Long-time Chapel Hill resident and former corporate communications executive, Greg Adermann is the new Brisbane City Councillor for the Pullenvale Ward.
The Electoral Commission of Queensland confirmed that Cr Adermann representing the Liberal National Party defeated the Greens candidate 59.93% to 40.07% on a two-party preferred basis.
Cr Adermann said he was both honoured and humbled to be given the opportunity to represent the residents of the Pullenvale Ward over the next four years.
“I look forward to repaying that faith through hard work and a commitment to represent everyone to the best of my ability at all times,” Cr Adermann said.
“It is the most challenging time imaginable to be elected to public office, but I’m up for whatever I have to deal with throughout this crisis and beyond.
“Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner reminded us immediately after the election that it’s back to work for everyone, helping manage Brisbane’s recovery and assisting residents in our communities where and when we can, and that’s been my immediate priority.”
Cr Adermann said there were a number of other issues raised by residents and community groups during the election campaign, which he has subsequently brought to the attention of the Lord Mayor.
“The proposed Green Bridge at Bellbowrie was raised often, with residents saying that if there is to be a bridge, then it must carry vehicles,” he said.
“The Lord Mayor has asked me to manage the community consultation process around the bridge – something I’m keen to start doing when we are able.
“Public transport services in the Ward, particularly around Karana Downs and Mount Crosby and congestion on Moggill Road also featured as key issues during the campaign.
“For that reason, I’m elated to have been invited onto Council’s Public and Active Transport Committee. I look forward to working with Committee Chair, Cr Ryan Murphy in determining better public transport outcomes locally.
“Our local representatives for the area, Federal Member for Ryan Julian Simmonds and State Member for Moggill Dr Christian Rowan, will form part of a three-pronged Government solution for Moggill Road.”
Cr Adermann said another priority was finding a solution to the issues faced by the three tenants sharing 98 Brookfield Road, Kenmore Hills.
“Clearly the space there is not large enough for the operations of all three tenants. There is insufficient parking available and a number of challenges for people with disabilities who participate in the valuable work undertaken by e-Waste Connection, and for Kenmore Bridge Club members,” he said.
“The obvious solution is a community centre that can be shared by a number of local groups. There are a number of issues to be worked through with both Federal and State Governments, but I look forward to presenting a case and exploring options with Cr Krista Adams, the Deputy Mayor and Chair of the City Planning Committee.
“In summary, I reiterate what I said during the election campaign that I will be consultative, open, accountable and available, and that I want to know what the community thinks first before I represent a view about an issue to Council.
“I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and ultimately delivering the necessary infrastructure and services that help improve the quality of life for everyone living in the best part of Brisbane,” Cr Adermann concluded.