Sunshine Coast Greens

2020 Local Government Election

Our Candidates

For March 28, 2020

Tracy Burton

For Division 5

I am a long serving high school teacher of English and The Arts, mother of two and an active participant in environmental projects locally and internationally.

Daniel Bryar

For Division 9

With plenty of opportunities for business and citizens on the horizon, we need to ensure councillors vote on issues as declared prior to their election, and in the best interests of the community they represent.

Sue Etheridge

For Division 10

Like most locals, I feel shut out of local government decisions, and I am fed up with seeing the impact of poor development. Our community needs to be heard and our voices respected.

Sunshine Coast Council Election 2020

What you can expect from Greens on Council

Local Government Initiatives

It shouldn’t be up to the community to fundraise and fight bad planning decisions in court when they should not have been made by the Council in the first place.

Greens on Council will:
  • Protect our lifestyle and biodiversity from the impacts of poor planning decisions and inappropriate development.
  • Transfer the power away from developers and back to the community by involving you directly in development decisions.
  • Support an Indigenous Rangers program to improve land and water management.
  • Strengthen recycling initiatives and phase out single-use plastic containers.

Public transport and public infrastructure should be available for the public to use on fair and reasonable terms, and not be continually charged for access to services and infrastructure we already own. It’s time we put the public back in to service.

Greens on council will:
  • Advocate for regular, reliable, affordable and accessible public transport between communities and business centres.
  • Modernise local laws to address changes in road usage and improve parking conditions.
  • Increase pedestrian, mobility scooter and cyclist safety.
  • Provide resources and support for community service providers including affordable housing, family violence support and disability services.

Everyone should be able to see where elected officials are spending public money, free of conflicting interests. Your Council had 208 secret meetings last term compared to Noosa’s 16. The trust in this Council has been destroyed, and it’s time to rebuild with a new, more open system of governance.

Greens on Council will:
  • Immediately commence live video streaming of Council meetings.
  • Hold far fewer closed Council meetings.
  • Create an anonymous whistle-blower program to report corruption.
  • Require conflicts of interest to be declared and made public prior to Council meetings.

This summer has shown us what lies ahead if we continue to ignore the science and allow short term economics to guide decisions. The cost of doing nothing has far outstripped the cost of action, and the time to act is now!

Greens on Council will:
  • Enact stronger climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
  • Better prepare for more frequent and more intense bushfire and flooding events.
  • Improve the Coast’s capacity to care for injured, rare and threatened wildlife.
  • Declare a Climate Emergency.

Sunshine Coast Greens


The Caloundra Branch encompasses the areas at the southern end of the beautiful Sunshine Coast consisting of the state government divisions of Caloundra and Kawana.

The branch meet once a month at different times and days to enable all members to participate.

Convenors Raelene Ellis & Izzy Hockley


The Maleny Greens meet on the second Monday of each month at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane from 5:30-7:30pm. Members and supporters are welcome to attend. Feel free to contact the convenor, Claire, on 0439 532 299 if you have any questions.

Convenor Claire Ogden


The Maroochy Branch meet on every second Monday of the month, at 35 Howard Street, Nambour in the Greens Office

Convenor Daniel Bryar


The Noosa & Hinterland/Wide Bay Branch meets at 10am on the third or fourth Sunday of each month (except December) in the meeting room next to the Café at the Noosa Leisure Centre, Wallace Place Noosaville.

Meeting notices are posted on the branch Facebook page

Convenor Rhonda Prescott