Historical Centre to get new toilets

The long walk to Beenleigh Historical Village toilets will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a Stronger Communities grant from the Federal Government. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen has delivered $10,000 to the Beenleigh Historical Society to assist with the construction of a new toilet block at the venue. “The…

Opportunities open for small IT businesses

Smaller tech companies in Forde will benefit from changes to the Commonwealth’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) procurement rules. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen welcomed the Commonwealth’s decision to target a greater share of its multi-billion dollar annual ICT spend toward small to medium sized Aussie companies. “The nature of technology is that…

Can you #DonateLife?

Bert van Manen is encouraging Forde residents to reflect on the gift of organ and tissue donation in the lead up DonateLife Thank You Day on Sunday 19 November. “In communities across Australia, including here in Forde, thousands of Australians lives are saved and transformed each year thanks to the generosity of living and deceased…

A great time to be AccessAble

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen is encouraging employers and people with disability in Beenleigh to get involved in AccessAbility Day during the week of 4 – 8 December. AccessAbility Day is a new Australian Government initiative, connecting employers and people with disability for a day. The initiative aims to increase awareness, understanding and…