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About Christian

From a young age Christian remembers driving around in the car with Dad, spotting potholes and making sure that they got fixed. This simple task stirred a passion in Christian that has led him to be a voice for local community for 12 years.  

Christian spent most of his childhood on the Sunshine coast with his Mother, Debbie, Father, Steve and brother Zeik and has resided in Buderim for more than 20 years.

Completing year 12 at Nambour Christian College, it wasn’t long before he began work at Maroochy shire council, finding his feet in records management and customer service.

In 2006 an opportunity presented itself to campaign for the seat of division 8. Not one to shy away from a challenge and eager to get involved in hands on community engagement, Christian put his hand up. Despite many challenges Christian was elected to division 8 and held the seat until the following election.

In 2008 Christian was elected local councillor for division 6 as part of the amalgamated Sunshine Coast Regional Council. 

In the 2012 local election Christian was elected unopposed, something that was unexpected and very humbling.

Christian successfully retained his seat in the March 2016 election by securing a favourable level of support from the community. 

My values and commitments to locals

  • I love the Sunshine Coast and our local community.

  • I have no political alliances and will represent you as an independent member on council.

  • I am open, accepting and inclusive of all members in our community.

  • You deserve my time and attention to issues that concern you.

  • I have a proven track record and a plan for the future.

  • I will fight hard for Division 6 and the wider Sunshine Coast.

  • I will support the elderly and those with disability

  • I will be continue to be down to earth, humble and approachable.

AREAS OF INTEREST IN COUNCIL

  • Organisational review and performance

  • Environment Levy and Land Purchase

  • Transport Network Planning

  • Economic and Job Creation

Council positions

  • Portfolio: Regional Planning

  • Housing Affordability Taskforce

  • Waste and Resource Management Working Group

  • Lightrail Taskforce

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Division 6 councillor – Sunshine Coast Council
    (2008 - present)

  • Division 8 councillor – Maroochy Shire Council (2006-2008)

  • Records Officer, Customer Service – Maroochy Shire Council

Education

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Certificate 3 Business and Records Management

  • Town Planning Training Program, Local Government Association of Queensland

  • Currently studying a Diploma of Management

COMMUNITY GROUPS

  • Brightwater Community Association

  • Brightwater Neighbourhood Watch

  • Mountain Creek Neighbourhood Watch

  • Ballinger Park Sports Complex Advisory Group

  • Sippy Downs and District Community Association