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Are you voting for your local Councillor or Mayor in the Brisbane City Council seat of Enoggera or the Moreton Bay Regional Council seat Division 10 (The Hills District & more)?

What would you like to ask candidates in the coming Local Government Election?

What are their answers?

Queensland Local Government Council Elections are set state-wide for Sat 28th March 2020.

The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc. are hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates Forum’ to provide Local Candidates to have their say.

It will be starting 6pm, Thursday night 12th March 2020 at Arana Leagues Club 247 Dawson Pde Keperra.

We aim to provide a structured, balanced forum in a friendly atmosphere, for each candidate planning to nominate.

All attendees will be strongly encouraged to please register their attendance via the Chamber website for this free event, for management & safety purposes via our website here.

 

Known Candidates’ Profiles

Brisbane City Council – Mayoral Candidates


Kath Angus
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Patrick Condren
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Adrian Schrinner
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Seat of Enoggera – Councillor Candidates


Jonty Bush
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Kristin Perissinotto
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Andrew Wines
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Moreton Bay Regional Council – Mayoral Candidates


Peter Flannery
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Cherie Porter (Ph: 0424 225 175)
Current Home Suburb: Redcliffe
Party affiliation or other: Independent
Current occupation: Transport Administrator/Stay at home Mother
Background: I have enjoyed working within a wide variety of industries including; Local and State Government, Legal Services, Human Resources, Distribution & Logistics, Hospitality, Retail, Automotive Sales, Accountants and currently in Over Sized Transport Movements.  My experience has been generally administration or in a hands on role because I felt every single position in every different industry has taught me a lot more than a college degree or one career path could have.
What are your three top priorities for your Electorate?: I want to close the gap between the ratepayer and the council because a large percentage of people I have spoken to feel like their issues are being ignored. I myself have spent a year not getting emails answered by the local councillor over an issue in my electorate.
Transparency, Honesty and Respect. It has been a very long time since I have heard someone speak about the MBRC in a positive way. While there is a lot that needs improving in our region this by far is the most important one of all.
Better Communication and Transparency relating to Development Applications and Future Planning. Hundreds of submissions against developments are ignored over and over again in favour of the developer. Road networks cannot cope, our green spaces are getting smaller and smaller, people are even having their homes reclaimed because of future planning with little to no ability to stop the council. Something has to give
How will you address and deliver these Locally?: I will not make promises I can not keep.  As a Mayor or Councillor we have but one vote which I will use with the best of intentions for the community as a whole and I will do so with the upmost integrity.
I have a lot of ideas I would like to bring to the table such as better waste management, transparency in council meetings, improving customer service, etc. I just hope if given the chance to be Mayor that the new councillors also have great ideas surrounding these things that we can collectively work together on.
I would really like to see a fully functional MBRC Mobile Application that will allow people to interact better with the council for things like maintenance, disaster management, developments, video recordings of all council meeting, even podcasts from the councillors


Eric Shields
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Dean Teasdale
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Chris Thompson (Ph: 0488 154 022)
Current Home Suburb: Warner
Party affiliation or other: Independent
Current occupation: Project Manager and experienced company Director and Independent Chair
Background: Lived in Warner for the past 27 Years; Married to Karin for 32 years; Long history of service to community; Three adult children
What are your three top priorities for your Electorate?: Clean up Council
Mend the broken culture – internally and externally
Stop Council doing silly things
How will you address and deliver these Locally?: Lead by example

MBRC – Division 10 – Councillor Candidates


Matthew Constance
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