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…

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…

Jobseekers encouraged to consider ‘the workforce behind the Defence Force’

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen has today welcomed the The Workforce Behind the Defence Force information campaign. The campaign highlights the need for a skilled, experienced and effective workforce to make possible the Government’s historic investment of $200 billion to grow Australia’s defence capability, securing our nation and building our industrial capacity and…