Government will slash public transport fares for commuters across south-east Queensland from Monday, 19 December ahead of its official launch on 1 January next year.

Keep watch to protect schools these holidays

09 Dec 2016
School may be out for the summer, but residents are being urged to keep an eye on local schools during the holidays.

Stirling Hinchliffe welcomes further steps on power bills

09 Dec 2016
Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe says the Palaszczuk Government will extend electricity bill rebates to more than 150,000 more low-income Queenslanders as well as offer support to regional business operators to help better manage their power costs.

It’s ‘In The Bag’ this Christmas for women in need

28 Nov 2016
It’s all ‘in the bag’ this Christmas for ‘Share the Dignity’ founder and local Brighton resident, Rochelle Courtenay.

Grants help small business launch into digital economy

21 Nov 2016
Small businesses across the Sandgate Electorate could benefit from a new funding programme to help them grow their businesses online.

Funding to help Sandgate take a stand against domestic and family violence

14 Nov 2016
Community groups in the Sandgate electorate can now apply for a share of $150,000 to hold local events and activities in May 2017 that take a stand against domestic and family violence and support victims.

New Palaszczuk Government grants programme to help small business accelerate

14 Nov 2016
Sandgate small businesses keen to fast track growth to create jobs and grow the economy will be supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s new ‘Accelerate Small Business’ grants programme.

Morning tea builds a conversation around mental health

25 Oct 2016
On Friday 14 October, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner, Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck, attended a ‘Valuing Mental Health’ morning tea in Sandgate to discuss the importance of recognising mental health and well-being in our community.