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Sandy currently sits on the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee (LASC) and previously sat on the State Development, Tourism, Innovation and Manufacturing Committee (SDTIMC) and Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee (ITDEC). Portfolio committees are responsible for examining each bill and item of subordinate legislation and then reports back to the Parliament. Committees also hold responsibility for scrutiny of public accounts and public works which relate to their portfolio. They consider reports of the Auditor-General and other referrals from the Legislative Assembly, and may initiate an inquiry into any other matter they consider appropriate.

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15 hours ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP END OF WEEK UPDATE 16 APRIL 2021Happy Friday everyone! Lots to share, however have kept tonight as short as possible? 🤔😂 NOOSA RIVER TESTING- Reports are now available for the dioxin testing, and after a long journey of advocacy for this, very welcomed. Head to environment.des.qld.gov.au/management/water/catchment-care#toc-3 and scroll down to the heading ‘Dioxin testing in Noosa Lakes. NOOSA RIVER STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NRSAC)- This new 14 strong group formed to provide Noosa River management advice to Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) and Noosa Council, held its first meeting this week with Mayor Clare and myself as observers. The commitment, diversity and knowledge within is appreciated, and after 2 years of advocacy to see this first in QLD, it is fabulous to see the group start their journey! 👍FIRE INFORMATION NIGHT- Following on from our bushfires, Noosa and District Landcare are running a free fire information night on 29 April 2021. For those interested, register at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-bushfire-information-night-29-april-2021-qfbc-noosa-landcare-tickets... NOOSA DISTRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL WORKS- The Department of Education (DoE) is calling for tender submissions for the construction of a new Administration Block at the Pomona Campus. Submissions close 23 April at 3:00pm. More information at qtenders.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=32855&action=display-tender-... VEGETATION MANAGEMENT MCKINNON DRIVE- The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have advised that works are expected to begin from 16 April 2021, weather and construction scheduling permitting. These works will improve the visibility of road signage, improve sight distances from adjacent driveways and intersections and have the secondary benefit of increasing the firebreak within the road corridor. Works will be undertaken during the day between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and will take approximately one month to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. For any questions, you can email northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au MP FUNDING PROGRAMS 2021- Thank you to all submitters for our Seeds for Change/Community Connect Grant programs. Successful applicants this round included Tewantin Noosa Lions Club, Peregian Family and Friends Association, NICA, Cooroy Pomona Lions Club, Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club, Cooran State School, St Teresa’s Catholic College and the Cooroy Future Group. We look forward to sharing their projects along the way! 👏👏👏DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT PUBLIC REGISTER PORTAL- This new tool will allow for improved public access to environmental licenses and permits in Queensland. More information at www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/licences-permits/public-register SHORT TERM LETS - Noosa Council has now opened up the proposed changes to Short Stay Accommodation laws for public comment until 14 May 2021. Head to yoursay.noosa.qld.gov.au/short-stay-letting-proposed-local-law-amendmentNOOSA 360- This week’s updates include Noosa River testing, the Cooloola Recreation Area Fire Ban, Be Connect and Housing Action Group report amongst others. Visit www.sandybolton.com/noosa360/ and use the search bar to navigate. If you cannot find what you need just call our office on 53193100 or email noosa@parliament.qld.gov.au.GRANTS AND REMINDERS!● MULTICULTURAL QUEENSLAND AWARDS 2021- www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/awards/queensland-multicultural-awards ● KICKSTART PROGRAM- www.dtis.qld.gov.au/sport/funding-programs/active-clubs-kickstart ● ACTIVEKIT- www.dtis.qld.gov.au/sport/funding-programs/activekit ● AFL FINAL FACILITIES FUND- aflqld.smartygrants.com.au/AFLQ_GFFF ● E-COMMERCE GRANTS PROGRAM- www.tiq.qld.gov.au/connect/current-opportunities/e-commerce-grant-program/ ● CCIQ PULSE SURVEY- www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCRRJQZ?mkt_tok=NDQ5LUpEWS03MjgAAAF8bdbCLbOO9mr6_bAoxwNofQWHA5zxLmr5MYJGSE... ● FUNERAL REFORM QLD- consultation.accc.gov.au/enforcement/accc-funeral-services-survey/?fbclid=IwAR2H9-2xCoM_QBiTKe_dH... COVID-19 UPDATE REMINDER- As previously reported, restrictions have been eased as of 6am Thursday, 15 April 2021. Information available on our previous post www.facebook.com/SandyBoltonNoosa/posts/4206683682716683To finish. Amongst the many meetings this week, one I attended with Mayor Clare was extra special. This regarding a co-housing project by women, for women which includes former Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson, Susan Davies President of Sharing with Friends, and Joanna Blyth from AECOM. To hear that this concept started from a speech I gave to 2 years ago, reiterated the message I gave at that time, and continue to. We can, and we will. 🤛 Enjoy the weekend fellow Noosans, and we may be mask free, but not yet task free! So keep up your regime's 👍 😁 PS – Don’t forget I will be doing the mobile aka ‘moby’ office tomorrow Sat 17th in Tewantin from 9am. Looking forward to seeing you street side!!Sandy 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP SPEECH – THOUGHTS.🤔 As a member of the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee (LASC) who did the inquiry into the Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) Amendment Bill 2021, there was many frustrations. Legislation should deliver tangible outcomes for the people we serve, especially those impacted. And with this ‘technical’ change, it was not easy to clarify the ‘what’, nor the ‘how’. #nomeansno #silenceisnotconsent #wemustdobetter 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
Rotary Club of Cooroy Queensland Q&A- It was wonderful to catch up with this fabulous team and be put in the ‘hot seat’!! 😊 From my role as an independent MP to the workings of Parliamentary Committees, much was covered as an ‘entrée’ to dinner. Thank you for all that you do for our community 👏 and am looking forward to seeing you all again soon!! #rotaryinternational #ryder #bookweek #QandA ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP LUNCHTIMES and ‘AFTER’ CHAMBER – From learnings to advocacies, leanings and gleanings! Beef Australia Week Preview had our very own Shane Bailey featuring alongside the Opera Qld themed ‘Are you lonesome tonight’, QLD Future Conversations hosted opportunities through optimising after COVID, and Parliamentary Friends of Surf Lifesaving connected me to those piloting drones for swimmer safety👍 Meetings included with our planners and Community Legal Centres Queensland , and it was fabulous to be on the lunchtime Panel for the QLD Parliamentary Education seminar alongside Sam O'Connor MP, Member for Bonney. A dangerous duo, and we thank all in attendance for testing our mettle! A wonderful highlight was to have St Thomas More Primary School Sunshine Beach visit us in Chamber… even though we did not get an opportunity to find that ‘ghost’, they did get a sneak preview of what is hidden in my desk? 😊#mplife #57thparliament ... 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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