Federal Member for Brisbane, the Hon Teresa Gambaro MP is calling on the local community to have their say as part of the nation’s largest conversation about the best ways to prevent, treat and cure diabetes.
Ms Gambaro said the opening of a national consultation process would help guide the Abbott Government’s development of a National Diabetes Strategy – an election commitment.
One of Brisbane’s most environmentally significant nature reserves is benefitting from a dedicated six month environmental program to reduce erosion and improve water quality.
Brisbane City Council, in partnership with the Australian Government, is undertaking a Green Army project at the Banks Street Reserve, which will not only restore the local environment, but also provides young people with environmental conservation skills.
BRISBANE’S public transport network has received a boost with the completion of major works on a new, flood-resistant ferry terminal at QUT Gardens Point.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the original Gardens Point terminal had been badly damaged by flooding in 2011. The repair and upgrade has been one of a number of upgrade projects for Brisbane’s ferry network.
“The Australian Government is pleased to have contributed more than $55 million to the $73 million Brisbane Ferry Terminals project,” Mr Truss said.