For Division 2
“Hard Work & Connection”
Scenic Rim business owner, Keer Moriarty, today announced her intention to nominate as a candidate for Division 2, Scenic Rim Regional Council at the Queensland local government elections on 28 March 2020.
Keer has been the Editor and owner of The Canungra Times newspaper since 2010. In addition to running her business and raising two children, she is heavily involved in community work.
“My association with The Canungra Times has led to a real passion for working for the community,” said Keer.
She was involved in the establishment of the Canungra Chamber of Commerce, the revitalisation of the Canungra Show and was one of the driving forces behind the Canungra & District Community Bank, which is about to open a Customer Service Centre in Beaudesert.
Keer ﬁrst moved to the Scenic Rim (then Beaudesert Shire) in 1996 and has lived and worked in Beaudesert and Canungra.
“I have formed strong links with people and community organisations throughout the region,” she said, “I believe the people in Division 2 need a Councillor who will work very hard and be connected to the diverse communities in that Division. That is what I thrive on – hard work and connection.”
“If elected, my goal will be to remain engaged with residents throughout the Division, from Veresdale Scrub, Gleneagle through Tamborine Village, Tamborine Mountain, Wonglepong and everywhere in between; and represent their concerns at Council level,” she said.
The population growth predicted for the Scenic Rim makes planning and infrastructure issues Keer sees as paramount to maintaining the rural lifestyle that residents value.
“Good planning is essential to keep our region attractive to residents and visitors,” said Keer, “We need to ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to maintain the amenity for residents and cater for people moving to the area.”
“I want to work with the community, Council representatives and the State Government to get the best possible results for Division 2 and for the Scenic Rim,” she said.
“Commitment & Passion”
Jeffrey McConnell has lived in Tamborine Village since 2001. In that time, he has focused on nothing but the community which surrounds him, and as the SES Local Controller for the last 8 years has achieved an extensive understanding of the issues that surround Scenic Rim residents. He volunteers actively and is now a face many will recognise from the countless events he attends. After serving in the military as an Warrant Officer for 23 years, it feels only logical that Jeffrey share his leadership talents with the people of Tamborine.
Jeffrey is a part of the Tamborine Hall Committee Association, Tamborine and District Citizens Association, and the Tamborine Neighbourhood Watch Association. Today, he is the sitting president of the Scenic Rim SES East Support Group after working as the SES Local Controller between 2011 and 2019. During this time he oversaw 300 Search and Rescue operations, as well as disasters such as the 2011 Floods, Cyclones Debbie and Oswald, and the Canungra Bushfires of 2019.