Scott Turner

Candidate for Gold Coast City Council, Division 12

Hi, I’m Scott. I’m excited to be your Greens candidate for Division 12 because I want to build and transform the community I love so much.

Since graduating from Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School, I’ve seen our area go through many changes. We face many challenges and opportunities presented by growth, globalisation, the digital economy and climate change.

I began my career in scientific research and have since worked in administration in the areas of healthcare, crisis accommodation, mental health and education and as a customer service agent for TransLink.

These experiences have reinforced my belief in the importance of a robust and inclusive community. I believe politicians should work for the needs of the people, rather than for vested corporate interests which destroy our way of life.

I am passionate about climate change adaptation and renewable energy. I will work to ensure council buildings are fitted with solar panels wherever possible and begin a transition of the council’s vehicle fleet to electric vehicles. Over time, this will both reduce costs to ratepayers and mitigate the significant risks to the Gold Coast from climate change.

I will fight for more protection of the Gold Coast’s public parks, bushland and wetlands with a focus on protecting, restoring, and connecting koala habitat in cooperation with the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-24.

We need better public transport on the Gold Coast to improve our lifestyle and to increase mobility and access to community facilities for non-drivers, including older people and youth. By adequately funding rail and bus services, we can help people get where they’re going quicker and make our region more livable.

I’m honoured to stand as your Greens candidate for Division 12 and will work towards a future for all of us.

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