Treasure for Park Ridge Pirates

Park Ridge Pirates Junior AFL club has finished 2017 on a high, receiving a $10,000 grant from the Australian Government. See who else is STRONGER thanks to our grant program!>>> Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen confirmed the club was one of several successful applicants in Round Three of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities…

Government backs sporting stars

Twelve of Forde’s local sporting superstars have been recognised for their stellar efforts in 2017. The ambitious young athletes were each presented with a $500 grant this month through the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program. Local Sporting Champions is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.…

Brigalow gets support for seating

Brigalow Country Community Club has received a $3500 grant from the Australian Government. See who else is STRONGER thanks to our grant program!>>> Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen delivered the good news to Brigalow president Max Noble today. “The Brigalow Country Community Club is a stand out organisation providing fellowship and fun for…

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…

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…