1.Championing Community Voices

Macalister is on the cusp of transformative transportation infrastructure.

The Logan & Gold Coast Faster Rail project’s Kuraby to Beenleigh consultation is underway, and your feedback is crucial in shaping this transformative project.

I understand the significance of reliable and efficient transportation in our daily lives.

Key sites for Macalister residents, including Beenleigh, Holmview, and Edens Landing stations, are integral components of the proposed enhancements.

Input is important in ensuring that these upgrades align with our community’s unique needs.

Have your say here: www.yoursay-projects.tmr.qld.gov.au/logan-and-gold-coast-faster-rail/station-feedback

Additionally, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is undertaking crucial planning for the upgrade of the Beenleigh Connection Road (Logan Street), City Road intersection and York St.

This project is in response to the growing challenges posed by increased traffic flows, congestion and extended waiting times for both road users and pedestrians.

The upgrade aims to achieve the following:

  • Reduce Congestion and Improve Travel Times:
    • By optimising traffic flow, we aim to alleviate congestion and reduce travel times for a smoother commute for Macalister residents.
  • Improve Efficiency and Network Reliability:
    • Enhancements to the road infrastructure will contribute to increased efficiency and reliability within our transportation network, benefiting both commuters and businesses.

Keep up to date with information here: www.melissamcmahon.com.au/issues/surveys/future-upgrade-beenleigh-connection-road/

When we all contribute to shaping our road network, I am confident that all residents will experience a more connected, efficient, and accessible network that caters to the evolving needs of our community.

2. Six Years of Delivering for Macalister

As I reflect on the past six years of representing the resilient and vibrant community of Macalister, I am proud to share some of the milestones we’ve achieved together.

These accomplishments are not merely projects; they are the result of a shared vision for a thriving and progressive Macalister.

1. Beenleigh High Hall: Fostering Education and Community Spirit

One of the highlights has been the construction of the Beenleigh High Hall.

This multifunctional space serves as more than just a venue; it’s a hub for educational and community events, fostering a sense of togetherness and pride in our community.

2. Plumbing Trade Training Centre: Investing in Skills Development

Recognising the importance of skilled trades in our community, I championed the establishment of a Plumbing Trade Training Centre.

This initiative not only equips individuals with valuable skills but also contributes to the growth and sustainability of our local workforce.

3. Public Housing Increase: Building a Foundation for All Residents

In response to the pressing need for affordable housing, I have tirelessly advocated for an increase in public housing in Macalister.

Our efforts have resulted in over 150 new homes in Macalister alone, providing more families with access to safe homes.

4. Krugar Rd Lights: Prioritising Safety and Accessibility

Ensuring the safety of school communities has been a top priority of mine.

The installation of traffic lights at Krugar Road and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd is a testament to our commitment to road safety on our road network.

5. Active Lifestyle Initiatives: Promoting Health and Well-being

Promoting an active lifestyle has been central to my work among community and sporting organisations, from supporting local sports clubs to enhancing facilities.

I am dedicated to fostering a healthy and active way of life for every resident in Macalister.

6. Edens Landing Playground: Creating Spaces for Joy and Connection

The transformation of Edens Landing State School seniors playground is a testament to delivering outcomes when school, government and community work together.

An accessible, vibrant play space, designed by and for kids, increases learning outcomes and reduces negative student behaviour.

While I am proud of the achievements, there is so much more to do .

As we look ahead, I remain committed to working tirelessly for the betterment of our community. I am grateful for the trust you have placed in me these past six years and I am excited about the future.


3.Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan Report Card

In just over a year since the launch of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, the State Government has made significant strides.

Our focus on clean energy targets is yielding promising results, positioning Queensland to power industries, support businesses, and provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy for generations.

The latest report card indicates that all outlined actions in the plan are either underway or completed. Notable milestones include:

1. 27 per cent Renewable Energy Supply:

We have surpassed the halfway mark towards our goal of 50% renewables by 2030, showcasing our dedication to sustainable energy sources.

2. Draft Energy (Renewable Transformation and Jobs Bill) 2023:

The release of this draft bill lays the foundation for legislative frameworks supporting the transformation of our energy landscape.

3. Draft Queensland Renewable Energy Zone Roadmap:

This roadmap outlines a strategic path for developing renewable energy zones, positioning Queensland as a leader in the sector.

4. Cost of Living Rebate Support:

To address economic challenges, the government is providing a cost-of-living rebate to support households.

5. Household Energy Savings Program:

Launched alongside the Climate Smart Energy Savers rebate, this program empowers households to make energy-efficient choices, contributing to sustainability goals.

These achievements reflect our collective commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.

As we continue this journey, Queensland remains dedicated to fostering innovation, sustainability, and economic vitality.

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