The Gold Coast lifestyle is unique and unrivalled. As our city continues to grow, we must do all we can to protect that lifestyle and the pressures that growth places on local infrastructure.
Having lived locally for more than a decade, I've witnessed the dramatic changes our area has undergone.
We need to invest in important things like roads, crime prevention and community facilities so local residents can be assured that their way of life is protected.
Since becoming your representative in 2007, I've done my best to get out and about to meet with locals so you can share your ideas on how we can make the northern Gold Coast an even better place to live.
I will continue to doorknock and visit local shopping centres, schools and community groups over the coming months and hope to have the opportunity to catch up with you. In the meantime, please feel free to call or email me at email@example.com.
My local record
Over the past two years, I've fought hard for causes within Fadden that I believe in.
I pressured the State Government to allow the LORDS school in Ormeau to finally push through the red tape and give parents confidence in the future of the school.
I acted on behalf of local Medical Centres begging the Government for more doctors and delivered those doctors to the local community.
I listened to the complaints of local residents regarding a unit development inCoombabah. I organised a public meeting an a petition to put pressure on the Government to start to listen to local people rather than blindly making decisions from Canberra the will affect the lives of locals.
I am a strong advocate of the National School Chaplaincy Program and started a petition calling on the Government to state its intentions regarding this vital community program. We must kept the pressure on the Government in our quest to not only secure on-going funding for the NSCP but also provide reassurance to the 1,915 schools in which the program operates that they will not lose their highly valued and sought after school chaplains.
Thanks to a campaign highlighting the terrible traffic on the Foxwell Road rounndabout, we're finally seeing some progress but much more work is to be done. I'll continue to push for better roads to compensate for the additional cars that are added to our roads.
I'll continue to push for an independent authority to look after the Broadwater and ensure it's adequately dredged for the enjoyment of locals and to attract jobs and investment to the area
I'll continue to fight for the funding mechanisms community organisations need to bring the residents of our area closer together.
I'm out at a shopping centre almost every week and I urge you, if you know how we can improve our community, don't hesitate to approach me either out and about or at my office.
My direct action plan to improve Fadden
Build and strengthen communities
I strongly support the introduction and maintenance of community centres, youth centres, community gardens, mens' sheds, open spaces and parks to give residents a place to meet and get to know each other. Communities need the opportunity and infrastructure to connect.
Families are the building block of our communities. To strengthen and support families we need a strong safety net, improvements in health services and the introduction of a real parental leave scheme.
The Gold Coast's backbone is small business. I've run my own business and I understand the support local small businesses need to generate local jobs. Strong small businesses equals strong job prospects.
The increase in crime, graffiti, violence and hooning in our suburbs shows a lack of respect towards our community. Through cracking down on these offences, together we can restore respect.