2017 State Election: Achievements and Committments

Mark’s achievements in the Cleveland district:

  • $18 million Emergency Department upgrade of Redland Hospital including new Paediatric, Short Stay and Mental Health sections
  • $999,000 to signalise and improve lighting at the intersection of Bloomfield and Bay Streets
  • Domestic Violence victim support funding for Cleveland Court and other local DV services
  • Construction of Cleveland Ambulance Station
  • 450 additional seats on peak time train services on Cleveland Line
  • $1 million upgrade to Cleveland Station facilities
  • Palliative Care Service at Redland Hospital
  • Upgrade of Agnes Street intersection in Birkdale
  • Increase in car parking at Redland Hospital (more to do)
  • Improved bikeways at multiple locations in Cleveland district
  • $3 million Bayview State School hall in Thornlands
  • $9-10 million Cleveland High Year 7 building
  • Installation of flashing lights in school zones for 80% of schools across Cleveland District (final few schools to go)
  • Capital equipment grants of over $130,000 for 5 different educational institutions
  • The transition of local state schools to Independent public schools for greater autonomy, including Ormiston State School and Cleveland District State High School
  • $20 million for North Stradbroke Island’s Economic Transition Strategy (more needed)
  • Wellington Point boat ramp upgrading and resurfacing
  • Cleveland William Street new boat ramp
  • Cleveland William Street floating walkways and channel dredging
  • $600,000 to upgrade the North Stradbroke Island Gorge Walk
  • New boats and engines for local Volunteer Marine Rescue (Straddie and Cleveland)
  • Artificial reef at Turner Reef, Harry Atkinson, Peel and Coochie Reefs
  • Breakwater wall at Cleveland William Street boat ramps
  • Delivered the end of single use plastics to protect marine life

 

Mark, as part of an LNP Government, commits in the next term to:  

  • Delivering for local boaties and fishers with $350,000 to install artificial reef off Wellington Point
  • Fighting to deliver an upgrade to the Cleveland Fire Station
  • Delivering a new multi-purpose hall and indoor sports auditorium at the growing Cleveland District State High School
  • Fighting to upgrade the Cleveland Watch House and deliver additional frontline police officers to the region
  • Installation of 40km/h flashing lights at St Mary MacKillop Primary School to improve safety
  • Fighting to deliver the Redland Aquatic Centre and Emergency Precinct
  • Fighting for an intensive care unit at the Redland Hospital to be considered by an independent Hospitals Planning Commission
  • $20 million (of the total $45 million) congestion busting investment to dual-lane the Thornlands section of Cleveland-Redland Bay Road
  • Securing an extra $10 million (taking the total to $30 million) to help deliver jobs and economic development on North Stradbroke Island following the Government’s decision to shut down sand mining
  • Improving traffic congestion and safety for motorists, students and local residents with a $5 million commitment (taking the total to $8.5 million) to upgrade the Shore and Wellington Streets intersection
  • Fighting to replace two school buildings at Ormiston State School
  • $25,000 to secure the future of Donald Simpson Centre for Cleveland District seniors