Peter Wellington MP

Independent Member for Nicklin

Results not Excuses

These are some of the many projects that I was directly involved with and believe my involvement was critical to achieving the outcome. Please contact me if you need further information about any of the following projects.
This list is incomplete and not in order of priority.

 

Government Services
 Convinced Government to retain Landsborough Police Stations, while also providing a new police station in Beerwah.
 Upgrading of Nambour Police Station including, increased police services in Nambour.
 New Ambulance Station for Nambour and retention of old station for community use.
 New Fire Station for Nambour.
 Expansion of  Nambour TAFE.
 New Public Trust Office for Nambour.
 Additional Court Judge for Maroochydore Court House.
 Expansion of the DPI and retention of services in Nambour.
 Extensions to Woodford Prison
 Workcover office for Nambour
 Regional Communities offices for Nambour
 Q-Build to be retained in Nambour
 Department of Natural Resources offices to remain in Nambour

 

Roads
Various road improvements, including a number of new bridges.
 Convinced the Government to bitumen all of the Maleny Stanley River Road.
 Upgrade Kenilworth to Eumundi Road
 Traffic Lights Nambour Connection Road
 Cudgerie Cooroy to Curra Intersection
 Nambour to Mapleton Road upgrade
 Nambour Heights Pedestrian refuge
 Palmwoods  Roundabout
 Replacement of Bridges Kenilworth Eumundi Road
 Kenilworth Conondale Road Bellbird Range Road Upgrade
 Conondale Bridge
 Palmwoods Main Street Safety Improvements
 Kiel Mountain Road intersection
 Maleny Kenilworth Road Upgrade
 Fixed Speed Camera Woombye

  
Health Needs
 Nambour Hospital expansion, including purchase of adjoining land for new car parking facility
 Established Lymphoedema Services NGH
 Extra Dental services NGH
 Chapel at Nambour Hospital
 Hibiscus House Nursing Home replacement of home including securing additional funding
 Relocation of a range of Community Health Services into Centenary Square, Nambour
 School Nurse Pilot Program Nambour
 Air Conditioning Maleny Hospital

 
Transport
 Rail Bus link from Landsborough to Nambour
 Surveillance Cameras for Nambour Railway Car Park
 Surveillance Cameras above Centenary Square
 Bus service for Palmwoods
 Yandina State School crossing and lollypop lady
 Tilt Train Stop for Nambour
 50 Extra Car Parks at Nambour Railway Station


Community Services
 Sunshine Coast Family Networks (New Respite Centre for Sunshine Coast people with disabilities)
 New hall and facilities for SPIRAL
 Secured additional funding for Cittamani Palliative care
 Funding and accreditation for Teralba Mens Centre Mapleton
 Secured the site for The Shack (drop-in centre) Nambour
 Secure Tenure for the Nambour Museum
 Roof for Nambour Museum
 Blackall Range Care 
 Funding for Graceville Centre
 BADYAC Flexi School (Beerwah)


Legislative Change
 Criminal Code (Palliative Care) Amendment (Rights of the Terminally Ill)
 Criminal Code (Double Jeopardy) Amendment
 New law to allow community hospices to operate in Queensland.
 Right for residents of retirement villages to appoint a proxy at Village meetings.


Education
 Expansion of Kenilworth Campus
 Inclusion of Nambour High in the Secondary School renewal program.  New auditorium and classrooms.
 Purchase of house adjoining Palmwoods School for future administration use.
 Retention of old school house at Mapleton for community
 Nambour High School - Council land swap for an extension of Quota Park. 
 Expansion of the School Nurse program. 
 Nambour Special School expansion and land purchase.
 Various improvements at Nambour Special Schools including flooring and sports facilities
 Adjustments to Student Teacher ratios at Nambour Special School
 Release of money North Arm School BER project.
 Nambour State School replacement of roof (Gatehouse)
 Numerous improvements to schools, including new toilet block at Eudlo School


General
 Community Cabinets (bringing Government to the People)
 Horse riding trails on government land secured after long fight
 Rainwater Tank incentives
 Convinced Minister to call in Links development Montville
 Convinced Government to reject the 900 acre industrial site at Bridges (near Yandina)
 Successfully lobbied for northern connection pipeline to go through Pringle Hill via tunnel and not a trench.
 Lobbied to stop mega dump at Kallangur.
 Supported funding applications by community groups and sporting associations.
 New Club houses for Nambour Netball  and Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer and Sunshine Coast Vigoro.
 Flood Relief Assistance Nambour Golf Club
 Reprieve for local kindergarten threatened with closure
 Help for patients waiting too long for surgery
 Travel assistance for school children
 Safer drop-off and pick up area for local school students
 Fought for upgrading of Nambour Railway Station including a public lift beside the subway entrance
 Help for terminally ill patients to access loving end-of-life care
 Relocated a bus stop to provide safer access for disabled and elderly
 TAFE-PCYC Partnership
 North Arm Goldmine
 PCYC and Wattles Tennis Club land deal
 Continuation Kenilworth Conondale school bus route
 Secured Community land from Queensland Rail for Community use in Eudlo (including toilet block)
 Quota Park Adventure Playground funding
 Montville Fire Brigade Truck
 Maroochy Rive Fire Brigade site and the shed
 New Fire Truck for Nambour
 New Rural Truck for Belli
 Secured Premises for Nambour and Kenilworth SES
 Obi Obi Rural Fire Brigade
 Secured tenure for Woodford Folk Festival
 Funding to Purchase NAMTEC Building