An environment and lifestyle that is second to none

  • Expanding Council’s environmental land holdings since 2012 to 2761 hectares, with further acquisitions in the pipeline. More than 15% of the total conservation estate has been purchased under the Jamieson Council.
  • Fostered the largest Land for Wildlife membership of any council in Queensland, with 866 participating properties.
  • Continuing to work hard to improve the water quality and catchment for the Pumicestone Passage. Protecting the Passage has been a key priority for our Council in negotiating the infrastructure agreement for Caloundra South.
  • Advocating strongly with the Queensland Government for the preservation and protection of our Regional Inter-urban break between Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast.
  • Spending over $2.1 million on coastal dunal rehabilitation and shoreline erosion management.
  • Committing to a 15MW utility scale grid connected solar farm – by the end of 2016, 100% of Council’s electricity needs will be provided from a renewable source.

Citizenship Ceremony – Marcoola

Citizenship Ceremony – Marcoola

Last evening we welcomed 60 new Australian citizens from 17 countries at our Marcoola Sunshine Coast Citizenship Ceremony. As always a wonderful welcome from the Kabi Kabi dance troupe. I was assisted by Councillors Steve Robinson Div 9 and Greg...
Deadly Espresso, Eumundi Visit

Deadly Espresso, Eumundi Visit

Images from my visit to Deadly Espresso, Eumundi, SunshineCoast yesterday, to meet Terri Waller and locals to discuss Social Enterprise, indigenous opportunities and community well-being. Remember National Reconciliation Week starts on May 27 and...
Kilcoy Global Food (KGF) Australia

Kilcoy Global Food (KGF) Australia

Dean Goode is the Group Executive Officer -Kilcoy Global Food (KGF) Australia and he is bringing 60 plus executive jobs to our Sunshine Coast with the prospects of many more in the future! Our Lifestyle, Food and Agri sector, International...
Property Council Lunch on SEQ City Deal

Property Council Lunch on SEQ City Deal

A City Deal ‘Statement of Intent’ was signed by all three levels of Government today in Brisbane. A 20 year plan that will transcend politics, individuals and governments to synchronise and coordinate major infrastructure in SEQ. Transport...
The Premier’s Women on Boards Event

The Premier’s Women on Boards Event

’Inspire and Inform’ the Premier’s Women on Boards event hosted by Annastacia Palaszczuk at the Brightwater Tavern. MC Minister Di Farmer interviewed Kabi Kabi indigenous elder Eve Fiesel, Commissioner Katarina Carrol and business woman Roz White...
Mooloolaba Spit BoardWalk Refurbishment

Mooloolaba Spit BoardWalk Refurbishment

This morning we checked out the refurbished Mooloolaba Spit Board Walk with Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe. This great community asset upgrade was funded by SCCouncil $1.3m and StateGov $920,000. Another reason why so many people...
Emergency Service Expo Launch

Emergency Service Expo Launch

A busy day! Constituent meeting, #Birtinya, Emergency Service Expo launch, #Kawana, Sundale Community Foundation grants, #Nambour, official opening TJS Marine, #Caloundra, CBD meeting, #Maroochydore client meeting #Buderim, on my way to #Brisbane...