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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23 hours ago

Sandy Bolton MP
BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS RECYCLING CHALLENGE ♻ Containers for Change Noosa - Express Recycling hosted the mega ‘battle’ between our schools including St Thomas More Primary School Sunshine Beach, Noosaville State School and Noosa Home School, who, alongside the biggest collectors Sunshine Beach State High School and St Teresa's Catholic College, all together recycled over 570,000 containers, which is equivalent to 15 of their large 30-meter blue skips!! A fabulous initiative demonstrating how we can make a big difference, with a little help from family and neighbours 👍 Congratulations to all students – top job!! #battleoftheschools #recycle #containersforchangeqld #makeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP END OF WEEK UPDATE 1 JULY 2022Evening everyone and I am not sure whether to say ‘Happy End of Financial Year’ as if you are like me, I dread this time of year!! 🤔🤣 However, there have been so many moments to offset, including the ones such as today at the Noosa and District Landcare Skilling Queenslanders graduation ceremony, where Paul relayed how our Be Transport pilot assisted him, which was really wonderful as I love more than anything hearing the change we can effect, hence the pic below!! 🥰 🎉SUNSHINE COAST BUSINESSWOMEN FINALISTS – Congratulations to local legends Tanya Bell from Youturn, Lee Banfield from Coast2Bay Housing Group and all other Sunshine Coast women who are finalists this year. Regardless of who takes out the top gong, you are all sensational! 👏👏🙌🏼QCOAST100 FUNDING – Noosa Councill has been granted from QLD Government $200,000 for Phase 1 of their Integrated Coastal Management Solutions for Open Coasts and the Living Foreshores project. Really good news!!👍📰THE COALDRAKE REVIEW – Which reviewed the culture and accountability in the public sector, is now available for viewing. Of special interest is the mention of Parliamentary Committees, in which I have requested now for some 3? years a review of. You can access the final report here: 🎖AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS – Nominations are now open!! If you know of a phenomenal Noosan (and there are many!) who deserves to get recognised in any of the 4 main categories, please make sure to get the nomination in now via ! Nominations close 31 July 2022. 💉FREE FLU JABS EXTENDED – The free influenza vaccines provided by the QLD Government have been extended for another two weeks until 17 July 2022. So, if you haven’t already, please contact your GP or head to your local pharmacy. 🍽LOCAL MENS LEGACY LUNCH - The 10th Annual Legacy Lunch is specially designed to bring men in leadership around the table to discuss mateship, leadership and legacy. This year’s lunch is in collaboration with Bask Eumundi and will be held on 1 July 2022 at 12pm. You can get your tickets at: 🐳WHALE SEASON – Yes, has officially started, with 40,000 humpbacks making their way along our coastline enroute to their resting space at Hervey Bay! Please keep an eye out for them, and if in a boat or otherwise, do not hinder or hassle as part of your movements or photographic moments 👍♻2023 SINGLE USE PLASTICS BAN – The QLD Government will be banning the use of plastic microbeads, polystyrene packing peanuts, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and the mass release of lighter-than-air balloons in 2023. This is a part of a 5 year goal to phase out single use plastics, which you can view here: 👭’HEAR HER VOICE’ REPORT 2 – The Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce have released their second report on women’s and girls’ experiences across the criminal justice system. To read the report, head to: 🏆ASPG PRIZE FOR PARLIAMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP – $1000 is up for grabs to post-grad university students who have written a 10,000 word assignment that demonstrates outstanding research or analysis into the institution of Parliament. For more information, please email Nominations close 3 October 2022, so get writing!GRANTS/FUNDING AVAILABLE:💧RESILIENT HOMES FUND - Queensland homeowners who experienced damage to their residential property as a result of the 2021–22 floods can now register their interest for the Resilient Homes Fund. To register, head to: Homeowners will be notified once the funding program is open for applications.🏖TOURISM EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT FUND – Grants are now available to businesses and not-for-profit organisations to deliver new tourism products and experiences. Applications open 15 July and close 26 August 2022, so get your applications ready! More info at 🌴ACTIVATE ECOTOURISM PROGRAM – EOI’s are now open to tourism operators and not-for-profits to want to construct ecotourism or nature-based tourism infrastructure adjacent to, or near a public protected area, World Heritage area, state forest or timber reserve. Expressions of interest close at 5pm on 19 July 2022 via RECENT 360 UPDATES:📌BUDGET 2022-23📌KIN KIN ROAD MAINTENANCE UPDATE📌NOOSA RIVER DIOXIN REPORTAND MORE…To finish. A wonderful and busy week, however one that took it’s toll with my booted foot not happy 🤨 and the start of symptoms (not COVID as have done a RAT 🐀😉) that I do not want to share! Hence sadly I will not be able to attend events tonight or over the weekend as do not want to be a ‘super spreader’ of anything!! 🙄Have an awesome weekend everyone and please be mindful of the rain alerts. Keep updated via Councils Dashboard or your favourite channel!Sandy 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
PTSD GIANT💙 Tony Dell has a story - it is one that has driven him over many years to ensure that those impacted by PTSD receive the assistance that is still severely lacking. To sit with this powerhouse, who even donated his pension into funding a world-leading report to-be-delivered to government, demonstrates again the incredible people in our world who never give up in creating the change needed. Bless you Tony 🙏 To check out his brilliant work, head to #PTSD Stand Tall For PTS #PTSDAwarenessDay ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP SPEECH - INSPECTOR OF DETENTION SERVICES BILL🎤This legislation is welcomed to put in place an independent inspectorate, to ensure the safety and health of people who are held in places of detention. Even though there were reservations regarding resourcing, the Ombudsman gave reassurance at a recent LASC oversight hearing. What is of concern are the submissions of issues regarding elements outside the scope of the Bill, and these need to be addressed as they provided evidence of failings in our systems that contribute to overcrowding in prisons, and the inability for offenders to not reoffend. #mpspeech #57thparliament ... See MoreSee Less
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Independent Member for Noosa

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