Thank you to all Noosans who had their say regarding priorities for ongoing advocacy going forward this year.

A total of 333 responses were recorded for the 2023/24 Noosa MP survey, with 30 responses invalid for the purpose of this survey, as they were from residents of other State Electorates. A decrease to last year’s participation indicates either a level of ‘complacency’ or alternatively ‘survey fatigue’, and we are investigating how either can be addressed!

The following is a summary of the feedback provided including in the ‘additional comments’ by those who selected ‘other’ on a variety of the survey questions.

There were some majority votes including amending legislation to ensure nature conservation is the priority above all others in managing our National Parks (74.78%) and capping Brisbane 2032 Olympic spending at present levels (73.91%). In addition, ensuring all Olympics athlete accommodation is transferred to community housing providers at Games completion (81.30%) and banning political parties and MPs from sending Application for Postal Votes with PO Box Reply Paid Envelopes that go to their office first rather than direct to the Electoral Commission Queensland (84.78%).

Trends also continued from the last annual survey with the majority of respondents against raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old and government agencies using roundup or glyphosate for weed control.

There were also items mentioned in comments that we have up to date information available for on Noosa 360. These include the Cooloola Great Walk, decommissioned Tewantin Tafe site, electric bikes, Beckmans Rd, protections for wildlife on our roads, pedestrian crossing for Factory St, Teewah Beach, the Olympics and Noosa Hospital.  Noosa 360 is the information hub on our website, where we continually post new updates regarding many local matters and advocacy underway, and you can use the handy search bar for your topic of interest at

Links to specific updates on topics mentioned above are available at the links below:



Electric Bikes:

Beckmans Rd:

Factory St:

Noosa River:


Noosa Hospital:


An interesting point raised was the need for residents to be kept up to date more. We aim to do this via regular media columns and articles, our monthly newsletters, Noosa 360, social media posts and annual mailouts. If you have not already subscribed to our newsletter, you can do so at, or join us on Facebook at  Please feel free to send any suggestions for improved communications to as this is very important.

There was an increase to 72.61% in support for alternative shark control with many comments on shark net removal. As previously reported, we will be progressing a dedicated survey on this in March with updates available at

Concerns were also raised on the South- east Queensland Regional Plan as well as a call for increased rail services. Sandy shares these concerns and our most recent update covering these can be found at

Some items included in comments were on state matters outside the Noosa Electorate including the Cooroy intersections and overpass, as well feedback on the Bruce Highway. Our efforts regarding issues facing Cooroy are ongoing with further at and we have provided the comments regarding the Bruce Highway to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads.

Issues raised that haven’t been covered before, have been communicated to the relevant Queensland Ministers and we await responses. These include future plans for our power supply and increasing wages for apprentices among others. Once received we will post information to Noosa 360. If you would like to follow up specifically regarding a comment you contributed, please email us via

Questions were again asked regarding how policing works in the Noosa Electorate, which were answered in our update in July 2023 at

Feedback provided on matters under the control of Local or Federal Governments have been forwarded without any identifying information to Noosa Council and Federal MP Llew O’Brien. With elected representatives at all levels of government, please don’t hesitate to contact our office if you are not sure who the appropriate contact is for any particular issue.

The full results of the survey including graphs and the top issues expressed are available at

A reminder that our annual surveys are formulated on concerns emailed or phoned to us throughout the preceding year. We appreciate this from our residents as it’s important for all elected representatives to hear what matters most to those they represent. All queries, questions, requests for assistance or feedback can be directed to our office via 5319 3100 or Don’t forget, stay informed and be advised of any Noosa related surveys, by subscribing to our newsletter , as well by following us on Facebook or/and LinkedIn.

All survey results from previous Noosa MP surveys are available here.

Thank you again to all who participated, and please encourage your friends and family to become involved as effecting change takes all of us!