Your Voice. Your Noosa.

As an Independent Member of the Queensland Parliament, I am honoured to represent the wonderful diversity that is Noosa, not a political party or personal ideology. This is liberating and empowering for the residents of our electorate and provides opportunity to create a future that you have envisioned. One that is bold in researching ideas and trialling new ways to address our challenges, through the development of partnerships and a focus on what unites. One that encourages open discussion and respectful debate which concentrates on common ground and what can be achieved. One that considers all viewpoints and perspectives, with objective research and a passion for people, that puts Noosa first.

I am your voice. It is your Noosa.

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2 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐„๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐…๐˜ ๐„๐•๐„๐‘๐˜๐“๐‡๐ˆ๐๐† ๐„๐—๐๐Ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ โšก๐Ÿš— The sun shone โ˜€, thousands mingled ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆand I asked lots of questions ๐Ÿ’ฌ(as I always do!) of the many exhibitors at this fab โ€˜street festโ€™ of information hosted by Zero Emissions Noosa, supported by Noosa Council and Noosa Junction Association. This included our Queensland Police Service and TMR who had lots of information on EBSS (electric bike and scooter safety) in response to our calls for, and it was wonderful to see the โ€˜pullupsโ€™ that are being provided to retailers, schools and anywhere needed as to the reality and rules around these๐Ÿ‘. In amongst our โ€˜learningsโ€™ was with Matt Golinski ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณon the benefits of induction cooking (we tested his pasta and it was awesome!) and Garry from Noosa born EnergyFlex, who have partnered with the Commonwealth Bank as part of reducing our energy consumption, as well many other innovations and innovators. Congratulations and thank you to Ann and the ZEN volunteers for their hard work in encouraging a cleaner, healthier Noosa, to the sponsors, and to all who attended. It was a really lovely morning! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘‰Learn more about the Noosa EV Expo at www.noosaevexpo.com.au๐Ÿ‘‰Our previous Noosa 360 updates on EBSS are available at www.sandybolton.com/?s=electric+bike ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐‚๐€๐๐‚๐„๐‹๐‹๐„๐ƒ - ๐’๐Œ๐Ž๐Š๐„ ๐–๐€๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐† (๐‡๐€๐™๐€๐‘๐ƒ ๐‘๐„๐ƒ๐”๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐๐”๐‘๐) ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’ ๐๐„๐‘๐„๐†๐ˆ๐€๐ ๐’๐๐‘๐ˆ๐๐†๐’, ๐๐„๐‘๐„๐†๐ˆ๐€๐ ๐๐„๐€๐‚๐‡, ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐‚๐”๐’ ๐๐„๐€๐‚๐‡ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐‚๐Ž๐Ž๐‹๐”๐Œ ๐๐„๐€๐‚๐‡ โ€“ QLD Fire and Emergency Services have advised smoke is currently affecting Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Marcus Beach, Coolum Beach and surrounding areas. This is from a hazard reduction burn in the Noosa National Park and the fire is under control.๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ:๐Ÿ‘‰Stay inside and close windows and doors.๐Ÿ‘‰Keep respiratory medication close by.๐Ÿ‘‰Avoid driving through smoke if you can.๐Ÿ‘‰Watch out for firefighters working in the area.๐Ÿ‘‰Do not fly drones around the fire. Drones affect air operations.๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€:๐Ÿ‘‰Smoke can make it hard for some people to breathe.๐Ÿ‘‰Smoke can make it hard to see when you are driving.๐Ÿ‘‰No properties are at risk.๐—™๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:๐Ÿ‘‰For all warnings, updates and to subscribe to receive further straight to your inbox, visit www.qfes.qld.gov.au/Current-Incidents ๐Ÿ‘‰For road closures, visit qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40.๐Ÿ‘‰Visit apps.des.qld.gov.au/air-quality for live air quality data.๐Ÿ‘‰Find out how to get ready for a bushfire at bushfire-survival-plan.qfes.qld.gov.au under Prepare - Bushfire.๐Ÿ‘‰In addition, have Noosa Councilโ€™s Disaster Dashboard handy on your computer desktop and phone, which has emergency warnings and updates at disaster.noosa.qld.gov.au. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐๐„๐‘๐„๐†๐ˆ๐€๐ ๐๐„๐€๐‚๐‡ ๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐Œ๐”๐๐ˆ๐“๐˜ ๐€๐’๐’๐Ž๐‚๐ˆ๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐€๐†๐Œ ๐Ÿ–Before doing a speed โ€˜updateโ€™ for members, it was fabulous to learn more on the work they are doing in dune revegetation and regeneration, plus so much more. We also celebrated another Noosa MP QLD Awardee ๐Ÿฅ‡, Rochelle Gooch, heard from Mayor Frank regarding the draft amendments to the Noosa Plan with consultation open until 14 July including several council โ€˜pop upโ€™ stalls. Thank you to Barry, Fran, Rochelle and all committee members and volunteers for your hard work, and for sharing a most divine coffee pear cake which I must have the recipe for! ๐Ÿ˜. ๐Ÿ‘‰Further on the PBCA at www.pbcai.org ๐Ÿ‘‰ Amendment information including โ€˜pop upโ€™ locations and times is available at www.noosa.qld.gov.au/noosa-plan/draft-amendments-noosa-plan-1 ๐Ÿ‘‰Updates on many issues we are working on are available on Noosa 360 at www.sandybolton.com/noosa360Peregian Beach Community Association ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐’๐๐„๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐„๐ƒ๐”๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐Ÿ”ด ๐๐Ž๐Œ๐Ž๐๐€ ๐‚๐Ž๐๐๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐‘๐ƒ ๐Ÿ›ฃThe Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) have advised of signage replacement works commencing 24 June to enact a permanent speed limit reduction along Pomona Connection Road, between the intersections with Pioneer Road and the Old Bruce Highway, per the map below. The existing unsigned 100 km/h default speed limit and signed 80 km/h limit will be reduced to 60 km/hr. This is the outcome of a road signage audit and speed limit review along this road.๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€:๐Ÿ‘‰Works will be undertaken over an approximate eight-week period, weather and scheduling permitting, between 6.30 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.๐Ÿ‘‰Some night works will be scheduled over a two-night period between 7.00 pm and 4.30 am, however, noise-intensive works will be restricted to hours before 4.30 pm.๐Ÿ‘‰Motorists may experience minor delays during these works which involve single lane closures. Traffic controllers, reduced speed limits, shoulder closures and signage will be in place to safeguard road users, roadworkers and adjacent residents.๐Ÿ‘‰Priority access and entry through the work zone will be given to emergency vehicles.๐Ÿ“žIf you require additional information about the project, please contact my office on 5451 7055 or email northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au. ๐Ÿ“ŒReminder - that our office has posted the TMR standard speed limit review process including which stakeholders are consulted at www.sandybolton.com/speed-limit-review-process-january-2023 ๐Ÿ“ŒNote - For residents who have been advocating regarding other sites for reductions, we have not been advised of any other changes, however will post once the information from the reviews become available ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐๐”๐ƒ๐†๐„๐“ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐๐Ž๐Ž๐’๐€ ๐’๐”๐Œ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐˜๐Ÿ’ธ $36.6m for the remaining stages of Kin Kin Rd, $25m for the widening to Beckmans, progress on the Sunshine Beach State High School Advanced Manufacturing Hub, major grants for our sporting clubs and more including extra police and paramedics๐Ÿ‘. However, โ€˜missing in actionโ€™ was the detailed design allocation for the next stage of the Tewantin Bypass ๐Ÿ›ฃ which you can see from my Budget Reply speech ๐Ÿ’ฌ in Parliament below in not acceptable, and I have requested this be addressed immediately. Of note for broader QLD was in the Youth Justice Reform ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ space with a number of allocations that align to the recommendations in our report, which is essential. ๐Ÿ‘‰A list of Noosa specific allocations is available on Noosa 360 at www.sandybolton.com/budget-2024-25-summary, which will be updated after estimates as we are still digging! ... See MoreSee Less
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SANDY BOLTON MP
Independent Member for Noosa

Suite CB05 Noosa Civic
28 Eenie Creek Rd,
Noosaville QLD 4566

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