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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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐Ÿง’ ๐’๐‚๐Ž๐”๐“๐ˆ๐๐† ๐Ž๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐†๐‘๐„๐„๐ โ›บ it is always fabulous to put on the โ€˜woggleโ€™ and see what adventurous, fun and challenging programs are on for this year! In addition to activities being planned for the 2025 Australian Jamboree in Maryborough which will attract over 10,000 QLD, interstate and international participants, nearly 100 โ€˜Roversโ€™ are heading for a month of adventure to Norway and beyond. With our AEO Dylan's testimony to the wonderful values that scouting brings, take your youngsters (or young adults up to 25 years) along for a โ€˜test runโ€™ at either Cooroy or Noosaville by contacting on the link below๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘‰Noosa Sea Scouts: www.noosaseascouts.com.au๐Ÿ‘‰Cooroy Scouts: www.facebook.com/groups/252834694819944Scouts Queensland Scouts Australia Noosa Sea Scout Group AJ 2025 - 26th Australian Jamboree Den norske kontingenten til Roverway 2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐‚๐‘๐„๐€๐“๐ˆ๐๐† ๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐†๐„ - ๐€๐๐Ž๐“๐‡๐„๐‘ ๐’๐“๐„๐ ๐…๐Ž๐‘๐–๐€๐‘๐ƒ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐๐‹๐ƒ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธA Private Members Motion (PMM) is one of the only ways to bring an issue into Chamber to debate and vote on, besides a Bill, as a Motion Without Notice is never supported! Previously the crossbench was allocated 1 to 2 per year to share between its 7 MPs which given we represent over 25% of QLDโ€™s landmass, was totally insufficient. In response to our advocacy ๐Ÿ’ฌ we now have an extra allocations (1 each sitting) which is another step forward to reforming Chamber ๐Ÿ‘This in addition to our successful PMM two years ago for equitable resourcing for crossbench MPs, with my continued fight for a full review of the committee system not abating, and after the last sitting, the addition of a needed change to Question Time! ๐Ÿ˜ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐๐‘๐ˆ ๐๐Ž๐–๐‹๐’ โ€“ ๐€๐”๐’๐’๐ˆ๐„ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐๐™! โ˜บ It was an honour to โ€˜roll the first bowlโ€™ even on the wrong bias ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ to open this great battle here in Noosa. With over 100 players from across Australia playing for QLD, NSW and WA against a fab team from New Zealand, it was going to be a week to remember, as well my attempts to rope in the visitors to cheer for QLD! ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช. Thank you to Garry, David and โ€˜Cookieโ€™ as well Noosa Lawns Club Manager Craig for hosting ๐Ÿ™, and from our whole community, welcome and thank you to all players for playing and staying with us!QRI ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐’๐€๐๐ƒ๐˜'๐’ ๐–๐„๐„๐Š๐‹๐˜ '๐–๐‘๐€๐" โ€“ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐…๐„๐๐‘๐”๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’Pheww! It is so good to get back home tonight so I will endeavour to be brief. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธSUPPORTING YOUR MATES โ€“ sometimes it's not anything you can put into words, just something isn't right with your mate. Take a minute to ask if they're okay โ€“ and if they are doing it tough, get them to call the โ€˜MATESโ€™ 24/7 Helpline on 1300 642 111. Thank you to Mark from the โ€˜MATESโ€™ team for dropping into my office this week as we love the work that you do๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘‰For more information about getting MATES on your site, go to: mates.org.auMATES in Construction๐ŸคผLOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION โ€“ early voting starts on 4 March with venues in Cooroy and Noosa Heads. Election day is on 16 March.๐Ÿ‘‰Find your closest venue at event.elections.qld.gov.au/Events/EventData?EventID=622&EventType=2&page=1 ๐Ÿ‘‰Postal voting information is available at www.ecq.qld.gov.au/how-to-vote/how-to-cast-your-vote/postal-voting ๐Ÿ‘‰A factsheet on Councilโ€™s Caretaker period is available at www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0023/43862/caretaker-period-factsheet.pdf ๐Ÿ‘‰For any other enquires, the QLD Electoral Commission can be contacted on 1300 881 665 or via ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au Local Government, Queensland Government Electoral Commission of Queensland Noosa Council๐Ÿ˜COAST2BAY FUNDRAISER โ€“ throughout March the team of Grill'd Noosa at 5/50 Hastings St are fundraising for RISE2 which is the much-needed DFV accommodations we were so thrilled to be part of! ๐Ÿ‘‰Further on the Coast2Bay Housing Group is available at coast2bay.com.au๐Ÿ“ฑFEDERAL SCHOOL STUDENT BROADBAND INITIATIVE โ€“ applications are now open until 31 December to provide free home internet for up to 30,000 unconnected families with school age students.๐Ÿ‘‰More information on this Federal Government initiative is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/media-communications-arts/internet/national-broadband-network/school-st...Queensland Department of Education NBN Australia๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฌQLD WORKFORCE INSIGHTS SURVEY โ€“ is now open to gather insights on employer experiences across recruitment, retention, skills development, workforce planning and workforce development support to help inform future workforce assistance and strategies.๐Ÿ‘‰Please visit desbt.qld.gov.au/employment/support-employers/workforce-strategy/action-plan Business Queensland๐Ÿ’œGROW CULTURAL TOURISM FUND โ€“ applications are now open until 11 March for investing in opportunities that share First Nations stories and cultural knowledge and elevate awareness of Queenslandโ€™s exceptional First Nations arts and cultural products and experiences.๐Ÿ‘‰Further information is available at www.arts.qld.gov.au/aq-funding/aq-first-nations-commissioning-fund ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธRELOCATION SENTENCING WILL BE TRIALLED โ€“ for those who missed our update yesterday, the QLD Government has announced relocation sentencing through an expanded intensive โ€˜On Countryโ€™ Program trial incorporating education and training for First Nations recidivist offenders. ๐Ÿ‘‰Read further at www.sandybolton.com/crime-youth-recidivism-relocation-sentencing-update-february-2024 ๐ŸšฒELECTRIC BIKE & SCOOTER SAFETY UPDATE โ€“ As posted this morning, in response to community concerns and advocacy, reforms were introduced into Queensland Parliament last year and they have now passed. These expand the application of careless riding offences ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ for personal mobility device and bicycle riders from roads to all road-related areas such as footpaths ๐Ÿฆถ and bicycle paths and requires riders to stop and provide their details in the event of a crash. Offences also carry a new maximum fine of $6,192 ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ‘‰More information is on our Noosa 360 update at www.sandybolton.com/electric-bikes-and-scooters-update-february-2024 Transport and Main Roads Queensland๐Ÿš†MARCH RAIL CLOSURE TIMES & DATES โ€“ buses ๐ŸšŒ are being utilised as replacements in various places with more Information to assist with planning your trips below ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‰1 to 20 March: www.queenslandrail.com.au/Community/Projects/Works%20Notices/Early%20March%20Track%20Closures.pdf ๐Ÿ‘‰21 to 31 March: www.queenslandrail.com.au/Community/Projects/Works%20Notices/Late%20March%20Track%20Closures.pdf ๐Ÿ‘‰If you require assistance boarding or an accessible service, please text 0428 774 636, call 13 12 30 or see station staff. For more information, please email customerfeedback@qr.com.auTransport and Main Roads Queensland๐Ÿ”ดPARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE CHANGES โ€“ With the committees of the Queensland Parliament dissolved by motion of the Legislative Assembly, a new set of committees was established in their place with changes to which committee some portfolios sit with.๐Ÿ‘‰Please double check you are subscribed to your committees of interest at www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Visit-and-learn/Have-Your-Say/Subscribe.Queensland Parliament๐Ÿ’ฌBILL/ INQUIRY CONSULTATIONS โ€“ ๐Ÿ‘‰Community Safety and Legal Affairs Committee โ€“ Corrective Services (Promoting Safety) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 closing 29 February โ€“ www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=250&id=4313 ๐Ÿ‘‰Youth Justice Reform Select Committee โ€“ Youth Justice Reform in Queensland closing 1 March โ€“ www.parliament.qld.gov.au/youthjustice ๐Ÿ‘‰Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee โ€“ Environmental Protection (Powers and Penalties) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 closing 4 March โ€“ www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=238&id=4375 ๐Ÿ‘‰Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee โ€“ Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 closing 7 March โ€“ www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=236&id=4317 ๐Ÿ‘‰Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee โ€“ Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 closing 8 March โ€“ www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=240&id=4328 ๐Ÿ‘‰Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee โ€“ Criminal Code (Decriminalising Sex Work) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 closing 8 March โ€“ www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=240&id=4366 ๐‘๐„๐‚๐„๐๐“ ๐๐Ž๐Ž๐’๐€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽ ๐”๐๐ƒ๐€๐“๐„๐’: (www.sandybolton.com/noosa360) ๐Ÿ“ŒELECTRIC BIKES AND SCOOTERS UPDATE FEBRUARY 2024๐Ÿ“ŒCRIME/ YOUTH RECIDIVISM (RELOCATION SENTENCING) UPDATE FEBRUARY 2024๐’๐€๐๐ƒ๐˜ ๐๐Ž๐‹๐“๐Ž๐ ๐Œ๐ ๐๐„๐–๐’๐‹๐„๐“๐“๐„๐‘: (www.sandybolton.com/newsletters) ๐Ÿ“ŒTo avoid missing out on important updates, subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter via email at the link above.๐Ÿ“ŒThis will also ensure you are advised when Noosa MP specific surveys are held.๐Ÿ“ŒPaper copies can be picked up from our office at Noosa Civic at the start of every month or posted via โ€˜snail mailโ€™ by calling our office on 53193100.๐Ÿ“ŒLatest newsletter: www.sandybolton.com/newsletter-january-2023-edition-65 ๐†๐‘๐€๐๐“ ๐“๐Ž๐Ž๐‹ ๐‘๐„๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐ƒ๐„๐‘๐’:๐Ÿ“ŒQLD Government: www.grants.services.qld.gov.au๐Ÿ“ŒFederal Government: www.grants.gov.au๐Ÿ“ŒNoosa Council: www.noosa.qld.gov.au/community/grants/council-grants๐Ÿ“ŒRegional Development Australia: www.rdasunshinecoast.org.au/grants-and-funding๐๐Ž๐Ž๐’๐€ ๐Œ๐ ๐๐”๐ˆ๐‚๐Š ๐’๐“๐€๐‘๐“ ๐†๐‘๐€๐๐“๐’ ๐‚๐‹๐Ž๐’๐ˆ๐๐† ๐๐„๐—๐“ ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜:๐Ÿ“Œfunded from my office operating budget.๐Ÿ“Œfor Noosa Electorate not for profit in need of up to $1000 for a small project/initiative, or a helping hand to cover increased costs.๐Ÿ“ŒApplications close 1 March 2024๐Ÿ“ŒFurther information including the criteria and application lodgement can be found at www.sandybolton.com/mp-funding-partnerships To finish. In amongst the week of interviews was further public and private hearings with my Youth Justice Reform Committee where we learnt even more from both victims of crime who have become offenders themselves, and from those who are then forever devastated by the ramifications, sometimes through what may appear as a โ€˜joyrideโ€™ as we heard today๐Ÿ’” As Chair at these hearings, it is so hard to stay to โ€˜taskโ€™ when your heart is breaking with sorrow, and I thank all who have shared their grief this week, as well much appreciated hugs.๐™Ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ฎ ๐Ÿ™๐™„๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ค๐™จ๐™– ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ข. ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Sandy Bolton MP
๐„๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐‚ ๐๐ˆ๐Š๐„ & ๐’๐‚๐Ž๐Ž๐“๐„๐‘ ๐’๐€๐…๐„๐“๐˜ ๐”๐๐ƒ๐€๐“๐„ โœ…๐Ÿšฒ In response to community concerns and advocacy, reforms were introduced into Queensland Parliament last year and they have now passed. These expand the application of careless riding offences ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ for personal mobility device and bicycle riders from roads to all road-related areas such as footpaths ๐Ÿฆถ and bicycle paths and requires riders to stop and provide their details in the event of a crash. Offences also carry a new maximum fine of $6,192 ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ‘‰Read our latest Noosa 360 update at www.sandybolton.com/electric-bikes-and-scooters-update-february-2024, which has more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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SANDY BOLTON MP
Independent Member for Noosa

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28 Eenie Creek Rd,
Noosaville QLD 4566

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