News

Two more up for Div 9 spot

Steve Robinson believes the council needs more balance in business.
Steve Robinson believes the council needs more balance in business.

MORE candidates have put their hands up to run for Division 9 in the Sunshine Coast Council election on March 31.

The latest to declare their intentions are Master Builder's regional manager Steve Robinson and small-business woman and environmentalist Jen Mazoudier.

They join university student Taylor Bunnag, IT tutor Linda Morrell and former Maroochy councillor Bruce Dunne in vying for the seat, to be vacated by Vivien Griffin who is retiring.

Mr Robinson said he was nominating because the Coast needed more people in council with the right balance of experience, skills and success in business to revitalise the economy and create more local jobs.

He has served in the RAAF for 19 years, with senior appointments as commanding officer (logistics) RAAF Townsville and in charge of F-111 aircraft support at RAAF Amberley.

"My military career has had a huge influence on who I am and what I stand for as a leader and manager," he said.

"It has taught me the importance of discipline, teamwork, tenacity and dedication."

Ms Mazoudier, who has run businesses on the Gold Coast and at Airlie Beach, aims to create jobs while ensuring the environment "on which our tourism industry and lifestyle depends" is protected.

"Tourism is worth $1.8 billion to our region's economy. It is one of the largest employers on the Coast and we must work to expand the sector," she said.

Mr Dunne, who served two terms on the former Maroochy Council, promised to remove council levies that increased rates "by stealth" and to boost council services to provide value for money for ratepayers.

He said the council needed to attend to its core responsibilities - what used to be called "roads, rates, rats and rubbish".

"Instead of looking at public transport and state government issues, local government should get back to looking at their in-house stuff first and fixing all that up, giving the ratepayers good value for money service," Mr Dunne said.

Topics:  candidates, election


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Is it you, Migaloo?

Migaloo is predicted to cruise into Sunshine Coast waters tomorrow.

Confusion and debate erupts as to whether white whale is Migaloo

Spot Migaloo the white whale on the Sunshine Coast soon

Get the binoculars at the ready.

Thursday is the day Migaloo is expected to pass by

The billionaire who holds a golf club’s fate in his hands

Malaysian businessman Seng Huang Lee.

The future of golf in Peregian Springs hangs in the balance

Latest deals and offers

Simply stunning contemporary beach home

PERCHED high on Grandview Drive at the end of a private cul-de-sac, this stunning home features floor-to-ceiling glass that opens up views to Moreton Island

Is it you, Migaloo?

Migaloo is predicted to cruise into Sunshine Coast waters tomorrow.

Confusion and debate erupts as to whether white whale is Migaloo

Spot Migaloo the white whale on the Sunshine Coast soon

Get the binoculars at the ready.

Thursday is the day Migaloo is expected to pass by

The billionaire who holds a golf club’s fate in his hands

Malaysian businessman Seng Huang Lee.

The future of golf in Peregian Springs hangs in the balance

Grieving student honours late teacher who helped her to read

Flowers lay in front of the home where Coolum State School teacher Kylie Allen was fatally injured in a house fire.

Police confirm victim as Coolum State School teacher Kylie Allen

Drowning Pool gig review at Max Watt's

Drowning Pool played Brisbane with A Breach of Silence and She Cries Wolf at the Max Watt's House of Music.

Drowning Pool prove that 'bodies' hit the floor when they play

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles