Extensive modifications to transform a large two storey, seven bedroom brick home at Murrumba Downs into a new headquarters for the Moreton Bay SES unit and Petrie SES group are now complete, with the facility now officially open.
Local residents were invited to help mark the official opening of the facility at 7 Ogg Road, Murrumba Downs, with a community open-day from 11am-2pm, fit with children’s activities, rescue vehicle and equipment displays and demonstrations by SES and emergency services.
Division 7 Councillor Denise Sims welcomed the completion of the new facility, which she said would help boost the resilience of the Moreton Bay Region in times of severe weather and other emergencies, providing a new base for the expanding Petrie SES and a new, centralised coordination centre for Moreton Bay SES unit, all under one roof.
“This new, centralised facility is fantastic news for our local community, and will allow Moreton Bay SES to better coordinate response efforts right across the region from one central location, deploying our region’s 350 SES volunteers and resources as required,” Cr Sims said.
“The facility will also act as a new base for Petrie SES, which had outgrown their previous facility at Beeville Road, providing them plenty of room to train and expand their membership.
“Council has worked closely with the SES over the past 12 months to transform the original brick home, which now provides ample office space, conference and training facilities, a communications room, kitchen and bathroom facilities, and a disability access lift.
“This adds to the extra-large storage shed and generous garage already located on the site, which will be used to store vital rescue equipment, such as vehicles and flood boats.
“There is nothing more important than the safety of our community, and this new complex will help streamline our disaster management response, ensuring our region is better prepared for emergency situations.
“I’d like to thank the Queensland and Federal Governments for their contribution to this facility, which recognises the importance of SES volunteers and the great work they do in assisting our community’s recovery from natural disaster events.”
“It’s so important that our region is prepared in the event of severe weather or other emergencies, and this open day will be a great opportunity for families and their children to check out this new facility and learn about disaster preparedness in a fun and interactive way,” Cr Sims said.
“SES and emergency services will have their vehicles and equipment on display, and will host a range of activities including rooftop rescues and chainsaw demonstrations.
The $1.275 million transformation has been made possible by contributions from Moreton Bay Regional Council ($876,600); the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments’ joint Natural Disaster Resilience Program ($348,400); and an SES Accommodation Grant from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services ($50,000).
March 25, 2017 | simon
The Moreton Bay Regional Council are inviting you to attend the opening of the new Petrie State Emergency Service (SES) and Moreton Bay Region SES Unit facility at Murrumba Downs on Saturday, 25 March 2017.
The event promises to hold a number of activities including sandbagging, tarping a roof, kids land search, face painting, and lots of displays from the SES and other emergency service partners. Parking is available on site.
State Emergency Service Facility Open Day
7 Ogg Road, Murrumba Downs
Saturday 25th March 2017, 11:00am – 2:00pm
March 22, 2017 | simon
Wednesday 22nd of February marked the first meeting back for the Kallangur Business Association held at the Murrumba Downs Tavern. We had a great turn out of new faces and representation of local businesses and community groups.
Belinda Norrie the President of the association opened the first meeting of the year greeting everyone and sharing our outlined plan and vision for the year. The new Treasurer Mick Thomas introduced himself and touched base on points of
The new Treasurer Mick Thomas introduced himself and touched base on points of organising the membership and focusing on the value given back to each member. Simon Payne the Vice-President & Secretary opened the general business with the breakdown of planning for the calendar year ahead.
Simon Payne the Vice-President & Secretary opened the general business with the breakdown of planning for the calendar year ahead. We are going to focus on our strengths, working through networking and enabling marketing opportunities for businesses and community groups a like. We will enable this through our Speed Networking events to be held at North Leagues Club on dates yet to be announced. We will also be holding a local Expo during the year over a weekend period to enable the local community to showcase to the public.
A part of our networking elements we are proud to be partnered with Josh & Amanda the team at Big Local who provide awesome website/directory platform. We have the Kallangur QLD Community webpage linked with it Facebook page
General discussion was opened to the floor. Discussions were held on a handful of topics such as the update on the Petrie University and Local area developments.
It is exciting to see the growing passion and interest in our local area which is seeing a great deal of change, and with the potential of change to come. We encourage all businesses and community groups to join us. Our vision and mission is to see the business community grow, as well as the community elements to come together.
Shane King MP member for Kallangur, and Denise Sims, Councillor for Division Seven also attended the meeting.
The next Kallangur Business Association meeting is on the 29th of March at the Murrumba Downs Tavern starting at 7pm.For further inquiries, get in contact today! www.kallangurbusinessassociation.com
March 20, 2017 | simon
A petition is being presented to MBRC to reverse it decision to sell the land occupied by the KMBC.
The Petition is “We, the undersigned residents of Moreton Bay Regional Council, request that Council: Reverse its decision to sell the property, including the clubhouse used by The Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club Inc”.
K.M.B.C. Inc. not only provides bowling facilities but is a complex for community groups, seniors, handicapped, seminars, weddings, and anniversaries.
To give public support for the continuance of the K.M.B.C. Inc at its present location 1351 ANZAC Ave, Kallangur 4503 which has been in the community for 50 years, you can go to this link to print a copy of the petition.
You can have your family and friends sign, then either scan and return to email@example.com or post to PO Box 73 Kallangur 4503, or drop off at the club 1351 ANZAC Ave, Kallangur.
March 20, 2017 | simon
Locally, there has been a reshuffle of MP’s and electoral boundaries, resulting in our local electorate of Murrumba being appointed a new MP.
Steven Miles MP, who’s seat of Mt Cootha disappeared under the boundary redistribution and who is Queensland Labor Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, has taken on the seat of Murrumba.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk greets Steven Miles MP and his wife Kim.
Last Friday 3rd March, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and local MP’s, along with members of the public, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Kallangur campaign office of Steven Miles MP for Murrumba.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Steven Miles, incoming MP for Murrumba, cutting the ribbon at the new Kallangur office.
Dr Miles grew up in in the area, having attended Petrie State School and St Paul’s at Bald Hills. His website Steven Miles MP states that he is committed to tackling unemployment through job creation, listening to and acting upon the concerns of Queenslanders, and restoring integrity and accountability to government in Queensland.
Premier Palaszczuk and incoming MP for Murrumba, Steven Miles speaking with locals.
Steven has supported the current increased funding for koala conservation and protecting wildlife and with his ministerial roles, is well positioned to give a voice to local issues in the electorate of Murrumba.
Murrumba now comprises parts of Rothwell, most of Mango Hill, Griffin, Murrumba Downs, Kallangur and Dakabin.
Under the changes, the seat of Kallangur, represented by MP Shane King is set to become Kurwongbah and includes the suburbs of Petrie, Kurwongbah, Joyner, Whiteside, Narangba, parts of Burpengary and parts of Lawnton.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stands with Murrumba MP Steven Miles and current Member for Kallangur, Shane King.
Incumbent Murrumba MP Chris Whiting will contest the newly created electorate of Bancroft which includes suburbs – North Lakes, Deception Bay and Burpengary East.
The latest redistribution increases the total number of Queensland seats from 89 to 93, dropping the average number of voters per electorate from approximately 34,200, to around 32,700.
The increase in seats was passed through parliament in April last year and included in the bill is a change in the voting rules from Optional Preferential Voting to Mandatory Preferential Voting, meaning that under the current rules, voters are required to number every box in order of preference, for their vote to count.
Murrumba, Kallangur & Kurwongbah Boundary Redistribution Map 2017
Most people speculate that the next state election will take place in early 2018.
You can see a full list of the proposed boundary changes and maps on the website – Queensland Redistribution Commission.
March 9, 2017 | nthlakes