How will you navigate the tension between more people moving into the area and the needs of wildlife and the environment?
|Conflict between people and animals is one of the main threats to the continued survival of many species. The members of the council will need to find adequate solutions to conflicts. Development creates environmental degradation. But before such developments if the environment is provided some protection against the harmful effects of development then I think together with the council team and local community, to some extent balance between environment and economic development will be achieved.|
What are the highest priority transport services and infrastructure you will be advocating for in your division?
|After speaking with the local residents of Division 9 there is a real need for more public transport within the area. I will be working with the council to advocate for more bus services to enhance the transport options for residents living in Division 9.|
What can Division 7, 8, 9 & 11 councillors do to assure more of the city budget is invested in the west?
|The council members will be working as a team, administrators have put in place guidelines and procedures which as a councillor I will be working hard to ensure Division 9 residents will be adequately supported by the budget.|
What do you think is the most important issue facing your division and how will you respond to it?
|Roads and public safety are one of the most important issues that need to be addressed in Division 9. I will be working with the local community and conversing with the council members to ensure infrastructure is implemented where the key areas for roads and public safety are identified.|
What is one thing you’d like to achieve during your first term as councillor?
|I would like to build community rapport between Logan City Councillors and the residents of Logan City to build a stronger community. I want to meet, listen and hear your concerns so I can address them at Council meetings to achieve a positive outcome for residents.|
How can residents in your division be involved and empowered to solve local problems together with council?
|Residents can be involved by submitting their issues and concerns to council members either by website, phone or can attend council meetings that are open to the public. Additionally, residents can be involved in one of the many organisations in the community that work towards building a stronger community.|
What qualities, experience or skills make you stand out as a candidate?
|I have lived in Logan City for 47 years, raised my family, supported local businesses, various clubs, organisations, attended local schools. I love living in Logan City and am very passionate about the people and the community. I have excellent listening and communication skills and really enjoy meeting the public, addressing their concerns and problem solving to achieve the best possible outcome for all involved. I want to build a stronger community lifestyle for residents.|
How were you involved in your division prior to announcing your candidacy?
|I have had a long- term connection with Division 9 as my parents met at a dance at the Jimboomba hall in 1964. I have fond memories of my childhood, swimming at Macleans Bridge with family and cousins, playing at local parks, attending local markets, I attended the Jimboomba eats and beats recently and was amazed by the community spirit. I have a strong family connection ranging from Boonah to Greenbank.|