How will you navigate the tension between more people moving into the area and the needs of wildlife and the environment?
|I would like to see development which considers the environmental impact of growth and development and advocating for appropriate compensatory works to assist reduce the impact where possible. I would also like to see infrastructure planning and construction to work with various environmental organisations to deliver best practice outcomes to ensure the protection of our unique flora and fauna for future generations|
What are the highest priority transport services and infrastructure you will be advocating for in your division?
|Whilst public transport is provided by the state government, I believe services should be reviewed to ensure current timings and routes provided to best possible services with the most demand. Demand responsive transport can assist filling in the gaps. Infrastructure to support alternative transport modes (including active transport options) needs to either be upgraded or constructed. I would like to see Johnson Rd heavy vehicle traffic moved to the Logan Motorway, similar to Kessels Rd.|
What can Division 7, 8, 9 & 11 councillors do to assure more of the city budget is invested in the west?
|With the current role I have in Logan City Council, I am aware of the planning for road upgrades which are contained within statement of intent for various infrastructure. I will be advocating with other divisional councillors, transport planners and engineers to bring forward planned works identified to service priority development areas. The infrastructure agreement signed between the state, council and developers will assist with funding for these important infrastructure projects.|
What do you think is the most important issue facing your division and how will you respond to it?
|Inland Rail - I have addressed this in the following question. Hooning - I will work with the community, police and Council's traffic engineers to explore and implement ways to reduce hooning within the division.|
What is one thing you’d like to achieve during your first term as councillor?
|Better long-term decisions affecting residents, ensuring outcomes from development provide well planned and constructed infrastructure.|
How can residents in your division be involved and empowered to solve local problems together with council?
|Being an engagement officer at Logan City Council for over 11 years, has given me a heartfelt appreciation of the need to keep the community’s interest at the forefront of decision making. I will engage and work with the many communities and groups to advocate for, and assist finding answers to important local issues.|
What qualities, experience or skills make you stand out as a candidate?
|I believe my experience within Logan City Council as a liaison officer within the infrastructure planning team, and a planning coordinator within disaster management gives me a unique knowledge and understanding of Council. I have been a resident of Logan for over 30 years, with involvement in community sport and a local business owner. I have experience in a number of industries, including transport and logistics.|
How were you involved in your division prior to announcing your candidacy?
|I was not directly involved with organisations prior to announcing my candidacy, other than supporting local businesses wherever possible. I had been involved in basketball in Jimboomba until a couple of years ago when starting our small business.|