Darren and his wife Leila and their three children have been proud to call this area home for the last 12 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 the family run business based in Burpengary, and he has kept the business strong. As well as winning many industry awards, Darren was named the Qld Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. Darren employs local staff and assists young workers in entering the workforce.
Darren is a life member at the Narangba Crows AFL Club, member of Commerce Caboolture, Member of Lions International and Patron of the Burpengary Scouts.
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
|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|