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Councillor for Parkinson Ward
6 Jun 2012
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I was elected as the inaugural Councillor for Parkinson Ward in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

I have the privilege of being the Deputy to the Lord Mayor on City Hall Restoration, which is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on such a significant project in our City. Other roles I have include Deputy to the Lord Mayor on International Relations and Multicultural Affairs, Deputy Chairman of Council and Deputy Chairman of Finance, Economic Development and Administration. 

This photo was taken outside my office on the last day before City Hall was closed prior to restoration and was the last time all Councillors had their own offices in City Hall. 

I was born overseas, like many residents in our City, and came to Brisbane in 1973. Quite frankly I couldn't think of a better place to live and raise my son.

It is a great honour to represent the residents of Parkinson Ward which consists of the suburbs of Algester, Parkinson, Pallara, Heathwood, Larapinta, Willawong, and parts of Forest Lake, Durack, Doolandella, and Calamvale. 

There are many young families who live in Parkinson Ward, it is the fastest growing Ward in the City and the most multiculturally diverse. 

In many families, including my own, there are three generations living here. Brisbane is a great place to live, it is Australia's New World City and is the economic hub for the Southern Hemisphere.

 

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Comments (1)
sarosh mehta Tue, 19 Jun 2012 8:55pm

Couldnt agree more. With much talk about "rebuilding"many buildings in the CBD, iconic structures like City Hall must be preserved for all to enjoy well into the next century.