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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18 hours ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP LUNCHTIMES โ€“ ๐ŸˆBRONCOS COMMUNITY SHOWCASE The programs the Brisbane Broncos undertake include directly into schools, with the Girls Academy, that supports leadership among young female indigenous students, available at Sunshine Coast schools ๐Ÿซ. With ongoing mentoring, outcomes include less truancy, greater physical and mental health, as well mateship that goes beyond the field ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ. It was lovely to meet Kelli and some of the 80- strong program staff ๐Ÿ™, who are inspirational in all ways, and learn more on other programs such as Inspire Respect and the Resilience Workshops. Go the Broncos! ๐Ÿ“ฃ#communitypartnerships #ouryouth #ourfuture ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP END OF WEEK UPDATE 25 NOVEMBER 2022Evening all! A relatively quick one โ€“ yayy! ๐Ÿ˜ŠGET ON YOUR BIKE!๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ By filling out the Zero Emissions Noosa SURVEY โ€“ on your view of existing walking ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ and cycling infrastructure in Noosa. Responses will be used to inform Noosa Council about community priorities that will encourage more people to walk and cycle. The survey can be completed here; www.shorturl.at/ltLX6 ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผBASIC BUSINESS GRANTS โ€“ Round 4 is now open and will close 5 December, so get those applications in. These $5000 grants ๐Ÿ’ธ can support businesses in upgrading websites, engaging a business coach or other professional advice, improving their marketing as well as other aspects of operation. Application information can be found at www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/business-basics-grant ๐Ÿฅ‡GO GOR GOLD FUND โ€“ round 1 of the $100 million grant program is now open, all schools can apply to fund sports equipment ๐Ÿor other infrastructure needs. Application details and more information on all the rounds of the program can be found at qed.qld.gov.au/programs-initiatives/department/building-education/major-projects/school-upgrades/.... Round 1 will close March 2023.๐ŸฅTRAUMA TRAINIING - LifeFlight is running a free session at Sunshine Butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹ on 5 and 6 December. Please take advantage if you can for practical tips and knowledge for dealing with trauma incidents as every second counts. You can register at www.lifeflight.org.au/first-minutes-matter ๐Ÿง’2023 QLD YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARDS โ€“ Nominations are now open and will close 1 December 2022. This is your chance to highlight and celebrate a young person who works hard and deserves the recognition. Further information can be found at bit.ly/3Evd6P2.๐Ÿ”ฅBUSFIRE EVACUATION RESEARCH โ€“ is being conducted by the University of Southern Queensland who are targeting those who were evacuated during the 2019 Bushfires. The project aims to gain an understanding of the experiences of people displaced from their homes ๐Ÿ  and forced to stay at evacuation centres during the 2019 Noosa bushfires. As well to understand what is needed during environmental disasters ๐Ÿž, such as bushfires, to create more physically and psychologically safe experiences for future evacuees. If you are interested in participating, please call Carina on (07) 3812 6020 or email carina.anderson@usq.edu.au ๐Ÿ˜ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK โ€“ reminder to be aware of the dangers to yourself and others of asbestos, especially if you are working on a building built between 1940 and 1980. Further resources to help manage the risks can be found at www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/safety-and-prevention/hazards/hazardous-exposures/airborne-contaminants/a.... ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธFUTURE INFRASTRUCTUTRE โ€“ The Queensland government, Future Infrastructure: Private Investment discussion paper ๐Ÿ“œ has been released. Expressions of interests are open at www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry/infrastructure/future-infrastructure-private-investment for those in the private sector that want involved in early 2023 in shaping QLDโ€™s future.๐Ÿ’ฒBUYERS BEWARE โ€“ while shopping online this Christmas Season ๐ŸŽ„, please remember to be aware of scams or misleading advertising, Tips to help you being caught when online shopping can be found at bit.ly/3Xwh9Dh RECENT 360 UPDATES: (www.sandybolton.com/noosa360/) ๐Ÿ“ŒCOOLOOLA GREAT WALK ECOTOURISM PROJECT UPDATE NOVEMBER 2022 GRANT 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-grants ๐Ÿ“ŒRegional Development Australia: www.rdasunshinecoast.org.au/grants-and-funding/ To finish. As part of greater water safety, #MaritimeSafetyQld will be at the Noosaville Boat Ramp ๐Ÿšค this Sunday 27 November with some great tips. You can bring the kids along and your inflatable lifejacket ๐Ÿฆบ to get a photo on one of the PWC's, or check out the flare demonstrations, as being modelled below, happening at 9am and 11am.In amongst a very large week, it was wonderful to get a โ€˜selfieโ€™ with the inspirational CEO Sonia Martin whilst we were at the official opening of the new Sunny Street clinic at Waves of Kindness which I will post up about after the weekend!See you tomorrow at events, or when I get back from Parliament!!Sandy ๐Ÿ™ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
NOOSA PARADE OFFICIAL OPENING ๐ŸŽ€โ€“ Congratulations to the Noosa Council team and Bellwether Contractors for a fabulous project ๐Ÿ‘. This with assistance from State Government funding via the Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program, that has added 1.2km to the SEQ Cycle Network and made it easier to get walking and on our bikes! Thank you to Mark Bailey MP, the TMR crew, and all in attendance including fellow speakers Cr Amelia Lorentson- Noosa Council and CEO Scott, as well to Darren for the loan of a cool โ€˜trikeโ€™ to give it a test run ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜Š A special mention to residents who assisted through the process, including those impacted by delays and noise, and who helped in the selection of plantings. May these types of projects encourage more Noosans to get out of the congestion and into greater health, including myself, by swapping stuffy cars for a bike, trike or stroll, whether โ˜€ summer or winter! #noosaprojects #healthforlife #zeroemmisions 7NEWS Sunshine Coast ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP SPEECH โ€“ OVERSIGHT OF THE QLD FAMILY AND CHILD COMMISSION ๐Ÿง’ The statistics presented for the 2020/2021 year on increases in child and youth deaths through motor vehicles and suicides gave opportunity to raise the need for mandatory defensive driving ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซand awareness such as the RYDA program and consider the work of our Thompson Institute in youth depression and mental health utilising neuroscience. #57thparliament #LASC #qfcc ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE โ™ป Express Recycling are putting a call out ๐Ÿ“ข for businesses and charities that it can connect through their recycling scheme via โ€˜Charity Buddyโ€™ in preparation for accepting wine and spirt bottles. This as some businesses have limited storage or time to recycle, and a โ€˜Charity Buddyโ€™ can collect items directly ๐Ÿพ In the run up to this expansion of the scheme, please no hoarding ๐Ÿ˜‚ as the bottles will need to have the 10c symbol to be accepted, and we do not have a date for that, as yet! To find out more or get โ€˜connectedโ€™ head to expressrecycling.com.au#containersforchange #noosarecycles #waronwaste Containers for Change Noosa - Express Recycling ... 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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