Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today encouraged people to get in quick before the last set of tickets available for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) sold out, including for events being held in the Bonner electorate.

“There are a number of tickets still available, so get on the GC2018 website now to make sure you get yours,” Mr Vasta said.

“The Games is our biggest sporting event this decade. I’m thrilled that two of the biggest events—track cycling and shooting—will be held right here in Bonner.”

The GC2018 track cycling competition will take place at the Anna Meares Velodrome at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler.

“The Australian Government contributed funding to deliver this state-of-the-art velodrome, and I’m proud of the jobs the project created, how it helped grow our local economy, and the long-lasting legacy it will leave for our community,” Mr Vasta said.

The GC2018 clay target, full bore, pistol and small bore shooting events will take place at the Belmont Shooting Complex in Belmont. Mr Vasta previously received a certificate of appreciation for assisting the Complex in getting state funding to upgrade their manual targets to electronic targets in time for the Games.

“I’m thrilled the new targets were installed in time for sufficient testing before the Games take place,” Mr Vasta said.

“There are going to be many great events on in Bonner next year so don’t miss out on your opportunity to grab some tickets to see the best of the best right here on our doorstep!” 

The final release of GC2018 tickets is available now at

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I’m pleased today to provide a positive update on the nbn rollout in Bonner. Under the Coalition’s revised rollout plan, thousands of people are being connected to the nbn each month. More people can access the nbn every month than Labor managed to connect the entire time they were in office!

The nbn has hit every rollout target the Coalition has set since coming to Government. This includes for Bonner.

Construction of the nbn network is now underway around the Eight Mile Plains and Capalaba exchanges. Right now, 1,100 premises in Eight Mile Plains are being equipped for fibre to the node connections. By Christmas it’s expected construction will begin for around 14,000 premises in the area.

Work is planned to progress south of the Eight Mile Plains site over the next few months. It is also expected to extend west of the Capalaba site, with nbn construction expected to begin in Chandler, Ransome and Gumdale before the end of the year.

There’s also good news for the Mt Gravatt region. Nbn network construction is planned to start in the Mt Gravatt area in the first half of 2017–mainly in areas of Upper Mt Gravatt, stretching toward Mackenzie. This is an area that, thanks to Labor’s mismanagement, has had to wait even longer for superfast broadband.

I’m thrilled for the locals in these areas who’ve been sharing with me for years their frustrations with slow, choppy internet. I’ve fought hard to bring the nbn to Bonner on their behalf and now it’s well on its way.

The vast majority of residents and businesses in Bonner will have access to the nbn in the next few years. Everyone in my electorate will have the nbn by 2020. This is a remarkable achievement and I thank my colleagues and nbn™ for working so hard to make this a reality.

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