Probably the highlight of a very busy Parliamentary sitting week, was being a part of successfully voting down Labor’s extreme vegetation management laws consequently protecting the rights of Queensland farmers while continuing to protect the Great Barrier Reef. After months of uncertainty, Queensland farmers and small business can finally now have confidence in their future. I know those Glass House residents who contacted me will be breathing a sigh of relief.
There was a touch of sadness (and a bit of fun) as we farwelled Amy Remeikis from the Brisbane Times this week as she moves on to bigger and better things in Canberra. Good luck Amy!
SEQ Regional Plan Update – During parliament this week MPs were briefed by the Regional Plan Review team. I used the opportunity to raise key issues you’ve shared with me such as: using natural features – like creeks, escarpments or remnant vegetation – as urban footprint boundaries as opposed to roads; restoring the family subdivision rule on rural properties; set backs on rural residential blocks; and giving Councils greater flexibility when considering subdivisions.
To finish off the week I attended the Beerwah Charity Sports Day and of course had to sample some of the cakes on offer. The day was a great success and better still, all money raised went to Cancer Council Queensland.
Looking forward to spending time back in the Glass House electorate this week!