Rob Molhoek MP State Member for Southport

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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.ย 

A City which is inviting and safe for residents and visitors regardless of religion, race or origin.ย  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.

Iโ€™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

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1 hour ago

Rob Molhoek MP

#historyofsouthport The now Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, actually first opened in the 1960s as the Southport Pool ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ โ˜€๏ธ

๐ŸŸ The complex was renamed to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in the late 2000s.

And in 2018, when the Gold Coast hosted the Commonwealth Games ๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐Ÿ† the Aquatic Centre was utilised as the swimming and diving facility for the event.

โžก๏ธ Approximately $41 million ๐Ÿ’ฐ was spent on redeveloping the complex by State Government and City of Gold Coast.

๐Ÿ— The redevelopment encompassed the existing pool expanded to Olympic size, an 8 lane training pool, program pool, diving pool and childrenโ€™s play pool. In addition a gym ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ , dry dive facility, community meeting rooms, functions venue, and 1,000 seats readily expandable to 10,000 ๐Ÿ’บ for major events were also included in the final project brief.

โžก๏ธ Although the expansion was expected to be completed by 2017, the construction was brought forward to allow the venue to host the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

๐Ÿ‘‰ Work began on the redevelopment in March 2013. The 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships were held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and were headlined by all-time record holder for Olympic gold medals Michael Phelps who won three gold medals ๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ“† The Centre continues to host regular local, national and international elite sporting competitions including recently where it hosted the Australian All Age Swimming Championships which I attended and was lucky enough to meet great Dawn Fraser AM, pictured here ๐Ÿ“ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ Another great pic in the 1960s also included, as the Southport Pool with the old Pier Theatre in background ๐ŸŽญ

Enjoy โ˜บ๏ธ

#Sensationalsouthport #aquaticcentre #southportpool
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2 days ago

Rob Molhoek MP

The state budget ๐Ÿ’ฐ is just around the corner and I have put together my priority list ๐Ÿ“ for the electorate of Southport on the Gold Coast.

We desperately need โฌ‡๏ธ

โ–ช๏ธ A significant investment in social and affordable housing ๐Ÿก. Something closer to $1 billion per year for the next 10 years to address the massive public housing wait list (24+K and climbing) in Queensland and on the Gold Coast ๐Ÿ“ˆ

โ–ช๏ธ Support for the development of Common Ground on the Gold Coast including allocation of state government-owned land to build 150 units with wrap-around services to support ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป those experiencing long term homelessness

โ–ช๏ธ Increased mental health investment into Gold Coast University Hospital - GCUH to address growing needs spiking during the pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท. More beds ... starting with the 40 promised in last years budget ๐Ÿ›Œ

โ–ช๏ธ Long term investment to underpin the master plan ๐Ÿ— for The Salvation Army at Wardoo Street in Southport and the expansion of services at Gold Bridge. Increased funding for AOD services and more detox facilities for treatment and rehabilitation on the coast

โ–ช๏ธ A better funding model for domestic and family violence service providers on the Gold Coast, something that secures the future for staffing and our successful programs ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

โ–ช๏ธ A timeline for the appointment of the 150 new police ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Labor promised for the Gold Coast prior to the last state election, including how many will commence this coming financial year (2021-22) as youth crime continues to spiral out of control

โ–ช๏ธ Finalisation of the land transaction between State Govt and Council at the old TAFE site on Ridgeway Avenue in Ashmore including a plan for community re-purposing of this integral site ๐ŸคŒ

โ–ช๏ธ A sizeable capital contribution for the 7 public schools ๐Ÿซ that does better than simply more demountable classrooms and considers the population growth expected on the Gold Coast and increased enrolment over the forward 5-10 years

โ–ช๏ธ Formal commitment to the โ€˜Towers of Powerโ€™ project in Southport, including a relocation of government services to the new precinct, to address the Gold Coastโ€™s stressed courts system and revitalisation of the Southport CBD ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธโš–๏ธ

โ–ช๏ธ We also need to see a plan for the resumption of the international education and training sector in Queensland, which is worth $9 billion to the state economy each year. At this stage the state government is totally silent on it ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“

Thatโ€™s just a start really. How many of these items can Labor tick off next week in Parliament? โœ… ๐Ÿง

Even though the Labor state government continue to ignore the significant population growth ๐Ÿ“ˆ on the Gold Coast in their planning for housing, health care, education, police and community service requirements, itโ€™s our job to hold them to account and continue to put forward an alternative to this lack of focus on the Gold Cost region ๐Ÿ‘Š

I really hope we see more in this years budget to make up for the years of neglect from Labor.

#fightingforqueensland #budgettime #goldcoast #sensationalsouthport

The Salvation Army Australia Goldbridge Rehabilitation services QuIHN Set Free Care Vinnies Australia Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth Gold Coast Youth Service Gold Coast Rotary Common Ground Queensland Study Gold Coast Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Multicultural Families Organisation Inc. City of Gold Coast Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce Inc. Southport Chamber of Commerce
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The state budget ๐Ÿ’ฐ is just around the corner and I have put together my priority list ๐Ÿ“ for the electorate of Southport on the Gold Coast.  

We desperately need โฌ‡๏ธ 

โ–ช๏ธ A significant investment in social and affordable housing ๐Ÿก.  Something closer to $1 billion per year for the next 10 years to address the massive public housing wait list (24+K and climbing) in Queensland and on the Gold Coast ๐Ÿ“ˆ

โ–ช๏ธ Support for the development of Common Ground on the Gold Coast including allocation of state government-owned land to build 150 units with wrap-around services to support ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป those experiencing long term homelessness 

โ–ช๏ธ Increased mental health investment into Gold Coast University Hospital - GCUH to address growing needs spiking during the pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท.  More beds ... starting with the 40 promised in last years budget ๐Ÿ›Œ 

โ–ช๏ธ Long term investment to underpin the master plan ๐Ÿ— for The Salvation Army at Wardoo Street in Southport and the expansion of services at Gold Bridge. Increased funding for AOD services and more detox facilities for treatment and rehabilitation on the coast 

โ–ช๏ธ A better funding model for domestic and family violence service providers on the Gold Coast, something that secures the future for staffing and our successful programs ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

โ–ช๏ธ A timeline for the appointment of the 150 new police ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Labor promised for the Gold Coast prior to the last state election, including how many will commence this coming financial year (2021-22) as youth crime continues to spiral out of control 

โ–ช๏ธ Finalisation of the land transaction between State Govt and Council at the old TAFE site on Ridgeway Avenue in Ashmore including a plan for community re-purposing of this integral site ๐ŸคŒ

โ–ช๏ธ A sizeable capital contribution for the 7 public schools ๐Ÿซ that does better than simply more demountable classrooms and considers the population growth expected on the Gold Coast and increased enrolment over the forward 5-10 years 

โ–ช๏ธ Formal commitment to the โ€˜Towers of Powerโ€™ project in Southport, including a relocation of government services to the new precinct, to address the Gold Coastโ€™s stressed courts system and revitalisation of the Southport CBD ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธโš–๏ธ

โ–ช๏ธ We also need to see a plan for the resumption of the international education and training sector in Queensland, which is worth $9 billion to the state economy each year.  At this stage the state government is totally silent on it ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“

Thatโ€™s just a start really.  How many of these items can Labor tick off next week in Parliament?  โœ… ๐Ÿง 

Even though the Labor state government continue to ignore the significant population growth ๐Ÿ“ˆ on the Gold Coast in their planning for housing, health care, education, police and community service requirements, itโ€™s our job to hold them to account and continue to put forward an alternative to this lack of focus on the Gold Cost region ๐Ÿ‘Š 

I really hope we see more in this years budget to make up for the years of neglect from Labor. 

#fightingforqueensland #budgettime #goldcoast #sensationalsouthport

The Salvation Army Australia Goldbridge Rehabilitation services QuIHN Set Free Care Vinnies Australia Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth Gold Coast Youth Service Gold Coast Rotary Common Ground Queensland Study Gold Coast Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Multicultural Families Organisation Inc. City of Gold Coast Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce Inc. Southport Chamber of Commerce

4 days ago

Rob Molhoek MP

The CAMS program supports our commitment to promote an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ“‚ Applications are now open for funding for the 2022-24 period.

๐Ÿ’ฑ Funding is available for three years for up to 21 eligible organisations to strategically plan and deliver a range of projects, activities and initiatives under the program that address local barriers to economic and social inclusion and build sustainable opportunities for inclusion in local employment, services, networks and industries.

๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป Some great success stories already exist in our Southport community, with the incredible work being done by organisations like Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast and Multicultural Families Organisation Inc. for example.

๐Ÿ“† Applications Close - Friday, 2 July 2021

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The CAMS program supports our commitment to promote an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ“‚ Applications are now open for funding for the 2022-24 period.

๐Ÿ’ฑ Funding is available for three years for up to 21 eligible organisations to strategically plan and deliver a range of projects, activities and initiatives under the program that address local barriers to economic and social inclusion and build sustainable opportunities for inclusion in local employment, services, networks and industries.

๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป Some great success stories already exist in our Southport community, with the incredible work being done by organisations like Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast and Multicultural Families Organisation Inc. for example.

๐Ÿ“† Applications Close - Friday, 2 July 2021

More details below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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