Darren was elected as the State Member for Morayfield at the March 24 2012 Queensland State Election. Darren and his wife Leila, and their three children have been proud to call this area home for the last 15 years.
He began his working life in the hospitality field as a baker and later moved into the economic and taxation industries, working as a franchise director for a leading Australian taxation firm. During this experience Darren saw firsthand the many challenges facing small business.
In 2007 Darren bought a family-run business based in Burpengary and operated this business with his wife and kids before selling the business in 2014. As well as winning many industry awards, Darren was named the Qld Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008.
Darren is a life member at the Narangba Crows AFL Club and a member of Commerce Caboolture, he is very active in our local area and supports a large range of community groups. Darren is currently patron of the Burpengary Scouts, Burpengary Pony Club and Narangba Crows AFL Club.
I would like to say a whole hearted thank you for entrusting me as your local member.
I’ve already been out and about in the community attending local events and visiting schools, clubs and groups. I know that the work ahead of me will not be easy, but I look forward to serving you as your local member and tackling the issues that are important to you.
Darren Grimwade MP — Member for Morayfield
Darren’s Local Plan
Grants funding received into the Morayfield electorate
|July 2014||Caboolture Special School||$31,256.36||Install playground and shade structures|
|July 2014||Cartmill Centre Riding for the Disabled Assoc Inc||$21,818.18||Construct shed|
|July 2014||Narangba Rangers Rugby League Football Club Inc||$18,505.45||Install goal posts, purchase equipment|
|July 2014||Grant Road Sports and Community Complex Inc||$5,709.50||Purchase resources|
|April 2014||Australian Alpaca Association, Qld Region||$3,959||Purchase of a trailer|
|April 2014||Caboolture Parkinsons Support Group||$2464||Purchase of audio visual equipment|
|December 2013||Burpengary Jets Netball Inc||$3,588||Accredit volunteers & purchase equipment|
|December 2013||Caboolture Sports Club Ltd||$6,228||Accredit volunteer coaches & referrees|
|December 2013||Lions Camp Duckadang||$23,695||Install Mini Golf|
|October 2013||Caboolture Family Network Assoc||$17,553||Provide sensory play equipment for children with disabilities|
|October 2013||Jinibara State School P&C||$31,708||Purchase musical instruments|
|June 2013||Caboolture Little Athletics||$14,500||Purchase of a tractor mower|
|June 2013||Narangba Rural Fire Brigade||$18,025||Install a solar system|
|June 2013||C & K Jinibara Community Kindergarten||$29,607||Resources and equipment|
|June 2013||Grant Road Sports & Community Complex Inc||$13,634||Purchase of a tractor mower|
|January 2013||Morayfield East State School||$26,579.48||Purchase hall seating and musical equipment|
|January 2013||Burpengary District Guides Qld||$3,282.73||Replacement of tents and upgrades to the hut|
|January 2013||Burpengary Equestrian Centre||$31,818.18||Construction of two storage sheds|
|January 2013||St John Ambulance, Caboolture Division||$6,115.45||Purchase medical equipment|
|November 2012||Goodstart Early Learning Burpengary, Rowley Road||$5,000||2012 Renovation and Refurbishment Grant Program for Kindergarten Services|
|November 2012||Goodstart Early Learning Burpengary, Buckley Road||$5,000||2012 Renovation and Refurbishment Grant Program for Kindergarten Services|
|November 2012||Sesame Lane Child Care Centre – Morayfield||$5,000||2012 Renovation and Refurbishment Grant Program for Kindergarten Services|
|November 2012||Burpengary Pre Prep and Creche||$5,000||2012 Renovation and Refurbishment Grant Program for Kindergarten Services|
|November 2012||The Kidz Rock Educational Centre||$5,000||2012 Renovation and Refurbishment Grant Program for Kindergarten Services|
|November 2012||C & K Kindergarten Burpengary||$10,000||2012 Renovation and Refurbishment Grant Program for Kindergarten Services|
|October 2012||Queensland Eightball Federation Inc||$26,248||Host the National Championships|
|October 2012||We Can Make a Difference Inc||$2,300||Purchase indoor bowls equipment|
|October 2012||Torrens Road Community Child Care Assoc Inc||$31,326||Conduct Workshops and purchase equipment|
|June 2012||Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc||$6,550||Train rescuers and purchase equipment|
|June 2012||South East Queensland UHF Emergency Team||$21,500||Establish Communication Network|
|June 2012||Sunshine Coast and South Burnett District Golf Association Inc||$10,181.82||Conduct coaching programs and comps|
|June 2012||Burpengary Scout Group||$7,057.27||Solar Sport and Community Group Grant|
|May 2012||Burpengary State School P&C||$31,223||Installation of a shed and equipment|