STATE MEMBER FOR LYTTON
Queensland Energy & Jobs Plan
I am thrilled to announce the $62 billion Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, which is all about achieving cheaper, cleaner and secure energy for Baysiders and Queensland.
It’s an ambitious plan setting the Queensland economy up for the future.
By 2032, it means 70% of Queensland’s energy supply will be renewable – taking real action on climate change, now. As part of the plan, 100,000 new industrial jobs will be created in hydrogen, renewables, manufacturing and critical minerals.
The plan includes:
- Two new pumped hydros at Pioneer/Burdekin and Borumba Dam by 2035
- A new Queensland SuperGrid connecting solar, wind, battery and hydrogen generators across the State
- Unlocking 22GW of new renewable capacity – giving us 8 times our current level
- Publicly owned coal fired-power stations to convert to clean energy hubs to transition to, for example, hydrogen power, with jobs guarantees for workers
- Queensland’s publicly-owned coal-fired power stations to stop reliance on burning coal by 2035
- 11.5GW of rooftop solar and 6GW of embedded batteries
- Building Queensland’s first hydrogen ready gas turbine
Importantly, around 95% of this $62 billion energy and jobs plan will be invested in regional Queensland.
And it keeps Queensland’s energy assets in public hands for the future.
NAIDOC Family Fun Day
Winnam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation held their NAIDOC Family Fun Day last Saturday and it was a fantastic day out.
There was great food, cultural games, rides and lots of family-friendly activities for baysiders to enjoy – a wonderful effort by Winnam.
Lindum Station Precinct Upgrades
Construction has commenced on expanding the Lindum Station Park n Ride facility, adding an additional 30 parking spaces to the existing carpark.
I am also pleased to advise that the construction tender to upgrade Lindum Station recently closed and Queensland Rail is now working through the submissions to award the contract early next year. These works are being delivered under Queensland Rail’s Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, which focuses on upgrading station infrastructure to provide easier access to the public transport system.
The accessibility upgrade will feature a range of improvements, including:
- a new pedestrian footbridge with lift access
- full-length raised platforms and extended platform shelters
- upgraded hearing loops and tactile platform surfaces
- upgraded security cameras and lighting throughout the station
- new wayfinding and platform signage.
It is one of several ongoing improvements to the Lindum Station Precinct.
Wynnum Fringe Festival 2022
I am so excited to announce that Wynnum Fringe is returning to the bayside in 2022.
I love seeing the festival take shape each year. From the outstanding live music showcases, to the plethora of food, drink and activities available, Wynnum Fringe is truly a showcase of our bayside at its best!
We are truly fortunate this year to have the likes of Velvet Rewired starring Marcia Hines AM, Dave Hughes and Georgie Carroll performing right here on our bayside, and many, many more great artists too. If you haven’t yet bought your tickets, I would encourage you to visit wynnumfringe.com and browse the extensive list of artists performing at Wynnum Fringe 2022.
E-Scam Community Forum
Recently, I was delighted to present the Crime Stoppers E-Scam Community Forum, with almost 150 baysiders in attendance.
Our presenters provided expert tips and advice on how to avoid scams and stay protected from becoming a victim of one.
If you were unable to attend the E-Scam Forum, I would encourage you to check the Scam Watch website regularly to stay updated on the latest scams and how you can avoid them.
Furthermore, if you have been impacted by the recent Optus data breach, you can visit IDCARE online for information about how you might be impacted by the breach and what you can do to protect yourself, and you can visit a Customer Service Centre to obtain a new Drivers Licence.
Celebrate for a Cause
What a wonderful night ‘Celebrate for a Cause – Santorini Summer’ was, at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly.
The event was far more than just a celebration – it was an important fundraiser for The Forgotten Women and the Bayside Community Fund.
Paint the Bay Orange
Each year, I am proud to support the Zonta Club of Brisbane East’s Paint the Bayside Orange Breakfast, which is an annual event to increase awareness surrounding violence against women. On Monday, 21 November 2022, enjoy a delicious hot breakfast at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club and hear from guest speaker Vanessa Fowler, Chair of the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation and Co-Chair of the Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Council.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here: