Gold Coast needs a health check, new mayoral contender says
Ms Hecke is now the president of the Gold Coast Lively and Wholesome Life-style Alliance and since 2015 has been an Australia Day advocate for wholesome dwelling in regional Queensland for the Queensland authorities.
In 2016 she stood for the Gold Coast division round Broadbeach, however has now determined to run for mayor in 2020.
She needs to spend the subsequent six months listening to the residents of the Gold Coast to listen to their views in six areas starting from site visitors enhancements to wholesome dwelling.
Ms Hecke says she is impartial and never linked to a political get together.
“I’ve all the time been impartial. I do not assume get together politics has a spot in council in any respect,” Ms Hecke stated.
“I believe that’s most likely one of many issues with our at the moment run council.”
Ms Hecke believes the Metropolis of Gold Coast wants a change.
“I take a look at the Gold Coast and I believe it wants a well being verify,” she stated.
The well being educator believes after two phrases, incumbent Tom Tate represents solely sections of your entire Gold Coast neighborhood.
“He is not actually reflective of your entire Gold Coast,” she says.
Ms Hecke sees the job of mayor as “an advocate” for town.
“In essence, it’s an advocacy function attempting to get the perfect outcomes for the neighborhood,” she stated.
Ms Hecke begins her marketing campaign with a six-month listening interval to listen to the views of the Gold Coast is six core areas.
“I will likely be working with six core targets as the main target for everybody’s consideration, and these will be discovered
in additional element on my website,” she stated.
Mona Hecke’s Gold Coast points
1 – Metropolis design and liveability
2 – Site visitors and automotive parking options
Three- Price range well being verify together with collaboration with state and neigbouring councils and companies
Four- Diversifying the Gold Coast financial system and producing new employment
5- Defend the Gold Coast’s pure belongings, and
6- Neighborhood networking and security.
“I need to know what issues most to Gold Coasters, so we will confidently and collaboratively ship what they want.”
Ms Hecke stated she has spent loads of time finding out the Gold Coast’s Metropolis Plan and believes there’s alternatives for change in site visitors and methods to develop alternatives for brand spanking new employment choices.
“The time to place my hand up has by no means been extra vital than proper now,” she stated.
“I need change for good. I need to allow the perfect alternatives for the expansion of our individuals and our metropolis.”
Final month, Cr Tate confirmed he was searching for a 3rd time period, whereas Southport businessman Brett Lambert, who stood for mayor in 2016, is ready to run once more 2020.
Ms Hecke begins her formal marketing campaign as a Gold Coast mayoral candidate Thursday morning.
Queensland’s native authorities elections – together with the tussle for the Gold Coast’s prime job – will likely be held in March 2020.
Tony Moore is a senior reporter on the Brisbane Occasions