Media Releases

Moreton Bay projects announced through $50 million stimulus package

August 07, 2020

A new BMX facility at Nolan Park in Brendale, new tennis courts at the Harris Avenue Sports Complex at Narangba, and upgrading playgrounds at locations in Deception Bay and Kallangur are just some of the local projects to be funded with the Queensland Government’s $50 million Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

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State-of-the-art equipment bolsters jobs and Australian manufacturing locally

July 20, 2020

A leading Brisbane engineering and electronics developer, Elexon Electronics has responded to calls for new state-of-the-art electronic manufacturing capabilities by investing $2 million in new cutting-edge production facility.  Elexon Electronics’ CEO Frank Faller was today joined by the Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing, Glenn Butcher to unveil and launch the new intelligent factory line.

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COVID Works for Queensland projects announced

July 09, 2020

New equipment in parks and playgrounds, upgraded footpaths, bus shelters and car parks, and new or improved lighting at several sporting facilities are just some of the projects that will benefit the Moreton Bay region community, made possible with the Palaszczuk Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program.

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Local company pivoting to PPE manufacture

July 02, 2020

An Australian-owned global provider of healthcare solutions is set to step up and plug the personalised protective equipment (PPE) gap thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s $150 million Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Assistant Minister for Health, Nikki Boyd said Aspen Medical had upgraded their facility in Brendale to manufacture clinical grade face masks in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Multi-million dollar Strathpine station accessibility upgrade now complete

July 02, 2020

The multi-million dollar upgrade of Strathpine train station is now complete, delivering improved access for the local community, especially customers who use mobility aids, seniors and those travelling with prams or luggage. State member for Pine Rivers, Nikki Boyd said the upgrades meant that everyone in the Strathpine community could now travel without restriction, with all platforms now directly accessible by paths, ramps and lifts...

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Hinterland road upgrades to drive safety, jobs

June 29, 2020

The next phase of the Palaszczuk Government’s $11.3 million Mount Glorious Road and Samford-Mount Glorious Road upgrade program has been announced, supporting more than 40 jobs. Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said design is wrapping up on safety upgrades along a 7km stretch of Samford-Mount Glorious Road between Highvale and Mount Nebo, putting construction on-track to begin later this year.

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