• $250,000 Navua Sedge Management
  • $7,300,000 funding allocated for Panama disease TR4 outbreak
  • Tabled Fair Mark Milk Bill
  • Tabled and passed Real choice in Marketing bill for cane growers
  • Tabled Safer Waterways bill to control crocodiles
  • Advocating the protection of prime agricultural land


  • Reduced fees for small timber millers
  • Helped extend Ravenswood Gold Mine


  • $590,910 for Ravenshoe State School H Block and Hall (tuckshop)
  • $540,000 for Yungaburra State School B Block upgrade, stairs and tuckshop
  • $2.3 million for the Atherton State High School Special Education Unit upgrade
  • $1,000,000 allocated to replace ceilings in C-Block at Atherton State High School
  • $54,000 funding allocated for Ravenshoe Prep playground
  • $44,000 allocated for the construction of a shade structure for Yungaburra State School
  • $323,000 capital works for Malanda State High School
  • $3.65 million to replace the dairy at Ravenshoe State School
  • $200,000 for home economic learning space at Ravenshoe State School senior campus
  • Air-condition for 3 schools in Moranbah
  • Air-conditioning for Charters Towers High School
  • Paths and early learning program for Malanda Primary School


  • Clear waitlists for Plastic surgery Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health service
  • $4.45 million to upgrade Dimbulah Primary Health Care Clinic
  • $70 million for upgrade/refurbishment of Atherton Hospital Emergency Department and Operating Theatre
  • Opening of Ap-Morphine Clinic in Cairns

Community Groups

  • $10,000 received from Qld Government for RavRail
  • QCWA Country Kitchens program reinstated
  • Funding for railway sleepers for Atherton Herberton Historical Railway

Community Safety

  • $6.9 million for Atherton Police Station ($150,000 for preliminary works study)
  • Two additional QPS officers appointed to Malanda
  • $2.6 million for the construction of a new Herberton Fire Station and Dimbulah Fire Station
  • Funding allocated for the upgrade of Millaa Millaa QPS building
  • Support for First responders in Herberton
  • Funding for domestic violence shelter in Charters Towers
  • Successfully fought against Newman Government cuts to rural firies

Community Lifestyle and Wellbeing

  • $250,000 to establish Community Service Tablelands Community Hub
  • $71,720 allocated for Charters Towers Netball amenities block
  • Helped overturn the proposed forced land grab near Charters Towers for military training
  • Appointment of counsellor at Ravenshoe following café explosion tragedy
  • Reinstated lawn mowing vouchers trial on the Atherton Tablelands
  • $500,000 for equipment to undertake a study of flying fox behaviours in Charters Towers as part of a $2.7 million state-wide commitment over three years for flying fox management
  • Helped secure $50,000 to complete the construction of a boat equipment shed to support rowing and outrigging at Yungaburra worth $100,000
  • $1.5 million to complete the construction of an asphalt track surface incorporating drainage improvements to support motor sports at Charters Towers

Power, Water and Waste Infrastructure

  • $603,000 funding for Burdekin Moranbah water pipeline
  • $33.6 million for redevelopment of Moranbah substation


  • $595,000 to upgrade Irvinebank Road
  • $3 million to upgrade Palmerston Highway
  • $1 million to upgrade Rocky Creek intersection
  • $5 million to upgrade Upper Barron Road
  • Upgrade Nettle Creek Bridge at Innot Hot Springs
  • Upgrade Millaa Millaa East Evelyn intersection
  • Upgrade Atherton-Yungaburra Road
  • $77 million to upgrade last remaining sections of the Gregory Development Road which includes new upgraded bridge for Cape River


  • Re-stocking of Red Claw in Lake Tinaroo


  • Introduced North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability (renewal of mining leases) Amendment
  • Reinstatement of Mareeba Airport project upgrade
  • Condemning of politicians’ massive pay rises


During 2012 to 2015, Shane had the opportunity to deliver 136 speeches in Parliament; placed 86 questions on notice; 55 questions without notice and tabled 14 petitions advocating for a range of issues including:

  • Desecration of Herberton old mine sites
  • Upgrade of the Atherton Tableland’s road network
  • Protection of prime agriculture land
  • Revisit the Tully hydro-electric power generation scheme
  • Kirrama Range repair and upgrade
  • Mandate of ethanol for job creation and for our own produced clean fuel
  • Secured 4% mandate of ethanol for job creation and for own produced clean fuel
  • Petitioned for flashing lights school zone signs
  • Opposition to the sale of the profitable assets
  • Protection of the country racing industry
  • Opposing the increase in water charges to Atherton Tableland irrigators
  • Retention of specialist medical service on the Atherton Tablelands and far North Queensland and many other important issues.