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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


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.


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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.


      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.


      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.


      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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    2 months ago

    Rob Molhoek MP

    Christmas lunch with Everyone’s favourite Councillor Dawn at Southport Senior Citizens Centre! See MoreSee Less

    Christmas lunch with Everyone’s favourite Councillor Dawn at Southport Senior Citizens Centre!

    3 months ago

    Rob Molhoek MP

    Looks like QLD Labor’s priorities need a health check!Queensland Labor cut $10.6 million in funding from children’s health. Now they are spending $500,000 on renaming Lady Cilento Hospital. Priorities. See MoreSee Less

    Looks like QLD Labors priorities need a health check!


    Comment on Facebook

    Yep I agree huge waste of $$

    Has it been confirmed that they are chAnging the name??

    Very disappointed with Lady Cilento’s name being removed from the hospital. She was such a pioneer in medicine in Queensland. A disrespectful slap down to Lady Cilento’s family. Shame on them.

    Why oh why with the amount of drought in your state,is the government fining farmers for feeding their cattle Mulga,when the branches cut off Mulga will grow back ? This is unconscionable conduct by your government and how many cattle will die due to this ridiculous law, they will be stopping people picking flowers from their own garden next !

    3 months ago

    Rob Molhoek MP

    Bunnings Snags! Breakfast of Champions! Musicians Wanted, all ages and experience. Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra! See MoreSee Less

    Bunnings Snags! Breakfast of Champions! Musicians Wanted, all ages and experience. Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra!

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