Wellington Point

New Flashing Lights for Wellington Point Schools

14 October 2014

Children in the Wellington Point will have safer journeys to and from class each day with the installation of flashing school zone signs.

We are on track to deliver flashing school lights to 300 schools a year ahead of the original four year commitment thanks to the LNP Government’s $10 million school flashing lights program.

This important election promise gives parents peace of mind their children are safer heading to and from school.

Today we can announce that new flashing lights will be placed along Birkdale Road to provide greater safety for the school communities of Wellington Point State High School and Redlands College. The second set will be on Main Road for Wellington Point State School families”

I am committed to rolling out flashing lights to more schools over the next few years for as long as I am the Member for Cleveland.

The signs reminded drivers to slow down in and around school areas while young Queenslanders made their way to and from school.

The safety of children walking to and from school is paramount and the continued roll out of flashing school zone signs across the state is proof of our commitment to child safety.

Motorists need to slow down and drive to conditions at all times to avoid tragedy in and around schools.

These schools join others in the electorate which are already benefiting from the installation of flashing lights including Thornlands State School and Redlands Special School.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said schools were selected based on a detailed risk analysis of all existing school zones in Queensland and following nominations by schools, communities and local Members of Parliament.

Priority has been given to school zones with a significant crash history, a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits and visibility problems.

Young Wellington Point 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.”

Hilliards Creek cycleway officially opened

30 June 2014

The new Hilliards Creek crossing Cycleway was officially opened by State Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson and Redland City Mayor Karen Williams.

I am pleased to open the cycleway today along with the Mayor, and representatives from Bicycle Queensland, Redlands U3A Cycling Group and the Wynnum Redland Cycling Club.

Providing better infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians is a part of our stronger plan for a brighter future.This is a great addition to the city’s walking and cycling trails as it provides an important link to the Moreton Bay Cycleway, which will eventually connect Redland Bay to Redcliffe.The cycleway is not just part of southeast Queensland’s recreational infrastructure, it a highly valuable community asset which will service many users ranging from local commuters to mobility scooter users.

The project was jointly funded by the state and local government at a cost of $1.4 million.The new path section connecting between Sawmill Drive, Wellington Pt and Bibury and Gloucester Street Ormiston includes a 20 metre bridge and 194 metre boardwalk.

Wellington Point Reserve Boat Ramp to be Restored

10 June 2014

The government has committed $370,000 in the latest budget for the resurfacing of the Wellington Point Reserve boat ramp. This major upgrade will address concerns raised about the operational safety of the ramp. This is great news for boaties and rec fishers throughout Redlands.