Young Cleveland Musicians Receive Boost

25 July 2014

Mark Robinson at Wellington Point State High School

Mark Robinson at Wellington Point State High School

State school students will have access to new music instruments and more music teachers after the Queensland Government announced more than $2.46 million in funding for secondary school music education.

Member for Cleveland mark Robinson said the additional funding would benefit instrumental programs at Wellington Point State High School and Cleveland District State High School.

He said Wellington Point and Cleveland are two of more than 225 state schools with secondary music programs to share in an additional $1 million to buy more instruments and equipment.

“The additional funding will help cater for the move of Year 7 into secondary school in 2015 and ensure students have access to the instruments and expertise they need,” said Dr Robinson.

“I look forward to continuing to see Cleveland and Wellington Point students excel in the instrumental program.”

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said from 2015, Year 4 students will be able to study woodwind, brass and percussion instruments at school for the first time, a year earlier than the   current Year 5 starting point.

“This additional funding will help students to develop their music skills across a range of      instruments earlier and help schools to maintain quality bands,” Mr Langbroek said.

“The Queensland Government will also employ an additional 16.7 fulltime equivalent instrumental music teachers across Queensland.”

Fresh Look for Cleveland

16 July 2014

Mark Robinson MP, Hon. David Crisafulli, Mayor Karen Williams, Steve Davis MP

Mark Robinson MP, Hon. David Crisafulli, Mayor Karen Williams, Steve Davis MP

Community pride in the Cleveland will soon be bolstered, with the Newman Government chipping in to help revitalise public infrastructure.

These are important community projects that will enhance the family-friendly atmosphere the Cleveland is famous for.

It’s always important for councils to restore and rejuvenate public areas and these projects will improve the quality of life for residents and improve safety.

This new investment by the LNP Government of $200,000 toward the $500,000 major facelift of Bloomfield St Park will deliver immediate benefit to the families of Cleveland and local Bloomfield St small businesses, and help revitalise the Cleveland CBD.

The project includes improvements to walkways and pedestrian access, improving play equipment, and shaded seating.

These small improvements will not only benefit residents, but open up potential investment through laneway-style cafés and specialty shops

Council has also received more than $13,000 to beef up security at William Ross Park with new and improved lights to be installed in and around the park to help reduce crime in the area.

These are important community projects and we've stretched every dollar to give maximum value for money.

The funding has been delivered through the State Government’s Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

Artistic Impression

Artistic Impression

Member for Cleveland welcomed Deputy Premier Hon. Jeff Seeney to the Redlands Chamber of Commerce breakfast this morning. The Deputy Premier took the opportunity, whilst addressing the members of the Redland City business community, to update the community on the progress of the Toondah Harbour PDA.