Dickson News – Feb/Mar 21

Peter Dutton MP

A Message from Peter

Happy New Year! I hope you were able to enjoy a holiday or a break over Christmas and New Year and are getting ready for the year ahead. 

Students have returned to school now and I wish them all the best for the year ahead. A special mention goes to those students entering Prep and those going into Year 12 for their final year, I wish you the best of luck and every success.  

With a COVID-19 vaccine on the way, we can be cautiously optimistic this will be a better year.  

I am hopeful that with COVID Safe plans in place we will be able to have many of our favourite community events such as the Hills Carnivale this year. 

Please get in touch if there is anything I can do to help or any local issues you’d like to raise. 

Peter

2021 Australia Day Dickson Awards

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a local resident for the 2021 Dickson Awards. 

I received many excellent nominations from members of our community and am pleased to announce that Suzanne Schultz is our 2021 Dickson Citizen of the Year! Suzanne is a local hero and is well known for her volunteering through Girl Guides, Meals on Wheels, Army Cadets and the VIEW club. Suzanne has been contributing to our community for over 50 years since moving to Strathpine and is a very worthy recipient.  

Other awardees include the Rural Fire Service Brigades in Dickson as Community Group of the Year, Karen Brown from TerryWhite Chemmart Arana Hills and Samford Village as Small Business Owner of the Year and Prince of Peace Lutheran College Student and swimmer Sam Short as Young Sports Person of the Year. 

Ferny Districts Cricket Club stalwart Andrew Middleton received the Dickson Community Service Award for his contribution to cricket in our community and in Queensland.   

For more information and a full write-up on each of the awardees please visit my website peterdutton.com.au 

Congratulations to all awardees! 

Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Grants Programme Now Open

The increasingly popular Stronger Communities Grants Programme is back! The program encourages and supports participation in local projects, improves local community participation and contributes to vibrant and viable communities. 

Round 6 of the program will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Grant applications for funding between $2500 and $20,000 can be applied for. Please contact my office at peter.dutton.mp@aph.gov.au or (07) 3205 9977 for more information on how to apply. For further information visit: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/stronger-communities-programme  

What’s important to you?

I want to know what’s important to you. 

I’m working hard to make our community even better but I can’t do it on my own. I need your help to make sure we get the priorities right for our community. 

With your help, and by working together, I know we can get the upgrades, facilities and opportunities our community needs to be even better.

Please get in touch with me at peter.dutton.mp@aph.gov.au or 3205 9977 to let me know your priorities. Or you can drop in to my next mobile office. 

I am coming up to 2500 visits in my mobile office and have helped thousands of residents with local issues. If you see me out and about with my caravan, please drop in.

Alternatively, you can drop by my office in on Gympie Road in Strathpine during business hours. Or visit my website www.peterdutton.com.au for more information.  

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