Evening everyone! 😍 As most have heard, due to an ongoing dispute between FB and the Federal Government, my FB personal and MP page, along with some Government and essential service sites, have been affected and still not available 😢 So until resolved, MP updates I will need to email to you and post at www.sandybolton.com/noosa360/ to ensure you have any important information during this time. Please share this email with anyone you know who is on Facebook, and if they would like these updates to subscribe at NEWSLETTERS – Sandy Bolton MP🙏What a week it has been – thank goodness its Friday!! 😊

NOOSA RIVER STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY GROUP- Expressions of Interest for this Committee are now open, with applications closing Friday 5 March 2021. More information available at https://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/environment/rivers-creeks
TELSTRA NETWORK OUTAGE- Telstra(as we know!) is upgrading its network at multiple locations across the Noosa Electorate with an expected completion date of the 25th of February. More information at https://outages.telstra.com.au/#/
LOUIS BAZZO DRIVE WORKS- TMR will be conducting vegetation management along the 17km length of Louis Bazzo Drive. Works are expected to begin in early March, whether and construction scheduling permitting. Works will be undertaken during the day between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and will take approximately three months to complete. If you require any further information, you can contact TMR on either 5451 7055 or email northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au.
NOOSA 360 UPDATES- Noosa River Advisory Committee, AFAD and the Six Mile Bridge #7 upgrade. If you have not used before just head to https://www.sandybolton.com/noosa360/ and type into the search bar which local update you are after. Other February posts included housing, heavy haulage vehicles, Cooloola Great Walk, Teewah, Lake MacDonald Dam Upgrade, shark nets and more. If you cannot find what you are after just call our office on 53193100 or email noosa@parliament.qld.gov.au.
HELPING HAND PROJECT- Haymes Paints are running a campaign aimed at providing a Helping Hand to any local business, charity groups, sporting groups or families that are in need to finish their renovations or to update their business. More information is at https://www.haymespaintshop.com.au/helpinghand
QLD RAIL WORKS- QLD Rail will be undertaking tree trimming along the rail corridor between Cooran and Gympie North on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February from 8pm to 5am the next day. For more information, call 13 16 17 or email customerfeedback@qr.com.au
HEALTH CONSUMERS QLD- is inviting all users of the healthcare system and services, carers, as well as NGOs to join the Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young to participate in an online Q&A forum on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. More information is available at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/covid-19-vaccination-roll-out-in-queensland-your-questions-answered-tickets-141383797745
MINISTER SMALL BUSINESS ROADSHOW- The Minister for Employment and Small Business will host the Small Business Roadshow to hear from local small businesses. The Sunshine Coast session is scheduled for the 2nd of March at the Caloundra Event Centre. You can register at https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/support-assistance/events/events/default/desbt/small-business-roadshow-sunshinecoast
COASTAL HAZARDS ADAPTATION PLAN- Noosa Council has completed a draft Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan, which will be available to comment on until 17:00 Monday 22 February 2021. More information is available at https://yoursay.noosa.qld.gov.au/coastal-hazards-adaptation-plan
QUEENSLAND RAIL GRINDING WORKS- As part of an ongoing maintenance program, Queensland Rail will carry out rail grinding between 10pm and 5am the next day, each night from Nambour to Gympie North – Friday 5 to Sunday 7 March. For more information you can call 13 16 17 (business hours) or emailcustomerfeedback@qr.com.au
WATER FUTURE PROGRAM COMMUNITY GRANTS- Seqwater has advised that their Water Future Program Community Grants will be open from 15 February until the 25 March 2021. These grants will be for projects that help build or enhance the development of water wise communities in South East Queensland. https://www.seqwater.com.au/
COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND- Round 108 is now open. The objective of the fund is to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. The current round closes 28 February 2021, you can find more information at www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants
HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT COMMUNITY SURVEY – The Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network is currently undertaking a survey which closes 28 February 2021. Please have your say at www.ourphn.org.au/survey/

Have a great weekend everyone and cross fingers I will get ‘restored’ soon!! 🤞
Sandy 🙏