The Ferny Report

Monthly news from State Member for Ferny Grove, Mark Furner M.P.

Mark Furner MP (left) and Superintendent Steve Houlahan (right) congratulating former Officer In Charge of Ferny Grove Matt Ryan on his recent promotion to Inspector.

Local cop promoted

It was with mixed feelings last month that I attended a morning tea to congratulate Matt Ryan the Officer In Charge of the Ferny Grove Police Station on his promotion to Inspector.

Matt has been in charge of the Ferny Grove Police Station since 2011 and has forged many strong links in the area as evidenced by the wide spread of community representatives at the celebration. While I couldn’t be more pleased for Matt who will take up a new role with Ethical Standards his departure will be a loss for Ferny Grove as he has been an exemplary officer and leader in our community.

I look forward to forging a good working relationship with the new Senior Sergeant who is expected to be appointed shortly.

Hills Carnivalé

After cloudy skies for the Hills Festival early in the month the sun finally shone on the Hills Carnivalé at the end of May. It was a lovely day and a great chance to speak to locals in a relaxed setting while giving away free shopping bags and basking in the Autumn sun.

Cyberbullying grants

Grants are now open for youth-focused programs that have been designed to help tackle cyberbullying in Queensland.

The Tackle Cyberbullying Grants Program offers young Queenslanders aged 10-17 years and community organisations the opportunity to apply for grants to develop and deliver local initiatives to address cyberbullying in our community.

Grants from $500 to $1,500 are available to young Queenslanders, with the support of a sponsoring organisation, while community organisations can apply for grants from $1,500 to $5,000. All initiatives will need to be implemented between 15 August and 15 November 2019. To find out more about the Tackle Cyberbullying Grants Program visit

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