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Boost for Local School Dental Clinics

21/01/2015

Parents at local schools will be able to access better oral healthcare for their kids, under a Newman LNP Government plan to refurbish primary school dental clinics.... Read More »

Flood Defences Bolstered for Dayboro

21/01/2015

Dayboro residents are now better protected from rising flood waters, with works to build an earthen levee now complete.... Read More »

Schools to Receive Important Road Safety Boost

16/01/2015

Student safety around local schools will receive a boost, under a commitment announced today by local LNP Members.... Read More »

Bray Park High Students to Benefit from New School Hall

15/01/2015

Better education opportunities will be made available to Bray Park State High School students, under a commitment announced today by LNP Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich.... Read More »

Holswich Commits to Easing the Heat for Pine Rivers High

13/01/2015

Assemblies and special events on hot days will be made more comfortable for Pine Rivers High staff, students and parents, under a commitment announced today by LNP Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich.... Read More »

Holswich Commits to Netball Infrastructure

12/01/2015

Netball will become an even more enjoyable experience for Pine Rivers Netball Association players and family supporters, under a commitment announced today by LNP Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich.... Read More »

Make the call over Christmas

18/12/2014

Residents are being urged to stay safe over the festive season and make the call for help if they suspect someone they know or love is experiencing domestic or family violence... Read More »

FUNDING BOOST FOR NEW PINE RIVERS EVENT

10/12/2014

Families and garden lovers will be able to enjoy a great day out at Pine Rivers Park with new funding to be provided for a new local event... Read More »

STATE GOVERNMENT DELIVERS AGAIN FOR GRASSROOTS PINE RIVERS SPORT

09/12/2014

Children and sports lovers in the Pine Rivers electorate have another reason for festive cheer with six sport and recreation clubs approved this week for Get Going funding grants.... Read More »

Easier Journey for Bray Park Commuters

05/12/2014

A new go card reader on the inbound platform at Bray Park Railway Station will make the journey into Brisbane’s CBD easier for Pine Rivers commuters.... Read More »

Million Dollar Boost for Sports at South Pine Complex

03/12/2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for families who use sport and recreation facilities in Brendale following initial approval of a major project by the Queensland Government. ... Read More »

Local Jobs in Spotlight During Christmas Campaign

01/12/2014

Creating more local jobs and stronger local businesses are the focus of the annual Christmas buy-local campaign launched today by Seath Holswich MP... Read More »

Holswich and Mander Push for Brendale Sports Funding

01/12/2014

Local MPs have thrown their support behind a bid from Moreton Bay Regional Council to secure State Government assistance to upgrade sporting facilities at the South Pine Sports Association (SPSA) complex at Brendale.... Read More »

Reduced Rates for School Tours

20/11/2014

School trips to National Parks are now a whole lot cheaper with the Newman Government reducing fees for tour groups. ... Read More »

PINE RIVERS PERFORMANCE VENUE REMAINS HIGH ON AGENDA

13/11/2014

Finding a permanent home for performing arts in Pine Rivers remains a priority for local performing arts organisations and Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich.... Read More »

Newman Government Helps the Community Help Koalas

04/11/2014

The Newman Government is continuing to deliver for Queensland’s koalas with the opening of round three of the Koala Rescue and Rehabilitation Grants Program.... Read More »

Funding for disability housing

04/11/2014

Local organisations are being invited to apply for funding towards projects that create innovative living arrangements for people with disabilities, who are being cared for by their elderly parents. ... Read More »

Extra transport safety boost on public transport

29/10/2014

Passengers travelling by bus and train around Brisbane North will benefit from extra security thanks to a boost from the Queensland Government.... Read More »

HOLSWICH DELIVERS ON COMMITMENT TO PINE RIVERS

24/10/2014

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, yesterday held his 200th Mobile Office since being elected, delivering on his commitment to be available and accessible to the Pine Rivers community.... Read More »

Real-time to benefit passengers

21/10/2014

Residents will soon benefit from the roll out of real time technology on South East Queensland public transport services... Read More »

BETTER SECURITY FOR DAYBORO AMBULANCE STATION

14/10/2014

Security at the Dayboro Ambulance Station has been boosted following an infrastructure upgrade.... Read More »

Nurses pay boost delivers 12% more in pay packets under LNP

10/10/2014

Queensland Nurses and midwives have been granted their fourth pay-rise since the election of the Newman LNP Government, making them overall about 12% better off than they were under Labor.... Read More »

Paddlers & Skiers to Share Lake Kurwongbah

07/09/2014

Paddlers are now able to enjoy the waters of Lake Kurwongbah for the first time since the Sideling Creek Dam was built in 1969.... Read More »

Pine Rivers MP Supports Health Education at Strathpine State School

05/09/2014

Children from schools throughout the Moreton Bay region have access to more health and drug education, thanks to a funding agreement between the State Government and Life Education Queensland. ... Read More »

Cheaper Transport Fares or More Services?

02/09/2014

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Investment in Local Arts Boosts Regional Economies

28/08/2014

Local families will have more access to arts and cultural events, with Moreton Bay Regional Council receiving $68,000 as part of a new look $2 million Government fund... Read More »

New Report Underlines Strength of Queensland Economy

22/08/2014

A new economic report showed Queensland well positioned for strong growth in the future, Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today.... Read More »

More Passengers On Time with Record Train Performance

19/08/2014

Passengers travelling on the Caboolture line are getting to work or school and returning home on time with Queensland Rail hitting an all-time high for peak on-time running.... Read More »

Great Results for Queensland in NAPLAN tests

18/08/2014

Queensland students have recorded some of their highest ever scores in the history of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.... Read More »

Patience Please As We Spruce the Bruce

17/08/2014

Local drivers are being asked to show patience as the Queensland Government rolls out a record number of roadworks aimed at making travel safer on the Bruce Highway.... Read More »

Great Start Grant Reaches 7000th Queensland Family

16/08/2014

The Queensland Government’s $15,000 Great Start Grant has now helped more than 7000 Queensland families buy their first home.... Read More »

Drought Declared in South East Queensland

14/08/2014

Farmers in Queensland’s south-east corner may qualify for assistance from the Queensland Government after the region was officially drought declared today.... Read More »

Queensland Welcomes Endorsement of Reef Strategy

12/08/2014

The Queensland Government has welcomed Commonwealth endorsement of the state’s long-term plan to preserve the Great Barrier Reef.... Read More »

Community Unites to Create Iconic Symbol

12/08/2014

A new sign will rise next to the Brisbane River, made entirely by Queensland’s diverse communities to celebrate the city ahead of the G20 Summit.... Read More »

Scholarships Support Local Women

12/08/2014

More women could be on building sites or operating heavy machinery, with scholarships giving them the right qualifications to move into traditionally male dominated industries.... Read More »

Former Governor-General Chairs New Domestic Violence Taskforce

11/08/2014

Former Governor-General, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, will chair a Special Taskforce on domestic and family violence that will undertake a comprehensive and co-ordinated review to make Queensland as safe and secure as possible for women and families.... Read More »

Queensland Law Reform Commission Appointed

07/08/2014

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed the appointment of five members of the Queensland Law Reform Commission.... Read More »

Jobs Numbers Point to Need for Strong Choices

07/08/2014

Today’s disappointing unemployment data further highlights the need for the Government to reduce debt so it can increase funding for job-creating infrastructure projects. ... Read More »

Crime Down and Queensland Families Safer

06/08/2014

Queensland families are the safest they’ve been in half a decade because of revitalised frontline police, smarter technology and stronger laws.... Read More »

Get a Move On and Apply For For Get Started Vouchers

05/08/2014

Families are being urged to ‘get cracking’ with their applications for vouchers on offer through the latest round of the State Government’s Get Started sport and recreation program.... Read More »

Strong Law Reforms Protect Families

05/08/2014

Queensland families will have a safer state in which to live and raise their children, with strong new penalties for animal torturers and sex offenders and new double jeopardy rules expected to be passed in Parliament today.... Read More »

New Police Motorcycles Drive Road Safety Message

04/08/2014

Queensland motorists and police will be safer as a result of newly designed police motorcycles carrying enhanced visibility and road safety messaging.... Read More »

Queenslanders Feel Safer Thanks to Tougher Laws

04/08/2014

The vast majority of Queenslanders approve of the Queensland Government’s tough measures against criminal gangs and believe the measures are making communities around the state safer.... Read More »

Fruity Piece of History at Lawnton Station

Fruity Piece of History at Lawnton Station

24/07/2014

Passengers will be able to enjoy an important piece of history at Lawnton train station after a 50-year-old grapevine was uncovered during early works of the Moreton Bay Rail project.... Read More »

Funding Announcement is Music to Our Ears

23/07/2014

State school students will have access to new music instruments and more music teachers after the Queensland Government announced more than $2.46 million in funding for secondary school music education today.... Read More »

Applications Open for Caring for the Community Grants

22/07/2014

Community organisations have the opportunity to share in a total of $1.3 million in small grants to help fund essential items and equipment.... Read More »

Funding Available for Cultural Celebrations

18/07/2014

Applications opened today for grants of up to $20,000 under the Valuing Diversity program for multicultural community events to be held in 2015. ... Read More »

Schools Encouraged to Sign Up for Greater Autonomy

17/07/2014

State Members Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg are inviting local schools to take part in the third round of the $22.8 million Independent Public Schools initiative.... Read More »

Kids 'Get Started' Again With Sport Program Funding

15/07/2014

Pine Rivers families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today.... Read More »

Grants Available for Environmental Projects

15/07/2014

Queenslanders who are passionate about the places they live are being invited to apply for a share of $5 million in funding through the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants program.... Read More »

Lawnton Lakes Koala Relocations Commenced

14/07/2014

The Queensland Government is assisting Moreton Bay Regional Council’s project to rescue approximately 30 koalas from an area adjacent the Lawnton Lakes housing development project on Lawnton Pocket Rd, in Lawnton.... Read More »

Dental wait list shortens

11/07/2014

A state-wide blitz on dental waiting lists by the LNP government has cut the number of people waiting too long for dental treatment to zero. ... Read More »

Thousands vote on Origin birth certificate

11/07/2014

Local Maroons fans have joined thousands of Queenslanders to have their say on their favourite State of Origin commemorative birth certificate – and the winning design is in. ... Read More »

COUNCIL DENIAL WON’T LOWER WATER COSTS FOR RESIDENTS

10/07/2014

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has called on Moreton Bay Regional Council to stop denying there is a problem with water debt and work with the State Government to fix the issue. ... Read More »

$12.6m State Funding Boost for Pine Rivers and Kallangur Community Groups

07/07/2014

Hardworking community organisations in Pine Rivers and Kallangur are set for a mid-year funding treat as they receive their share in a pool of over $12.6 million in the latest round of State Government Community Grants.... Read More »

More support for vulnerable young people in Pine Rivers and Caboolture

04/07/2014

Young people living on Brisbane’s North will have access to more support and crisis counselling delivered by Bravehearts.... Read More »

The Show Will Go On in Dayboro

04/07/2014

The Dayboro Agricultural, Horticultural & Industrial Association show will be open for another year thanks to a cash grant from the 2014-15 Show Society Grants program.... Read More »

Pine Rivers Clubs urged to get off the starting blocks and Get in the Game

02/07/2014

Pine Rivers sport and recreation clubs are urged to apply for funding in the next round of the Queensland Government’s highly successful Get Going and Get Playing programs.... Read More »

Say Thank You to Your Bus Driver, Pine Rivers

Say Thank You to Your Bus Driver, Pine Rivers

30/06/2014

The Queensland Government is encouraging Pine Rivers residents to thank their bus driver every time they get on board. ... Read More »

Extra Support for Local Prep Students in 2014 and 2015

23/06/2014

Next year’s Pine Rivers and Kallangur Prep students will benefit from more teacher aide support, creating a stronger foundation and better learning experience, as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan for education.... Read More »

Conondale Mine Shafts to be Backfilled

23/06/2014

Media Release from Assistant Minister of Natural Resources and Mines... Read More »

Mine shaft repairs to preserve Herberton heritage values

20/06/2014

Media Release from Assistant Minister for Natural Resources & Mines: Hikers and explorers will benefit from improved safety with the backfilling of almost old 50 mine shafts along the Great Northern Walking Trails around Herberton.... Read More »

Pine Rivers Community Anzac Grants Announced

17/06/2014

The Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, has welcomed a Queensland Government grant to Pine Rivers electorate organisations for projects to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War.... Read More »

Invitation to Pine Rivers Community Water Forum

16/06/2014

Pine Rivers residents and business owners will be given the opportunity to raise any concerns at a Water Forum to be held in the Strathpine Community Centre on Tuesday 24 June, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.... Read More »

Three new police officers on the Beat

13/06/2014

Families can feel safer and better protected with three new officers being sent to the area as part of the Government’s strong plan for a brighter future for communities across Queensland. ... Read More »

Kids and clubs continue to Get in the Game

13/06/2014

Thousands of local children have already benefited from the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game program, and that number is about to grow.... Read More »

Buying ‘off the plan’ is now much easier

11/06/2014

Buying property ‘off the plan’ will be easier than ever before thanks to new reforms introduced in Parliament last week.... Read More »

SUPPORT FOR OUR PENSIONERS

05/06/2014

Pensioners who benefit from concession payments will not suffer any reduction in payments after the Queensland Government announced it would cover cuts announced in the Federal Budget.... Read More »

JOINT STATEMENT FROM SEATH HOLSWICH MP & TREVOR RUTHENBERG MP IN RESPONSE TO TODAY’S BUDGET

03/06/2014

“This budget delivers a strong plan for a brighter future for Pine Rivers and Kallangur.... Read More »

Pine Rivers Justices of the Peace Honoured with Long Service Awards

02/06/2014

Over one hundred Pine Rivers Justices of the Peace (JPs) attended a Professional Development Seminar in May during National Volunteers Week, which was hosted by Seath Holswich MP, State Member for Pine Rivers.... Read More »

LEGO RETURNS TO STRATHPINE FOR LONG WEEKEND EXPO

01/06/2014

Lego will return to Strathpine Community Centre, and Pine Rivers MP Mr Seath Holswich will make his debut as a Lego exhibitor, this Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.... Read More »

MORETON BAY REGION RECOGNISED AS ASSISTANT MINISTERS APPOINTED

01/06/2014

The importance of Moreton Bay Region was recognised last week when three local MPs were appointed to Assistant Minister roles during a ceremony at Government House.... Read More »

Forgotten bonds to assist needy families

29/05/2014

Local Members are calling on residential tenants and rental property owners to check if they are one of the almost 43,000 Queenslanders who have forgotten to claim their bond refund.... Read More »

NEWMAN GOVERNMENT DELIVERS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

16/05/2014

Community and volunteer groups in Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates will share in grants worth $30,000 to help them purchase essential items and equipment, delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services.... Read More »

PINE RIVERS VOLUNTEERS GIVEN BOOST DURING VOLUNTEER WEEK

16/05/2014

Pine Rivers volunteer organisations have benefitted from two free training sessions during National Volunteer Week.... Read More »

SOLAR OWNERS URGED TO CHECK SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

13/05/2014

Homeowners and electricians are urged to check their solar power system after Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie issued a recall order on certain Avenco branded DC solar power isolators that were found to have an internal fault that can lead to overheating and fire. ... Read More »

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED DURING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

12/05/2014

The spotlight will shine on local volunteers and the outstanding contributions they make to our community during National Volunteer Week (12th – 18th May) celebrations.... Read More »

LOCALS URGED TO NOMINATE FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY AWARDS

08/05/2014

Local MPs have encouraged residents to nominate themselves or someone they know for this year’s Queensland Cultural Diversity Awards. ... Read More »

NATURE PLAY PASSPORTS TO BETTER HEALTH

05/05/2014

Local MPs are encouraging Queensland families to make the switch from screen-time to green time, and sign-on for Nature Play.... Read More »

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR QUEENSLAND SAFE WORK AWARDS

30/04/2014

Local businesses who go the extra mile to make their workplace as safe as possible will have the opportunity to be recognised for their efforts at the 2014 Queensland Safe Work Awards.... Read More »

STATE GOVERNMENT OPENS THE WAY FOR LAWNTON KOALAS TO BE RESCUED AND RELOCATED

24/04/2014

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has opened the way for Moreton Bay Regional Council to rescue and relocate koalas in the vicinity of the Lawnton Lakes Development on Lawnton Pocket Road.... Read More »

BRENDALE BUSINESS CELEBRATES EXPORT MILESTONE

22/04/2014

A crate of custom gas fired commercial grill appliances has become the latest Brendale-manufactured export to the United States of America.... Read More »

$12.4 MILLION STATE FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS

22/04/2014

AEIOU Bray Park and Petrie State School P&C are two of the local groups set for an Easter funding treat as they receive their share in over $12.4 million in the latest round of State Government community grants.... Read More »

EMPLOYMENT BOOMING IN MORETON BAY SOUTH

22/04/2014

Local MPs say the latest ABS labour figures again shows the Moreton Bay South region is one of the state’s employment powerhouses.... Read More »

LOCAL STUDENTS URGED TO ENTER 2015 PREMIER’S ANZAC PRIZE

20/04/2014

Local secondary students are being urged to enter the 2015 Premier’s Anzac Prize for their chance to experience the historic Anzac Day centenary commemoration at Gallipoli next year.... Read More »

Rail Crossing Safety a Priority

16/04/2014

Drivers are being urged to be vigilant around level crossings ahead of the upcoming long weekend to ensure everyone arrives at their destinations safely.... Read More »

DRIVERS URGED TO HAVE NO TIME FOR SPEEDING

13/04/2014

With the Easter holiday weekend fast approaching, motorists are reminded to slow down and arrive safely at their destination.... Read More »

LOCAL JOBS FOCUS AS MPs LAUNCH TOURISM SURVEY

09/04/2014

Local residents are being asked to vote on the best of the best local tourism features in a survey launched today by local MPs.... Read More »

LEGO EXPO TO BUILD ON PREVIOUS SUCCESSES

08/04/2014

The BrisBricks LEGO® Fan Expo will return to Strathpine Community Centre on the June Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, building on the successes of the inaugural 2013 Pine Rivers Expo.... Read More »

GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOSTS STUDENT LITERACY AND NUMERACY

05/04/2014

The literacy and numeracy of school students in local state schools will be boosted following the implementation of a targeted education plan.... Read More »

LOCAL MPs SUPPORT FATALITY FREE FRIDAY

03/04/2014

As school holidays kick off, residents are urged to think of the ‘Fatal Five’ and drive safely in the lead up to Fatality Free Friday on 30th May.... Read More »

ASBESTOS OVERHAUL TO MAKE QUEENSLAND SAFER

03/04/2014

Local homes and worksites will be safer under a new asbestos management strategy that will be the most comprehensive and rigorous of its kind in Australia.... Read More »

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR QUEENSLAND INDIGENOUS YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

02/04/2014

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from the North Pine Region have been encouraged to apply for the 2014 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.... Read More »

TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR SERIOUS ANIMAL CRUELTY

29/03/2014

Animals will be safer under a tough new offence designed to protect all of Queensland’s creatures, great and small.... Read More »

MP SUPPORT HELPS VINEYARD HELP COMMUNITY

28/03/2014

Local MPs, Seath Holswich (Member for Pine Rivers) and Trevor Ruthenberg (Member for Kallangur), visited the Vineyard Mercy Centre at Lawnton to donate food supplies to help the community group assist those in need.... Read More »

Funding Weight Lifted for Pine Rivers PCYC

20/03/2014

Pine Rivers youth and school students will benefit from gym equipment purchased by Pine Rivers PCYC thanks to a State Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant.... Read More »

PINE RIVERS KOALA CARERS RECEIVE NEW ROUND OF RESCUE AND REHAB FUNDING

20/03/2014

Koala care groups in Pine Rivers have received $7,656 in grants from the Queensland Government to help their koala care work.... Read More »

2nd ANNIVERSARY OF NEWMAN GOVERNMENT – STATEMENT FROM SEATH HOLSWICH MP

20/03/2014

“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.... Read More »

FREE TRAINING OFFERED TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

19/03/2014

Pine Rivers community organisations will be offered free training in utilizing social media and writing effective grant applications, in a Volunteer Week training session organised by Seath Holswich MP.... Read More »

RECORD BROKEN AS OVER 20,000 QUEENSLAND KIDS GET STARTED

10/03/2014

More children than ever are outside and getting active, with the latest round of the Newman Government’s Get Started program the most successful to date.... Read More »

INSPIRATIONAL PINE RIVERS WOMAN HONOURED BY QUEENSLAND SPEAKER

10/03/2014

Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, The Hon Fiona Simpson, honoured Cashmere resident Debbie Spink at the Queensland Inspiring Women awards at Queensland Parliament House last Friday.... Read More »

DOWNLOAD A DESTINATION AND EXPLORE QUEENSLAND

26/02/2014

Queensland’s world class tourism attractions and visitor information centres are now just a click away following the launch of a free smartphone application.... Read More »

Flashing School Zone Signs Turned On For Two Bray Parl Schools

24/02/2014

Two Bray Park school communities have benefitted from the Newman Government’s commitment to improving road safety, with flashing school zone signs being turned on today for the first time.... Read More »

Buying Smart to Pay Off For Local Students

17/02/2014

Local students have the chance to share in more than $11,000 in cash prizes for themselves and their schools in the 2014 Buy Smart Competition.... Read More »

Apply Now For Seniors Week Grants

17/02/2014

Local community groups have until Friday 28 March to apply for a share in $100,000 to host Senior Week activities to celebrate Queensland’s older people.... Read More »

Get on Board to Name the Underground

13/02/2014

Local MPs are calling on the community to become part of history by putting in a bid to name the Underground Bus and Train project.... Read More »

Public Housing Waiting List Hits Five Year Low

13/02/2014

More people in Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates are in permanent accommodation, after the number of Queensland households waiting for social housing fell to its lowest level in five years. ... Read More »

Out of Control Parties to be Brought Under Control

12/02/2014

Local streets will be safer with new laws that punish the organisers of out-of-control parties passing State Parliament this week.... Read More »

ANZAC Grants Available For Local Organisations

12/02/2014

Local organisations in the Kallangur and Pine Rivers electorates have the opportunity from today to apply for funding for events and projects to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.... Read More »

Kids’ sport set to Get Started again in 2014

10/02/2014

State Members Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg are calling on locals to make 2014 is the year their children Get Started in sport and recreation.... Read More »

Local Residents Have an Opportunity to Shape Queensland's Future

04/02/2014

Local residents still have time to comment on the working draft of The Queensland Plan, the state’s 30-year vision, with its public review period just passing the halfway point.... Read More »

Youth Urged to Apply for a Taste of Parliament

03/02/2014

Young Queenslanders are being encouraged to apply to participate in the 2014 Queensland Youth Parliament. ... Read More »

Holswich Seeks Feedback on Alcohol-Fuelled Violence

03/02/2014

Eatons Hill Hotel patrons resoundingly called for tougher laws and penalties for alcohol-fuelled violence, in a survey undertaken by Seath Holswich MP on Saturday night.... Read More »

Funding Available for Local Multicultural Economic Development

30/01/2014

Multicultural groups and local council in Moreton Bay Region have the chance to secure Queensland Government funding for projects which promote economic opportunities for people from culturally diverse backgrounds.... Read More »

Great Results Funding to Boost Student Literacy Levels

29/01/2014

State schools in the Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates will be $2.4 million better off, following the announcement of a new education program: Great Results Guarantee.... Read More »

Holswich to Head Up Road Safety Committee

16/01/2014

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich’s commitment to improving road safety has been recognised through his appointment as the new Chair of the Safer Roads Sooner Advisory Committee.... Read More »

Funding Boost for Local Community Groups

15/01/2014

Local State MPs have welcomed an allocation of $58,114.84 for three Pine Rivers and Kallangur community groups under the latest State Government gambling grant funding rounds.... Read More »

Holswich Outlines his 2014 Priorities for Pine Rivers

10/01/2014

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, has outlined his top priorities for the Pine Rivers electorate for 2014.... Read More »

New Era for Child Protection for Local Vulnerable Families

17/12/2013

The Newman Government has announced it will implement the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry recommendations which will strengthen some of Pine Rivers and Kallangur’s most vulnerable families.... Read More »

Eatons Crossing Road Intersection Upgrade Delivered

17/12/2013

Safety upgrades for a busy intersection on Eatons Crossing Road have been completed, delivering on a commitment of local MPs to deliver better local road infrastructure.... Read More »

Work Starting on Lawnton to Petrie Rail Upgrade

16/12/2013

A significant upgrade for the Caboolture and Sunshine Coast train line will begin shortly and will deliver additional capacity on the lines.... Read More »

Local Clubs Given "Get in the Game" Assistance

16/12/2013

Christmas has come early for seven Pine Rivers and Kallangur sport and recreation clubs, with round two of Get Playing and Get Going grants announced today.... Read More »

66 New Constables Inducted into QPS

12/12/2013

Local MPs are urging the community to make welcome the nine additional police officers who will be starting in the Brisbane North Region in the coming weeks after graduating from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy in Brisbane today.... Read More »

Local Housing Waiting Lists Cut by a Third

05/12/2013

New figures reveal the social housing waiting lists in Kallangur and Pine Rivers have decreased by 32% and 29% respectively since the election of the Newman Government.... Read More »

Pine Rivers Roads Nominated for Speed Review

04/12/2013

The Newman Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads from next month as part of its commitment to improve road safety.... Read More »

Local Shows Receive Government Support

04/12/2013

Regional Queensland traditions are being kept alive with the Newman Government providing a $41,555 boost for two local show societies.... Read More »

Eatons Crossing Rd Intersection to Receive Safety Upgrade

04/12/2013

Local MPs hope a safety upgrade for a busy intersection on Eatons Crossing Road will help reduce the increasing incidences of crashes at the site.... Read More »

MPs Challenge Locals to Support Local Businesses this Christmas

01/12/2013

Local MPs are again challenging local residents to support local businesses this Christmas, through launching the third annual 100% Local Christmas Challenge buy local campaign.... Read More »

National Rental Affordability Scheme

20/11/2013

Low income families in the Kallangur and Pine Rivers electorates have received some welcome relief with 270 new affordable dwellings in Kallangur and 92 in Pine Rivers, built in the past 18 months under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). ... Read More »

Local Residents Urged to Help Kids in Care Celebrate this Christmas

20/11/2013

Pine Rivers and Kallangur residents can help bring a smile to the faces of children and young people living in care on Christmas Day by donating a present to the Newman Government’s annual Kids in Care Christmas Appeal. ... Read More »

Business Discount Schemes Help Local Seniors and Carers Save Money

13/11/2013

Seniors and carers in Pine Rivers and Kallangur are enjoying a lower cost of living after the Seniors and Carers Business Discount scheme was introduced by the Newman Government. ... Read More »

Local Students Celebrate Reading Challenge

11/11/2013

Enthusiastic students from 12 local Kallangur and Pine Rivers schools are taking part in celebrations after reading their way through the eighth annual Premier’s Reading Challenge.... Read More »

Wheelchair Experience Provides New Perspective

10/11/2013

It’s hard to believe that viewing the world from half a metre closer to the ground can make such a difference, but after a few hours navigating Brisbane’s CBD from the seat of a wheelchair, it has opened my eyes to the challenges and opportunities faced by Queenslanders who use a wheelchair.... Read More »

Students to Benefit from Maintenance Backlog Funding

08/11/2013

The Newman Government are delivering on their election commitment to revitalize frontline services, with the announcement of the second round of the $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state school facilities.... Read More »

Careers Expo

07/11/2013

The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson, in conjunction with Trevor Ruthenberg MP, State Member for Kallangur and Seath Holswich MP, State Member for Pine Rivers, has organised a Careers Expo to assist local people in future career options.... Read More »

New Home for Local Koalas

07/11/2013

Moreton Bay’s koala population will soon enjoy a new source of food and new housing, with the Moreton Bay Rail project planting 15,000 habitat trees. ... Read More »

Flood Resilience Boost for Kobble Creek Residents

29/10/2013

Residents and farmers in Pringles Rd, Kobble Creek will no longer have to fear weeks of isolation after heavy rainfall, thanks to a $567,367 betterment grant announced today.... Read More »

Have Your Say in Building a Better Pine Rivers

29/10/2013

Every Pine Rivers resident and business owner can have their say in how to build a better Pine Rivers, through the 2013 Pine Rivers Annual Survey.... Read More »

Premier Newman Thanks Pine Rivers Volunteers

28/10/2013

Premier Campbell Newman paid tribute to the volunteer spirit of Pine Rivers community groups at a morning tea in Lawnton on Saturday.... Read More »

Local Teachers Thanked on World Teachers’ Day

25/10/2013

Teachers across the Kallangur and Pine Rivers Electorates are being thanked today, as part of World Teachers’ Day celebrations.... Read More »

Three-Strikes Working

25/10/2013

The Newman Government’s three-strikes policy for rogue social housing tenants appears to be working, with new figures showing most people are curbing their behaviour after being issued with a first strike. ... Read More »

Local Community and Volunteer Groups Can Apply to Share in $1.3 Million

23/10/2013

Pine Rivers and Kallangur community and volunteer groups can now share in almost $1.3 million worth of funding for essential items and equipment as part of a helping hand from the Newman Government.... Read More »

Name the Dingoes Colouring Competition

23/10/2013

A Gold Coast wildlife park is now home to Queensland’s newest dingo pups, and National Parks Minister Steve Dickson wants young Queenslanders to give him a hand in choosing their names.... Read More »

Get Ready for Summer

18/10/2013

Queenslanders are being urged to get their homes prepared for Queensland’s wild summer weather as a part of Get Ready Week.... Read More »

Get Ready in Our Local Region this Week

15/10/2013

Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey, Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg have urged all residents to take part in Get Ready Week and take small steps to accomplish a lot before storm season. ... Read More »

Time to Spoil Your Grandparents

11/10/2013

Grandparents are often known for spoiling their grandchildren but Grandparents Day on Sunday, 27 October, offers you a chance to return the favour. ... Read More »

Road Safety Boost for Two Bray Park Schools

08/10/2013

The State Government is ramping up its commitment to improving road safety around two Pine Rivers schools.... Read More »

Bus Commuters Pushing for More Daily Services

08/10/2013

Lawnton and Bray Park bus commuters are pushing for an expansion to the 669 bus route when timetable changes are introduced in 2014.... Read More »

Faster State Land Outcomes for Queenslanders

06/10/2013

The LNP Government is putting customers first and cutting red-tape for all new applications for the use of State-owned land. ... Read More »

Gambling Benefit Fund Grants Equip Local Community Groups

01/10/2013

Twelve local community groups will benefit significantly from the allocation of $271,844.58 in Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.... Read More »

Planned burning fights fire with fire

27/09/2013

With Queenslanders facing a hot summer, new planned burn guidelines and improved fire management for the state’s national parks will help protect the environment while making communities safer, Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg said today.... Read More »

Youth justice reforms to make our community safer

26/09/2013

Local residents have been heard loud and clear when it comes to youth justice, with the Newman Government announcing a range of tough reforms that will strengthen the system.... Read More »

MP to Navigate CBD in Wheelchair

25/09/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, is preparing to be strapped into a wheelchair and escorted around Brisbane’s CBD to raise funds and awareness for the Spinal Injuries Association.... Read More »

Holswich Committed to Building a Better Pine Rivers

25/09/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, has used the mid-term point of this State Parliament to reaffirm his commitment to building a better Pine Rivers.... Read More »

ROAD SAFETY AT LAWNTON INTERSECTION TO REMAIN CLOSELY MONITORED

24/09/2013

Road safety at a Lawnton intersection will continue to be closely monitored by local MPs after a request for traffic signals was not granted.... Read More »

Nothing But Praise for Pine Rivers Thin Blue Line

22/09/2013

I will never again entertain those who hold the opinion that our police spend too much time on trivial matters while the ‘real crooks’ go free. I will never again allow the suggestion that police are too focused on revenue raising to go unchallenged.... Read More »

90 First Year Constables inducted into QPS

19/09/2013

Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg are urging the community to make welcome 14 additional police officers who will be starting in the region in the coming weeks after graduating from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy in Brisbane on Thursday.... Read More »

PINE RIVERS UNITED GIRLS FREE TO PLAY FINAL AND REP FOOTBALL

13/09/2013

Common sense has prevailed in allowing Pine Rivers United Under-12 twins the opportunity to play in their club grand final tomorrow, Mr Seath Holswich, State Member for Pine Rivers, said this afternoon.... Read More »

Have your say on Queensland’s electricity future

13/09/2013

Local residents and businesses are being encouraged to speak up on the future of the State’s electricity.... Read More »

Community Encouraged to Make A Change During Disability Action Week

10/09/2013

Kallangur and Pine Rivers residents are being encouraged to get involved in a range of events and activities to highlight the positive effect a small change could have on themselves and their community during Disability Action Week. ... Read More »

School Road Safety Petition Strongly Supported

10/09/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, today tabled a petition in Parliament calling on the State Government to install flashing school zone signs outside Holy Spirit School and Bray Park State School.... Read More »

Strathpine Families to Benefit from Additional Kindergarten Funding

10/09/2013

Strathpine families will benefit from an additional renovation grant allocated to a Strathpine kindergarten last week.... Read More »

Newman Government to Establish New Building Regulator

04/09/2013

Queensland will soon have a new building regulator after Parliament recently voted to allow the creation of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) to replace the controversial Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA).... Read More »

Laceys Creek Residents to Benefit from Flood Resilience Focus

04/09/2013

A causeway on Wirth Road, Laceys Creek will be replaced and improved as part of the Newman Government’s commitment to building flood resilience across Queensland.... Read More »

Child Safety is Everyone's Business

02/09/2013

Child Protection Week has kicked off with a reminder that child safety is everybody’s business.... Read More »

Hedges Removed to Improve Road Safety at Paisley Drive

30/08/2013

A stretch of hedges along the Gympie Road median strip near the intersection of Paisley Drive at Lawnton have been removed to improve road safety, following a request from local MPs.... Read More »

Newman Government Supports Dayboro Flood Resilience Projects

29/08/2013

Sections of Dayboro will be better protected and more flood resilient after the Newman Government today announced $115,000 funding for two flood-proofing projects.... Read More »

STRONG SUPPORT FOR PAISLEY DRIVE INTERSECTION SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

22/08/2013

A petition signed by 1,100 people, calling on the State Government to improve safety at the intersection of Gympie Road and Paisley Drive at Lawnton, was tabled in State Parliament today.... Read More »

Celebrate Seniors in Emergency Services

20/08/2013

Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg, alongside Minister for Community Safety Jack Dempsey marked the contribution of senior Queenslanders to the state’s emergency services today as part of Senior’s Week... Read More »

Moreton Bay region to receive funding in the fight against wild dogs

20/08/2013

Six State MP’s with electorates in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area have teamed up to commend the announcement that the Moreton Bay Regional Council has been awarded $75,000 funding from the Newman Government to support them in combating wild dogs in the region.... Read More »

Local students encouraged to apply for Anzac tour

20/08/2013

Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg are urging all Year 8 to 11 students to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Gallipoli and the Western Front.... Read More »

STRATHPINE STATE SCHOOL STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO QUEENSLAND VISION

20/08/2013

Students from Strathpine State School have had their say towards The Queensland Plan, and Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, is urging all Pine Rivers residents to make their voice heard before 30th August.... Read More »

Clubs Get Going and Get Playing for another round

16/08/2013

Sport and recreation clubs throughout Queensland are being encouraged to apply for funding to improve their services and facilities, with the Newman Government launching round two of its Get Going and Get Playing programs.... Read More »

EMPLOYMENT FIGURES STRONG IN MORETON BAY REGION

16/08/2013

Local MPs are encouraged by the July employment figures for the region, but remain focused on the task ahead to reduce unemployment to four percent within six years.... Read More »

Region to celebrate Seniors Week

15/08/2013

Local residents of all ages are invited to join the fun Seniors Week celebrations from 17 to 25 August.... Read More »

Newman Government slashes building red tape

09/08/2013

Local home builders are the big winners under new Newman Government laws which streamline building approvals.... Read More »

MP’s assure Locals: No imminent depot closures

08/08/2013

Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg are reassuring locals that there have been no decisions made in regards to closures of Ergon Energy depots. ... Read More »

PATRON GEARS UP FOR PINE RIVERS RELAY

08/08/2013

Seath Holswich MP will once again don a purple patron sash and walk the track for 18 hours at the 2013 Cancer Council Queensland Pine Rivers Relay For Life!... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – HOONING

02/08/2013

Congratulations to the Cashmere resident you reported on in the Pine Rivers Press on 1st August who is fighting back against hooning activity in his suburb.... Read More »

Nominate local road for speed limit change

01/08/2013

Locals can now have their say about road safety, with a landmark government review into speed limits across Queensland opening today.... Read More »

NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE KIDS FUNDING BOOST FROM LEGO PROCEEDS

01/08/2013

A $13,000 donation has been handed over to Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre from the proceeds of the Pine Rivers BrisBricks Lego Expo, held in Strathpine earlier this year.... Read More »

2020 Housing Vision

26/07/2013

Twelve thousand new social and affordable housing homes will be built in Queensland, and 90 per cent of social housing tenancies will be managed by the not-for-profit sector by the year 2020 under an ambitious new plan released by the Newman Government. ... Read More »

Regional funding creates arts for all Queenslanders

25/07/2013

Moreton Bay region will receive $172,000 in State Government funding to see a number projects come alive in one of the state’s most active arts programs.... Read More »

STUDENT SAFETY DRIVES SCHOOL ZONE PETITION LAUNCH

23/07/2013

Ensuring student safety on roads around two Bray Park schools is the catalyst behind a petition launched today by Seath Holswich MP.... Read More »

Tariff review to assist local households

16/07/2013

Cheaper electricity prices are likely after a Tariff Reform Working Group was established to examine all tariffs including the major domestic Tariffs 11, 31 and 33, Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg announced today.... Read More »

Local events now easier to plan and hold

16/07/2013

Fundraisers like trivia nights and school fetes in our area will no longer require a community liquor permit under new laws recently passed by the Newman Government.... Read More »

Crackdown on Facebook Parties

10/07/2013

The Newman Government is cracking down on out-of-control events with organisers set to face fines or even prison sentences.... Read More »

Strategy to Connect Young Queenslanders

10/07/2013

Local young people will have fresh new ways to find out about learning opportunities, services and support via the Newman Government’s newly released Queensland Youth Strategy.... Read More »

IT strategy to avoid another health payroll debacle

05/07/2013

The Newman Government has delivered a new ICT accountability framework, to protect Queenslanders against another failure like Labor’s Health Payroll debacle.... Read More »

Three Strikes and You're Out

02/07/2013

The Newman Government’s three strikes and you’re out policy for problem public housing tenants, has become effective from 1 July, 2013.... Read More »

Government unveils new homelessness action plan

28/06/2013

More supported accommodation and an overhaul of the intake system will help halve the rate of homelessness in Queensland by 2020. ... Read More »

PINE RIVERS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE BOOSTED BY BRISBRICKS DONATION

27/06/2013

The benefits of the BrisBricks Lego Expo continue to flow into the Pine Rivers community with the announcement today of a $13,000 donation from BrisBricks to Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre.... Read More »

LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS BOOSTED BY GAMBLING BENEFIT FUND GRANTS

27/06/2013

Local State Members have welcomed the allocation of $260,747.52 for eight local community groups from State Government funding.... Read More »

NEWMAN GOVERNMENT PROVIDES PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESS

27/06/2013

Small businesses in Kallangur and Pine Rivers will have greater financial security and a better environment to expand, with a new Late Payment Policy ensuring the Queensland Government pays its bills on time. ... Read More »

RAILWAY STATION ASSAULT NUMBERS DOWN IN PINE RIVERS

27/06/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, is calling on rail commuters to remain conscious of their personal safety at railway stations, in spite of a downward trend in recorded assaults at Pine Rivers Railway Stations in recent years.... Read More »

ADDITIONAL POLICE DELIVERED FOR PINE RIVERS POLICE DISTRICT

25/06/2013

The Newman Government is delivering more police in Pine Rivers and Kallangur with 14 additional officers starting in the Pine Rivers Police District since April 2012.... Read More »

Have Your Say on Recreational Plans for Dams

25/06/2013

Local residents are being urged to have their say as part of the most extensive review for recreation of SEQ dams and catchments ever undertaken.... Read More »

BRENDALE INTERSECTION TO RECEIVE SAFETY UPGRADE

21/06/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has today announced minor upgrades to improve safety for motorists at the intersection of South Pine Road and Leitchs Road in Brendale.... Read More »

Pine Rivers and Kallangur to keep scoring with Get in the Game

18/06/2013

Local families, sport and recreation clubs will continue to Get in the Game, with the second round of funding for the Newman Government’s grassroots initiative to open next month.... Read More »

Competition Boost to Reduce Electricty Prices

18/06/2013

Removal of electricity price control in south-east Queensland by 1 July 2015 and the introduction of price monitoring are further reforms to the electricity sector designed to improve competition and reduce pressures on prices.... Read More »

More supportive concessions under electricity reforms

18/06/2013

Helping Queenslanders meet their electricity bills and develop more effective concessions arrangements are key report recommendations released by the Newman Government.... Read More »

LEGO EXPO TO BUILD ON FIRST YEAR SUCCESS

18/06/2013

The Pine Rivers Lego Expo will return in 2014 after a highly successful Expo at Strathpine Community Centre last weekend.... Read More »

Prep Teacher Aide Boost for Kallangur and Pine Rivers Schools

13/06/2013

Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg, proudly joined the Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman and Minister John-Paul Langbroek today at Narangba State School to announce the names of 69 State Schools who will receive one teacher aide hour each week for every student at the school... Read More »

NEW COST OF LIVING WEBSITE LAUNCHED AT FORUM

13/06/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, last night launched a new website aimed to assist Pine Rivers residents combat increasing costs of living.... Read More »

LAWNTON BUSINESSES SEEKING INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

11/06/2013

State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur are supporting Lawnton business owners in their push for improvements to the intersection of Gympie Road and Paisley Drive in Lawnton. ... Read More »

BUDGET AT A GLANCE – PINE RIVERS

07/06/2013

2013-14 State Budget highlights for the Pine Rivers electorate, as well as projects that directly impact Pine Rivers.... Read More »

Funding available for cultural celebrations

06/06/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg, have encouraged local multicultural groups to consider applying for State Government funding for events which promote greater understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.... Read More »

HOME ASSIST WELL AND TRULY SECURE

06/06/2013

Member for Kallangur, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, and Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, are pleased to announce that funding for the Petrie Home Assist Secure has increased to $391,000 for the 2013-14 financial year... Read More »

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR NORTH PINE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

06/06/2013

$6.1 million for the 2013-14 financial year was confirmed in today’s State Budget to improve water quality and environmental compliance at North Pine Water Treatment Plant.... Read More »

RAILWAY LINE DUPLICATION GETS BUDGET INJECTION

06/06/2013

State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur have welcomed a further $68.39 million commitment in today’s State Budget for the construction of a third railway line between Lawnton and Petrie Stations.... Read More »

Building Services Authority Abolished

04/06/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg have welcomed Minister Tim Mander’s announcement of a Ten Point Action Plan to reform building regulation in Queensland.... Read More »

Queensland Music Festival Investment

04/06/2013

The Newman Government is delivering on its commitment of Arts for All Queenslanders, investing $3.2 million dollars in the 2013 Queensland Music Festival.... Read More »

HOONS PUT ON NOTICE IN PINE RIVERS

30/05/2013

Street racing, burnouts and dangerous driving will be targeted by the community and Pine Rivers Police through a Hoon Watch program that was launched by the Minister for Police and Community Safety in Strathpine yesterday.... Read More »

HOONS PUT ON NOTICE IN PINE RIVERS

30/05/2013

Street racing, burnouts and dangerous driving will be targeted by the community and Pine Rivers Police through a Hoon Watch program that was launched by the Minister for Police and Community Safety in Strathpine yesterday.... Read More »

FURTHER ACTION NEEDED TO REVITALISE STRATHPINE

28/05/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, is challenging Strathpine businesses and residents to step up and take action to revitalise Strathpine.... Read More »

$12,904 BOOST FOR PINE RIVERS AND KALLANGUR COMMUNITY GROUPS

28/05/2013

Four volunteer and community groups will share in $12,904 in local funding from the Newman Government to purchase essential equipment to continue their good work helping others.... Read More »

Changes reduce red tape for community events

24/05/2013

Local community groups are cheering the State Government’s changes to liquor and gaming laws which will make it easier to hold fundraising and community events.... Read More »

Launch of Petition for Super Fast Broadband

23/05/2013

Last Friday, Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson, and Seath Holswich, State Member for Pine Rivers, officially launched the petition to make the business areas of Strathpine and Brendale a priority for the super-fast broadband rollout.... Read More »

Vegetation Management Reforms Herald New Era of Productivity

22/05/2013

Practical reforms to Queensland’s vegetation management framework passed State Parliament yesterday, restoring balance to vegetation laws and marking the end of years of neglect of the agricultural sector.... Read More »

Friends of Parks Grants Applications Open

22/05/2013

Volunteer groups that help look after Queensland’s national parks can now apply for grants of $5,000 to $25,000 under the Friends of Parks program.... Read More »

Cost of Living Relief on Forum Agenda

22/05/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, is delivering on his commitment to assist Pine Rivers residents with cost of living relief, through a Forum to be held in Warner in June.... Read More »

New Technology Makes Finding a JP Even Easier

21/05/2013

Local residents can now find nearby Justices of the Peace (JP) or Commissioners for Declarations (C Decs) with just a tap of their finger, thanks to a newly developed mobile website application, which was launched at the Law Week Open Day last weekend.... Read More »

Youth Parliamentarian Seeks Views of Pine Rivers Youth

17/05/2013

YMCA Youth Parliamentarian, Ms Caitlin Farrant, is seeking out the views of local youth as she represents Pine Rivers in the 2013 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.... Read More »

Community Leaders Work Together for Road Safety

16/05/2013

Pine Rivers Police District and State MPs from Pine Rivers and Kallangur are planning a blitz in the lead up to Fatality Free Friday to encourage all road users to ensure they are safe on the roads.... Read More »

Check Your Power Bills and Know Your Rights

15/05/2013

Queensland energy and water consumers have been encouraged to go to the Ombudsman when they have urgent questions or need advice in relation to their bills.... Read More »

Local Emergency Service Volunteers Thanked During Volunteer Week

13/05/2013

Local residents are being encouraged to show their appreciation for our emergency service volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week.... Read More »

Pine Rivers Delegates Help Shape Queensland's Future

11/05/2013

Three local delegates from the Pine Rivers electorate represented our community in Mackay as the process commenced to help shape Queensland’s future. ... Read More »

Holswich and Ruthenberg encourage local businesses to Partner with Queensland Health

09/05/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg, are encouraging local businesses to partner with Queensland Health via a new online portal.... Read More »

Metro North Hospital and Health Service on the right track

09/05/2013

Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg said today’s performance figures showed Metro North Hospital and Health Service were on the right track. ... Read More »

SEQ bulk water prices highlight Government’s fight against rising cost of living

09/05/2013

Seath Holswich MP, Member for Pine Rivers and Trevor Ruthenberg MP, Member for Kallangur have welcomed the Newman Government’s decision to slash bulk water price increases.... Read More »

PRINCIPALS DISCUSS LOCAL EDUCATION PRIORITIES WITH MINISTER

09/05/2013

Pine Rivers School Principals today met with the Minister for Education, Training and Employment, The Hon John-Paul Langbroek, to discuss local education priorities.... Read More »

State Funds for Victims of Crime Services

07/05/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg have announced victims of crime in the local region will have ongoing access to help from several key organisations thanks to renewed funding from the Newman Government. ... Read More »

10 New Police on The Beat

03/05/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg were today pleased to announce the allocation of 10 new police recruits to the local region.... Read More »

Show Your Support For Fatality Free Friday

02/05/2013

The Newman Government has appealed to all Queensland motorists to pledge their support for road safety this month.... Read More »

Labour Day Holiday Move Reminder

02/05/2013

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Boost For Pine Rivers and Kallangur Community Groups

26/04/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP and Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg MP have welcomed the allocation of $166,082.38 for 6 local community groups from State Government funding.... Read More »

Holswich Connects With Pine Rivers Businesses

26/04/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has this week launched a new quarterly business newsletter as a means to connect with more Pine Rivers businesses.... Read More »

AJ Wyllie Bridge Replacement Complete

18/04/2013

Pine Rivers and Kallangur motorists can now enjoy the long awaited northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge after construction was completed on Tuesday 16th April.... Read More »

LOCAL MP’S ANNOUNCE SEQWATER’S RECREATION REVIEW

28/03/2013

South east Queensland is about to undertake the most extensive review of recreation offered by South East Queensland dams and catchments to date, Member for Pine Rivers Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg announced today.... Read More »

Community Feedback Sought on Youth Justice

26/03/2013

Member for Pine Rivers Seath Holswich is calling on local residents to have their say on youth justice policy as the Newman Government looks to develop its youth justice blueprint. ... Read More »

Local MPs Welcome Additional School Maintenance Funding

25/03/2013

Local State Members have welcomed the Newman Government’s commitment to provide a further $100 million to revitalise Queensland state schools.... Read More »

New Laws Make School Fundraisers Easier

21/03/2013

Schools and community groups in the Pine Rivers, Kallangur and Murrumba electorates will no longer require a Community Liquor Permit (CLP) for fundraising events under new laws introduced to Parliament this week.... Read More »

Strathpine Business Renewal on Holswich's Agenda

21/03/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has announced today that he will be hosting a Strathpine Business Forum to start a discussion on ways to renew and reinvigorate the Strathpine Business District... Read More »

Tourism Minister To Visit Dayboro

Tourism Minister To Visit Dayboro

21/03/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has announced today that the Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games will be visiting Dayboro and Ocean View on 7th May... Read More »

Holswich Welcomes Overhaul of Vegetation Management Rules

21/03/2013

The Newman LNP Government today unveiled plans to make the most significant reforms to legislation affecting agricultural production in almost 20 years... Read More »

Rogue Tenants to be Put on Notice

21/03/2013

The Newman Government is putting the finishing touches on a three strikes policy that would see rogue social housing tenants evicted if they fail to curb their behaviour... Read More »

Local residents offered Great Start to home ownership

19/03/2013

Member for Pine Rivers Seath Holswich MP, Member for Murrumba Reg Gulley MP and Member for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg MP are urging local residents considering buying their first home to apply for the Newman Government’s $15,000 Great Start Grant... Read More »

Lawnton Bus Services Secure with Proposed Routes

19/03/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has welcomed clarification of proposed changes to bus routes in Pine Rivers, which show that bus services for Lawnton residents will be retained and improved under proposed changes.... Read More »

Grants to Help Pine Rivers Koalas

17/03/2013

Three koala rescue and rehab groups in Pine Rivers and Moreton Bay will share in $21,000 thanks to the Newman Government’s Koala rescue and rehabilitation grants. ... Read More »

'Better Slow Down' For A Better Easter

15/03/2013

Local MPs are urging all residents to slow down and drive with caution during the 2013 Easter period... Read More »

New agreement identifies Indigenous employment opportunities

14/03/2013

New jobs and training opportunities for Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people could flow from a Relationship Agreement between Leighton Contractors and the Newman Government... Read More »

Queensland only state to experience fall in trend unemployment

14/03/2013

Treasurer Tim Nicholls has welcomed today's ABS Labour Force Data, which shoes Queensland as the only state in Australia to experience a fall in trend unemployment... Read More »

South Pine Sports Association To get Playing

14/03/2013

The first round of the Get Playing component in the Newman Government's $18 million grassroots funding program has been a huge hit with Queensland's sporting and recreation clubs.... Read More »

New Constables To Hit The Beat In Pine Rivers District

12/03/2013

Local MP's have welcomed the appointment of three new First Year Constables from the Oxley Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy to the Pine Rivers District ... Read More »

Nominations Sought for Pine Rivers Queensland Plan Working Group

12/03/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has today called for nominations for a Pine Rivers Working Group to provide input to The Queensland Plan... Read More »

Feedback Sought on Construction Code Guidelines

08/03/2013

Local State MPs want feedback on guidelines for the building and construction code of practice to prevent unnecessary time delays and cost blow-outs on major infrastructure projects... Read More »

Review Recommends Route 669 Bus to Stay

07/03/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has today welcomed the release of Translink's draft bus network recommendations that sees the trail 669 route set to become a permanent service... Read More »

Government to Open the Data Vault

06/03/2013

For the first time, Kallangur and Pine Rivers locals will get to have their say on how public data collected by the State Government can be used to benefit our local Community... Read More »

Students Encouraged to Get on Board with Buy Smart

06/03/2013

State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur are calling on local kids to get creative and submit an entry in the Queensland Government's 2013 Buy Smart competition for a chance to win $1,500 for their school... Read More »

Vineyard Needs Help to Help Others

04/03/2013

Local State MPs have pledged their support to ensure Vineyard Mercy Centre at Lawnton can continue to meet the growing need for emergency food parcels... Read More »

Local Schools Urged to Join Day of Action Against Bullying

26/02/2013

Local State MPs are urging local schools to register for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence to be held on Friday 15 March 2013... Read More »

Holswich Action Plan for Local Economy

25/02/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has today announced his intention to hold an Employment and Training Expo in Strathpine in July as part of his action plan for the Pine Rivers Economy... Read More »

Queensland Treasurer to Address Pine Rivers Business Community

22/02/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has announced today that Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade, The Hon. Tim Nicholls, will be visiting Pine Rivers in April to address the local business community... Read More »

Homeowners Given Choice with Water Tanks

15/02/2013

Home affordability has been given a boost thanks to new laws scrapping the requirement for new properties to include rainwater tanks and energy efficient hot water systems... Read More »

Internet Told to Boost Business Performance

15/02/2013

Local businesses can learn more about the benefits of social media and boosting their presence online through free online sessions being run by the State Government... Read More »

Newman Government Slashes PAMDA Tape

13/02/2013

Local State Member says buyers and agents will be the big winners under the Newman Government's proposal to split the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (PAMDA)... Read More »

Pine Rivers Gives Generously to Flood Victims

07/02/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers has today thanks Pine Rivers residents for their display of generosity in supporting Queensland flood victims... Read More »

Australia Day II Gives Chance to Support Flood Victims and Tourism Industry

04/02/2013

Local MPs are encouraging residents to show true Aussie spirit by celebrating Australia Day 'properly' on 23rd February.... Read More »

Year 7 Students off to a Delayed Flying Start at Bray Park High

30/01/2013

It was a day later than expected due to the storm recovery, but State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, today welcomed Bray Park High's first intake of Year 7 students, who are among the first Queenslanders to get an early start to high school.... Read More »

Plastic Bricks to Provide Tourism Boost for Pine Rivers

25/01/2013

Small plastic bricks will provide a boost to tourism numbers in Pine Rivers when Strathpine plays host to a weekend Lego Exhibition in June this year, State Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, announced today.... Read More »

Strategy to Boost Drive Tourism in Pine Rivers and Kallangur

25/01/2013

Local MPs are excited at the potential for the local drive tourism market after this week’s release of the Queensland Drive Tourism Strategy.... Read More »

Locals Encouraged to Clean Up Pine Rivers

25/01/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, is encouraging local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to clean up Pine Rivers on Sunday 3rd March.... Read More »

Holswich Takes Action After Pine Rivers Survey Results Published

24/01/2013

A majority of Pine Rivers residents feel a sense of pride in their community but the need for cheaper costs of living, better public transport and more police on the beat feature prominently in survey results released today.... Read More »

Look Out, There Are Children About

23/01/2013

Kallangur and Pine Rivers motorists are being urged to take care on the roads in the coming week with thousands of people returning from holidays in time for the start of the school year.... Read More »

Pine Rivers Youth Encouraged to Apply for a Seat in Parliament

22/01/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, is encouraging all aspiring young Pine Rivers politicians to apply to join the 2013 YMCA Youth Parliament.... Read More »

Pedestrian Safety a High Priority for New Neighbourhood Centre

16/01/2013

Local State Members have today announced that the temporary pedestrian lights on Gympie Rd south of the AJ Wyllie Bridge will be made permanent and declared the decision a win for clients of the soon to be completed Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre.... Read More »

$80 Water Rebate to Start Flowing in February

15/01/2013

Kallangur and Pine Rivers households will start receiving their one-off $80 water rebate from 1st February, delivering on the Newman Government’s election commitment to provide cost of living relief.... Read More »

Time for Local Kids to Get Started

15/01/2013

Local State Members have announced applications are now open for the Get Started component of the Newman Government’s $18 million grassroots funding support program. ... Read More »

Holswich Outlines His 2013 Priorities for Pine Rivers

15/01/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, has outlined his top priorities for the Pine Rivers electorate for 2013.... Read More »

Happy New Year for Local Community Groups

09/01/2013

Local State MPs have welcomed the allocation of $344,507.29 for 16 Pine Rivers and Kallangur community groups under the latest State Government gambling grant funding rounds.... Read More »

Submissions Encouraged for Various Discussion Papers

08/01/2013

Local MPs are encouraging residents, community groups and business owners to have their say with the recent release of various discussion papers.... Read More »

Flood Damaged Mount Mee Road Reopens to Two Lanes

19/12/2012

Mount Mee Road, which was ravaged by landslip damage in the January 2011 floods has reopened to two lanes for the first time in almost two years.... Read More »

Fatal Five Reminder in Christmas Road Safety Promotion

12/12/2012

Local MPs promoted the Christmas road safety campaign alongside Pine Rivers District Police in Lawnton today.... Read More »

Two Lanes Open on New Northbound Wyllie Bridge

11/12/2012

The new northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge at Petrie opened to two lanes of traffic Saturday, restoring an important connection across the North Pine River, missing since the 2011 floods. ... Read More »

Holswich Spends Scorching Day at School

07/12/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, chose the hottest day of the school year to spend with staff and students at Bray Park State School earlier this week.... Read More »

Community Embracing AJ Wyllie Celebration

03/12/2012

Local MPs have been overwhelmed with support leading up to this Saturday’s AJ Wyllie Bridge Community Celebration, with over 60 stall holders already confirmed.... Read More »

Bill Paves Way for Cheaper Conveyancing

29/11/2012

Local State MPs have welcomed the Newman Government’s moves to make conveyancing more affordable for Queenslanders.... Read More »

Time for Sporting Clubs to Get in the Game

28/11/2012

Local MPs are reminding all sport and recreation clubs that time is almost up to apply for funding in the first round of the Newman Government’s Get in the Game initiative.... Read More »

Holswich Offers Collection Point for Christmas Appeal Donations

26/11/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, is opening up his office as a collection point for two Christmas Appeals.... Read More »

Holswich Going Back to School

26/11/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, will be going back to school next week as part of his on-going “day in the life of” commitment.... Read More »

Community to Celebrate as AJ Wyllie Bridge Prepares to Reopen

21/11/2012

Local MPs have announced today that they will be coordinating a community celebration to mark the impending re-opening of the reconstructed AJ Wyllie Bridge.... Read More »

Remember: If It's Flooded, Forget It

20/11/2012

Local MPs are reminding all residents that if the road ahead is flooded, forget it.... Read More »

First Annual Pine Rivers Survey Identifies Key Issues

14/11/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has thanked Pine Rivers residents for their response to the first annual Pine Rivers Survey.... Read More »

Kallangur and Pine Rivers Go Orange for SES Week

12/11/2012

Local MPs are celebrating the achievements of local State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by marking SES week.... Read More »

Minister Orders No Change to North Pine Dam Levels

08/11/2012

Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle has decided not to temporarily lower the water level of North Pine Dam for the 2012-13 wet season at this time.... Read More »

Public Transport in Spotlight During Ministerial Visit

08/11/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, today hosted Assistant Minister for Public Transport, Mr Steve Minnikin MP, in Pine Rivers.... Read More »

E-Tablets for Local Special Needs Students

07/11/2012

Local State Members have announced that 16 local schools in Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates have received a total of 172 tablet computers (e-tablets) as part of the Newman Government’s $3.5 million eLearning for Special Needs Students’ initiative.... Read More »

Local MPs Urge Charity During Poppy Appeal

04/11/2012

Local State MPs have announced they will be taking part in this year’s Poppy Appeal in the lead up to Remembrance Day.... Read More »

Locals Offer Land for Koala Habitat

04/11/2012

Landowners across the Moreton Bay Region have shown overwhelming support for the Newman Government’s Koala Habitat Program. ... Read More »

Common Sense Prevails in Labour Day Move

31/10/2012

Pine Rivers and Kallangur workers will have a well-earned break in the second half of the year with the Labour Day holiday to move to the first Monday in October from 2013.... Read More »

Final Stages of AJ Wyllie Northbound Bridgeworks

30/10/2012

Replacement of the northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge on Gympie Road at Petrie is nearing completion with a change to traffic conditions scheduled on Tuesday 30th October.... Read More »

Quality Venue Needed to Showcase Local Talent

28/10/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has expressed his desire to see a permanent home for performing arts to be constructed in the Pine Rivers region.... Read More »

Taxi Scheme Needs Reviewing to Cope With Increased Demand (Response to Letter to the Editor)

26/10/2012

In response to the Letter to the Editor from Mr Scott Russell of Petrie (Northern Times, 26th October 2012), I would like to reassure Mr Russell that this issue is being openly discussed to ensure we achieve an outcome that will continue to meet the needs of an increasing number of users of the Taxi... Read More »

More Police on the Beat in Pine Rivers Police District

25/10/2012

Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Local MPs today welcomed 10 new First Year Constables (FYCs) to the Pine Rivers police district.... Read More »

Christmas Challenge Embraced by Local Businesses

25/10/2012

Local MPs yesterday launched the 100% Local Christmas Challenge with assistance from the Minister for Small Business, but it is local businesses who are excited about the potential for increased sales in the lead up to Christmas.... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Funds Boost for Local Schools

25/10/2012

Local MPs said all state primary schools in Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates would share in the Newman Government’s $26 million Getting the Basics Right – Literacy and Numeracy grants over the next four years.... Read More »

Home Buyers to Benefit from PAMDA Reforms

25/10/2012

Kallangur and Pine Rivers residents will save time and money when buying or selling a property after the Newman Government announced changes to the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act.... Read More »

Grants Now Available to Local Community Groups

22/10/2012

Local community and volunteer groups who help others can now apply for a share of $1.35 million to buy essential items to help their local communities.... Read More »

Todds Road Level Crossing Future Assured

17/10/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has today confirmed that the Todds Road level crossing at Lawnton will remain open after the Francis Road overbridge has been completed.... Read More »

New Laws to Put Brakes on Hooning Behaviour

17/10/2012

Local MPs and Police Minister Jack Dempsey are getting tough on hoons with a proposed bill passed through Cabinet recently that will see Queensland implement the toughest anti-hooning laws in Australia.... Read More »

MPs Seek Input Into Open Data Revolution

16/10/2012

Local MPs are asking for local input into what information should be made available on the new State Government open data website.... Read More »

Route 669 Bus Trial to Continue

16/10/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has confirmed that the Route 669 bus trial will continue while a full review of the bus network takes place.... Read More »

Lawnton to Petrie Rail Duplication a Priority for MPs

15/10/2012

Local MPs ongoing campaign for an additional railway line between Lawnton and Petrie Stations has been given a boost with funding allocated in this year’s State Budget.... Read More »

Funding Boost for Koala Rescue and Rehabilitation

12/10/2012

The Newman Government has reinforced its commitment to koala protection, launching a new grants program for groups involved in koala conservation services today.... Read More »

Be Prepared for Storm Season

09/10/2012

Local MPs and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey are urging electorate residents to not wait until they are caught in the middle of a summer storm to wish they were better prepared. ... Read More »

Pine Rivers Schools Funded for Recycling Projects

09/10/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, has congratulated Dayboro State School and Bray Park State High School for helping to teach local kids about the benefits of recycling. ... Read More »

Local MPs Welcome New Era in Access to Local Health Data

04/10/2012

Residents of the Kallangur and Pine Rivers will soon be able to judge improvements in the performance of local hospitals on key data - such as waiting times and emergency department access - according to Health Minister Lawrence Springborg and local MPs.... Read More »

Local MPs to Host Pink Ribbon Morning Tea

03/10/2012

Mrs Lisa Newman, wife of Premier Campbell Newman, will be the guest speaker at a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea in Strathpine later this month.... Read More »

First Annual Survey Seeks Input from Pine Rivers

02/10/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, has encouraged local residents and businesses to have their say in the first annual Pine Rivers Survey.... Read More »

Grants Secured for Pine Rivers Organisations

02/10/2012

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, has welcomed the allocation of $55,992.18 for three local community groups under the latest funding round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.... Read More »

Local Sporting Clubs Encouraged to Apply for "Get in the Game" Funding

02/10/2012

Local State MPs are encouraging all local sporting clubs to apply for funding through the Newman Government’s latest commitment to grassroots sports participation.... Read More »

Feedback Sought on Greentape Reduction

01/10/2012

The Newman Government is seeking public feedback on options to further reduce green tape for business, saving companies millions of dollars a year.... Read More »

Youngs Crossing Remains a Priority

01/10/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, has reaffirmed that finding a solution for Youngs Crossing remains high on his priority list for the Pine Rivers electorate.... Read More »

Dayboro Show to Get Grant Boost

28/09/2012

The Dayboro Show will get a $9,728 boost with funding announced by the Newman Government.... Read More »

Holswich Issues Reminder to use Caution at Level Crossings

27/09/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has urged motorists and pedestrians to use caution at local level crossings, following an increase in incidents in recent years.... Read More »

Pine Rivers School Leaders Visit Parliament House

26/09/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, hosted school leaders from the Pine Rivers electorate at a lunch at Parliament House on Budget Day 2012.... Read More »

Applications Closing Soon for Supporting Women Scholarships

26/09/2012

Local MPs are encouraging Kallangur and Pine Rivers women to apply for the first round of the Queensland Government's Supporting Women Scholarships. ... Read More »

Pine Rivers Hosts Argentine Parliamentarians

26/09/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, last week hosted a delegation of Argentine Parliamentarians as part of the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship.... Read More »

Local MPs Welcome Maintenance Funding for Local Schools

22/09/2012

Seath Holswich MP and Trevor Ruthenberg MP today announced that sixteen Pine Rivers and Kallangur schools would receive a total of $2.5 million in vital maintenance funding thanks to the Newman Government’s $200 million school maintenance fund.... Read More »

Pine Rivers MP Spends A Day Talking Tourism

20/09/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, has spent a day volunteering at local Visitor Information Centres as part of an on-going commitment to spend time with various community sectors.... Read More »

Holswich Offers Assistance to Pine Rivers Public Servants

20/09/2012

Pine Rivers MP Mr Seath Holswich has offered personal assistance to public servants from Pine Rivers who have been made redundant as part of the current public service restructure.... Read More »

Queensland Flag Presented to Dayboro RSL

20/09/2012

Pine Rivers MP Mr Seath Holswich yesterday affirmed his support of the Dayboro RSL Chapter whilst presenting them with a Queensland flag.... Read More »

Red Tape Slashed for Local Real Estate Industry

19/09/2012

Local MPs have supported changes to Queensland’s Body Corporate laws which will reduce red-tape and regulation for the local real estate industry.... Read More »

Budget to Provide for Queenslanders Most in Need

14/09/2012

At risk Pine Rivers and Kallangur residents in need of social housing will benefit from a $456.5 million capital works program, outlined this week in the 2012-13 State Budget.... Read More »

Biggest Council Reform Commences with Act Change

14/09/2012

The biggest reform of local government in a generation has begun with the tabling of a new Act in Parliament.... Read More »

Schools to Benefit from Maintenance Boost

13/09/2012

Teachers and students will be the winners with this week’s $200 million budget commitment to fix urgent school maintenance issues, local MPs said today.... Read More »

Home Assist Secure Funding Guaranteed

12/09/2012

State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur welcomed the news in yesterday’s state budget that there will be ongoing funding for Pine Rivers Home Assist Secure.... Read More »

Cost of Living Relief Delivered in State Budget

12/09/2012

Kallangur and Pine Rivers households will reap the benefits of the Newman Government’s first budget through cost of living relief.... Read More »

Budget Boost for North Pine Water Treatment Plant

12/09/2012

State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur have welcomed a $3.6 million dollar budget boost for the North Pine Water Treatment Plant to improve water quality and environmental compliance at the Plant.... Read More »

Budget Signals Strong Future for Pine Rivers and Kallangur

12/09/2012

Local MPs have welcomed the Newman Government’s first budget, stating that it is a turning point in getting Pine Rivers and Kallangur back on track.... Read More »

New Grant to Help Local First Home Owners and Construction Industry

10/09/2012

Pine Rivers and Kallangur first home buyers and the construction industry are set to benefit from the most generous ongoing first home owner grant in Australia in the Newman Government's first budget.... Read More »

Holswich Joins with Bray Park High Students to Spread Child Protection Message

07/09/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, joined with staff and students at Bray Park State High School today to mark White Balloon Day – spreading the message that child sexual abuse cannot be tolerated in our society.... Read More »

Gateway Delay Disappointing for Business (Letter to the Editor)

07/09/2012

It was with much disappointment that I read the Pine Rivers Press article (5th September) confirming that the Strathpine Gateway project has been delayed by a further three years.... Read More »

AJ Wyllie Bridge Deck Installation Begins

07/09/2012

Construction of the new northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge over the North Pine River will reach a major milestone when work to install a bridge deck begins.... Read More »

Local Firefighters Awarded for Diligent Service

06/09/2012

Two local firefighters were today awarded with medals for distinguished service to the community at a ceremony at Kedron Park Emergency Services Complex.... Read More »

Hands On Tourism Experience for Pine Rivers MP

05/09/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, will be undertaking volunteer duties with local Tourist Information Centres to gain firsthand exposure to the local tourism industry.... Read More »

Protecting Children is Everybody's Business During Child Protection Week

31/08/2012

State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur have urged the local community to get on board during Child Protection Week to help promote the message that ‘protecting children is everybody’s business’.... Read More »

Newman Government Delivers Tougher Penalties for Assaults on Police

31/08/2012

Local MPs have welcomed the tougher penalties for those who assault or murder police which were passed in Queensland Parliament last week.... Read More »

Night Road Works for AJ Wyllie Northbound Bridge

31/08/2012

Night works and lane closures are scheduled to occur throughout September as part of the new northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge construction at Petrie... Read More »

Four Weeks Left to Apply for Local Environment Grants

29/08/2012

Community-based environmental groups have just four weeks left to apply for grants to rehabilitate their local environment.... Read More »

SupaNews for Strathpine go card Customers

16/08/2012

Pine Rivers commuters can now buy, top up and change the expiry date of their go cards at Strathpine’s Westfield Shopping Centre... Read More »

Wanted: Land to Help Protect SEQ Koalas

16/08/2012

The Newman Government wants to hear from landowners in south-east Queensland interested in selling properties that could become protected koala habitat... Read More »

Holswich Announces New Arrival

16/08/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, and his wife Elissa are pleased to announce the arrival into their family of Samuel David Holswich... Read More »

Fanfare Plays On

01/08/2012

Local MPs have enthusiastically welcomed the announcement that the Fanfare and MOST school music programs will continue after corporate sponsorship was confirmed today.... Read More »

Holswich to Fight for Efficient Pine Rivers Bus Network

27/07/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, has welcomed the recently announced review of South East Queensland bus services and has committed to fighting for bus services that meet the needs of Pine Rivers residents.... Read More »

Pool Owners Win Red Tape Reprieve

27/07/2012

The Newman Government’s decision to make changes to the Building Regulation will save time and money for local pool owners, local MPs said today...... Read More »

Local MPs Welcome Trumpeting Support for Fanfare

26/07/2012

Local MPs today welcomed the announcement that Fanfare, the popular school music program, may continue with private backing...... Read More »

Feedback Sought on Draft Tourism Action Plan

18/07/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, today launched a Draft Action Plan designed to stimulate discussion about the future of tourism in the Moreton Bay Hinterland region...... Read More »

Six Month Action Plan for Queensland Launched

16/07/2012

Local MPs have welcomed the launch of the Newman Government’s Six Month Action Plan for Queensland – the next phase of getting the State back on track...... Read More »

Extra Respite Support for Moreton Bay Disability Carers

13/07/2012

Families and voluntary carers of adults with a disability in the Moreton Bay region will have access to additional respite services for short breaks thanks to $920,000 in funding from the Newman Government...... Read More »

Diabetes Week Has Extra Significance for Pine Rivers MP

13/07/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Seath Holswich, has spoken today about the personal significance of National Diabetes Week, which this year is being marked from 8th to 14th July.... Read More »

Premier's ANZAC Prize Entries Open

13/07/2012

Local MPs have encouraged high school students to submit an entry for the 2013 Premier’s ANZAC Prize...... Read More »

100 Day Plan Delivers for Queensland and Pine Rivers

03/07/2012

The Newman Government has delivered on its election commitments outlined in the LNP 100 Day Action Plan, Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, said today.... Read More »

State Funds Secured for Pine Rivers Organisations

03/07/2012

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, has welcomed the allocation of $194,044.81 for seven local community groups under the latest funding round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.... Read More »

Route 669 Bus Trial Extended

29/06/2012

Translink have advised that the Route 669 bus trial, servicing the suburbs of Lawnton, Bray Park and Strathpine has been extended until at least 31st October 2012. The route was introduced in February 2012 in response to community uproar about the changes to local bus services.... Read More »

Civil Partnership Amendments Supported by Local MPs

26/06/2012

Amendments to the Civil Partnerships Act 2011 were passed by State Parliament last Thursday, with the support of local MPs. “The Newman Government made an election commitment to review the Act, with the possibility of a repeal or partial repeal of the Act, subject to whether this was legally poss... Read More »

Funds Flow for Damaged Pine Rivers Club

25/06/2012

The Newman Government has announced that a sports club in the Pine Rivers electorate will receive $6,690 in funding to get back up and running after flooding and storm damage earlier this year. Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, said Pine Rivers United Sports Club Incorporated would be prov... Read More »

Local MPs Pledge Continued Support for School Chaplaincy

21/06/2012

In response to yesterday’s High Court decision, local State MPs have expressed their on-going support for local School Chaplains. “Local Chappies provide a valuable service to not only our schools, but the wider community,” Mr Trevor Ruthenberg said. “Every child needs someone they can turn to, s... Read More »

Asbestos Removal and Management to Get Top Priority

21/06/2012

A comprehensive, long-term plan for the management and targeted removal of asbestos from Queensland Government buildings is being developed by the Queensland Government. Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, said the use of all asbestos material was nationally banned at the end of 2003.... Read More »

Bray Park High Student to Star With James Morrison

20/06/2012

Bray Park State High School student Andrew Ashton is one of sixteen of Queensland’s most talented state school student musicians who have been selected to star onstage with jazz legend James Morrison in this year’s Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage. The students from around Queensland w... Read More »

Labor Misleads Locals Over Local PCYC Funding

19/06/2012

Trevor Ruthenberg MP, Member for Kallangur and Seath Holswich MP, Member for Pine Rivers, have both slammed Labor’s attempt to mislead Queensland families over funding arrangements for PCYC programs across the State. Mr Ruthenberg said Labor was trying to run a scare campaign about funding cuts t... Read More »

Lesson in Acquired Brain Injuries for Pine Rivers MP

18/06/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, last week learnt firsthand the difficulties faced by families who have been impacted by acquired brain injuries. Mr Holswich spent the time with the families as part of his commitment to spend a day in the life of sections of his community every quarter.... Read More »

State Grants for Community Environment Projects

15/06/2012

Community groups across the Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates have been invited to put in a bid to share in the $12 million available through the Newman Government’s new Everyone's Environment grants program. The Member for Kallangur,Trevor Ruthenberg MP, said that applications for these gran... Read More »

Labor's Failed Legacy Costs Pine Rivers and Kallangur Dearly

15/06/2012

THE full extent of Labor’s economic mismanagement has finally started to emerge with today’s release of the Independent Commission of Audit report, said Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, this afternoon. “The report details the previous Government’s “lack of fiscal discipline” and predict... Read More »

New Police Welcomed by Pine Rivers and Kallangur Electorates

14/06/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers Mr Seath Holswich and State Member for Kallangur Mr Trevor Ruthenberg MP have welcomed the Queensland Police newest recruits as part of the latest graduation which delivered 18 officers for Metro North. “These new recruits are a much needed resource for the local comm... Read More »

Reforms Needed to Fix Social Housing Crisis

14/06/2012

The Queensland Government has unveiled major reforms aimed at addressing Queensland’s social housing crisis. Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, said the number of applications for social housing had increased as housing and rental costs rose.... Read More »

Funding Helps Support Pine Rivers Homeless

07/06/2012

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich, has welcomed more than $651,000 in funding for vital accommodation and support services in Strathpine to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Youthcare Pine Rivers Inc will share in $70 million of funding for homelessness services announce... Read More »

Meals on Wheels Recognised as a Queensland Great

07/06/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, today congratulated Meals on Wheels Queensland for being recognized as one of the 2012 Queensland Greats at the annual awards ceremony at Roma Street Parklands. Meals on Wheels, headquartered at Brendale, have over 15,000 volunteers throughout the state and deli... Read More »

Pine Rivers MP Outlines Vision to Parliament

01/06/2012

In his Maiden Speech in State Parliament this week, Pine Rivers MP Mr Seath Holswich outlined his vision and priorities for the Pine Rivers electorate. In a speech that covered his beliefs and motivations in running for State Parliament, Mr Holswich expressed his passion for his electorate and th... Read More »

Holswich Appointed to New Backbench Tourism Committee

01/06/2012

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey has announced a new Backbench Tourism Committee (BTC), to assist in the delivery of the LNP Tourism Strategy. Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, says he's proud to have been appointed to the group, and looks forward to representing operators in his electorate... Read More »

Students encouraged to get reading

25/05/2012

The State Members for Kallangur and Pine Rivers, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg and Mr Seath Holswich, have called on all primary school students not to miss out on registering for the Premier's Reading Challenge which closes on 8 June. Mr Holswich said the Challenge is a great opportunity for students to ... Read More »

Pine Rivers Community Groups Receive Funding Boost

24/05/2012

A number of Pine Rivers community groups have been given a financial boost by the State Government, with $127,000 in funding allocated from the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).... Read More »

Red Tape Reductions for Property Owners Getting Real Estate Back On Track

22/05/2012

The Newman Government, committed to reducing red tape for property owners and real estate agents within 30 days of taking power, has acted to implement the change, local MPs said today. The Minister for Housing and Public Works, Dr Bruce Flegg, required drafting of the necessary legislative amen... Read More »

Pine Rivers MP Spends Day in Principal’s Office

21/05/2012

Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, went back to school today to play the role of Principal for a Day, one of the most popular activities of State Education Week. Mr Holswich spent the day at Lawnton State School, under the supervision of Principal Kylie Smith.... Read More »

Forum Seeking Input on Region’s Tourism Future

15/05/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, is delivering on his pre-election commitment of holding a Public Forum to discuss the tourism needs of the Pine Rivers region. Mr Holswich is holding the Forum as a starting point for what he hopes will be an on-going process designed to encourage ... Read More »

Community Urged to Celebrate Contribution of Nurses

10/05/2012

Local State MPs have encouraged the people of Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates to recognise the crucial role nurses play this Saturday on International Nurses Day. Mr Trevor Ruthenberg said the day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ... Read More »

Minister’s Visit Brings Focus to North Pine Problems

03/05/2012

Local State MPs have stated that yesterday’s visit of Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Hon Mark McArdle MP, is a positive step forward in the process of implementing solutions to on-going issues with North Pine Dam and North Pine River. Minister McArdle told locals that their concerns about ... Read More »

Locals demand courts back police in fight against crime

03/05/2012

On Tuesday, 1 May 2012, Dickson residents voiced their concerns about crime and light sentences and showed strong support for local police. The Dickson Crime Forum was hosted by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson together with Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protecti... Read More »

Geebung Rail Crossing

30/04/2012

In response to the Letter to the Editor published in the Northern Times on 27th April 2012 from Tom Brown of Strathpine, entitled “Good time to get Geebung overpass built”, I can advise that the Newman LNP Government has committed to building this overpass during this term of government.... Read More »

Local MP’s Fighting for Youngs Crossing Solution

27/04/2012

Following on from Premier Campbell Newman’s recent visit to Youngs Crossing, local State MP’s Mr Seath Holswich and Mr Trevor Ruthenberg have reaffirmed their commitment to fight for a bridge to be built over Youngs Crossing. Since the State Election in March, Mr Holswich and Mr Ruthenberg have b... Read More »

Local rage over repeated broadband delay

20/04/2012

The Labor Government is ‘pork barrelling’ seats of Ministers to save them at the next election. As a result Coalition seats, including Dickson, are again facing a very long wait for broadband. Dickson first faced delay when the Labor Government cancelled the Howard Government’s contract with the OP... Read More »

Pine Rivers MP Seeks First Hand Experiences

04/04/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, is honouring his commitment to keep connected with the Pine Rivers community by seeking to experience the circumstances of other people. Prior to the election Mr Holswich made a commitment to spend one day per quarter “in the life of” various indiv... Read More »

Holswich Hard At Work in First Week

03/04/2012

Newly elected State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has spent the first week after the election putting his commitments to Pine Rivers into action and acting on key local issues. “Prior to the election I announced a number of commitments that I would make top priority if elected. This ... Read More »

LNPs Economic Blueprint Will Get Kallangur and Pine Rivers Jobs Back on Track

15/03/2012

THE LNP’s economic blueprint will cut payroll tax, red tape and regulation to give small businesses in Kallangur and Pine Rivers the power to create more jobs and get government off their backs, LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey said today. Earlier th... Read More »