Political support for Samford Commons

A commitment is being sought from both sides


The high profile Samford Commons project is seeking a pre-election commitment from both sides of politics in the lead up to the State election.

“The project is a shining example of what the Queensland Plan aims to do so we are very hopeful of a strong commitment from the Member for Ferny Grove, Dale Shuttleworth, and Premier Campbell Newman.”‘ said Samford Commons spokesperson Kate vanderVoort.

“Mr Shuttleworth has already expressed strong personal support but we are seeking a pre-election commitment of $2million which will match a provisional contribution from the Moreton Bay Regional Council.”

Mark Furner, the ALP candidate for Ferny Grove has also been asked to consider his party’s commitment to Samford Commons.

Samford Commons is a community owned enterprise which seeks to use the former Samford CSIRO research station as a centre for urban farming, arts precinct, sustainability education centre and a co-operative working space for small businesses. It will hold festivals, workshops and performing arts events.

“The economic contribution to the region will be in the vicinity of $33million over ten years,” said Ms vanderVoort.

Candidates are being invited to declare their positions within a week of the election date.

Now it is your turn to add your support and encourage a funding commitment from both sides for this important Samford community enterprise.

Let them know it matters to our community by phoning (preference) or emailing to express your support and ask for their endorsement and financial commitment.

Dale Shuttleworth                                          Mark Furner
Ph: 3851 1570                                                  Ph: not available
ferny.grove@parliament.qld.gov.au           fernygrove@queenslandlabor.org


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