Park Ridge Panthers gets solar funding boost

Park Ridge Panthers Soccer Club is set to benefit from Government funding for a new solar electricity system under the Solar Communities Program. Local Federal MP Bert van Manen said the program, which was one of the Coalition’s 2016 election commitments providing $5 million to selected regions across Australia, had helped deliver lower electricity costs…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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