Free driving lessons on offer

The Australian Government today approved an additional $16 million to extend a safe-driving program for learner drivers – keys2drive – for a further four years. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said the extension of the program, which follows a commitment in the 2017 Budget, would provide support for some of the most at-risk…

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. See who else is STRONGER thanks to our grant program!>>> Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen has delivered $10,000 to the Beenleigh Historical Society to assist with the…

Safer Communities Fund now open for applications

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen are encouraging applications to be made for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure. Local councils and community organisations are invited to apply…

Chardon Bridge reopen

The delays are over for motorists travelling between Cedar Creek and Wolffdene following the reopening of the Chardon Bridge. A $3.2 million replacement of the former timber bridge began in mid-April to ensure the ongoing safety of motorists and other bridge users. The rebuild was completed as a joint project between Logan and Gold Coast…

Have your say on the National Sports Plan

Australians are being encouraged to have their say and to come forward with ideas for the National Sports Plan before consultation closes on 31 July. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said it was important that people from across Australia contributed to the extensive national consultation process that would steer the long-term future direction…

Disaster Recovery Assistance – Payments, Allowances & Loans

Disaster Recovery Payment The Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) provides a one-off, non-means tested recovery payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children. DRP is targeted towards those most severely affected by a disaster. It is Commonwealth-funded, and is delivered by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. Eligibility An individual may be eligible…