Category Archives: Politics and Council

FEELING CREATIVE?

Food for Thought: Stop Frame Animation for YouTube and Instagram DATE: 21 January, 6.00pm to 8.00pm Networking 8.00pm to 9.00pm LOCATION:  North Lakes Library/Community Centre. Learn how to use your tablet or smartphone to make stop motion animations.  Join us for a hands on workshop to explore and play with stop motion as a creative […]

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Record smartphones and online use by Moreton Bay residents

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Moreton Bay Regional Council has released a statistical snapshot for the 2014/15 financial year featuring a record number of local residents interacting with council online via mobile devices and smartphone apps. Mayor Allan Sutherland said while many continued to interact with council through traditional telephone and email contact, thousands of residents were moving to smart […]

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DICKSON RESIDENTS STUCK IN NBN NO MAN’S LAND

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On Tuesday night – November 17 – over 100 local residents gathered at Albany Creek State High School to hear from Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare, Senator Chris Ketter and Labor Candidate for Dickson Michael Gilliver about the second-class state of Malcolm Turnbull’s National Broadband Network plan for Dickson. Under the previous Labor Government […]

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Stronger support for high energy-using small businesses

The Palaszczuk Government has acted to expand the role of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland, passing legislation in Parliament. Member for Pine Rivers, Nikki Boyd MP, said small businesses with big energy needs such as bakeries and laundries will have greater support to resolve disputes with their electricity retailers thanks to the changes. “The […]

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Dickson News_December 2015

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From your Federal Member for Dickson PETER DUTTON Merry Christmas I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Dickson residents a safe Christmas and a prosperous 2016.  As we all celebrate Christmas this year, I hope you spend valuable time with your family and friends to appreciate the great opportunities we have in […]

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Moreton Bay Region Planning Scheme Fast Facts:

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¨ Approved by the Queensland Government and becomes operational on February 1, 2016 ¨ 5,420 properly made submissions received during community consultation ¨ Supports increased density around key transport nodes including Petrie, Kippa-Ring, Strathpine and Caboolture ¨ Greater focus on infill urban consolidation in areas with existing infrastructure to help keep rates as low as possible ¨ Place types provide […]

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COUNCILLOR’S COLUMN by Cr Bob Millar

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CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST UPON US By the time this edition of the Grapevine is on the streets, we will be within a few weeks of yet another Christmas and I’m sure like me, you all wonder where the past 12 months have gone.  There is also no doubt that they seem to be coming around […]

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Boyd says “I Do” in Dayboro

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The Office of Nikki Boyd MP wishes to advise that Ms Boyd married her partner and fellow Pine Rivers resident Mr Reece Pianta at a small ceremony at St Francis Xavier Church in Dayboro on Saturday.   The ceremony was conducted in the Catholic tradition, both Ms Boyd and Mr Pianta are active members of the […]

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Community grant a win for Dayboro Bowls Club

The Dayboro Bowls Club has been successful in winning a Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant. Member for Pine Rivers, Nikki Boyd said the club’s $19,422.73 grant would be used to upgrade the existing bowling green. After visiting the club to congratulate them on receiving the grant, Ms Boyd praised the club’s volunteers who continuously help […]

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Community Mobilises to Improve Waterways

The results of the 2015 Healthy Waterways report card are in and it’s a win for the many community volunteers who have partnered with council to improve and protect the Moreton Bay Region’s waterways. Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Deputy Mayor Mike Charlton said in 2015, the annual Healthy Waterways report card had evolved to recognise […]

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