Darren Grimwade MP - Member for Morayfield


Introducing Darren

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, 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.

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Darren Grimwade MP — Member for Morayfield

Darren’s Local Plan

1 Provide public transport cost of living relief through free trips in a week after nine paid trips in that week Weekly discounts for commuters commenced 25th June AND As part of the 2012 Budget fare increases will be HALVED in 2013 and 2014
2 Reduce water, electricity and car registration costs to lower the cost of living, saving Queensland families up to $330 a year *$80 water rebate to households early 2013
*BudgetElectricity Tariff 11 frozen on 1stJuly
* Family car registration frozen 1st July
3 Work with local sporting and recreational clubs to improve their facilities and increase participation in sport at the grass roots level through the LNP’s enhanced sporting and recreational grants Delivered as part of the 2012 Budget, $150 grants for eligible children to join sports teams
4 Support local community and volunteer groups undertaking projects for our community through the LNP’s Community and Volunteer Groups Equipment and Materials Grants Provided many community groups with gambling, community, environmental, arts and multicultural grants to purchase equipment, build infrastructure and fund programs in the community
5 Fight for a proper share of new police resources and additional police numbers for frontline policing to deal with crime Additional police officers stationed at Burpengary Station
6 Improve access to hospital emergency treatment and surgery on time $8.5m to continue expansion of Caboolture Hospital emergency department as part of an additional $816 million Statewide in the 2012 Budget


Grants funding received into the Morayfield electorate

Date Recipient Value Purpose
January 2015 Caboolture Family Network $31,818.18 Purchase bus
January 2015 Burpengary District Guides $9,630.00 Install compactus shelving
January 2015 Lions Camp Duckadang $7,577.28 Purchase AV and IT equipment
January 2015 Burpengary Kindergarten Association $8,304.93 Replace flooring
January 2015 Burpengary Scout Group $27,272.73 Construct storage shed
January 2015 Caboolture AFL $30,741.10 Install chair lift for disabled access
October 2014 Moreton Bay Table Tennis $19,800.00 Upgrade resources
October 2014 Rocksberg Moorina Rural Fire Brigade $13,636.36 Install solar system
October 2014 Peninsular Developmental Riding Centre $35,000.00 Construct roof over arena
October 2014 Burpengary State School $31,818.18 Construct outdoor activities area
October 2014 Qld Steam and Vintage Machinery Society Inc $28,000.00 Restore 1911 steam road locomotive
October 2014 Citizens Radio Emergency Service $29,000.00 Install repeater infrastructure
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