Candidate Surveys

As well as engaging with the five major parties centrally, the LGAQ also surveyed individual party candidates for their responses to local government’s suite of election priorities. 

Links to Party Responses:

A summary of the responses, and non-responses to this individual outreach is included below. 

ALP

Party response summary

Significant commitments include the Government’s $880 million funding commitment to continue the highly successful Works for Queensland and TIDS program, and to implement the LGAQ’s proposed Jobs Advantage program for SEQ councils.  View our assessment of the ALP’s response to local government priorities by theme here.

Responded to individual survey

ElectorateLabor candidateNotable comments or commitments
CurrumbinKaylee CampradtCandidate opened survey but did not respond to any questions.
MudgeerabaMaxim Otten-KampCandidate is not supportive of the rejection of mandatory, externally appointed development assessment panels. Candidate is uncommitted on a review of the Stock Route Management Regulation review the Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board Land Protection Fund payment area and the methodology used for the Wild Dog Barrier Fence.
NanangoMark StapletonCandidate opened survey but did not respond to any questions.

No response recorded to individual survey

ElectorateLabor candidate
AlgesterLeeanne Enoch
AspleyBart Mellish 
BancroftChris Whiting
Barron RiverCraig Crawford
BonneyAsh Borg
BroadwaterMaureen Simpson
BuderimKen Mackenzie
BulimbaDi Farmer
BundabergTom Smith
BundambaLance McCallum
BurdekinMike Brunker
BurleighWayne Bartholomew
BurnettKerri Morgan
CairnsMichael Healy
CallideGordon Earnshaw
CaloundraJason Hunt
CapalabaDon Brown
ChatsworthLisa O’Donnell
ClayfieldPhilip Anthony
CondamineBrendon Huybregts
CookCynthia Lui
CoomeraChris Johnson
CooperJonty Bush
EvertonDanielle Shankey
Ferny GroveMark Furner
GavenMeaghan Scanlon
GladstoneGlenn Butcher
Glass HouseBrent Hampstead
GreenslopesJoe Kelly
GregoryDave Kerrigan
GympieGeoff Williams
Hervey BayAdrian Tantari
HillMichael Hodgkins
HinchinbrookPaul Jacob
InalaAnnastacia Palaszczuk
IpswichJennifer Howard
Ipswich WestJim Madden
JordanCharis Mullen
KawanaBill Redpath
KeppelBrittany Lauga
KurwongbahShane King
LockyerJanet Butler
LoganLinus Power
LyttonJoan Pease
MacalisterMelissa McMahon
MackayJulieanne Gilbert
MaiwarPalani Thevar
MansfieldCorrine McMillan
MaroochydoreAlison Smith
MaryboroughBruce Saunders
McConnelGrace Grace
Mermaid BeachCarl Ungerer
MillerMark Bailey
MiraniShane Hamilton
MoggillRoberta Albrecht
MorayfieldMark Ryan
Mount OmmaneyJess Pugh
MulgraveCurtis Pitt
MundingburraLes Walker
MurrumbaSteven Miles
NicklinRobert Skelton
NinderryMelinda Dodds
NoosaMark Denham
NudgeeLeanne Linard
OodgerooIrene Henley
Pine RiversNikki Boyd
PumicestoneAli King
RedcliffeYvette D’Ath
RedlandsKim Richards
RockhamptonBarry O’Rourke
SandgateStirling Hinchliffe
Scenic RimLuz Stanton
South BrisbaneJackie Trad
Southern DownsJoel Richters
SouthportSusie Gallagher
SpringwoodMick de Brenni
StaffordJimmy Sullivan
StrettonDuncan Pegg
Surfers ParadiseBrianna Bailey
TheodoreTracey Bell
ThuringowaAaron Harper
TooheyPeter Russo
Toowoomba NorthMegan O’Hara Sullivan
Toowoomba SouthSusan Krause
TownsvilleScott Stewart
TraegerJames Bambrick
WarregoMark O’Brien
WaterfordShannon Fentiman
WhitsundayAngie Kelly
WoodridgeCameron Dick

LNP

Party response summary

The Opposition reconfirmed support for the LGAQ’s COVID-19 Battleplan for Queensland Local Communities, and committed e $600 million to continue the highly successful Works for Queensland program, and implement the LGAQ’s proposed Jobs Advantage program for SEQ councils. View our assessment of the LNP’s  response to local government prioritiesby theme here.

Responded to individual survey

ElectorateLNP candidateNotable comments or commitments
CallideColin BoyceCandidate was uncommitted to a number of local government priorities including:
• The allocation of $50m per year for 4 years for the LGAQ’s Jobs Advantage program in SEQ,
• the allocation of $2 million per year for 3 years for council-led planning innovation and improvement projects to drive leading practice in strategic land use planning and development assessment.
• supporting the introduction of statutory measures to require resource project proponents to compensate councils for their participation in Social Impact Assessments.
• the introduction of a statewide data sharing system and code of conduct to support councils in managing the use of residential properties for short-term letting and its impact on local communities.
• a review to improve Queensland’s infrastructure charging and planning framework to remove inequities
• that cost shift onto councils and the community.

Candidate does not support:
• ongoing waste levy advance payments, so Queensland households are not negatively impacted financially
• the allocation of $200 million per year for 4 years for a local government Sustainability Fund to finance resource recovery, waste management initiatives, and legacy landfill challenges committing 70% of waste levy revenue to sustainable resource recovery, recycling infrastructure and programs to build a circular economy.
• The candidate commented they had “no idea” what the NRM Governance pilot projects were.
• Candidate did not support any questions that related to funding or investment in the Great Barrier Reef commenting repeatedly “refer to Senate Inquiry.”
• Candidate did not support any questions relating to stock route regulation and commented: “Stock routes should be controlled by local govt authorities, not blanket rules.”

Candidate did not respond to questions 35-38
CapalabaBev WaltersCandidate opened survey but did not respond to any questions.
Ferny GroveChris LehmannCandidate opened survey but did not respond to any questions.
LockyerJim McDonaldCandidate was supportive of the allocation of $100m per year for 4 years for Works for Queensland or an equivalent program to ensure non – SEQ Councils invest in community infrastructure like parks, pools, halls, footpaths and bikeways, commenting that it “Should be spread to include Lockyer Somerset and Scenic Rim.”  
 
Candidate commented that they ‘Needed to understand the depreciation efforts of councils in planning for their upgrades,” in relation to water supply infrastructure and aged asbestos cement pipes and the allocation of $100 million per year for 5 years to guarantee delivery of safe rural water and wastewater infrastructure.  
 
Candidate was uncommitted in their support of the allocation of $10 million so councils can have greater access to expert assistance and guidance for local governments undertaking local disaster risk assessments as guided by the Queensland Emergency, commenting: “There is an enormous amount of Knowledge and work that has occurred in this space follow the successive disasters of flood, cyclone, fire and now pandemic.”  
 
Candidate did not respond to question 23-38. 
MackayChris BonannoCandidate was uncommitted in their support of the allocation of $50m per year for 4 years for the LGAQ’s Jobs Advantage program in SEQ, commenting that: “I would need further information on the state of infrastructure in SEQ before I could commit on this. My focus is on the region of Mackay, not elsewhere.” 
 
Candidate did not answer question 10-38 
MillerPaul DarwenCandidate opened survey but did not respond to any questions
South BrisbaneClem GrehanCandidate was uncommitted in their support of the introduction of a statewide data sharing system and code of conduct to support councils in managing the use of residential properties for short-term letting and its impact on local communities, and commented: “Councils should be able to enforce their own rules /regulations on AirBnB’s.” 
 
In relation to developer related questions, the candidate was supportive but stated: “I believe the whole cost of development needs to be looked at.” 
 
The candidate was supportive of waste management question but commented: “The Federal government has announced that waste will be recycled in Australia. The money for this should come from Federal funds directed thru the state.” 

No response recorded to individual survey

ElectorateLNP candidate
AlgesterNerissa Aitken
AspleyAmanda Cooper
BancroftPhil Carlson
Barron RiverLinda Cooper
BonneySam O’Connor
BroadwaterDavid Crisafulli
BuderimBrent Mickelberg
BulimbaAnthony Bishop
BundabergDavid Batt
BundambaRob Shearman
BurdekinDale Last
BurleighMichael Hart
BurnettStephen Bennett
CairnsSam Marino
CaloundraStuart Coward
ChatsworthSteve Minnikin
ClayfieldTim Nicholls
CondaminePat Weir
CookNipper(Ed) Brown
CoomeraMichael Crandon
CooperTrent Wiseman
CurrumbinLaura Gerber
EvertonTim Mander
GavenKirsten Jackson
GladstoneRon Harding
Glass HouseAndrew Powell
GreenslopesAndrew Newbold
GregoryLachlan Millar
GympieTony Perrett
Hervey BaySteve Coleman
HillNick Cuda
HinchinbrookScott Piper
InalaMiljenka Perovic
IpswichScott O’Donnell
Ipswich WestChris Green
JordanAndrew Mooney
KawanaJarrod Bleijie
KeppelAdrian de Groot
KurwongbahKerry Petrus
LoganClinton Pattison
LyttonGordon Walters
MacalisterJudi Van Manen
MaiwarLauren Day
MansfieldJanet Wishart
MaroochydoreFiona Simpson
MaryboroughDenis Chapman
McConnelPinky Singh
Mermaid BeachRay Stevens
MiraniTracie Newitt
MoggillChristian Rowan
MorayfieldTheresa Craig
Mount OmmaneyRoger Hooper
MudgeerabaRos Bates
MulgraveGerry Vallianos
MundingburraGlenn Doyle
MurrumbaYvonne Barlow
NanangoDeb Frecklington
NicklinMarty Hunt
NinderryDan Purdie
NoosaJames Blevin
NudgeeRyan Shaw
OodgerooMark Robinson
Pine RiversKara Thomas
PumicestoneFiona Gaske
RedcliffeKerri-Anne Dooley
RedlandsHenry Pike
RockhamptonTony Hopkins
SandgateClark Siemsen
Scenic RimJon Krause
Southern DownsJames Lister
SouthportRob Molhoek
SpringwoodKirrily Boulton
StaffordEd Sangjitphun
StrettonPeter Zhuang
Surfers ParadiseJohn-Paul Langbroek
TheodoreMark Boothman
ThuringowaNatalie Marr
TooheyWarren Craze
Toowoomba NorthTrevor Watts
Toowoomba SouthDavid Janetzki
TownsvilleJohn Hathaway
TraegerMarnie Smith
WarregoAnn Leahy
WaterfordAndrew Caswell
WhitsundayAmanda Camm
WoodridgeRussell Bauer

Katter’s Australian Party

Official party response summary

KAP has provided a comprehensive response to the LGAQ’s 2020 Election Priorities indicating which initiatives and programs it will fight for, should the party form part of a minority government. View our assessment of heir party response by theme here

Responded to individual survey

None

No response recorded to individual survey

Sam Cox (KAP)
Tanika Parker (KAP)
Shane Knuth (KAP)
Nick Dametto (KAP)
Attila Feher-Holan (KAP)
Christian Shepherd (KAP)
Julianne Wood (KAP)
Clynton Hawks (NQF)
Josh Schwarz (KAP)
Robbie Katter (KAP)
Rick Gurnett (KAP)
Ciaron Patterson (KAP)

Greens

Official party response summary

The Greens responded to our 2020 State Election priorities advising they are “generally supportive” of the LGAQ’s platform, however, they cite the need to consider “an enormous list of competing priorities” should they be in a balance of power scenario after the 31 October.  View our assessment of the The Greens response to local government priorities by theme here.

Responded to individual survey

ElectorateGreens candidateNotable comments or commitments
BonneyAmin JavanmardOverall supportive of most questions, however skipped any question in relation to waste management or waste levies.
CooperKatinka Winston-AllomCandidate was supportive of all questions, however – candidate was uncommitted in their response to the reinstatement of the Western Roads Upgrade Program with $25 million per year for 4 years and supporting more than 660 jobs in bush communities.  
MacalisterKirsty PetersenCandidate was uncommitted on the provision of $50m per year for 4 years for the LGAQ’s Jobs Advantage program in SEQ and uncommitted on $50 million per year for 4 years for tourism recovery accessible to Councils.  
 
Candidate was supportive of  reviewing e Queensland’s infrastructure charging and planning framework to remove inequities that cost shift onto councils and the community and commented that “the Greens have a plan to review the Planning Act to increase infrastructure charges to avoid just this issue.” 
 
Candidate skipped all questions relating to remote and regional Councils.  
MansfieldRob WalterCandidate was supportive of all questions, however – candidate was uncommitted in their response to the reinstatement of the Western Roads Upgrade Program with $25 million per year for 4 years and supporting more than 660 jobs in bush communities. 
MorayfieldAmy SmithCandidate supportive of all questions
NicklinSue EtheridgeCandidate was supportive of all questions, however – candidate was uncommitted in their response to the reinstatement of the Western Roads Upgrade Program with $25 million per year for 4 years and supporting more than 660 jobs in bush communities. 
OodgerooIan MazlinCandidate was supportive of all questions, however – candidate was uncommitted in their response to the reinstatement of the Western Roads Upgrade Program with $25 million per year for 4 years and supporting more than 660 jobs in bush communities.  
RockhamptonMick JonesCandidate was supportive of all questions, however – candidate was uncommitted in their response to the reinstatement of the Western Roads Upgrade Program with $25 million per year for 4 years and supporting more than 660 jobs in bush communities. 
StaffordStephen BatesCandidate supportive of all questions
StrettonAndrea WildinCandidate opened survey but did not respond to any questions
Glass HouseAndrew McLeanCandidate supportive of all questions

No response recorded to individual survey

ElectorateGreens candidate
AlgesterJosette Mira
AspleyJames Hansen
BancroftEll-Leigh Ackerman
Barron RiverAaron McDonald
BonneyAmin Javanmard
BroadwaterApril Broadbent
BuderimDeborah Moseley
BulimbaRolf Kuelsen
BundabergClaire Ogden
BundambaDanielle Mutton
BurdekinJack Smith
BurleighRachel Mebberson
BurnettLiam Johns
CairnsDaniel Dench
CallideAnthony Walsh
CaloundraRaelene Ellis
CapalabaMichael Metzen
ChatsworthKathryn Fry
ClayfieldAndrew Bartlett
CondamineSean Womersley
CookDeby Ruddell
CoomeraLissy Gavranich
CooperKatinka Winston-Allom
CurrumbinPeter Burgoyne
EvertonHelen Rath
Ferny GroveJoel Colls
GavenSally Spain
GladstoneEmma Eastaughffe
  
GreenslopesVictor Huml
GregoryPaul Bambrick
GympieLauren Granger-Brown
Hervey BaySonja Gerdsen
HillJennifer Cox
HinchinbrookCarolyn Mewing
InalaPeter Murphy
IpswichPat Walsh
Ipswich WestRaven Wolf
JordanNavdeep Singh
KawanaAnna Sri
KeppelClancy Mullbrick
KurwongbahEarl Snijders
LockyerRebecca Haley
LoganLiam Jenkinson
LyttonKen Austin
MacalisterKirsty Petersen
MackayImogen Lindenberg
MaiwarMichael Berkman
MansfieldRob Walter
MaroochydoreGabrielle Unverzagt
MaryboroughCraig Armstrong
McConnelKirsten Lovejoy
Mermaid BeachZai Harris
MillerPatsy O’Brien
MiraniBen Watkin
MoggillLawson McCane
  
Mount OmmaneyAsha Worsteling
MudgeerabaScott Turner
MulgraveSue Cory
MundingburraJenny Brown
MurrumbaJason Kennedy
NanangoJohn Harbison
NicklinSue Etheridge
NinderryDaniel Bryar
NoosaRhonda Prescott
NudgeeJim Davies
OodgerooIan Mazlin
Pine RiversTara Seiffert-Smith
PumicestoneRichard Ogden
RedcliffeWill Simon
RedlandsCarmen McNaught
RockhamptonMick Jones
SandgateMiree Le Roy
Scenic RimPietro Angoletto
South BrisbaneAmy MacMahon
Southern DownsTom Henderson
SouthportAlan Quinn
SpringwoodJanina Leo
StaffordStephen Bates
StrettonAndrea Wildin
Surfers ParadiseNelson Quinn
TheodoreJohn Woodlock
ThuringowaHeidi Hardisty
TooheyClaire Garton
Toowoomba NorthAlyce Nelligan
Toowoomba SouthThomas Coyne
TownsvilleTom O’Grady
TraegerKristian Horvath
WarregoJoshua Sanderson
WaterfordLachlan Smart
WhitsundayEmma Barrett
WoodridgeValerie Bennett

One Nation

Official party response summary

One Nation indicated support for many of the LGAQ’s key 2020 State Election priorities.  However, they have refrained from making any explicit commitment to advocate and vote for funding for our priorities should they hold the balance of power after the October 31 poll.  View our assessment of One Nation’s response to local government priorities a by theme here.

Responded to individual survey

ElectorateONP candidateNotable comments or commitments
BuderimJoyce HoskingCandidate opened survey but did not answer any questions
BundambaSharon BellCandidate was uncommitted in their support of the allocation of $100m per year for 4 years for Works for Queensland or an equivalent program, commenting that “I would need more information before I commit to NON – SEQ Councils allocating $100M per year for Four years.” Candidate made further notable comment: “If I am elected as the new MP for Bundamba, I would do everything in my power to invest in community infrastructure, like parks, pools, halls, footpaths and bikeways. Obviously, until I see the Budget, that Labor will not do before the election, I cannot support any certain allocation amount.”  

Candidate did not answer questions 11 -38. 
CairnsDarrin GriffithCandidate was supportive of the allocation of $100m per year for 4 years for Works for Queensland or an equivalent program to ensure non – SEQ Councils invest in community infrastructure like parks, pools, halls, footpaths and bikeways, however commented:  “I only support such a program if it can be fully funded as outlined in the funding allocation with minimal impact upon the rate payer within the Cairns electorate.” 
 
Candidate was uncommitted in their  support for the allocation of $50m per year for 4 years for the LGAQ’s Jobs Advantage program in SEQ so SEQ and commented “I am only interested in what I can do for my electorate at present. So while I’m not opposed to proactive infrastructure in populated areas, such as the S.E corner, I must remain uncommitted at this stage until the costings are seen not to effect projects in the North.” 
 
In relation to the allocation of $50 million per year for 4 years for tourism infrastructure funding accessible to councils the candidate was supportive but commented: “On the proviso that we can create a proactive funding 
program for ALL QULIFIED TOUR  OPERATORS and associated businesses that are on life support. Sadly I’ve been witness to such funding being wasted with counterproductive studies and bias support for larger tour operators which leaves very little for the honest small family tour business that more tourists are seeking these days.”  
 
Candidate was uncommitted on a number of funding based questions citing in the comments that he was supportive by only: “providing these funds are channeled directly towards upskilling and not wasted on Bureaucracy.” 
Hervey BayDamian HuxhamUncommitted on LGAQ’s Jobs Advantage program in SEQ, uncommitted on increased TIDS funding. Candidate was uncommitted to key regional issues such as cluster fencing and stock route regulation reform. 
KawanaLyn MoussalliOn funding issues including environmental issues and rural roads, the candidate repeatedly commented that “all commitments will depend on how much debt our State is in to be able to commit to all funding.” 
KurwongbahKim AttrillCandidate was uncommitted in their response to the reinstatement of the Western Roads Upgrade Program with $25 million per year for 4 years and supporting more than 660 jobs in bush communities.  
 
Uncommitted on all planning related questions Uncommitted on Coastal disaster mitigation questions.  
 
Candidate skipped question 22-38 
NinderryFrank WeijersCandidate opened survey but did not respond to any questions
SouthportRaphael FelixCandidate was uncommitted on the introduction of a statewide data sharing system and code of conduct to support councils in managing the use of residential properties for short-term letting and its impact on local communities. 
 
Candidate does not support the introduction of statutory protections for councils to assist them manage risks from natural hazards and climate change. Candidate was uncommitted on a series of questions in relation to the environment, Great Barrier Reef, Stock Route Management and roads funding. 

No response recorded to individual survey

ElectorateOne Nation Candidate
AlgesterWayne Stacey
AspleyWalter Hardy
BancroftNik Aai Reddy
Barron RiverSusan Andrews
BonneyMichael Rix
BroadwaterJesse Schneider
BulimbaDoug Conway
BundabergStewart Jones
BurdekinClive Remmer
BurleighGeorgie Batty
BurnettGeoffrey Mansell
CaloundraLuke Poland
CapalabaNeal Gilmore
ChatsworthAaron Clarke
ClayfieldAbby Douglas
CondamineGreg Priebe
CookBrettlyn Neal
CoomeraTabita Wilkinson
CooperSusan Ventnor
CurrumbinGlen Wadsworth
EvertonMal Johnson
Ferny GroveElton Williams
GavenSharon Sewell
GladstoneKevin Jorgensen
Glass HouseGraeme Campbell
GreenslopesJohn Booker
GregoryClint Rothery
GympieMichael Blaxland
HinchinbrookMichael Sullivan
InalaScott Reid
IpswichSuzie Holmes
Ipswich WestGary Duffy
JordanNeil Symes
KeppelWade Rothery
LockyerCorey West
LoganPeter Weber
LyttonDebra Smith
MacalisterBronwyn Bye
MackayChristine Keys
MaiwarBoyd Shannon
MansfieldChristopher O’Callaghan
MaroochydoreRod McCormack
MaryboroughSharon Lohse
McConnelAnne Perry
Mermaid BeachStephen James
MillerMaria Packer
MiraniStephen Andrew
MoggillBruce Mitchell
MorayfieldRodney Hansen
Mount OmmaneyMichael Powell
MudgeerabaAndrew Liddell
MulgraveFrancis Bartorillo
MundingburraIan Bowron
MurrumbaKaren Haddock
NanangoTony Scrimshaw
NicklinMichael Cardinal
NoosaTracey Bell-Henselin
NudgeeCarrol Halliwell
OodgerooDouglas Chapman
Pine RiversChristopher Leech
PumicestoneRoss Konowalenko
RedcliffeVirginia Davy
RedlandsPeter Williams
RockhamptonTorin O’Brien
SandgateRodney Miles
Scenic RimPaul Henselin
South BrisbaneRosalie Taxis
Southern DownsRosemary Moulden
SpringwoodGlen Cookson
StaffordKerrie Dwyer
StrettonAlexey Chekhunov
Surfers ParadiseLeanne Schultz
TheodoreAnita Holland
ThuringowaJeni Alexander
TooheyClaudia Roel
Toowoomba NorthRon Humphrey
Toowoomba SouthDylan Kozlowski
TownsvilleClive Clarkson
WarregoJoshua Coyne
WaterfordKim Miller
WhitsundayDeb Lawson
WoodridgeLann Valentin

Other candidates surveyed

No response recorded

Carolyn Moriarty (NQF)
Desmond Tayley (NQF)
Jason Borg (NQF)
Martin Brewster (UAP)
Sandy Bolton (Ind)