House debates

Monday, 29 July 2019

Statements by Members

Forde Electorate: Community Organisations

4:28 pm

Photo of Bert Van ManenBert Van Manen (Forde, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

It's always a pleasure to rise in this place to speak about the terrific communities that we all live in. One of the reasons our communities are so great is that we have so many community groups that do so much good work each and every day. These community groups are all volunteer groups, which makes it all the more remarkable. I just want to name a new of the wonderful community groups of my electorate of Forde—and I'm sure I'll run out of time! These groups include the rotary clubs of Logan, Beenleigh, Upper Coomera and Ormeau; the Lions Clubs of Ormeau and Logan Village and our garden clubs at Beenleigh, Eagleby and Ormeau. I also mention the Peachey Community Gardens—which does an enormous amount to revegetate our local community, particularly along the Pimpama River and works very closely with the Ormeau Progress Association—and our Probus clubs in Logan, Beenleigh and Park Ridge. Last but not least, I acknowledge our army cadet unit at Meadowbrook, which is just tremendous in terms of the work they do with young people each and every day, and our navy cadet unit at Eagleby, which does the same. Both are tremendous organisations that continue to build and strengthen the capacity of the youth in our community.