Candidate for Broadwater
Queensland must invest more in attracting innovation, protecting natural assets, and supporting enterprise on the Gold Coast, to keep up with the growth of our city and maintain the lifestyle that many envy.
Six years ago, I decided to forgo a lucrative merchant banking career and left Sydney for the Gold Coast, with a vision to put lifestyle and health first. As a young person, I have been fortunate to further educate myself and gain meaningful employment on the Gold Coast, with exposure in wealth management, finance, marketing, and construction. I’ve also embraced the opportunity to involve myself in the local community, volunteering with local environmental groups, and actively training and competing with local rugby and surf clubs.
Working as a JobActive caseworker with long-term unemployed persons on the Gold Coast for the past 2 years has reinforced my understanding of the lack of services and support for disengaged youth and mature job seekers, and lacklustre public transport in the Northern Gold Coast region.
The burden on our community and our region’s productivity due to unemployment and poor mental health has motivated me to run again, and if elected, I will aim to work closely and creatively with all stakeholders in a whole-of-community and enterprise approach towards a vision of low unemployment, and a happier, safer community.
I am running under the Greens because I believe the social and economic position of the Broadwater electorate is most compatible with Greens policies that underpin neglected areas such as public transport, education and training, social support, and meaningful jobs.
We need to preserve and make the most of our natural assets to grow our city’s tourism potential and continue to establish our local identity. We must also provide incentives for enterprise, support innovation, and work towards maintaining the lifestyle that other cities envy – a clean, healthy, safe and economically robust city.
With my varied career background and outcome-focused attitude in getting the job done, I believe I am an able candidate to represent the seat of Broadwater. I will fight for better standards for my community, and give hope to all constituents, whether you own canal access property in Hope Island, or whether you are saving up a deposit in the hope of remaining in the area.