Community-first

Community-first

It's disappointing that we need to ask and push for transparency in Government - and it's important to note that this need is well beyond that of access to official council meetings and debates. I cannot understand why the community is not engaged during important strategic planning processes at a local government level - for [...]
The value of community service

The value of community service

To be a proactive member of the community you need not to just observe - you need to take part. It's not enough simply to attend events - active community members volunteer and support. This is why I have always volunteered everywhere that I have lived. Since we have made the Sunshine Coast our home [...]
A call for community transparency and accountability

A call for community transparency and accountability

Becoming a council that operates in a transparent manner is well beyond simply livestreaming council chamber debates and decision-making. The fact of the matter is that for each and every decision made significant planning, work and recommendations are developed over months and sometimes years. In leading the way in transparency we need to search for [...]
Choosing the right candidate to represent Division 5

Choosing the right candidate to represent Division 5

What are the most important skills and atrributes for your Sunshine Coast Council candidates to have to be effective in supporting their division and the broader Sunshine Coast Council community? Stepping into a role as councillor is a complex and demanding one. Understanding the concept of the ‘separation ofpowers’ and the difference between strategic mattersof [...]
Smart not fast growth…

Smart not fast growth…

This is why an integrated approach to planning is so important. The Sunshine Coast is growing too quickly - and we do not have the infrastructure to avoid the inevitable pain that follows rapid development. This pain affects our whole community. I am a candidate who has worked on master plans for regions, CBDs and [...]
For a smarter future

For a smarter future

The Sunshine Coast Council seeks for the region to be recognised as healthy, smart and creative. Innovation within the water space is long overdue and clearly a space that speaks to each of these elements. Working with all levels of government to deliver fit-for-purpose reclaimed water is now critical. Diverting and treating wastewater for drip [...]