Who is Dean Teasdale?

I am 44 years old and run a local family business. Together with my partner Trisha, we have five children and enjoy a busy and active life in
this great area.

Trisha is a Registered Nurse; I am proud of her contribution to the health of our community particularly over the last two years.

My children play sport here at community clubs.

My extended family also live right here in Murrumba Downs. I work across the suburbs of Dakabin, Kallangur, and Griffin daily.

Why are you running for Division 7 Councillor?

I am standing up for our community to contribute, so it becomes a better place. I have a strong desire to ensure it is a great place for our families to grow-up, that our small business can be successful and that it is a safe place to live and that we have great lifestyle to enjoy here.

The community deserves a strong local voice to ensure we get our fair share and a council we can all be proud of.

I want to see a council that excels in delivering the basics and an organisation that has leadership that is focused on that.

What is your political persuasion?

I am not a member of any political party. I am a truly independent candidate.

The major parties should play no real role in the council elections nothing should be put between council and residents and our lifestyles.

What policies are you supporting for Council?

Taking the pressure off cost of living by keeping rates low, capping them to a maximum increase of CPI.

Delivering value to residents through things like the returning of the kerbside rubbish removal pickups.

Working towards curbing more council debt.

Cutting red tape and waste that unnecessarily burdens new homeowners, Providing small business support to the creators and maintainers of local jobs?

Protecting and enhance lifestyles through practical consideration for the local environment, Restoring accountability, transparency, and respect to the organisation of council.

How are you funding your campaign?

My campaign is self-funded with the volunteer assistance of family, friends, and members of the community.

What is does the future of the region look like?

This is a question that I strike a lot from residents, and I am hearing concerns about the future of the maintenance and streetscapes throughout our region. To be realistic we need to look at increasing the maintenance of our streetscapes across the region.

Over the next four years of Council there will be some significant growth in the region. Along with that will come the need to fill in some of the gaps in things like public transport links. Improving the road network to work without the need for more traffic lights will be a priority. It is important to keep supporting the still emerging community organisations which are the real-life blood of the community for decades to come. Getting more community facilities rolled out. Over the next four years can further grow our region as a positive, vibrant, and exciting centre.

If you are elected Division 7 Councillor what is the first thing you will do?

There is a lot of work to be done between now and the election day. I will keep on campaigning right up till 6pm. Firstly I would thank the community for extending that trust to me and undertake to work tirelessly to be their representative today, tomorrow and for the years to come.

Then I would book a meeting with the CEO to discuss the immediate areas in need of action in Division 7.

Then I would have to turn to a list of priorities that I have given undertakings to get back to residents on within the first 14 days and it is a growing list.

I would schedule to hold the first of the regular community consultations and have an open-door policy each Friday afternoon for anyone who has a concern to roll up, no appointment necessary to raise any issue or just discuss local issues. I would be ready to serve the community and only a phone call or inbox away.

How can people contact you?

Visit my website, deanteasdale.com.au

Find me on Facebook or

email at dean@ourdivision7.com.au