How will you navigate the tension between more people moving into the area and the needs of wildlife and the environment?
|We can’t stop the developments that exist and the development that has been approved as a new Council. My big passion as a Councillor though is making the Logan River a real community asset. We have had the strategies and plans in the past, now we need a Council that will do it.|
What are the highest priority transport services and infrastructure you will be advocating for in your division?
|Over the life of many state governments and councils have focussed on north-south infrastructure, whether that be roads of public transport heading from the northern end of the city to the south. Whether it be the big ones like the Mount Lindesay Highway or Chambers Flat Road or some of the smaller feeder roads, the key is to realise that working together to lobby is the key.|
What can Division 7, 8, 9 & 11 councillors do to assure more of the city budget is invested in the west?
|By joining together with the Councillor for Division 4 and creating a Western Logan Alliance of Councillors to come together with a unified plan of projects that need funding and then to working together inside and outside of the council to get the funding that we need. This alliance also needs to work with the Councillors for Divisions 5, 6 and 12 where ever needed to get this work done.|
What do you think is the most important issue facing your division and how will you respond to it?
|The biggest issue facing the division that can be dealt with from inside the Council is community safety. This means getting a CCTV program through Western Logan.|
What is one thing you’d like to achieve during your first term as councillor?
|Start the rollout of the Western Logan CCTV program.|
How can residents in your division be involved and empowered to solve local problems together with council?
|Participation in the community consultations that is actually well organised and well-timed to suit as many residents as possible.|
What qualities, experience or skills make you stand out as a candidate?
|My experience means that I have relationships with all of the state MPs, no matter what party they are in. That means that no matter what happens with the state election in October I have the relationships to get what we need from Brisbane while being a truly independent candidate.|
How were you involved in your division prior to announcing your candidacy?
|I am a 40 year local in the community. I was bought up in Logan Reserve and was student #1000 at Logan Reserve State School. I have been involved with, along with my mother and father at Chambers Flat/Logan Reserve Rural Fire Brigade. In more recent times, I have been involved in a variety of P&Fs and local community events in our division.|