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Find out EVERYTHING you need to know about voting in Division 1 and Division 5 on March 28 at our special election portal ... www.gcnews.com.au/content/2246/elections2020.aspx


HOW TO VOTE ... WHEN TO VOTE ... WHERE TO VOTE At this election (March 28, 2020), you’ll have the option to vote for one, some or all the candidates in your Division and for the Mayoralty - this is called ‘optional preferential voting’ (OPV). OPV requires an elector to mark the ballot paper to indicate their preference. Electors can choose to “vote for one, vote for some, or vote for all” candidates on the ballot paper. Your preference order won’t be automatically allocated; only you can decide where your preferences go. If the candidates you vote for are eliminated from the count, your vote will be exhausted.

There will be instructions at the polling booth and on the ballot paper itself. Make sure you read them and understand what you have to do. If you have any questions, you can always just ask one of the Electoral Commission Queensland staff inside the polling station. If a ballot paper is not completed correctly it is called an informal vote. An informal vote is unable to be counted and does not contribute towards determining the election result. Some reasons a ballot paper is informal are because: it is blank or unmarked; ticks or crosses have been used when numbering in order of preferences is required; the required number of boxes have not been marked; or it has writing on it which identifies the elector. And don’t write comments on the ballot paper. You might think them witty, poignant or cutting, but no one really cares. The vote counters just count the votes, they don’t take notice of the comments and they aren’t seen by anyone who you might be directing the comments at.

How to vote cards from all the candidates can be found and downloaded from: www.gcnews.com.au/ content/2280/content.aspx

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Vote for only one candidate by placing a one (1), tick or cross in the square opposite the name of your preferred candidate.

Vote for some or all by placing a one (1) in the box of your preferred candidate. You can then number some or all of remaining boxes in order of your preference according to the instructions on the ballot paper.


There are two main ways you can vote MEET YOUR CANDIDATES – 1. Pre-poll voting is where you cast your ballot before the DIVISION 1 election day at one of the pre-polling stations. The locations of these pre-polling stations are listed below. Pre-polling commences on 9am on March 16 and concludes 6pm on March 27. Beerwah* - Shop 1, 60 Simpson Street Maleny* - Maleny Community Centre,23 Maple Street Caloundra** - Caloundra Community Centre, 58A Queen Street Nambour** - 81-87 Currie Street Maroochydore** - 64-70 Aerodrome Road, Buderim* - Uniting Church Hall 2-10 Gloucester Road Birtinya** - Shop 6B, Home Central Kawana, 566 Kawana Way Coolum* - Coolum Peregian RSL Sub Branch, 1906 David Low Way * Pre-polling centre opening times - March 16-20, 9am to 5pm; and March 23-27, 9am - 6pm. ** Pre-polling centre opening times - March 16-20, 9am to 9pm; Saturday March 21, 9am - 5pm; and March 23-27, 9am - 9pm. 2. On the day voting, March 28, Election Day and fill out the ballot paper at a polling booth. This way of voting lets you also maybe buy a sausage sandwich from a P&C or a cake from the CWA stall ... not a bad day all-round. Polling booths will be open at 8am and close at 6pm. Polling booth locations for Division 5 are listed below. Division 1 polling booth locations Beerburrum - School of Arts Hall, 7 Anzac Avenue Beerwah - Beerwah Community & District Hall, 25 Peachester Road Caloundra West - Unity College, 47 Lomond Crescent Glass House - Glass House Mountains State School Hall, 58 Coonwoorin Road Landsborough - Landsborough State School, 41 Gympie Street North Meridan Plains - Meridan State College - Senior Learning Precinct, 214 Parklands Boulevard Peachester - Peachester Community Hall, 958 Peachester Road To ensure that all electors have an equal opportunity to vote and are not disadvantaged because of personal circumstance, disability or language, the ECQ can help. Just call them on 1300 881 665.

Vote counting and declaration of results The day after election day, the ECQ will start the official vote count and publish results on the ECQ website. The official count process can take up to 10 days for postal votes to be returned. Election results for individual councils will be declared progressively. For more information on how the votes are counted, see the ECQ website (www.ecq.qld.gov.au)

At the polling place, you will be given two ballot papers. You will need to vote on both ballot papers, choosing your preferences for the Divisional Councillor on one and again for the Mayor on the other. In Division 5, you have a choice between ten candidates for Councillor. Keep reading to find out who they are and what they stand for.


Rick Baberowski But our area’s potential is threatened if we allow unconstrained development to destroy our towns’ country character. Council makes a new planning scheme every eight years. The next one is just after the election. I want to use my experience from eight years as a councillor to ensure it works for us. I was recently successful in amending the current planning scheme to create a new requirement for larger lot sizes for many local residential developments. Next planning scheme, I’ll advocate further changes. For example, I would strengthen our weak local area plans so that when assessing development applications council could take more account of factors like local character, not just zoning. Let’s protect our way of life.

I am the sitting councillor in Division 1 and was first elected in 2012. I first stood for council because of the avalanche of development coming to our area. There was a real threat that our local businesses would be devastated by competition from the new town centres, the first of which is now built in Baringa. To help meet this challenge, each term I have aimed to win council support for a transformational masterplan and streetscape upgrade for one of our towns. In my first term, I delivered a successful rejuvenation of Beerwah’s town centre. This term, I fought for a similar project for Landsborough and in the recent budget I succeeded in having allocated a $4 million upgrade of Cribb Street, which will begin in February. Additionally, proposed future stages will create a heritage precinct around Landsborough Museum and upgrading of the other side of the rail line. If re-elected, my biggest goal will be securing a similar project for Glass House Mountains and I believe Glass House could be the region’s most beautiful country town. Residents should get the chance to design a future for their town that fulfils its potential. I am proud of my results this term – the District Park in Glass House, the Beerwah Aquatic Centre refurbishment, Turner Park rejuvenation, Beerburrum’s new trailhead and the Landsborough dog park. Next term I will fight for an extension to Beerwah Library with new meeting rooms, a fantastic park in Peachester delivering the community’s vision, a rail-to-trail network across Glasshouse Country, a new festival site to boost tourism, and many more projects.

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Rick Baberowski - candidate for Division 1 1. What would you do in Council to make the Beerwah commercial centre a more successful business precinct? I am working on a range of initiatives that fall under four broad headings: 1. Make Beerwah more attractive to locals. I’m pleased with how the streetscape upgrade has achieved this but we can do more. I would create a new community hub/facility in Beerwah to get more people into the town, partner with community groups to better activate Beerwah Hall, and continue to enhance landscaping and signage. 2. Establish a larger visitor market. My goals will be to secure a full-time coordinator for the Beerwah Street Party who could run smaller events throughout the year, link the township with the proposed Seven Peaks Recreational Trail to bring in hikers and cyclists, and secure a Glasshouse Country festival site to create a bigger cultural offer. 3. Stimulate new business. We have used a program of reduced fees to stimulate new business development in Caloundra and Nambour. I would propose to expand this to Beerwah. 4. Create a larger local market through the Beerwah East development area. Beerwah East (an area that is currently pine plantation between Beerwah and the M1) is council’s alternative to developer-led proposals for the region’s next development area. It could provide a larger market and an engine of jobs for Glasshouse Country while being better for the environment. 2. How do you feel about the public transport options currently for Division 1? What ideas do you have to make things better? We need a public transport game-changer to avoid increasing congestion. I believe the game-changer is rail. Personally, I am advocating for a heavy rail line from Beerwah to Kawana, connecting to a light rail network to Maroochydore and Caloundra. We are finally making real progress with the State on this, and I believe we’ll see a decision next year. We also need the State to provide more and better bus services, and I will propose a review early next term to help them catch up to our needs (eg for a direct route to the hospital). To get increased state funding, we may need to show an increase in demand for public transport, and one way to increase demand is to improve the experience. I have been pushing for all buses to include screens displaying where the bus is and what the next stops are, to make it easier for first time users and visitors who are often anxious about getting off at the right place. The State has blocked me on this for years (even when we offer to pay). It’s time to increase the pressure. We also need bus fleet upgrades to increase accessibility for wheelchairs, the elderly, and people with disabilities. We should also extend and expand council’s subsided cab services for these groups.

3. If you could change one thing about the Sunshine Coast planning scheme, what would it be and why? The planning scheme we design next term will be the first one I have had the chance to influence from the beginning (the current one was already significantly progressed when I was first elected). I have many ideas, but if I had to choose, I would strengthen our local area plans. Local area plans sit above the basic zonings (rural residential, medium density, etc), and allow council to consider factors specific to a particular town or area in assessing development applications, instead of only being able to enforce the minimum requirements in the code. In the current planning scheme, only a few of our towns even have local area plans, and the plans we have aren’t detailed or strong enough. For example, I believe that developments under medium density zoning in a town like Landsborough should have to provide more parking than the code minimums– almost everyone in Landsborough uses a car, whereas the minimums are more appropriate for an area like Maroochydore. Strengthening our local area plans may be one way to achieve these requirements. From 10 years of discussions, I know that we want to preserve our country character, we want to have vibrant, sustainably growing towns, and we don’t want our area become one big suburb from Landsborough to Beerburrum. I’m in politics to protect those values. 4. Tell us what makes you the best candidate for Division 1? As a resident of 32 years, I’m proud of my strong connection to our community. My commitment is always to represent and empower you. With big declines in tourism and possibly construction, we must face up to tough times ahead. I will fight for more secure jobs for you, your partner and your children. I will work hard to ensure that the new council responds effectively to the crisis, stimulates the economy and keeps us safe. Looking forward, council must lead on addressing our region’s transport challenges. We need to be ready if an opportunity for state or federal stimulus funding becomes available. I am a passionate advocate for a heavy rail line from Beerwah to Kawana, connecting to light rail to Maroochydore and Caloundra. This is my top priority amongst many other transport projects. In the upcoming planning scheme, I will call upon you to get involved more than ever before to develop local area plans that define and protect the unique character of each of our towns. Our country character, rural sector and environment are our best assets, and we must resist our towns being merged into one large suburb. There are many exciting projects for our area in the pipeline. From Landsborough’s streetscape upgrade to Beerwah’s community hub, I’m standing to continue delivering results on the ground.

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Jenny Broderick work hard, we volunteer, we support and work in small businesses. We will thrive if we fix what needs fixing, and strengthen what works well. I want to drive and promote opportunities that enable us to do that better, together. I am committed to strengthening community sense of belonging. I am dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all our children, providing pathways for strong job prospects as they grow and providing ways to access the services we require. I would consider it a privilege to represent Division 1 and will do so with integrity and humility.

The decision to run for Division 1 at the next Sunshine Coast Council election has been one that I have thought long and hard about. My business experience, volunteering in community events and co-parenting four school-aged children has enabled me to see ways in which our community representation can be vastly improved. I know many local people see and feel the same way. I moved to Glass House 17 years ago with husband Mark, together establishing our nationally successful business Hillside Tractors Australia (formerly Glasshouse Tractors) and have recently established Vegetation Management Equipment as an extension of the business. I’m an enthusiastic, hard-working people person with business acumen, common sense and passion for serving the community. I hold a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Master of Business Administration and have significant experience in negotiation, administration, account-keeping and marketing. I am also a tireless community worker. My strong ties to the local community have also been forged through volunteering with many local groups and events including Glasshouse Country Carols, Beerwah’s Got Talent at the Charity Sports Days and our Beerwah street parties, Anzac Day and the music department at Glasshouse Christian College. I have been music director at the Glasshouse Country Baptist Church for over ten years and have recently been elected to the Glasshouse Chamber of Commerce executive, where I am looking forward to working with them to promote and support our local businesses. Local people are the lifeblood of our community. We

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Jenny Broderick - candidate for Division 1 1. What would you do in Council to make the Beerwah commercial centre a more successful business precinct? According to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme “Beerwah is intended to continue to serve a significant business, retail, community and administrative role as the major regional activity centre for the southern Sunshine Coast hinterland”. In order to do so effectively, convenience and connectivity are essential. I would have grave concerns regarding further fragmentation. However, we also need to determine ways in which we can attract other sustainable businesses to Beerwah. Small Business rental needs to be affordable to both attract and keep our businesses open. With the explosion of online shopping affecting many retail businesses, we need to be promoting our residents to shop locally, and also ensure that people have convenient access the town centre. In order to do that effectively, we need to be attracting a variety of businesses and services. The feasibility of consistent shuttle connections across the railway towns in Glasshouse Country could be considered, making it easier for people to access the larger supermarkets and other stores. We need to constantly maintain attractive business centres, which may include the potential to furnish empty shop windows with local artwork, enhancing town attractiveness. There is also potential to create an inviting and exciting atmosphere for Beerwah at night, promoting our restaurants, eateries and local artists. I am committed to working with our local businesses to determine the most effective way of moving forward. 2. How do you feel about the public transport options currently for Division 1? What ideas do you have to make things better? Most people agree our transport connections are inadequate. We have irregular bus services, isolating many locals who are unable to drive to the Coast. We need more direct and timely bus routes to the Coast for work, education, medical, shopping and leisure. I am committed to applying pressure in all the right places to make this service more effective. Yes, we need heavy rail duplication, and yes, connectivity between the Hinterland, Aura and our Coastal towns is essential. We need to keep pressuring the right stakeholders to make that happen sooner. Further local transport solutions may also be effective: • Our seniors and residents with disability, potentially have access to local Care Services for appointments, however often finance limits capacity and convenience. We should be looking at ways we could help subsidise this. • Consideration and feasibility of a simple, regular shuttle bus route between our four major railway towns, with routes through the main shopping precincts. This would allow quick trips to other towns across Glasshouse Country Perhaps to Beerburrum to the local art gallery or trailhead; Glasshouse for the Tourist Information or Neighbourhood Centres; Beerwah for larger supermarkets; and perhaps Landsborough for a history tour, Cafes, or to catch a connecting bus to the Coast.

3. If you could change one thing about the Sunshine Coast planning scheme, what would it be and why? Consideration needs to be given to appropriate block sizes in any development within Glasshouse Country. While we recognise that many forms of affordable block sizes are necessary, in order to keep the lifestyle, heritage, character and identity of our beautiful hinterland as the Planning Scheme requires, we need to do what we can to allow the availability of larger block sizes. It would seem under current planning, new developments have catered for smaller blocks and housing, while the larger blocks are in high demand and short supply. We understand there are varying demands for housing and block sizes, with diverse landscapes lending themselves to different affordability and requirements. Our housing and developments need to reflect those differences, instead of only catering for the one style. We need to carefully balance growth and progress, while protecting our heritage and environment. Our hinterland is unique, with our residents enjoying our ‘tree change’ lifestyle, and we need to ensure it stays that way. ‘Medium density’ housing should cater for more of a variety of land sizes and styles, depending on the landscape, and our Planning Scheme should reflect that. 4. Tell us what makes you the best candidate for Division 1? I believe my professional, community and personal experience place me in a unique position to serve our community well. I am present, involved, engaged and available. I have proven ability to simply get the job done, being the candidate who has volunteered the most hours to bring our community outstanding events, understanding firsthand the need to support our volunteer groups, and finding solutions for burnout and succession planning. Right now, we find ourselves in unchartered territory with COVID-19. It is now more important than ever that we are represented by someone who understands the potential affect this situation will have on our community, including potential homelessness, financial hardship and struggling businesses. Our community needs someone with the capacity to communicate well, work collaboratively to find solutions, and one capable of empathy and strong leadership to unite and strengthen our community. There is no time for complacency and our Sunshine Coast deserves a common sense council with fresh, hardworking and selfless representation. I will let the voters decide if I’m the best candidate. In making that choice, I hope people consider my experience, my qualifications, my long record of community service and my willingness to listen and address issues that matter to the people here in Division 1, advocating for our community with common sense, empathy and integrity.

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Mark Davis there to take the hazard reduction burning of forest areas more seriously and in particular the sensible removal of fuel near homes and other buildings. Further evidence suggests that our First Nations Peoples are well trained in this preparation for healthy forested areas. Along with this is the flow-on of the safety of the native wildlife. With the right partnerships in place we can avoid the catastrophic outcomes of the past few months. We cannot afford to neglect it any longer. The Sunshine Coast amazes everyone who visits, and spoils everyone fortunate enough to live here. In Division 1 we have some growing pains, so let’s work together and fix them. We also have unprecedented opportunities so let’s make the most of them. This is what this election is all about.

I believe the division can and will lead the way on the Sunshine Coast for business, employment, IT and lifestyle. I have spent 20 years in our family business, worked with business chambers and have been privileged to serve as a councillor in Tasmania. It is this experience I bring to the table. We are at the doorstep of the developing world-class infrastructure that is the undersea cable, and this will be a magnet for skilled professionals to move to the coast. Then there is the once in a lifetime opportunity that is the Olympic Games. These games have the potential to give us the vital transport network upgrades we so desperately need. It is important to manage this very well and maximise this potential, particularly in the Division 1 areas, if we are fortunate enough to win the bid for 2032. Our council has a very professional business development team, so your local representatives can source new markets. This is a wonderful resource available to all businesses and this is a particular area that I believe can be presented to rural businesses and the chambers of commerce to build a vibrant flourishing region. I am also concerned with issues of community safety and fire preparedness. The introduction of CCTV in the business areas of each town and potential trouble spots, can be part of the planning phase of new developments. With a larger population looking to grow by over 200,000 by 2040, it is a sensible approach to have this safetyfirst attitude, keeping the great value we all place on our physical safety. In the light of the recent fires in Australia, the evidence is Phone 0409 352 520 | Email mdbad@bigpond.com


Mark Davis - candidate for Division 1 1. What would you do in Council to make the Beerwah commercial centre a more successful business precinct? Expand the current Beerwah Marketplace footprint to include the proposed Coles development. The business precinct will then have a significant CBD that will attract business and visitors to a greater Beerwah hub in the south of the Sunshine Coast. Rail is at the doorstep, and access to the Bruce Highway and for the greater Sunshine Coast, makes it an ideal option. The benefit from tourist dollars and a more convenient experience for locals will be maximised. Splitting the development may divide the town and will split resources. 2. How do you feel about the public transport options currently for Division 1? What ideas do you have to make things better? Division 1 has the largest amount of planned development outside of the Maroochy CBD development. Creating a critical mass in an area will attract better public transport and that is why a central hub in Beerwah would also make an ideal case. Currently, there is 1.3% usage of public transport on the Sunshine Coast. Better services across all the coast at a reasonable cost per trip, or tap and go system, would drag that figure up dramatically. It has to be an ease of use system with age and disability friendly access.

Partnering Aboriginal rangers and our local fire service to provide safer bush protocols. I will work with the council’s business development unit to fast track initiatives, particularly in Division 1. The development of the Beerwah CBD into a regional retail destination by expanding the current retail precinct and creating modern transport access to make it an experience. Planning each area for its own unique look and feel with the community groups from each township. Landsborough’s country, heritage feel along with the Aura development’s modern look. The use of community partnerships when planning will create a sense of ownership. If well planned, we can give business the enormous boost with the expansion of the Sunshine Coast.

3. If you could change one thing about the Sunshine Coast planning scheme, what would it be and why? Division 1 will become the Gateway to the Sunshine Coast. The evidence is that there could be an increase of 200,000 people on the coast by 2040. Each development on the Coast should have the expectation for ease of access and a planned network for traffic movement. Included in this planning, a CCTV would be of huge benefit to all locals. This extra safety measure can be placed in the planned business, park and school areas so we can continue to enjoy the lifestyle the Sunshine Coast and in particular Division 1. 4. Tell us what makes you the best candidate for Division 1? My mix of experience includes over 20 years running a family business and having served as a councillor. The ability to initiate and action a plan to its completion. Use a common sense approach to solving issues in a short time frame. Negotiation of outcomes that do not compromise intended goals like safety and expected living standards with, for example, wider roads and CCTV in business precincts and better lighting in recreation areas. In the first four months I will meet each community group and set expectations for the future. Areas like heritage, sport, safety and environment. Facebook www.facebook.com/Division-1-Candidate-on-the-Sunshine-Coast-111391657118284


Raelene Ellis With the burgeoning development in Aura and further proposed extensions, we must ensure those new to the area have access to services, including public transport. These new developments, including where I live at Bells Reach, have some community benefits such as many allocated green spaces, parks and community gardens. It will be important that these areas are appropriately managed to ensure they remain clean and accessible green, community spaces. My family and I moved from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast in 2017 to enjoy all the benefits the Sunshine Coast has to offer. We wanted to show our child that there is more to life than work, shop, sleep, in between battling traffic congestion. We moved here to teach our daughter the value of an outdoor healthy lifestyle, living together with nature and respecting the environment. The Greens’ values of ecological sustainability, grassroots democracy, peace and non-violence and social justice clearly differentiate our party from the other parties and independents.

Transparency and declaring a climate emergency are key issues in my run for Division 1 in the Sunshine Coast Council elections on March 28. A practising lawyer in Caloundra, my key concerns are transparency and honest government – a significant motivating factor in my decision to run for council. The Sunshine Coast Council has come under fire for its use of closed-door decision making. Governments at all levels make decisions for the people and, except where crucial, the decision-making process should be open and politicians should be accountable. Meaningful community consultation is also important to me. If elected, I will be holding regular listening posts and ensuring that I am available to my electorate on a regular and frequent basis. That is what politicians are supposed to do – listen to the needs of their electorate. The burgeoning climate crisis is of great concern and if elected, I and all Greens candidates will immediately propose that the council declares a climate emergency. Our country is burning, our rivers are running dry, our southern neighbours are facing an environmental crisis never seen before. We on the Sunshine Coast are thankful the fires we experienced did not reach such magnitude. We must take action now. I believe there is a lot the council can do to address climate change. First declaring a climate emergency. Improving public transport and local services, combating over-development, inappropriate development and habitat loss is also high on the Greens’ agenda.

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Raelene Ellis - candidate for Division 1 1. What would you do in Council to make the Beerwah commercial centre a more successful business precinct? Despite being roughly 10% of the Sunshine Coast population, Division 1 is only receiving about 3.75% of the capital works budget. We need to advocate for a fairer distribution of capital works funding between the Sunshine Coast divisions. We need to ensure Division 1 gets their fair share. This would allow us to invest in more infrastructure in hinterland areas such as Beerwah. The continued beautification of the Beerwah market place ought to be undertaken alongside significant community consultation so that the revamp of Beerwah market place reflects the desires of the local community. It is their marketplace where the locals will spend significant time. The types of things I would like to see is a focus on small business / family owned operations in Beerwah. I would also like to see a greater focus on social connectivity. We need safe crossings across Peachester Road. We need a redesign of the carpark as it is unsafe. We need a focus on public / green space where people can gather and bands can play, and safe places for children to play. The council could also consider a reduction in rates of standalone owner / operator shops to ensure those not in the shopping precinct remain viable. Efficient and effective public transport is also of the essence. 2. How do you feel about the public transport options currently for Division 1? What ideas do you have to make things better? Public transport facilitates social connectiveness and enables people to link to the areas where they shop, socialise and connect to services. It is of the essence to reduce impacts of climate change and also traffic congestion. But if transport is not RARA – regular, affordable, reliable, accessible – people will drive. At present our transport in Division 1 is not RARA. The SCUH is at Birtinya and the current Council is creating this centre hub at Maroochydore (putting that decision to one side), from Caloundra West a resident would have to catch two buses to get to either the SCUH or Maroochydore, having to change at Caloundra. From Beerwah it’s a train and 2 buses. This is a barrier for connectiveness for non-drivers. It’s a disincentive to catch public transport for those who do drive. Light rail is great to high density areas such as Aura and Caloundra West. It would also join Caloundra west with Beerwah and facilitate travel to Brisbane. We need to put pressure on the State and Federal Government to duplicate the rail line. As an advocate for elder rights, good public transport to the hinterland gives hinterland elders options to continue to live in their home even if they have lost the ability to drive. We need to extend the flexilink service to facilitate travel direct into hubs – SCUH and Caloundra.

3. If you could change one thing about the Sunshine Coast planning scheme, what would it be and why? I would like to see a reflection in the town plan of a desire to live in harmony with our natural environment. Firstly, I would like to see a reduction in the urban footprint for greater ecological connections supporting ecosystems services. I would like to see development of habitat corridors between the various green areas we have left after the significant overdevelopment and to have those green habitat corridors preserved in the town plan. Furthermore, I would like to see a reflection in planning approvals of the importance of native large trees, especially in the newer developments, and retaining greenery and trees with a focus on energy conservation (and of course for the beauty of trees in and of themselves). The newer areas such as Bells Reach have wonderful public space and green areas such as parks and community gardens. But these areas are largely open spaces with some new tree and foliage strategically placed. Old tall trees are few and far between. Trees act as a barrier to heat best when layered – tall trees at the top with smaller trees at different heights underneath, essentially natural insulation. Preservation of our natural environment can help to reduce our energy bills, and provide such benefit to the local community. Larger trees and foliage can also act as a barrier to noise. 4. Tell us what makes you the best candidate for Division 1? As a Greens candidate you know what you are getting with me. Our policies are based on expert scientific evidence and are published. Unlike an independent, you can be assured that I, with party backing, will not say something now and do something different once elected! We stand for honest, open and transparent governance at all levels. As a lawyer I am accustomed to fighting for people’s rights. I am also a qualified mediator. I am a strong advocate for the elderly having given evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care last year about my experiences with the system. I know first-hand how frustrating bureaucracy can be and its impact can be devastating.

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6. Do you own a dog or cat?

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8. Should council be refunded for upfront financial sponsorship of major events when those events make a profit for the company organising them?

N

9. Do you think the Mayor has too much influence in the overall direction of the N council? Y N Y Y N Y N N Y

N

10. -- Would you support an extra rate rise to specifically pay for the establishment Y -- Y Y -Y --- Y of a stand-alone full-time bushfire management unit as part of council’s operational structure?

Y

11. Moreton Bay Regional Council committed more than $100 million to construct the new rail line from Petrie to Kippa-Ring. Should Sunshine Coast Y Council commit to a similar contribution to make the local rail duplication a Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y reality?

Y

12. Would you support the introduction of paid parking zones in your Division with the funds raised specifically allocated to create and support a Y community-run food garden in a selected public space? N N N N Y N N N

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14. Y Should dog/cat owners be required to complete responsible pet ownership N N N Y Y N N N Y training before being allowed to register their animal?

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15. Will you support the refusal of development applications that are outside of what is allowed under the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme?

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Y

16. Would you be willing to support a reduction in event sponsorship funding N N N N N N N N NN and reallocate the money to providing a twice-yearly free council roadside clean-up service?

N

17. Should the electoral laws be changed to make voting in council elections non-compulsory?

N

18. If nominated, would you accept the role as deputy mayor in the new council?

N

19. Should councillors have the ability to repeal a parking fine for a constituent that, in the councillor’s opinion, has been unfairly given?

Y

20. Do you believe council operational programs should immediately stop using all glyphosate herbicides as part of vegetation control programs?

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