5 Years in Office

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Originally published: 31 January 2020

A Message from Stirling Hinchliffe MP

It has been my great honour to represent the Sandgate electorate in the Queensland Parliament for five years. In that time, I have had the pleasure of meeting with and working alongside thousands of people in our local community.

Some of this has involved wins for our local community, some successes in helping individuals, there have also been disappointments but all have involved my best efforts on behalf of constituents.

As a member of the Palaszczuk Government, we have a record of achievement in job creation, economic development, environmental protection and the general task of modernising Queensland. The benefits of this have delivered locally and across the state.

Looking forward, I recommit to the people of the Sandgate electorate to represent you to the best of my ability and seek the best outcomes for our part of the northside and for the whole state.



Funding at $45.9 million in 2015, increased to $60.5 million in 2020. Per student funding in 2015 averaged at $9,447, 2020 average increased by 37% to 11,498. Over $32 Million in Grants.


Allocated $2.17 Billion in 2015, with a 40.29% increase in funding. To be allocated $3.05 Billion in 2020.


Over $2 Billion invested in the last five years. Projects ranging from the GUN Project, to Beams Road Overpass, new Traffic Lights, 6 additional train services each week. Cabbage Tree Creek Boat Ramp upgrade and many other projects.


$6.6 million to upgrade facilities.  


$12 Million for Child Protection, Family Support and Domestic Violence Prevention.


$42 Million for Community, Seniors and Disability Support.


$6.8 Million for Sports and Public Works.

QLD BUDGET 2019-2020

If the Queensland Budget was $100:

Healthcare = $29.22
Education = $23.32
Transport = $9.83
Public Order & Saftey = $8.80
Social Protection = $8.62
Economic Affairs = $3.75
Environment = $2.15
Other = $7.87

INCOME $ 100.00
SAVINGS $ 6.44

Community Grants

$3.1 million for Community Groups over 5 years, including:

  • All About Living
  • Artrageous
  • Autism QLD
  • Bayside Divas
  • Bracken Ridge Little Athletics
  • Bracken Ridge Cricket Club
  • Bracken Ridge Kindergarten
  • Bracken Ridge Sports Assoc.
  • Bracken Ridge High P&C
  • Bracken Ridge State P&C
  • Bracken Ridge Swimming Club
  • Bramble Bay Pony Club
  • Brighton State P&C
  • Brighton Bulldogs
  • Brighton Roosters
  • Brownsea Scouts
  • Bulwer Progress and Social Asc.
  • Eventide Social Lawn Bowls
  • Griffith Aged Care
  • Guides Queensland
  • Lions Club of Bracken Ridge
  • Lucinda Aged Care
  • Norris Road State School
  • Jaribu
  • Koobara
  • Orchid Council
  • Polynesia VA’A-ALO Canoe Club
  • QLD Cruising and Yacht Club
  • QLD Omnibus & Coach Society
  • Redcliffe Triathlon Club
  • Regis Sandgate
  • Ridgettes Netball Club
  • RSL Sandgate
  • Sacred Heart Primary School
  • Sailability Sandgate
  • Sandgate & District Aquatics
  • Sandgate Historical Society
  • Sandgate Youth Tennis
  • Sandgate Bowls Club
  • Sandgate Chamber of Commerce
  • Sandgate Men’s Shed
  • Sandgate Golf Club
  • Sandgate Hawks
  • Sandgate Kids Early Learning
  • Sandgate Meals on Wheels
  • Sandgate PCYC
  • Sandgate Squash Social Club
  • Sandgate State School P&C
  • Sandgate Theatre INC
  • Sandgate-Redcliffe Gattors
  • Share the Dignity
  • Shelterbox Australia
  • Singh Sabha
  • St John Fisher College P&F
  • St John’s Community Care
  • St Kieran’s Primary School P&F
  • St Parasekevi Orthodox Church
  • T S Paluma Unit Committee
  • Taigum State School P&C
  • The Sound of a Finished Kiss
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue
  • YMCA Outside School Hours Care
  • South East Queensland Symphonic Winds