I have lived on the Sunshine Coast for 27 years and my wife Judy and I have been active members of the Caloundra community since was I first elected in 2004. Caloundra encompasses some of the regions’ best natural landscapes and of course the greatest people – we cannot imagine calling anywhere else home.
An Active Community Member
Caloundra has a strong community spirit thanks to the tireless work of our local community groups. I am proud to be the Patron of a number of organisations and regularly sponsor local events and programs.
I will continue to work closely with community groups, the Chamber of Commerce, schools and pensioner groups to discuss key issues in our community.
There have been many hard-fought battles during that last 13 years that I have represented Caloundra and I am proud of what we have achieved. Caloundra Road was expanded to four lanes, after a 10 year fight, our CBD is finally on track to get CCTV cameras, and this year Zonta International opened Caloundra’s first safe house for people escaping domestic violence.
The clearing of Beerwah State Forest was also reduced from 24HA to between 6-8HA and our beloved Pumicestone Passage has benefitted from the guidance of community organisation TAPP, which I established in 2007.
The Caloundra Electorate comprises of many important townships which include Beerwah, Landsborough, Glenview and the new Aura development.
I will continue to lead our community’s fight for the Minor Illness and Injury Centre at Caloundra Hospital to remain a 24 hour facility, as well as push for solutions to ease the traffic congestion on Caloundra Road which begins with slips lanes at the Caloundra Road/Nicklin Way roundabout. These are issues that impact everyone in the electorate no matter which township they reside in.