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New councillors share gratitude after first results declared after election

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The first members of the new-look Sunshine Coast Council have been confirmed after the March 16 local government elections.

The results for Divisions 1, 2 and 3 have been declared by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, confirming Jenny Broderick, Terry Landsberg and Tim Burns respectively as councillors.

Ms Broderick, a mother of four with 20 years of experience as a business owner, will replace retiring councillor and deputy mayor Rick Baberowksi in Division 1, which covers Beerwah, Landsborough, Caloundra South and surrounds.

She claimed 11,341 votes (54.2 per cent), ahead of Kristy Taylor-Rose (7743 votes) and Stan Nawrocki (1836 votes).

“It is with much excitement and a humble heart that I can announce that I have been officially declared by the ECQ as your representative for Division 1 Sunshine Coast Council,” Ms Broderick posted to social media.

“Thank you so much to my family, friends and supporters. And a massive thank you to our communities for putting your trust in me to deliver for our whole division.

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“It is not a role I will ever take for granted, but one where I will seek to serve with integrity, transparency and gratitude.

“Congratulations to Kristy and Stan for their willingness to serve our community. Campaigns involve an immense amount of sacrifice, time and hard work. All candidates deserve to be acknowledged and congratulated.”

Terry Landsberg.

Mr Landsberg secured 10,679 votes (54.3 per cent) in Division 2, which covers Caloundra, Pelican Waters and surrounds.

A former small business owner and long-standing volunteer, Mr Landsberg is returning for his second stint as councillor after being elected in 2020.

He came in ahead of Michael Foreman (4483 votes), Cindy Jensen (2718 votes) and Animal Justice Party candidate Pamela Mariko (1802 votes).

Mr Landsberg said he would continue to partner with other councillors and state and federal representatives to drive outcomes for improved investment into Caloundra and the broader Division 2 community.

“We live and work in one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia and there is a significant need for targeted investment at all levels and collaboration to ensure we deliver the best outcomes for our future,” he said.

“We cannot deliver outcomes for our community in isolation and as your councillor I am committed to continuing to build and strengthen relationships across all our levels of government with a focus on ensuring Caloundra secures the support and investment needed now and into the future.”

Tim Burns.

In Division 3, council employee Mr Burns will replace retiring councillor Peter Cox after securing 11,655 votes (54.7 per cent).

He was ahead of Alister Eiseman (6613 votes) and Kym Willing (3018 votes) in the division, which covers Currimundi, Warana, Wurtulla and surrounds.

“It’s a humbling thing for me. Thank you for the support and encouragement through the campaign,” Mr Burns posted to social media.

“I’m looking forward to the next four years and the challenge and highlights to come. Hopefully we can get crackin’ soon.”

The results for mayor and the remaining divisions – except Division 6 where Christian Dickson was re-elected unopposed – were still undeclared as of March 26.

In the mayoral count, at 11.46pm on March 26 with 82.53 per cent of the vote counted, Rosanna Natoli had 56,266 votes (27.4 per cent), 6094 votes ahead of Ashley Robinson (50,172 votes). and Jason O’Pray (44,357 votes). Min Swan had 33,277 votes, Wayne Parcell had 13,235 votes and Michael Burgess had 8093 votes.

The results for Noosa Council were also still undeclared.

Do you have an opinion to share? Submit a Letter to the Editor at Sunshine Coast News via news@sunshinecoastnews.com.au. You must include your name and suburb.

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