For 30 years, Sandy has lived, worked and raised her three children in the Noosa community. She shares her life with partner Ian ‘Shoey’ Schuback OAM… a gorgeous rescue dog named Jet, and an assortment of furry, feathered and scaled visitors to their home!

A diverse background covering 35 years in managerial and consultancy roles in the tourism, agriculture, sporting, community, training, disability and social services sectors has been invaluable in serving the community. In addition, Sandy has been engaged in a wide range of voluntary roles including as a founding member of Innovate Noosa, Director of the four local Bendigo Community Banks and Community Advisory Council Member of the Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network. She holds formal qualifications in Social Innovation through Central Queensland University and was one of the inaugural Councillors to form the deamalgamated Noosa Council in 2013.

Sandy was elected to State Parliament as the Independent Member for Noosa in 2017 and is now in her 2nd term. She sees the role as a multifunctional and faceted one, having responsibility to her own constituents and community, as well to broader Queensland. Since becoming an MP, Sandy has been successful in achieving results on various historical local issues such as Beckman’s Road, Six Mile Creek bridge #7, Noosa River and the decommissioned TAFE site. Further afield, a Private Members Motion achieving resource equity for crossbenchers, calling for the inquiry into VAD, and the hosting of forums to identify solutions within the education and employment realms. A successful hospital transport pilot program that has now been completed with state government bringing in their own. This is all part of demonstrating the power of partnerships and people to address needs and collate data. Updates on past and present projects are posted to Noosa 360.

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