About Shane King
Shane King MP, the newly elected State Member for Kurwongbah, is a local from Kallangur having moved there from neighbouring Bray Park in 1994.
Shane attended High School at Pine Rivers High before commencing an apprenticeship as an Electrical Fitter Mechanic with QEC (now Powerlink).
After qualifying as a tradesperson he has enjoyed a long career in the Power and Energy industry, in particular in high voltage, having held positons as a Substation Electrical Fitter, Mechanic, High Voltage Switching Operator, Maintenance Planner, Substation Site Supervisor, Safety and High Voltage training Officer and a Senior Site Facilitator.
He has worked the majority of his life all across Queensland in the Electricity Supply Industry but has also worked in rural and remote Australia for Rio Tinto in their Western Australian Iron Ore mines.
Shane has tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health and Hygiene as well as Certificate IV qualifications in Frontline Management, Training and Assessing and Workplace Health and Safety and he possesses a keen interest in worker safety. He is a long time Workplace delegate for the Electrical Trade Union, providing advice and guidance to the many members of the union in his various workplaces.
He is an avid motoring enthusiast and owner of several old Australian cars and also enjoys motorcycling both on and off road.
In his spare time Shane loves playing and collecting guitars and supporting his wife Angela who is an active member of the volunteer rural fire brigade and his son Ben who is an up and coming Rugby league player as well as an Apprentice Electrician.
Shane joined the Labor Party soon after becoming involved in the ‘Your Rights at Work’ campaign. This successful campaign and then ‘Not for Sale’ campaign against the sale of public assets like the Electricity Supply corporations in which he worked, gave Shane the drive to put his name forward for election.
In January 2015 he became the State Member for Kallangur.
Shane is currently the Chair of the Parliamentary Utilities, Science and Innovation Committee.
Kallangur is an outer-suburban electorate in the Moreton Bay Regional Council that borders and is situated in the Petrie-Caboolture corridor.It can be found north of the Pine River between Lake Samsonvale and the Bruce Highway.
The electorate has a strong and varied retail and business sector and is home to many recreational parks, community clubs and war memorials which can be found along its major roads like Anzac Avenue.
The name Kallangur is said to have been derived from the aboriginal word, kallangoor meaning ‘good place’.
Suburbs in the ECQ State electorate of Kallangur include Kallangur, Petrie, parts of Narangba, Murrumba Downs, Dakabin and Kurwongbah.
Kurwongbah ECQ Information
To find out more information about the Kallangur electorate from the Electoral Commission, follow the link below.