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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Sandy Bolton MP
LAS BLUE CARD INQUIRY Our Legal Affairs and Safety Committee took to the road and air ๐Ÿ›ฉas part of the inquiry into the private members Bill, Working with Children (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2021. From Mt Isa to Cairns, Townsville to Palm Island and Yarrabah and then to Brisbane, much was learnt at the hearings about the impacts to communities through issues being faced including lengthy processing times to obtain a Blue Card. Thank you to all who participated for your insights, warm hospitality and sharing of local knowledge, this has been deeply appreciated๐Ÿ’› To view the Bill and to listen to the hearings, head to www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Inquiries/Inquiry-Details?id=4112#LASC #57thparliament #ruralqld ... See MoreSee Less
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Sandy Bolton MP
SEEDS FOR CHANGE ๐ŸŒฑ Often it is the small things that make the difference! Through our Seeds for Change program PTSD Dogs Australia ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ now have a Tap & Go Station to trial for fundraising activities that enable all the wonderful work they do for veterans and first responders in our community.๐Ÿ‘ #seedsofchange #savingdogssavinglives #noosampfunding ... See MoreSee Less
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Sandy Bolton MP
SEEDS OF CHANGE ๐ŸŒฑ Goorijala is to be our first Indigenous Learning Hub, which we have funded as part of our annual Noosa electorate grants! It was fabulous to catch up with Ken Jones for a progress update. The water tank is in, edible bush tukka planted๐ŸŒฟ and a gathering pit installed for story telling. The next step is โ€˜singing in the mudโ€™ of the construction, and the start of tours from the site to share the past, and future with our youngsters, both indigenous and not. #noosampfunding #seedsofchange #onemob ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐— ๐—ฃ ๐—˜๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ช๐—˜๐—˜๐—ž ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ 23 ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—˜๐— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸฎEvening everyone! ๐Ÿ˜How quickly changes CAN be made by Government when the will is there? First, the Housing Summit (watch for my upcoming Noosa Today column on this) and second, the โ€˜temporary changeโ€™ to the use of โ€˜granny flatsโ€™ throughout QLD, one we had advocated for as an option for our Councils to assist with the housing crisis since early 2021 as posted to 360. More about this at statements.qld.gov.au/statements/96181๐Ÿ‹๐†๐‘๐„๐€๐“ ๐’๐€๐๐ƒ๐˜ ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐ˆ๐๐„ ๐๐‹๐€๐โ€“ Please take this opportunity to view the full draft plan now available and find out how to have your say about any proposed changes, until 23 October 2022, at www.qld.gov.au/greatsandymarinepark๐Ÿšง๐‚๐Ž๐Ž๐‘๐Ž๐˜ ๐๐Ž๐Ž๐’๐€ ๐‘๐Ž๐€๐ƒโ€“ The department of Transport & Main Roads (TMR) advises that survey work is about to commence along of the section of road between Fig Tree Lane and Sunrise Road. These works are being undertaken for future project planning purposes and are expected between late September to December 2022, weather permitting. For more information please email TMR via northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au๐Ÿ’ฐ๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐Œ๐Ž๐๐–๐„๐€๐‹๐“๐‡ ๐๐€๐๐Š - we have been advised of the upcoming permanent closure of the Tewantin Branch ๐Ÿ˜ข which will instead become part of the Noosa Heads Branch. The Tewantin ATM will continue to be available until Friday 4 November 2022๐Ÿ’ธ. The Australia Post outlet in Tewantin remains available for customers to conduct personal and business banking transactions such as withdrawals and deposits during normal business hours. The bankโ€™s customer service line is 13 22 21 from 8am to 8pm daily.๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ตQUEENSLAND SENIORS MONTH Social Connections is the theme for Queensland Seniors Month October 2022, and this is a great opportunity to acknowledge the many important roles older people play in our communities, which also provide important social connections. For more information visit www.qldseniorsmonth.org.au๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธKEEP SAFE THESE HOLIDAYS With school holidays in full swing and some warmer weather being enjoyed, especially around water, please donโ€™t forget to make sure all products bought comply with safety standards especially for our โ€˜littliesโ€™ and are used under supervision. bit.ly/3f6mUWS๐ŸŸACTION ON SPANISH MACKERAL FISHING New fishery management arrangements for Spanish mackerel will be introduced from October this year, helping to restore depleted stocks and protect good jobs in the fishing industry for generations to come.The changes will mean two three-week closed seasons in waters off the stateโ€™s north starting in October 2022, and two three-week closed seasons in southern waters starting in February 2023. For more informationbit.ly/3qWSEA8๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐๐”๐ˆ๐‹๐ƒ๐ˆ๐๐† ๐‘๐„๐’๐ˆ๐‹๐ˆ๐„๐๐“ ๐“๐Ž๐”๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐Œ ๐ˆ๐๐…๐‘๐€๐’๐“๐‘๐”๐‚๐“๐”๐‘๐„ ๐…๐”๐๐ƒApplications open 23 September for eligible established tourism businesses that were affected by recent flooding events. Funds can be used for flood prevention infrastructure, purchasing plant and equipment such as for alternative power and more. With applications closing 28 October, more information can be found at www.dtis.qld.gov.au/tourism/funds/resilient-tourism-infrastructure๐Ÿ‚๐—ก๐—ข๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—” ๐—•๐—œ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ Entries open!! The Noosa Biosphere Awards recognise the businesses and people making a difference in our community, to maintain a balance between people and nature. Award categories recognise sustainability excellence across Land๐ŸŒณ, Water๐ŸŒง๏ธ, Wildlife๐Ÿ‡ and People๐Ÿ‘ช & Economy๐Ÿ’น. Entries close 30 September. Get all the info on eligibility criteria and how to enter here:www.noosabiosphere.org.au/awards๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐๐Ž๐Ž๐’๐€ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐ƒ๐ˆ๐’๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐‚๐“ ๐‹๐€๐๐ƒ๐‚๐€๐‘๐„ ๐†๐‘๐Ž๐”๐ ๐ŸŒผjoin in with the Roving Restorers Program to help restore our environment, with the next event at 8.30am 15 October at Yurol and Ringtail State Forest and Tewantin National Park. For more information please email office@noosalandcare.org or call 5485 2468GRANT TOOL REMINDERS:๐Ÿ“ŒQLD Government: www.grants.services.qld.gov.au/#/๐Ÿ“ŒFederal Government: www.grants.gov.au/๐Ÿ“ŒNoosa Council: www.noosa.qld.gov.au/community/grants/council-grants๐Ÿ“ŒRegional Development Australia: www.rdasunshinecoast.org.au/grants-and-funding/๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—” ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฌ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ (www.sandybolton.com/noosa360/)๐Ÿ“Œ Poultry Welfare Standards๐Ÿ“Œ Public Transportand MORE!To finish. Am enroute home after a week of yoga, cleanses, hikes and endless lemon ginger tea, and am definitely fitter? ๐Ÿ˜ I will put some pics from 'bootcamp' on my personal page Sunday night, as well very belated ones from Shoey's 70th! ๐Ÿ˜Have a great weekend, enjoy the rest of these school holidays and please keep safe on our roads and in our waterways. As today is โ€˜Dogs in Politics Dayโ€™, here is a pic of Bear after a hard day in the office ๐Ÿคฃ and of a pooch I met on my 10k walk who was VERY wary of politicians!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ #DogsInPoliticsDay #KeepAusPetFriendlySee you Monday!Sandy ๐Ÿ™ ... See MoreSee Less
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Sandy Bolton MP
WOMENS HEALTH WEEK 2022 ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ Even though just passed, it was fabulous to run into the team from My health for life at Bunnings! With a local facilitator Erica at the EP Clinic Noosa, as well lots of information including that there is now free pap smear kits that you can use at home, there is no excuse to avoid getting tested! Remember, early detection saves lives ๐Ÿ‘ For more information, head to health.gov.au/NCSP or call 1800627701 #womenshealth #BreastScreenQLD #freehealthchecks ... See MoreSee Less
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SANDY BOLTON MP
Independent Member for Noosa

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