Councillor Maria Suarez
for Division 9
The ECQ have provided final election counts to candidates, however the Division results have not yet been publicly declared.
We were successful with the preliminary count and the preference count confirmed the win for me to be elected as the new Councillor for Division 9.
I’d like to acknowledge Angela Dunbavan - Division 9 - Sunshine Coast Council, Daniel Bryar from Queensland Greens - Sunshine Coast, Bruce Dunne Division 9 Sunshine Coast Council and Daren Edwards - Independent Candidate for Division 9 - SC Council for individually congratulating and wishing me well in the role.
It was a hard fought division against talented candidates who were also committed to pursuing the best outcome for our constituents. I wish them each well in their future endeavours and will no doubt keep in touch.Read more>>
When meeting with residents, it's clear we need change.
I support the following issues:
Sustainable Development & Local Employment
Ad-hoc amendments to the Town Plan and approvals granted well outside of the Town Plan scope is eroding our way of life. Development needs to support our construction industry and be approached in a way that better balances the economic, social and environmental needs of our communities.