Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Nikki Boyd

Published 3:00am 8 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Nikki Boyd
Words by Moreton Daily

Transport and schools figure prominently among the list of achievements for Nikki Boyd in almost eight years as State Member for Pine Rivers.

They include upgrades to the Strathpine Rd and Linkfield Rd overpasses and a “full upgrade” of Eatons Crossing Rd, including removing “blackspot removal”.

A turning lane has been added and road widened at Dayboro tip. Traffic lights and the roundabout have been removed on Gympie Rd at the Dixon St, Strathpine.

Mrs Boyd’s website also lists air-conditioning for every government school in Pine Rivers, a new hall at Bray Park High School and a soft-fall outdoor area at Bray Park State School among her lists of achievements.

She has also helped get a new pedestrian causeway at Percy Cash Bridge, Samford, clubhouse improvements for Pine Rivers Swans and a new track and home for Pine Rivers BMX.

Upgrades to Strathpine station, expanding the park ‘n ride at Lawnton station and refurbishing the Maiala picnic area at Mt Glorious are also listed.

Mrs Boyd is also patron of Pine Central Holy Spirit Football Club, Dayboro Pony Club, Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association and Act 1 Theatre, as well as being a member of Samford Lions and honorary member of Samford Area Men’s Shed and Club Pine.

About Nikki Boyd

Nikki Boyd’s website says she has “dedicated her working life to looking after others and fighting for a fair go for everyone in our society – particularly those who are forgotten about or marginalised”.

Much of that has been achieved as the State Member for Pine Rivers, to which she was elected in 2015 - and returned in 2017 and 2020.

For the last two years Mrs Boyd has been Assistant Minister for Local Government, having previously been Assistant Minister for Health and Deputy Government Whip.

She has also been a member of committees including Ethics; Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention; Parliamentary Crime and Corruption; Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business; Legal Affairs and Community Safety and Economics and Governance.

Mrs Boyd’s website says before being elected, she was an educator in early childhood education and care as well as union lead organiser with United Voice.

It also shows Mrs Boyd also held a number of secretary, delegate, committee, network and organiser party positions within the ALP from 2008-2019.

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