Update Melissa McMahon MP

It has been an incredible start to the year and now that we are four months in, it is a great time to stop and reflect on everything we have already accomplished. We were hit pretty hard in the Christmas/New Year weather events, but I am so proud of Macalister as we rallied as a community to make sure everyone was safe.

This year is shaping up to be another big one. We have just seen the 2024-2028 Logan City Council sworn in, with a new Mayor, 10 returning Councillors and two new faces joining the ranks. I look forward to working with them to move Macalister forward.

We have some exciting projects rolling out in the electorate that we are working tirelessly on, so keep an eye out on my website for updates. Follow along on social media for updates on projects, and the times and locations of my next mobile office.

Melissa McMahon

Macalister Schools

School holidays are almost over already, meaning students will be heading back to term 2 shortly. I visited all the schools in Macalister recently and had a chance to catch up with a number of students and staff who were eagerly awaiting the break.

I attended the Eagleby South and Eagleby State Schools Easter Bonnet Parade and had a great time watching all the colourful creations. It has been a few years, but the students were more than happy to show me how to do the chicken dance. A big congratulations to all the hard work that everyone put into their bonnets.

Windaroo State School put their students to the test at the end of the term, putting their engineering knowledge to good use. Students were encouraged to participate in a Lego Building contest, which I was invited to judge. The theme was 'Wonderous things and the students definitely delivered. There were some amazing creations and it was hard to choose a winner. A big thank you to Windaroo for having me along to participate.

Logan Thunder Season Launch

Logan Basketball officially launched their 2024 season last week and I was honoured to be invited along to join in the celebration. Supporting clubs for all ages, skills and abilities, Logan Basketball is the home of numerous teams and competitions. First founded in July 1998, playing out of the then new Cornubia Sports Centre, they still call it home and have recently taken over the management of the facility.

It is also the home of Logan Thunder, two NBL1 semi-professional teams. Both Men's and Women's teams are currently 2nd on the ladder. Congratulations to both teams.

If you or your children are interested in joining a team, visit here for further details.


We commemorate ANZAC Day on April 25th every year and it is always an honour to participate in local ceremonies. Ceremonies will be held at the Beenleigh War Memorial and Beenleigh RSL, with the march starting from Kokoda Street.

This is an opportunity to come together as a community to commemorate and celebrate all those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Services.

Please note, all businesses including shops will either be closed or have altered opening hours on Thursday 25th April and all schools will be closed.

Tackling Yough Crime

We are looking for community groups to help tackle youth crime across Queensland. Grants of up to $75,000 will be available for short-term, culturally responsive, community-based projects that respond to the causes of youth crime, based on identified local needs and service system gaps.

If you know of a community group or program that fits this criteria, then the Miles Government wants to provide them with a grant to help support the program. For more information, click here.

Applications for for Quarter 2 are open now and close on April 29th.

Community Gambling Funding in Mcalister

There are so many amazing organisations in Macalister who give so much to our community. I recently caught up with one organisation who received Community Gambling Funding to help them continue their amazing work.

You may know Roceels from their bright green and pink coffee shop and crazy shakes, but you might not know that they provide free meals to those in need every Tuesday and Thursday, as well as food hampers and employment opportunities to those with disabilities. They have recently been granted $35,000 to keep up their incredible work and purchase a refrigerated Ute to help transport their food.

A huge thank you to all the hard working Roceels staff and volunteers for their countless hours caring for our community.

The next round of applications for Community Gambling Benefit Funding is now open. If you are a community group looking at upgrading your services, click here for application details.

Mobile Office

I love getting out into the community, especially getting out on weekends for mobile offices. It is a great opportunity to have a change to chat to you about your concerns. Last week I spent some time at Beenleigh, chatting about Macalister Projectsfree flu vaccinations and cost of living updates.

Stay up to date with my next mobile office dates, times and locations on my facebook.

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