I am a mother to a young family, military veteran, business person, and dedicated local. I stand as a candidate for Division 9 of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to be a true local community representative.
I believe our council can change for the better and act in the best interests of the community. It’s time to limit the closed door meetings that allow questionable decisions to quietly slip through. It’s time to stand by our Town Plan and assure residents of their expected lifestyle. It’s time to support businesses that provide jobs and opportunities and attract more local businesses who provide interesting, challenging, and well paid jobs for residents. It’s time to preserve and enhance our unique natural environment. It’s time to genuinely listen to the community. It’s time for change.
Rates spent on Services and Infrastructure
Residents are calling for better services and facilities like roadside collections, more footpaths and better pedestrian safety in Coolum, better parking availability in Peregian Springs and Bli Bli. Meanwhile, too much of the rates revenue raised is being spent on a ‘City Hall’ in Maroochydore that is not urgently needed by council and would provide limited benefit to residents in Division 9. Council must partner more closely with State representatives to upgrade substandard roads and address the inadequate infrastructure throughout the region.
Protecting and enhancing our Environment
Through education comes change. By retaining and promoting the benefits of our unique natural environment, tourists and future generations will be able to enjoy its beauty and make our region even better. We need to more carefully consider the effects of our actions. Solutions shouldn’t come at a cost to our environment because it’s easy, the solution should consider if it’s the right thing to do.