For over 25 years, Sandy has lived, worked and raised her three children in our community, residing in Kin Kin, Pomona and now Cooroibah with her partner, four times world lawn bowls champion, Ian ‘Shoey’ Schuback OAM.
In 2014, Sandy was the only female councillor elected to the then freshly de-amalgamated Noosa Council. In 2016, she narrowly missed becoming the Mayor.
Sandy’s diverse background covers 35 years in managerial and consultancy roles in the tourism, agriculture, sporting, community, training and social services sectors. She has formal qualifications (GC in Social Innovation) through CQ University.
Sandy has been engaged in a wide range of roles including an NDIS project manager for disability service provider Sunshine Butterflies, a founding member of Innovate Noosa, a Director of the four local Bendigo Community Banks and Community Advisory Council Member of the Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network.
As the only Independent member of the Queensland parliament I believe that I hold a special position. And not for the reason that you may think.
Being answerable to the people of Noosa, and not a political party, is more than special. It is both liberating and empowering for the people of the Noosa electorate.
Noosa has both the capacity and opportunity to create the future that it has always envisioned. One that does not follow the proverbial 'dangling carrot', instead one that is bold to test solutions for our greatest concerns. We will lead the way and then share them with other Queensland communities as we join in meeting the challenges that we all face together.
I will use my position to better negotiate partnerships and deepen our relationships. I will discourage silos and bring everyone together in a united team effort that delivers great outcomes. By supporting and nurturing positive initiatives I will improve my electorate and the State that we all care deeply about.