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 4 September 2017

Have your say on recommendations for Bodies Corporate

As Noosa is home to a large number of properties that are governed by bodies corporate, many locals will be interested to know they can have their say on the largest overhaul of Queensland property law in decades.

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP said QUT’s Commercial and Property Law Research Centre have been conducting a review into two aspects of property law on behalf of the state government.  read more
 

Monday 28 August 2017

Grants Galore for Local Groups

The results of Round 93 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund applications are in – and the news is all good for six local clubs who shared in $149,911.05.   “At some stage in our lives we have all found ourselves on the sporting field, in a grandstand, at a community hall fete, or spending time with like-minded people with a shared interest." said Glen Elmes.   read more
 

Monday 28 August 2017

Sunshine Coast youth suffer under Labor’s job con

• Youth unemployment on the Sunshine Coast has risen to 10.8 per cent
• More than 6,7000 young Queenslanders on the Sunshine Coast have given up looking for work since Annastacia Palaszczuk’s election
• 2,000 jobs have been lost on the Sunshine Coast in the last 12 months;

Young Queenslanders are continuing to suffer under the do-nothing Labor Government, with the youth unemployment rate sky-rocketing to 10.8 per cent on the Sunshine Coast.

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said that the increasing rates of youth unemployment is a barometer for the community’s overall health.  High rates of youth unemployment is linked to a slowing down of the economy an increase in crime and a lack of hope for the future.  read more

 

24 August 2017

LNP protects Noosa jobs, small businesses and customers

• LNP protects Noosa jobs, small businesses and customers
• Palaszczuk Government forced into embarrassing backflip on trading hours reform
• Labor laws looked after the big retailers but treated small businesses as second-class citizens

The LNP has backed Noosa jobs and small businesses by forcing the Palaszczuk Government into an embarrassing backflip, with Labor having to make major amendments to proposed trading hour reforms.  LNP member for Noosa, Glen Elmes said Labor’s laws were poorly drafted and would have led to price hikes for Sunshine Coast region shoppers, less job security and less opportunities for young people to get a job.   read more

 

22 August 2017

Labor Candidate for Noosa - Get our $63 million back

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has noted the announcement that Mark Denham will be the Labor party’s candidate for the seat of Noosa at the next State election for the second time.

“As the voice of Labor for Noosa electors I call upon Mr Denham to demand the Labor Premier returns the $63 million for road infrastructure that they stole from the Sunshine Coast region in June’s budget to prop up the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad’s $15 billion bridge over the Brisbane River. Read More ..

 

17 August 2017

LNP to deliver sensible speed limits for Noosa

A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads to ensure limits are sensible and safe.
 
Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said, when in government, the LNP’s $350 million Road Safety Action Plan delivered Queensland’s lowest road toll on record. read more

 

15 August 2017

Calling all voters to Noosa TAFE

While certainty for the future of the old Noosa TAFE facility remains in question, one of the many dilapidated buildings will be given a new lease of life and will become one of the locations to cast your vote at the next state election.  read more
 

10 August 2017

No Body -  No Parole

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said the LNP had delivered another important reform from Opposition, with No Body, No Parole laws passing through the Parliament.  read more

 

1 August 2017

LNP to return speed camera focus to safety not revenue raising

  • A future LNP Government will put road safety first, not revenue raising
  • The LNP would reintroduce “speed camera in use” signs for all mobile speed camera units across the state to remind motorists to drive safely
  • Road safety should not be about treating motorists as cash cows

A future Liberal National Party Government will ensure Queensland’s speed camera program is focused on road safety, not treating motorists as cash cows.

Glen Elmes MP, State Member for Noosa said the LNP would reintroduce “speed camera in use” signs for all mobile speed camera units across the state to remind motorists to drive safely.   read more

 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

$400 million reasons why Labor is too broke to fix Beckmans Road

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has confirmed that Budget Estimates has revealed Labor has cut $400 million from Queensland roads funding, more than $63 million dollars from the North Coast region alone - see table below.

“Beckmans Road is rated 11th worst in Queensland and with $63 million less in North Coast region’s roads budget, improvements to Beckmans Road under Labor cannot and will not be funded.    read more

 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Three years, no plan and no future for Noosa TAFE under Labor

Following statements made by the Minister for Training and Skills, Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, in the Estimates Hearing on Thursday 20th July, Member for Noosa Glen Elmes is now suspicious that Labor may have a secret plan to sell off the old Tewantin TAFE after the State Election.  read more

 

14 July 2017

Green Tape Reduction Bill written by Labor

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has slammed Noosa Councillors Stockwell and Jurisevic for blaming the LNP, when it was the Bligh Labor Government who introduced legislation to reduce ‘green tape’.

“The Green Tape Reduction Bill was originally authored and introduced by the Bligh Labor Government’s Environment Minister, Vicky Darling MP.   see more
 

National Diabetes Week 9 - 15 July 2017

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes is encouraging us to complete an online 2 minute survey to check our risk of developing Type 2 diabetes this National Diabetes Week.

“Recently I received some alarming statistics about the prevalence of diabetes in our community from Diabetes Queensland. Across the State about 60 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes daily. In fact 1, 759 people living in the Noosa electorate have Type 2 diabetes, which equates to 3.2 per cent of locals. A further 3,783 have been diagnosed with ‘pre-diabetes’ which is the precursor to Type 2 if drastic lifestyle changes are not made.   read more
 

Monday 26 June 2017

Sunshine Coast youth unemployment hits 10.2 per cent

• Sunshine Coast youth lose 3,200 jobs in last year under do-nothing Labor government
• Youth unemployment in Sunshine Coast now sits at 10.2 per cent after a 0.8 per cent rise
• Queensland leads the nation in youth job losses with 13 out of 19 regions going backwards

The extent of Labor’s jobs crisis has been laid bare, with new figures showing more than 3,200 youth jobs slashed from the Sunshine Coast jobs market in the last year.   read more

 

Friday 23 June 2017

Queensland’s first Veterans’ Affairs Minister and Policy

An LNP State government will provide improved services, more opportunities and stronger representation for our retired servicemen and servicewomen as part of our plan to build a better Queensland.

In a Queensland first, the LNP have launched a comprehensive plan to assist ex-ADF personnel transitioning back into civilian life. Read more ...

 

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Bi-partisan support for waste reduction and recycling

A Waste Reduction and Recycling Bill has been introduced by Labor to the State Parliament and includes a cash for containers scheme as well as a ban on single use plastic bags. The legislation is very similar to the policies announced by the LNP some 12 months ago and is great news for the environment said State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes said. Read more ...

 

Electorate Update - Noosa News, 6 June 2017

Last week in parliament the Labor Government and Queensland cross benchers, joined forces to pass on another 3.5 per cent increase in car registration, slugging families with this increase each and every year.

 Queensland Labor has been in government for three years and for three years we have seen car registration increase annually by 3.5 per cent. Contrary to what the Labor party would have us believe, Labor has form when it comes to taxing Queenslanders, as demonstrated by the Bligh Labor Government which increased car registration by a staggering 30 per cent   read more

 

Wednesday, 31 2017

Queenslanders will be hit with higher electricity prices under Labor

• Palaszczuk policies cause electricity price surge
• Households will be paying $105 more a year, small business $200 more a year
• Debt-laden Government-owned generators drive up electricity prices
• Regional Queensland paying more because of bad Labor policies

Glen Elmes, Member for Noosa, said that Regional Queenslanders have been kicked in the guts by Annastacia Palaszczuk’s bad electricity policies and that the do-nothing Labor Government was ignoring the needs of all Queenslanders.   read more

 

Monday 29 May 2017

Jail time for assaults on ambos, police and firies

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has announced that the LNP will stand up for hard working Noosa emergency services workers by imposing a minimum seven day jail sentence for anyone convicted of serious assault of police, paramedics and firefighters.

“Frontline emergency services workers had a tough enough job protecting the community and don’t need the added worry of being physically attacked on the job.   read more

 

Friday 26th May 2017

Welcome to Pomona, Cooran and Kin Kin

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has welcomed the communities of Pomona, Cooran and Kin Kin into the Noosa Electorate following the Electoral Commission’s final determination for the redistribution.  read more

 

Thursday 18 May 2017

State Paves Way for Council Waterfront Decision

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP today announced that he has worked with the State Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) to achieve an interim solution to the ongoing Waterfront Restaurant wedding saga. Read more  

 

Tuesday 15th May 2017

Noosa Cash Splash

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP today announced that four local not for profit groups shared in $43,916.20 worth of state government grants from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Grateful and deserving recipients included read more

 

Friday 12th May 2017

Noosa’s North Shore - No Longer Pristine

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP gave a speech in the Parliament last Wednesday, calling upon the Government to act urgently and allocate better resources and facilities on Noosa’s North Shore. 
“It has become a disgraceful dumping ground for rubbish, toxic amounts of plastics and human waste” said Glen Elmes.  read more

 

Thursday 27 April 2017

Do you have a healthy heart?

This week is the Heart Foundation’s annual Heart Week and State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes is urging everyone to get their blood pressure checked.

“Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death for both males and females in Queensland. Males are often hospitalised with heart disease at a younger age and have a higher death rate than women.   read more

 

Friday 21 April 2017

How wicked can a camper be? Too wicked for me!

The use of slogans and imagery on vehicles that is deemed sexist, misogynistic, offensive and obscene is now illegal in Queensland but without the help from the community to report the advertising, a number of holiday van hire companies will ignore the law, according to State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes.   read more
 

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Community Road Safety Grants up for grabs

The latest round of grants to help community-based groups, schools and local government improve road safety have opened today.
State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP said grass-roots groups have until May 26 to submit their applications for round six of the
Queensland Government’s $8.4 million Community Road Safety Grants.   read more
 

Wednesday 12 April 2017

LNP to create level playing field for taxis and rideshares

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP said the LNP, if successful at the next election, would appoint an independent Personalised Transport Commissioner to ensure Queensland had a safe and fair taxi and rideshare industry. Read more

 

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Dodgy hospital survey and parking sting – Bitter pills for Noosa

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP said the Labor Government has deceived local residents with claims they have listened to the community about public transport access to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).

“Translink spent $116,000 dollars of tax payer money (see attached) on a dodgy survey that did not collect or consider information from anyone north of the Maroochy River. Read more

 

Thursday 23 March 2017

Bad news for Noosa businesses and job seekers

Queensland is officially the toughest place to do business in Australia and has also recorded the highest unemployment rate in the nation. read more     

Noosa Electorate’s New Boundaries

I have proudly represented my electorate of Noosa for more than 10 years and I am saddened to potentially lose several communities as part of this major redistribution, the first of its kind in decades.  read more

 

UPDATE FROM PARLIAMENT - 28 February 2017

This week, the Queensland Parliament was due to debate two abortion bills that were introduced by the Member for Cairns Rob Pyne.  Today the Bills were withdrawn from the Queensland Parliament and have been referred to the Queensland Law Reform Commission for further advice and analysis. The process and the manner of this legislation, as well as the failure to properly and holistically deal with such an important issue has led to the rightful withdrawal of these Bills.  read more
 

Labor Bus Minister Fails Noosa

The recent resignation of Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe is a sigh of relief for State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes who has exhausted all reasonable attempts to get help for families in the Noosa Electorate who have been unfairly marginalised at best, and discriminated against at worst.  read more

Free legal information online

Access to accurate and up to date Queensland Law is now free and just a click of the mouse away.

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes welcomes the game changing initiative by the Caxton Legal Centre to publish their Queensland Law Book on line, helping Mums and Dads, business owners and victims of crimes navigate their way through emotional and confusing times.  read more

Noosa Public Transport to New Hospital a Disgrace

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has slammed Translink’s new timetable which commenced today as a slap in the face for passengers who live north of Maroochydore.

“A recent review of public transport services to the new $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital across the Sunshine Coast Region failed to include Noosa, Peregian Springs, Doonan and Eumundi, in fact any suburbs north of the Maroochy River.   read more

Noosa subcontractors in danger again

Glen Elmes MP Member for Noosa has slammed the Palaszczuk Government’s stacking of the Queensland Building Construction Commission (QBCC) with Labor lackeys as a slap in the face for local construction workers and ordinary homeowners.    read more

LNP leads way with ‘No Body, No Parole' policy

Convicted killers in the Noosa Electorate who fail to tell authorities where they have dumped their victim’s body will be refused parole under a tough new LNP policy aimed at empowering victims not offenders.   read more

Noosa clubs strike gold with state government grants

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP has announced $307,000 worth of state government grants were given to Noosa sport and rec clubs for new facilities and equipment in the latest funding round.     read more

Labor soft on criminal gangs

State member for Noosa Glen Elmes has said changes made by the Palaszczuk Labor Government last week in Parliament to water down serious organised crime legislation will see a return of criminal bikie gangs and their illegal activities to Noosa.     read more

LNP to phase out plastic bags in Queensland

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes said a future LNP Government would phase out supermarket-style plastic bags across Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast region.      read more

Get On Board

Recently I called upon Translink to conduct a dedicated and critical review of bus services from Noosa to the new $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) in Birtinya, to match service improvements made to southern Sunshine Coast public bus networks.   read more

Community Sustainability Action grants

The Community Sustainability Action grants are providing $12 million over three years to eligible community groups and individuals for innovative projects which seek to address climate change and conserve Queensland’s natural and built environment.   read more

LNP led justice charge for Survivors of child sex abuse

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said State Parliament has passed ground breaking legislation giving child sex abuse survivors in Queensland greater access to justice, after the LNP forged an agreement to remove the limitation period on child sex abuse claims.  read more

$100k up for grabs for sport and rec planners

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP announced that from November this year, one million dollars in Queensland Government funding will be available each year to fund sport and recreation planning studies around Queensland.  read more

Main Roads Minister: Sunshine Butterflies need your help

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes called upon the Minister for Main Roads in Parliament last week to intervene in bureaucratic nonsense, and stop local charity Sunshine Butterflies from having to pay for unnecessary road infrastructure at the expense of the many disabled kids and their families the group supports.   read more

Car Rego Rip Off

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said the recent release of official inflation figures had again confirmed Noosa families are being slugged, with the cost of car registration being more than double the inflation rate.

“For the second year running this Labor government has increased family car rego costs by 3.5% - more than twice the inflation
rate. read more

Translink: Share the Love with Noosa

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has called upon Translink to share the love with Noosa, and review the adequacy of existing bus services from Noosa central to the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital, just as it has done for Nambour, Kawana and Caloundra communities.

“I have been working closely with Noosa Councillor Ingrid Jackson and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service to ask that Noosa be given the same consideration as other Sunshine Coast communities in the lead up to the opening of the $1.8 billion facility scheduled for April next year.   read more

Katie Rose Cottage Future is Certain and Bright

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes joined with the original Katie Rose Cottage management and team of loyal volunteers today to inspect the operation’s new accommodation at Blueberry Drive, Black Mountain.  read more

Noosa Resident Appointed to Hospital Advice Group

Discussions between Noosa MP Glen Elmes, Councillor Ingrid Jackson and Kevin Hegarty, Chief Executive of Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, have led to the appointment of a Noosa representative on the Community Reference Group of the new public Sunshine Coast University Hospital. 

The 15-member group is made up of local health users, health providers and residents from across the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions. read more
 

National Save the Koala Day at Makepeace Island

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes joined koala conservationists and scientific experts to raise $25,000 for koala research at Sir Richard Branson and Brett Godfrey’s Makepeace Island on September 30 – National Save the Koala Day.

“Given its proximity to koala habitat along the Noosa River catchment Sir Richard’s home Makepeace Island, is an ideal location to serve as a base for scientific koala research, and the generosity he and Brett have displayed in joining the fight to save our iconic friends is truly remarkable.  read more

Sunny days ahead for Noosa Tigers

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes is pleased to announce that the Noosa Tigers have been successful in their application for a state government grant worth $22,727 to fund the installation of solar panels at their Noosaville clubhouse. read more

Safer Kids, Safer transport and a Busy Spring Sitting: Elmes

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said that Noosa children will be better protected thanks to the introduction of LNP legislation ‘Mason’s Law’; and local taxi and ride-sharing users will be safer, following major repairs by the LNP to the Government’s botched taxi and ridesharing policy.

“Not only did the spring sitting of parliament culminate in some important safety gains for Noosa residents, but it was also an opportunity to remind all sitting members of the urgent need for an upgrade to Beckman’s Road and to share the important story of our local experience with palliative care, from which I hope others will learn. read more

The True Colour of the Greens

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes is outraged at the Greens’ latest attack, this time tweeting that the LNP is a party of child abusers.
  
Noosa Greens @NoosaGreens Sep 11
@GlenElmesMP has removed #LNP logo from his website - is he standing as an independent? or ashamed of membership with party of child abusers

This latest attempt at character assassination by the Noosa Greens is scandalous and irresponsible and one must wonder how on earth this sort of irrational behaviour serves the interests of people other than their own small membership base.  read more

Keeping up with Koala Conservation

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes called upon the Labor Government in Parliament last week to make use of the land purchased for koala habitat by the previous LNP Government.

“The LNP committed more than $26.5 million to the protection of koalas when in power, including the purchase of 57 hectares of prime koala habitat at Lake Macdonald.   read more

Spirit of Service and Lasting Legacy: Lest We Forget

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is delighted to announce two new grant programs offering up to $80,000 to fund projects that commemorate the role played by Queenslanders in the First World War or significant military anniversaries.  read more

Grants give life to local road safety projects

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is delighted to announce that the electorate will benefit from close to $150,000 worth of Community Road Safety Grants.

“The Rotary Club of Noosa successfully applied for a $130, 722 grant to roll out young driver road safety education programs in 10 Noosa
schools. read more

Translink hospital talks held at Parliament House

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP and Noosa Councillor Ingrid Jackson met with Minister for Transport representatives and TransLink senior executives to highlight the unique needs of Noosa residents, who will face a two hour bus journey to get to the new Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital, if something is not done to improve access.  read more

QLD Fisheries Review Timely for Noosa

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has welcomed the release of the State Government’s Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform and urges the public and stakeholders to have their say on the future management of Queensland’s fisheries resources.  read more

LNP addresses environmental issues

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes welcomed Shadow Minister for the Environment Dr Christian Rowan to Noosa to meet with a range of stakeholders to discuss environmental issues and policies.

“Recently I announced the LNP’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) that would address one of Queensland’s enduring environmental issues – cans and bottles littering our land and waterways and creating excess land fill.  read more

Beckmans Road Congestion Bust, a Must

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to make a commitment to duplicate or extend Beckmans Road to bust congestion and improve safety.  read more

LNP to empower child abuse victims in the Noosa Electorate

CHILD sex abuse survivors in Noosa will have better pathways to justice through an LNP plan to remove the limitation period on child sex abuse civil claims if elected to government.   read more

$35,000 Budget Boost up for Groups to Grab

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP said applications for the latest round of Queensland’s largest one-off grants program The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) are now open.

“Through the distribution of approximately $52 million each year to Queensland’s not for profit sector, these grants help small groups grow and improve services, leisure activities and opportunities to the community.   read more

$80,501 State Subsidy for St Andrew’s Anglican College

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is delighted to announce that St Andrew’s Anglican College will receive a subsidy of $80, 501 from the Queensland Government to help them cover some of the hidden costs associated with capital works.   read more

Noosa Gymnastics Club is Jumping for Joy

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is pleased to announce that the Noosa Gymnastics Club has received a Get Playing Plus State Government grant to extend their facilities.   read more

Need an extra $100,000 to improve your club’s sport and recreation facilities?

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes is calling all not for profit sporting groups and organisations in the Noosa Electorate to apply now for a Queensland Government Get in the Game funding grant.  read more

Noosa Dolphins Set to bask in Solar Savings

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is pleased to announce that the Noosa District Rugby Union Club (Noosa Dolphins) has received a cash injection from the State Government to install a solar system at the clubhouse.   read more

Noosa Hospital Guaranteed: 30 year lease and $5 million annually for the ED

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes confirmed that a new 30 year lease for the Noosa Hospital will be secured by an LNP State Government to ensure the continuation of local public services well into the future.   read more

The Queensland Arts Showcase grant goes to: Noosa LongWeekend Festival

17 June 2016
State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is pleased to announce that the Noosa LongWeekend Festival has received a cash injection from the State Government’s Art’s Queensland’s funding program. read more

LNP jobs plan to Get Noosa Electorate Working

 16 June 2016  

• LNP releases plan to return Labor’s lost jobs and Get Noosa Electorate Working
• LNP’s plan will create up to 20,000 jobs across Queensland
• Plan includes apprenticeship boost, small business grants and an employment bonus for employers

An LNP jobs plan will see up to 20,000 young Queenslanders in jobs, encourage apprentices to finish their training and incentivise employers to train and retain workers.

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said the plan provides strong incentives for businesses to train and retain young workers, which will be a major boost to employment in Noosa Electorate.   read more

Cash for Containers to Clean Up Noosa

14 June 2016
In what is great news for the environment, the LNP has committed to a policy that would address one of Queensland’s enduring environmental issues – cans and bottles littering our land and waterways and creating excess land fill.

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said the LNP would introduce a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) that would see consumers, businesses and charities in the Noosa Electorate refunded 10 cents for aluminium, glass and plastic drink containers returned for recycling. read more

$2 million to complete Coast Link Road

13 June 2016
State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes joined LNP Federal Candidate for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien and Member for Gympie Tony Perrett at Kin Kin yesterday where the Federal Minister for Transport Darren Chester announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $2 million toward sealing the link road between Noosa and Rainbow Beach.  read more
 

No ‘official’ nude beaches for Noosa

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes today voiced his support of the Queensland Police Minister Bill Byrne’s stance on nude beaches.   read more

Glen Elmes Welcomes News of Successful Grant Applications for Noosa

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is pleased to announce that several community groups in the Noosa electorate have been successful in receiving grants of more than $41,000 from their recent applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.   read more

Queensland Day Awards

Do you know someone in your club that goes above and beyond the call of duty?   read more

Letter to the Editor, Sunshine Coast Daily - Rail Line Truth

Dear Editor,
I take exception to your editorial “All pollies responsible for rail snub” where the person responsible for the editorial takes aim at LNP MPs because, in the Daily’s words, “they too did precious little when they were in government to ensure funding for this vital piece of infrastructure was set in stone”.   read more....

Is your pool summer ready?

State member for Noosa Glen Elmes is calling all pool owners to check if their pool complies with safety regulations to avoid the unthinkable and as of December 1, new hefty fines.   read more

Elmes to sponsor Noosa Netball

On the back of the outstanding Australian Conference Championships’ Grand Final win by the Queensland’s Firebirds, Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP, has extended his local Club sponsorship rollout to include the Noosa District Netball Association.    read more

Labor must outline plan to secure Queensland’s economy

The CommSec State of the States Report released today highlights the need for the Labor Government to be upfront about its plans to grow the economy and create jobs.    read more

Queensland needs stability

The State Opposition has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to stop running from scrutiny and start running the state. Deputy Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek said that every day Annastacia Palaszczuk spent worrying about her own job was another day that jobs weren’t being generated for thousands of Queenslanders.    read more

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Newman Government fills Federal funding void on concessions

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has welcomed an announcement by the Premier this morning that the Queensland Government will pick up the cost of the Federal Government decision to reduce pensioner payments for concessions.   read more

Glen Elmes says have your say on how to tackle Queensland’s unprecedented debt problem

The Noosa community can have its say how to address the State’s major debt issue.   read more

Glen Elmes welcomes 76 new family homes in Noosa

Sunshine Coast families have taken up the opportunity in great number to buy their first home with the help of the Newman LNP Government’s $15,000 Great Start Grant.    read more

First Newman Government Budget Good for Noosa

The Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said the first Newman budget will generate local employment and re-invigorate the Noosa economy.   read more

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A safety boost for Eumundi State School

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes has welcomed the news that flashing school zone signs will be installed at Eumundi State School.   read more

Glen Elmes welcomes Personalised Transport Review

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes is encouraging interested parties to participate in the Opportunities for Personalised Transport Review (OPT Review) consultations which opened last Friday.   read more

Safe Cycling Laws Remain for Noosa

The legacy of a safe and positive cycling culture fostered by the LNP in Noosa will continue as the State Government retained the LNP’s minimum passing distance laws for cyclists. Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said the retention of these life-saving laws by the State Government following a successful trial period provided more safety for Noosa cyclists and visitors to the region. read more

Glen Elmes announces next stage re-development of Eumundi Noosa Road

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has unveiled plans to complete the upgrade and reconstruction of the worst section of Eumundi Noosa Road.  read more

Glen Elmes announces Albert Street boat ramp upgrade

Works to upgrade the Albert Street boat ramp began this week. Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said the boat ramp at Noosaville was being rebuilt with funds from the Newman Government’s $50 million Marine Infrastructure Capital and Maintenance Program.   read more

Glen Elmes announces Albert Street boat upgrade ramp open ahead of schedule

Noosa boaties are already benefiting from the upgrade of the Albert Street boat ramp at the popular Gympie Terrace, Noosaville site after work was finished ahead of schedule.   read more

Glen Elmes plants new koala habitat at Verrierdale

More than 7,000 koala habitat trees will be planted on a 252 hectare site at Verrierdale as part of a koala off-set project for recently completed safety works on the Bruce Highway near the Ettamogah Pub.   read more

Glen Elmes asks Noosa residents to have their say on motorcycle road rule changes

Noosa road users can now have their say on possible road rule changes to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for motorcycle riders.  read more

Glen Elmes says new bus stop provides missing link for locals

Catching public transport is set to become easier for locals with a new bus stop on Cooroy-Noosa Road providing customers with better access to westbound buses.   read more

Glen Elmes has no time for speeding

With the Easter holiday break fast approaching, motorists are reminded to slow down. Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes said the extra-long weekend traditionally meant more cars, caravans and holiday makers would be starting to make their annual pilgrimages across the state and drivers should be more alert than ever.   read more

Glen Elmes welcomes increased safety at local schools

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said the Newman Government is continuing to ramp up its commitment to improving safety around school zones. read more 

Glen Elmes welcomes major boost to local cycling infrastructure

Sunshine Coast cyclists will soon benefit from an allocation of $577,500 in State Government grant funding for cycling infrastructure.   read more 

Sunshine Coast cyclists to benefit from funding boost

Three Sunshine Coast cycling projects worth almost $2 million will soon be underway thanks to a cycling infrastructure grant from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.  read more

Cycling pedals forward with funding boost

Noosa cyclists will enjoy a safer, more direct journey following a $1.1 million boost to local bicycle infrastructure and signage.   read more

Glen Elmes announces a win for road safety in Noosa

The Rotary Club of Noosa Incorporated has received a grant of more than $25,000 as part of the Newman Government’s Road Safety Action Plan read more

Glen Elmes invites advice on speed limits.

Locals can now have their direct say about road safety with a landmark State Government review into speed limits across Queensland opening and the opportunity to nominate a local road for a speed limit change.   read more

Tourism, Major Events and Small Business


Tourism, Major Events and Small Business


Tourism, Major Events and Small Business Media Releases

Glen Elmes welcomes funding for Sunshine Coast events

Three Sunshine Coast events will share over $55,000 in grants under the latest round of the Tourism and Events Queensland Regional Development Program.   read more

Noosa to Host Statewide Tourist Forum

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has welcomed the announcement that Noosa will host this year’s DestinationQ conference, the premiere annual Queensland tourism gathering.  read more 

Glen Elmes says Noosa Festival of Surfing makes waves on the Sunshine Coast

Hundreds of national and international surfers are converging on the Sunshine Coast as the Noosa Festival of Surfing rolls into action this week. read more 

Event funding boost for Noosa

Noosa has received a $130,000 funding boost from the Newman Government to support local events under the latest round of the Events Queensland Regional Development Program (EQRDP).   read more

Buy Locally

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has encouraged all Noosa residents and visitors to mark Small Business Week and the Buy Locally campaign with enthusiasm.   read more 

Glen Elmes welcomes funding boost for Noosa Jazz Festival 2014

Noosa has received a $25,000 funding boost from the Newman Government to support local events under the latest round of the Events Queensland Regional Development Program (EQRDP).   read more

Elmes Opens Noosa Jazz Festival

The Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has officially launched Noosa’s annual indulgence in jazz, fun and good times for all, the Noosa Jazz Festival. read more 

Smart phone app to save lives

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said a new smart phone application will prevent many tourists getting into difficulty along the coast’s wonderful beaches because they don’t understand beach and surf conditions.    read more 

Internet tools to boost business performance

Queensland businesses can learn more about the benefits of social media and boosting their presence online through free online sessions being run by the State Government.   read more

State Development, Infrastructure and Planning


State Development, Infrastructure and Planning


State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

Glen Elmes says new party house rules a win for Noosa families

Families in popular Queensland tourist areas will no longer be burdened by rogue party houses after Parliament last night passed legislative amendments giving local councils power over party houses.   read more

Councils to get say on ‘party houses’

Councils and residents in popular tourist areas will benefit from proposed changes to the laws governing “party houses” introduced into State Parliament today.   read more

Noosa Community wins

The Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has described late changes to the State’s new Sustainable Planning Bill as sensible and of benefit to community groups opposed to particular developments.   read more

Health


Health


Health

Action finally taken to protect Noosa Electorate ambos

The LNP Opposition is glad Health Minister Cameron Dick will finally take action to prevent attacks on paramedics and health workers, after calling for a public awareness campaign since December last year.   read more

Elmes calls for re-structure of Sunshine Hospice Board

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has today written to the Chair of Sunshine Hospice, Dr Frank Lewins urging a re-structure of the Board so at the very least, professional expertise can be added to it to increase the understanding of governance, government funding and government relations.    read more

Nurse numbers down, wait times up under Labor

Queenslanders will be forced to cope with fewer nurses in hospitals and longer wait times for surgery under a Labor Government with no plan for the state’s health system.   read more

Glen Elmes applauds dental wait list success

A state-wide blitz on dental waiting lists by the Newman LNP Government has cut the number of people in Noosa waiting too long for dental treatment to zero.   read more

Glen Elmes hands over new ambulance at Tewantin and meets new paramedics

An ambulance vehicle worth more than $200,000 was officially handed over to the Tewantin ambulance station today   read more

Glen Elmes hands over new ambulance for Noosa

An ambulance vehicle worth more than $215,000 was officially handed over to the Noosa Heads ambulance station today.   read more

Glen Elmes highlights Greens’ deception

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has cautioned the Greens candidate for Noosa to deal in fact not fiction if he wants to be taken seriously in the upcoming State Election.   read more

Glen Elmes says protect yourself and make sun safety a priority everyday

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes was shocked to be diagnosed with a melanoma and have it removed last week.   read more

Education, Training and Employment


Education, Training and Employment


Education and Training Media Releases

Old TAFE issue must be resolved

Glen Elmes, Member for Noosa, recently asked a Question on Notice of the Attorney General on the current operating costs for the closed Noosa TAFE College. (copy attached) The response shows that, in the 7 month period July 2015 to January 2016, this empty facility is still costing Queensland taxpayers money.   read more

A safety boost for Eumundi State School

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes has welcomed the news that flashing school zone signs will be installed at Eumundi State School.  read more

$1.6 Million to local State Schools

Students in Noosa are set to benefit from the second round of Great Results Guarantee funding. Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP welcomed the announcement on behalf of local students. Mr Elmes said that almost $1.6 million would go directly to Noosa schools in 2015 which is more than $500,000 greater than last year’s allocation.   read more

Local student Gallipoli-bound for ANZAC centenary

A Noosa student is among 70 students from across Queensland who will travel to Gallipoli in 2015 to take part in the historic ANZAC Centenary commemoration as winners of the Premier’s ANZAC Prize.  read more

Glen Elmes applauds boost for student literacy and numeracy in Noosa

The literacy and numeracy of school students in Noosa will be boosted following the implementation of a targeted education plan by the Newman LNP Government.   read more

Glen Elmes invites locals to shape Queensland’s 30-year vision for schools

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has welcomed the Newman LNP Government’s latest initiative to develop a 30-year plan for the future of education in Queensland.   read more

Glen Elmes encourages Noosa students to apply for Anzac tour

Member for Noosa and Minister Assisting the Premier on Veterans Affairs, Glen Elmes, is urging all Year 8 to Year 11 school students to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Gallipoli and the Western Front.   read more

Elmes congratulates Noosa’s first Independent Public Schools

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, today congratulated Peregian Springs State School and Noosa District State High School on being selected as two of the first Queensland schools to become Independent Public Schools in 2013.   read more

Local Government


Local Government


Local Government Media Releases

Elmes welcomes Noosa election announcement

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has welcomed today’s announcement that Noosa will go to the polls on 9 November to elect its first Council under the re-established Noosa Shire.   read more

Three tiers of government join forces to protect Noosa from floods

Noosa Shire will soon be safer from flooding, with the announcement today of major flood mitigation work in Tewantin and Pomona and more planned for Cooroy.   read more

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, responds to Opposition pledge re EDV

“The Labor Party shows nothing has changed in the autocratic way it deals with local government with the promise from the Opposition Leader that a Labor Government would unilaterally force the EDV area to join with Noosa Council.   read more

Local show helps keep the pulse steady

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, welcomed the grants from the State Government which give such a boost to local Shows.   read more

Certainty? Certainly!

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has acted to ensure that the new Noosa Council will have a significant voice in the Noosa on Weyba development. read more

De-amalgamation News

The Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has assured residents of the reconstituted Noosa Council that the de-amalgamation process is being done in the fairest and most efficient way possible.   read more

Glen Elmes welcomes kerbside clean-up

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has welcomed the news from the new Noosa Council Mayor–elect, Noel Playford, that he plans to reintroduce the kerb-side pick-up of hard rubbish.   read more

Premier acknowledges Noosa's giving a helping hand

“The generosity of the people of Noosa makes me very proud,” Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes said on Monday prior to a function to acknowledge contributors to the Bundaberg relief effort.   read more

Local Agricultural Shows get a boost

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, welcomed almost $20,000 in grants from the State Government to give a boost to local Shows.    read more

Sunshine Coast heading in the right direction

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes is confident that the recently formed Sunshine Coast First group will deliver improved infrastructure and planning outcomes for Noosa and the wider Sunshine Coast.   read more

Noosa to vote

The Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has welcomed the decision to put the de-amalgamation of Noosa to a vote by the local community.   read more

Energy and Water Supply


Energy and Water Supply


Energy and Water Supply Media Releases

Peregian Substation Repairs

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes would like to advise residents in Peregian Springs that Energex crews will be carrying out maintenance works on the Peregian Substation on Doonan Bridge Rd East, between 18 and 22 April 2016. To ensure power supply is not interrupted, five generators will be deployed throughout the area.  For more information please call 1300 762 213.   read more

Helicopter Operations over Cooroy

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes would like to advise residents in the Cooroy area that ENERGEX will be conducting a pilot project in their region week commencing 28 March 2016 for approximately three days.   read more

ACCC bursts Labor's thought bubble

Queensland households are staring down the barrel of higher power prices under a Labor Government, with Australia’s consumer watchdog raising concerns over the ALP’s plan to merge the state’s energy companies.   read more

Energy rebates for pensioners and vulnerable Queenslanders

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said low-income families and pensioners will receive welcome help to deal with cost of living pressures from today, with increases to Queensland Government rebates for electricity costs.   read more

Scrap materials give a helping hand to local community groups

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard at Noosa is among a number of community groups across south east Queensland to receive funding compliments of Energex’s sale of scrap materials.   read more

Sunrise Hills to Peregian powerline project – Deferred

The Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, has welcomed the formal decision by Energex to defer the proposed Sunrise Hills to Peregian powerline. read more

Housing and Public Works


Housing and Public Works


Housing and Public Works

Glen Elmes reminds that forgotten bonds may assist needy families

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes), is reminding residential tenants and rental property owners to check if they are one of the almost 43,000 people who have forgotten to claim their bond refund.   read more

Home Secure Assist Secure

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes confirmed the new funding arrangements for local Home Assist Secure (HAS) providers following an announcement by the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Tim Mander.   read more

Environment Media Releases


Environment Media Releases


Environment and Heritage Protection Media Releases

Experts called in to help koalas find a good home in Noosa

Wildlife experts are being called upon to help relocate rehabilitated koalas to the Noosa hinterland in a new partnership with the Queensland Government.   read more

Glen Elmes announces that grants of up to $100,000 are available for community-based environmental projects

Queenslanders who are passionate about the places they live are being invited to apply for a share of $5 million in funding through the Newman LNP Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants program.   read more

Glen Elmes says restoration of Noosaville riparian bushland to get underway

Funding by the Newman LNP Government will enable the first community planting day to take place on Saturday, 5 April to begin the restoration of riparian bushland at Noosaville.   read more

Glen Elmes says grant improves the health of Noosa’s natural assets

Noosa’s community has come together to improve the local natural environment thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants program.   read more

Environment grants help eradicate invasive weeds at Noosa

“The headland section of the Noosa National Park will be rejuvenated and local koala habitat will be restored in projects funded by the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants,” Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said today.   read more

Round Two of Everyone’s Environment grants program opens

Community groups that support and protect the natural environment are being encouraged to apply for Round Two of the Everyone’s Environment grants program.   read more

Glen Elmes calls “time’s up” for Noosa’s Singapore daisies

The Newman Government is supporting the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association’s assault on the Singapore Daisy in the Noosa catchment.   read more

Grant to give Peregian Beach entrance a facelift

A two kilometre stretch of scrub along the David Low Way at Peregian Beach will receive a much-needed facelift thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants.   read more

National Parks, Sport, Recreation and Racing


National Parks, Sport, Recreation and Racing


National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Media Releases

Glen Elmes urges Noosa kids to Get Started again with sport funding

Noosa families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today.   read more

Glen Elmes again says get active in 2014

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, is calling on Noosa locals to make 2014 the year their children Get Started in sport and recreation.   read more 

Glen Elmes again says Get in the Game

Sport and recreation clubs throughout Queensland are being encouraged to apply for funding to improve their services and facilities with the Newman Government launching Round Two of its Get Going and Get Playing programs.   read more 

Proof of NPA claims must be produced

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said today that if there is proof of illegality with a deal done between the Beattie Government and Noosa Parks Association then the evidence should be produced and action taken against any individuals identified.   read more 

Noosa - now let’s Get Playing!

The first round of the Get Playing part of the Newman Government’s $18 million grassroots funding program has been a huge hit with Queensland’s sporting and recreation clubs.   read more 

Noosa to keep scoring with Get in the Game

Noosa families, sport and recreation clubs will continue to benefit from Get in the Game with the second round of funding for the Newman Government’s grassroots initiative to open next month.   read more