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Rob MolhoekState Member for Southport

How can I help you?

My vision for our City is to see it grow and develop into a City where businesses are encouraged to be enterprising but also supports and nurtures families and community networks. A City which is inviting and safe for residents and visitors regardless of religion, race or origin. A City which is well planned and sustainable, a City which is so outstanding that everyone else on the planet wished they lived here too.

I’m here to serve the Southport Electorate, which includes the suburbs of Ashmore, Keebra Park, Crestwood Heights, Molendinar, Benowa and Bundall. If I can ever be of service please feel free to contact me on 0430 209 995 or at southport@parliament.qld.gov.au

Rob Molhoek
Member for Southport

The SOUTHPORT TEN

Legal Precinct & Supreme Court

Work with Council to review planning overlays and conditions to attract more legal services, professional chambers and more court services into the CBD

Light Rail to Gold Coast Airport

Overwhelming support for connection to the airport as a priority. Also support for connectivity from Griffith Uni to Hope Is and Coomera over the long term.

Capacity of local Schools

In-fill development and the Games Village are pushing local schools over quota, all schools in the catchment need to be redeveloped in such a way that maximum greenspace is preserved and building footprints better optimised. Also need a new school in the CBD adjacent to light rail.

War on Drugs

There needs to be a more comprehensive strategy developed to deal with Criminal Gangs and the Ice Epidemic, which may require tougher sentencing, more police and better services.

Sundale Bridge and Traffic Congestion

How do we improve traffic flow into and through Southport, Surfers, The Spit and Broadbeach

Smith St Overpass into Molendinar from West

There is no direct access from Smith St into the Molendinar Industrial Estate, either for heavy vehicles or pedestrian traffic from the new light rail station.

Hooning & rat-running

Better monitoring and enforcement in problem areas, Smith St Motorway and Molendinar Industrial Estate. Improved traffic management and sequencing of traffic lights across the electorate.

Youth Foyer & more Crisis Accommodation

There is a significant shortage of crisis accommodation on the Gold Coast and a real need for more supportive accommodation models for young people in crisis.

Business Attraction CBD

Need to attract large corporations and develop large plate A grade business accommodation into CBD Southport (Old hospital and other key development sites)

Ridgeway Ave TAFE Future

Local residents don’t want the site sold for property development, they would like to see the site recommissioned for community purposes or a new school.

Broadwater Management

On-going commitment to dredging and managing growing recreational and commercial use.

    Testimonials

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      Hetty Johnston Founder & CEO Bravehearts

      Rob is a champion for the safety and protection of children. As former Chairman of Bravehearts National Board for many years; and in his continued support for our work, Rob’s determination to do all he can to keep kids’ safe permeates everything he does.

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      John Howe Chairman Committee for Southport

      Rob has led the rejuvenation of Southport and the reestablishment of Southport as the Gold Coast CBD. Rob has been an exemplary member that has at all times fought for Southport residents and business owners and sought long term solutions that will generate both lifestyle and employment improvement for the betterment of both the Southport and wider Gold Coast community.

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      Karen Bulmer Co-ordinator Crestwood Heights Neighbourhood Watch

      Rob Molhoek is extremely passionate about the Southport area and provides us with a wealth of information about impending projects and developments. Rob is always happy to answer questions and help with residents' concerns. He really seems to put his heart and soul into his electorate.

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      Kevin Carmody Director Savills Gold Coast

      Rob Molhoek has brought a great deal of energy and initiative to Southport since he became the elected state MP, and it has been his passion and drive for Southport that has facilitated its re-emergence as the principal CBD of the Gold Coast. Rob has been the most active and successful State Member for Southport that I have known.

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      Laird Marshall President Southport Chamber of Commerce

      I’m not personally aware of any political aspirant, whether they be initially a Shadow member or later, a member of State Government, who’s found the time and ongoing belief in his Electorate, that’s as dedicated as Rob. Rob never loses the belief that changes can be made to assist both Business and the Residents of Southport, to make a holistic difference and advance the opportunities for all and never seek short-term gains that will benefit some but lose our Identity that attracts so many here.

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      Paul Miles CEO Busy at Work

      Over the years that I have known Rob he has worked tirelessly for the Southport electorate. The enthusiasm in which he engages with his constituents has been outstanding as well as his active engagement in community service. It is clear that he has a commitment to ensuring that young people get the community support and opportunities they need to make the right start in life.

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    SAVE CAREY PARK Gold Coast Bulletin (Friday May 10). A PANEL undertaking community consultation on a second Gold Coast casino says there is no preferred site, even as an MP vows to stop the bulldozers if Southport’s Carey Park gets the nod.

    PAUL WESTON AND RYAN KEEN
    Tourism Advisory Panel chair John Witheriff, speaking for the first time about the panel’s work, made it clear there was no preference for a location for an integrated resort and casino.

    Southport residents have called on the State Government to release details of the 11 “secret” sites being studied, fearing Carey Park is the only one being considered for a $2 billion global tourism hub.

    But Mr Witheriff told the Bulletin: “I want to make it very clear, the panel is completely agnostic to site. However , I am sure the community will have perceptions and preferences about the location of a global tourism hub, or even whether one is desirable, and we are open to hearing all views.”

    Southport MP Rob Molhoek yesterday ramped up his concerns about the hub overtaking not only Carey Park but surrounding community facilities.

    “If it gets to the point where they are bringing in the bulldozers for Carey Park, I might have to tie myself to a tree,” he said. “I’m pretty passionate about Carey Park

    – I ran my first cross country through there as a kid.”

    Mr Witheriff has welcomed public submissions, which remain open until June

    10. The panel must complete a report to the Government by June 30.

    He confirmed the panel was open to comments not just about sites but about whether the Coast, with more than 6000 poker machines, needed another casino.

    “Our objective in the short term is to engage with stakeholders and the community to better understand Gold Coast sentiment regarding a proposed global tourism hub, key issues and potential mitigation measures,” he said.

    “The Government is clearly committed to this project because of the benefit they believe it can bring to our tourism industry, the economy , employment and the development of additional public space.

    “However, they have made clear there is no preferred site and that The Spit, Wave Break Island and the Broadwater Tourist Park have been ruled out as potential sites.”

    The gaming footprint would be limited to 5 per cent of the gross floor area, Mr Witheriff said.

    Clubs Queensland has supported a tourism hub but does not believe poker machines should be included.

    “We have been advocating for a moratorium on any additional casinos in Queensland until all stakeholders can evaluate what the real – not projected – impact of the $4 billion Queens Wharf (in Brisbane) is on hospitality, gambling and tourism when it opens in early 2023,” a CQ spokesperson said.

    Former councillor Eddy Sarroff, speaking on behalf of a resident group, said Carey Park was the only site to be revealed and no clarity had been given on whether the Queens Park Tennis centre and the Southport Bowls Club would remain within the hub footprint.

    The Government had announced 14ha as a state development area for the proposed Cairns global tourism hub, he said.

    “Then what on Earth is the Government hiding … when the only site that the Government and council are talking about is Carey Park, which is less than 5ha?” he said. See MoreSee Less

    SAVE CAREY PARK Gold Coast Bulletin (Friday May 10). A PANEL undertaking community consultation on a second Gold Coast casino says there is no preferred site, even as an MP vows to stop the bulldozers if Southport’s Carey Park gets the nod. 

PAUL WESTON AND RYAN KEEN
Tourism Advisory Panel chair John Witheriff, speaking for the first time about the panel’s work, made it clear there was no preference for a location for an integrated resort and casino. 

Southport residents have called on the State Government to release details of the 11 “secret” sites being studied, fearing Carey Park is the only one being considered for a $2 billion global tourism hub. 

But Mr Witheriff told the Bulletin: “I want to make it very clear, the panel is completely agnostic to site. However , I am sure the community will have perceptions and preferences about the location of a global tourism hub, or even whether one is desirable, and we are open to hearing all views.” 

Southport MP Rob Molhoek yesterday ramped up his concerns about the hub overtaking not only Carey Park but surrounding community facilities. 

“If it gets to the point where they are bringing in the bulldozers for Carey Park, I might have to tie myself to a tree,” he said. “I’m pretty passionate about Carey Park 

– I ran my first cross country through there as a kid.” 

Mr Witheriff has welcomed public submissions, which remain open until June 

10. The panel must complete a report to the Government by June 30. 

He confirmed the panel was open to comments not just about sites but about whether the Coast, with more than 6000 poker machines, needed another casino. 

“Our objective in the short term is to engage with stakeholders and the community to better understand Gold Coast sentiment regarding a proposed global tourism hub, key issues and potential mitigation measures,” he said. 

“The Government is clearly committed to this project because of the benefit they believe it can bring to our tourism industry, the economy , employment and the development of additional public space. 

“However, they have made clear there is no preferred site and that The Spit, Wave Break Island and the Broadwater Tourist Park have been ruled out as potential sites.” 

The gaming footprint would be limited to 5 per cent of the gross floor area, Mr Witheriff said. 

Clubs Queensland has supported a tourism hub but does not believe poker machines should be included. 

“We have been advocating for a moratorium on any additional casinos in Queensland until all stakeholders can evaluate what the real – not projected – impact of the $4 billion Queens Wharf (in Brisbane) is on hospitality, gambling and tourism when it opens in early 2023,” a CQ spokesperson said. 

Former councillor Eddy Sarroff, speaking on behalf of a resident group, said Carey Park was the only site to be revealed and no clarity had been given on whether the Queens Park Tennis centre and the Southport Bowls Club would remain within the hub footprint. 

The Government had announced 14ha as a state development area for the proposed Cairns global tourism hub, he said. 

“Then what on Earth is the Government hiding ... when the only site that the Government and council are talking about is Carey Park, which is less than 5ha?” he said.

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Rob Molhoek MP people today are so fickle…over a month ago I established a protest and public meeting for save carey park group… only one other person and myself decided to do anything about it our of 1000’s of people who say they want to save this park and who are involved as key board warriors on FB. It shows the genuine nature of people when it comes to social issues…ZERO. Yes I agree that this park needs to be saved…it is one of the few parking areas left in Southport and being across the road from an tourist area and community area it is essential not only needed. The question is not this essential need for the community it is how do we get these sleeping key board warriors active!

    Obviously Barbara the construction, traffic issues, noise and loss of public spaces doesn’t affect you. If you wish to jump on Tom Tate’s bandwagon and see the Gold Coast as another Los Vegas then good on you.

    This council and govt has a long way to go just fixing up the traffic situation before constructing any other large development.

    Public green space does not have a price, it is our future.

    You want to develop a tourism hub which is a fancy name for a gambling den, motel and eateries then pay for and develop an existing site.

    Because an ariel shot of Southport shows it is completely built out except for the Public Parkland at Carey Park our growing population dictates the present way of building to the boundary on developments, we need more open space not less or building over what we have.. built the GTH somewhere other than open Parkland and still boost jobs, what is wrong with you Barbara Wiltshire ???

    Do we really need more concrete canyons, The Broadwater and associated low rise development of the Spit provide a majestic open space, we all need to protect. No problem with a GTH but put it where it stimulates growth and opportunities, first thought is the Carrara sports precinct, or further south. Alternatively in the North (Jacobs Well).

    Barbara there is nothing wrong with the people protesting in Southport, they have a realistic view regarding taking public land and all the issues that it will create, traffic and total congestion being one major one along with more public parks being overtaken and for what, another concrete jungle!

    If Cairns can have a proposed global tourism hub to boost jobs why in earth can’t Southport! What is wrong with people that they are not fighting for jobs in Southport!

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    5G – So that’s what Telstra have hidden inside the recently upgraded Southport Exchange! Telstra are partnering with Ericsson to deliver Australia’s first 5G site for faster services. See MoreSee Less

    5G - So that’s what Telstra have hidden inside the recently upgraded Southport Exchange! Telstra are partnering with Ericsson to deliver Australia’s first 5G site for faster services.

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Yes Rob we know that Telstra is good at spending money and upgrading facilities. But, they are a telephone orientated business, so why do they find it so hard to return calls. I have been waiting 27 hours. Certainly they cant say ” We couldn’t find a phone!”. Lift your act Telstra.

    3 weeks ago

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    Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Labor government have just rejected the LNP’s tough new laws for child killers.

    The community demands meaningful action to protect vulnerable children but Labor’s laws won’t deliver the justice victims deserve. See MoreSee Less

    Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Labor government have just rejected the LNP’s tough new laws for child killers.
 
The community demands meaningful action to protect vulnerable children but Labor’s laws won’t deliver the justice victims deserve.

     

    Comment on Facebook

    What was their argument?

    Do your laws include the unborn?

    Abhorrent.

    Labor has to go in QLD.

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