2021 Address In Reply
The address-in-reply is traditionally an opportunity once the election has been held to respond to the Governor’s speech which essentially is the agenda of the government presented at the opening of parliament. We can speak about our return to this parliament and our vision for our electorates.
I raised a number of issues for the Sunshine Coast and specifically for my electorate of Maroochydore. I am passionate about the Sunshine Coast. I grew up on the coast, going to local primary schools—Cooroy and Yandina—and then Nambour State High School. I like to remind people that there are other politicians who have come out of Nambour State High School rather than just a former Labor prime minister.
I am passionate about the Sunshine Coast. Many people are moving into our beautiful region. I am passionate about ensuring we get the balance right when it comes to growth and liveability and the services needed to ensure our economy is able to grow and people can keep the amenity in our environment that they so love. I am committed to working with the Sunshine Coast community and particularly our small businesses and family enterprises to help them grow and create jobs so that people have not only a lifestyle but also a livelihood.
In myy Address in Reply I addressed the devastating number of deaths on Queensland Roads in 2020, impacts of COVID-19 on businesses, getting the right infrastructure, safety surrounding the Mooloolah River Interchange (nexus of the Nicklin Way and the Sunshine Motorway near Mooloolah River), mass transit, dangers around Mooloolaba Harbour entrance, saving Mooloolaba Spit, hooning and the private and public housing crisis.
Finally, once again I want to thank all of my wonderful volunteers, LNP members, staff and the many who believe in the vision that we have for the Sunshine Coast — making it a better place and building a better Sunshine Coast.