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Do you have problems with your internet and mobile phone

The Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce wants to know your problems.

They are asking for your feedback, your frustrations, cost to your business, the loss of business, etc. They are asking you to tell them about your problems with mobile phone reception, as well as your internet connection.
Below is a printable form for you to use. Click on it to open a pdf version.

The filled out copy can be emailed to or posted to PO Box 79, Glass House Mountains, 4518 or you can drop it off at the offices of First National Beerwah, 68 Simpson Street, Beerwah.


New Electoral Boundaries

The Queensland Redistribution Commission has released its proposal for the reconfiguration of the State’s electoral boundaries (
Major changes across all areas of Queensland are proposed, with the current 89 seats being increased by four to 93.
The two local seats affected are that of Glass House (currently held by Andrew Powell) and Caloundra (held by Mark McArdle).


Glass House

The electorate of Glass House is being renamed as Tibrogargan.
According to the Commission’s report, the main changes are listed as:
1. Gains part of the Kenilworth locality, particularly the Imbil Forest area, from Nicklin;
2. Gains suburbs in the south, including Ocean View, Campbells Pocket and portions of the Rocksberg and
Moorina suburbs from the current electorate of Pine Rivers;
3. Gains the remainder of Rocksberg, Moorina and part of the Upper Caboolture suburbs from Morayfield;
4. Gains Diamond Valley, Mooloolah Valley and the Bald Knob localities from Caloundra;
5. Gains a small section of the Landsborough locality from Caloundra, but also transfers a portion to Caloundra;
6. Transfers Palmwoods, Woombye, Chevallum, Ilkley and its portion of the Tanawha suburbs to Nicklin; and
7. Transfers part of the Elimbah, Caboolture and Moodlu suburbs to Pumicestone.
The proposed electorate has 31,707 electors, which is 4.40% below quota (currently 37,610).
The redistribution means that Andrew is not one of these voters, as his place of residence will be within the Nicklin electorate.
However, with the changes not coming into effect until they are finalised (21 days after gazettal – which is about mid-June), if an election is called before that date, it would be run using the current electoral boundaries.
Andrew would then still be living within his electorate. And with fixed four year terms commencing with the next election, this would be the case until 2021.
To see the proposed electoral maps for Tibrogargan, along with the current map of Glass House to compare it with, see the files below (both are clickable to open as individual files).





The seat of Caloundra (held by Mark McArdle) retracts in size to reflect new and continuing growth in the coastal suburbs.
Currently, the electorate has 35,538 voters, with the proposed boundary changes dropping that to 31,624.
According to the Commission’s report, the main changes are listed as:
1. Gains part of the Landsborough suburb in the west from the current electorate of Glass House;
2. Transfers Diamond Valley, MooIoolah Valley and parts of the Bald Knob and Landsborough suburb to Tibrogargan;
3. Transfers the balance of the Currimundi locality to Kawana; and
4. Transfers the Bribie Island North suburb to Pumicestone.
Further afield, the Sunshine Coast’s ‘pure blue’ Conservative makeup may be in for a shake down at the next election.
Peter Wellington (Nicklin) is not contesting the election, leaving the way for a clean slate field. Sunshine Coast Councillor Greg Rogerson has indicated he will likely nominate, and the LNP would see the seat as theirs for the retaking.
Steve Dickson (Buderim) jumped from LNP to One Nation, throwing that electorate into bitter turmoil and setting up a pitched battle in one of the safest LNP seats in Queensland.
The new seat of Ninderry – if included in the election – has already drawn a declaration from Councillor Jason O'Pray that he will run. Again the LNP would see this Coolum-centred seat as very winnable.
The X-factor at the election will be the effect that One Nation has on local voting preferences. And with compulsory preferential voting back (that is you have to number every box), the crucial decision may be who you put last rather than who you put first.

Below is the new map of the Caloundra electorate (left) alongside the current boundary map (right) – click on each to open a larger map.


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