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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1 day ago

Sandy Bolton MP
QLD FUTURE CONVERSATIONS – DISASTER CO-ORDINATION & RESILIENCE 🤝🏼This was an excellent session with key messages, including the reality of ‘institutional amnesia’ and its impacts in every realm, not just in relation to disasters. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment 2022 report is a 35-page, easy-to-read summary (link below) of 3500 pages and, according to our chief scientist Dr Hugh, demonstrates through attributable science where we are presently, and where we are heading. The presenters also tackled the issues of needing greater clarity around misleading language, the importance of ensuring our warnings to communities are ‘impact based’ for relevance, and how we have a growing gap between risk and adaption. Thank you to all involved and those who presented - it was an important session and one where we hope key takeaways will transition to tangible outcomes, especially with that ‘amnesia’! www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-ii/ #qldconversations #mpafterhours #57thparliament Qut Brisbane The University of Queensland Griffith University ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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MP END OF WEEK UPDATE 27 MAY 2022It is sooooo!! good to get home after Parliament, and have a day off tomorrow to go back to scrubbing mould, and finally removing our sandbags? 😊 RECONCILIATION WEEK 2022 ❤️💛🖤 This year’s theme of ‘Be Brave. Make Change.’ encourages us all to make changes in our daily lives to ensure we are working towards reconciling our past through truth and trust. I had the wonderful opportunity to add my dot to this artwork below, can you pick which one? 😃 Join in one of the community events available at nrw.reconciliation.org.au/calendar/list/?tribe-bar-search=sunshine+coast💉FREE FLU VACCINES – Yes, there has been an issue with the rollout, however hopefully this has been resolved! Available until June 30, 2022, check with your GP or to find a local pharmacy, head to: www.findapharmacy.com.au/. And please do not take frustrations out on these guys!🚵🏾‍♂️NOOSA MARATHON ROAD CLOSURES – The Noosa Marathon, held tomorrow Saturday May 27, will impact a number of local roads in Noosaville and Tewantin until race conclusion, at 1pm. To view a road closure map and event information, please head to: runawaynoosamarathon.com.au/athlete-info/pre-race-info/ 🚗KIN KIN ROAD – a reminder following our post yesterday, that upgrades to the northern section of Kin Kin Range are scheduled to commence early June and take approximately 6 months, weather and conditions permitting. Full details in previous post at bit.ly/3MRtbS4 Regarding the non compliances with the 10t limit experienced on Tuesday, I hope to have a report by Monday or Tuesday, as well by Sunday whether any parts have been repaired enough to lift restrictions.GRANTS/FUNDING AVAILABLE:🍾NOOSA MP SEED FUNDING REMINDER - This is for initiatives that seek to create positive change within our community! For more information, please visit: www.sandybolton.com/mp-funding-partnerships/ Expressions of Interest and applications close 31 May 2022.❤MHFA SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM – Mental Health Foundation Australia’s small grants are available for organisations to host an event or project designed to facilitate better mental health for QLD’s youth. For more information and to apply, please visit: mhfa.org.au/cms/mhfa-small-grants-program-queensland-2022 Applications close 21 June 2022.🐏RURAL AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS – Co-contribution grants of up to $200,000 are available to eligible businesses and not-for-profits to host activities which will create employment relating to or increase the sale and value of products or materials derived from sheep or goats. Expressions of Interest are now open via www.qrida.qld.gov.au/program/rural-agricultural-development-grants#-Business EOI’s close 1 July 2022, with the successful applications invited to officially apply. RECENT 360 UPDATES (www.sandybolton.com/noosa360/) 📌NATIVE TITLE, LAND RIGHTS & CONSULTATION– A SUMMARY.📌WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SEE A KOALA📌HOMEBUILDERS GRANT CHANGES… PLUS MORE📝SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY – Please take this opportunity to communicate the information needs of your business to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. You can sign up for their monthly newsletter at www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/support/small-business/connect or complete the survey at bit.ly/3wMUXts . PLEASE NOTE. We aware of and are investigating the failures of the recent Business Basics Grant application process and will respond to emails regarding once we have further information. For anyone also wishing to write to the department direct on this, their email is basics@desbt.qld.gov.au To finish. Congratulations to all candidates who ran in the federal election, including Llew O’Brien and Ted O’Brien, who retained their seats of Wide Bay and Fairfax respectively, and also to all who put their hand up! Never an easy path, and extremely exhausting and at times confronting, however important and very worthwhile! 👍 Have a fabulous weekend everyone, and how exciting it is that we have sunshine!! 👍👏👏👏🌞💖Sandy 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP SPEECH – REVOCATION OF RINGTAIL STATE FOREST 🎤 Stage 2 of the Yurol and Ringtail Conservation Project is a QLD first, and as when I spoke about this in 2019, demonstrates what can be achieved when everyone comes together for a common goal. At the end of the project, Tewantin National Park will comprise 5,500 hectares, providing the connectivity needed for not only our koalas, for all who have come together on this. Thank you to all involved and, again, apologies that I was not present at the official launch of Stage 2, however look forward to being there for Stage 3!🙏🏼 #mpspeech #noosaprojects #tewantinnationalpark #yurolringtail #KabiKabi #Des #DAF Noosa Council Meaghan Scanlon MP Greenfleet Noosa and District Landcare Noosa Parks Association ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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KIN KIN ROADWORKS UPDATE⚠The design upgrades for the widening of Kin Kin Road have now been finalised, with works set to commence early next month (June). An 800m section will be widened between Williams and Turnbull roads, near the Kin Kin range section. The works will take take approximately 6 months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting. Allow for extra travel time and look out for altered speed signs. For more information, please visit: www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/kin-kin-road-widening-upgrade-at-kin-kin-range ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP AFTERHOURS - NATIONAL PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK 🙏🏼This week gave occasion to catch up with the Palliative Care Queensland Inc. team and understand what we need to do to ensure that this year’s theme of ‘Its Your Right’ is understood by all, especially governments. Their message is simple - every person that has a life limiting illness has the right to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. You can support Palliative Care QLD in this mission by lighting a ‘virtual candle’ via palliativecareqld.org.au/candlesforcare/. Their website can also be used as a resource for lots of important information, including 60 minute courses on a wide range of topics, like how to help children with loss. And yes - I am aware that my sign is upside down, but thankfully Shyla's was right side up😂 #givenow #compassionatecommunities #candlesforcare #ambulancewish #pallilearn ... 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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