$87,000 TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY FOR WYNNUM LOCALS

Road safety in Queensland has received a boost with a new round of funding announced under the Black Spot Programme. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today announced funding of $87,000 to fix the intersection of Bay Terrace and Bride Street in Wynnum, through the installation of…

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HONOURING OUR LOCAL VETERANS

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta today said it was important to take the time to honour the legacy of our ANZACs, as well as the service of our local veterans, through upcoming ANZAC commemorations being held throughout the Bonner electorate. Mr Vasta today hosted a special morning tea for local veterans at Wynnum RSL…

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NDIS roll-out to change the lives of people in Bonner

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to continue being introduced in Bonner, following the Commonwealth and Queensland governments reaching agreement on the full rollout of the scheme in Queensland. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said around 91,000 Queenslander living with disability and their families will benefit when the NDIS is fully rolled out…

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CHILDREN IN BONNER TO BENEFIT FROM UNIVERSAL ACCESS

Over 2000 children in Bonner will benefit from the Turnbull Government’s National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said $840 million in Federal funding will be available for quality preschool programmes across the country, and that these benefits would be felt across Bonner. “The National Partnership…

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STRONGER COMMUNITIES ROUND 2 NOW OPEN IN BONNER

Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in Bonner are invited to apply for funding for small capital projects through Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Programme (SCP), Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. Applications for SCP grants of $5,000 to $20,000 will be open in Bonner until Monday, 11 April 2016. Organisations must…

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BONNER ICE ROUND TABLE PROMOTES LOCAL ACTION

Local teamwork and promoting local solutions are the key to tackling the ice scourge in the community, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said at an ice round table he hosted in Wynnum on Friday. Mr Vasta was joined by Minister for Rural Health and Minister responsible for alcohol and drug policy, Senator the Hon…

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HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE IN BONNER INTO WORK

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today invited local organisations in the electorate to apply for funding to deliver projects that will help vulnerable young people find and keep a job, as part of the Government’s new Empowering YOUth Initiatives. “I invite not-for-profit community organisations to put forward fresh and innovative proposals that offer a…

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Upgrades Underway at Holland Park West Black Spots

Work has started on upgrading two black-spot intersections on Messines Ridge Road in Holland Park West, Brisbane. Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher said the $1.7 million total cost of the upgrades will be provided through the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme. “These projects will improve safety and reduce congestion at two problematic intersections—one where Messines Ridge Road meets…

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GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT BONNER VOLUNTEERS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged local community organisations to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.   The funding is being provided under a $20 million Volunteer Grant funding round, announced by the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP.  Organisations working with individuals or communities experiencing…

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SUPERFAST BROADBAND ON THE WAY TO BONNER

Superfast broadband is coming to more than 59,500 homes and businesses in Bonner under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn. Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release today of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide. Today nbn is releasing its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the…

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