“Today marks exactly two years since Queenslanders placed their faith in the Newman LNP Government, and in myself as your elected representative for Pine Rivers.


Our sole focus in the past two years has been to get Queensland back on track and to build a strong platform that will launch Queensland into the coming years and decades.


We have come a long way in that two years. We have made some very tough decisions, and I appreciate that not everyone has seen the necessity for some of those decisions. However, the state budget is on the road to surplus, the state’s debt has been stabilized and there are some very positive signs that the Queensland economy is steaming forward. You just need to look at the ABS figures that show more jobs were created in Queensland in the past year than any other state to see that we’re heading in the right direction.


Locally, it has been an honour to represent the great community of Pine Rivers. Every day I work towards “building a better Pine Rivers” and I thank those in our community who are equally, and even more, passionate about strengthening our local community.


There have been many highlights for me in the past two years. I’d like to list just ten of them on the second anniversary of our government:


  1. The on time and on budget completion of the AJ Wyllie Bridge
  2. The construction of the State Government funded Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre
  3. Organising the 2013 Pine Rivers Lego Expo, which was attended by 6,700 people and raised over $17,000 for local community organisations
  4. $1.9 million allocated to state schools in Pine Rivers, as part of a $300 million statewide commitment, to eliminate school building maintenance backlogs
  5. The commencement of the Moreton Bay Rail Link, including $168 million from the State Government to build a third line between Lawnton and Petrie Stations
  6. Recognising 100+ local volunteers at my Pine Rivers Volunteer Appreciation Morning Tea with Premier Newman in October 2013
  7. Over 600 additional Police Officers on the front line across Queensland & a focus on making Queensland a safer place to live and work
  8. An innovative program to monitor, protect and relocate (if necessary) koalas in the Moreton Bay Rail Link corridor
  9. Launching a website to assist Pine Rivers residents with finances, budgeting and cost of living expenses
  10. Seeing The Queensland Plan nearing completion and having our community participate in the process


There are many more achievements I’m very proud of – some of them can be found at www.seathholswich.com under About/Delivering for Pine Rivers.


As we look to the future I acknowledge that we’ve only just begun. We have taken some strong steps forward and this year across Queensland we will see many of the benefits of the decisions of the past two years. This is the year it all starts to come together for Queensland.


It has been a privilege to represent Pine Rivers for the past two years and I have every intention to put my hand up to be considered for a second term representing our community.


I want to thank business leaders, community leaders, community groups, residents across Pine Rivers for your support and contributions to our community over the past two years and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the next 12 months, and hopefully beyond, as we remain fixed on our goal of building a better Pine Rivers.”


Seath Holswich MP