Media Releases

Second M1 funding locked in as part of economic recovery to create jobs.

September 20, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government’s economic recovery plan will be significantly boosted with a $755 million commitment to build the 16-kilometre stage one of the Coomera Connector – popularly known as the ‘second M1’ – between Nerang and Coomera. Funding for the second M1, which will support over 700 jobs, is the centrepiece of the Palaszczuk Government’s $830 million Gold Coast roads infrastructure and jobs package that also includes funding to u...

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Light rail plans on track

August 06, 2020

Plans for a future light rail link to the Gold Coast Airport are on track thanks to a pledge by the Palaszczuk Government and the City of Gold Coast to start the business case. Future east-west bus and light rail connections will also be explored with a study to prioritise rapid transit options on the Broadbeach – Robina and Broadbeach – Nerang corridors.

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Safer solution coming for fire station

July 06, 2020

New traffic lights are set to be installed outside Nerang Fire Station. Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said work on Beaudesert–Nerang Road was expected to start in August on the new lights.

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MP Calls for Royal Commission Visit to Gold Coast

August 05, 2019

Gold Coast MP Meaghan Scanlon has called on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to hold a special hearing on the Gold Coast. Ms Scanlon said the Commission needed to hear more evidence from those affected by last month’s sudden closure of the Earle Haven Hibiscus House and Orchid House.

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Clean energy future for Gold Coast state schools

August 01, 2019

Member for Gaven, Meaghan Scanlon has welcomed news that Gold Coast schools will benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program. Member for Gaven said the ACES program will be delivered in three phases at Queensland state schools, with Phase 1 now well underway.

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Flash new training spaces for Ashmore TAFE

May 09, 2019

New electrical trades and refrigeration training spaces at TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus will start training local apprentices after a $1.5 million upgrade has been completed. Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the Palaszczuk Government’s investment will support the growing number of apprentices studying at the site and improve the facilities and training on offer.

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