ABOUT DEAN

Bio

I grew up on the peninsula.

I hold various qualifications in Business Management and Property Management.

Day-to-day, I am the Managing Director of a family owned real estate business that is built on the foundation of a team and a tradition of delivering quality service.

I’m a proud father and I enjoy spending time with my family, getting involved in the community, riding my bike, relaxing down by the beach, and exploring the bush.

 

Who is Dean Teasdale?

First and foremost, I’m a father, Then a Managing Director of the family company.

I live at Mango Hill.  I have lived in various parts of the Moreton Bay Region for most of my life.

 

What’s your advocacy about in the Moreton Bay Region?

I’m standing up for our community to make a contribution so it becomes a better place. I have a strong and vested interest in ensuring it’s a great place for my family to grow up in; a place where our small business can be successful; it’s 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’m part of a community movement that wants to see the important issues appropriately addressed for our region.

I coordinate an organisation with leadership that is focused ensuring are infrastructure needs are met today and into the future.

 

What is your political persuasion?

I have previously run for Mayor in March 2016 and it’s pretty widely known that I was a candidate for a Federal Seat in 2010. I originally joined a political organisation to make a difference in my local community.

The major parties are always challenge when it comes to achieving the local elements and relevance to their borders policy positions.

There are values there that I will always uphold and one of them is to put the community front and centre in every consideration.

Also not to the politics of government in the way of community values and our lifestyle.
What issues are you currently 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;
  • Cleaning up the water mess by regaining control over Unity Water and water charges;
  • Working towards curbing more council debt;
  • Cutting red tape and waste that unnecessarily burdens new home owners;
  • Providing real small business support to the creators and maintainers of local jobs;
  • Protecting and enhancing lifestyles through practical consideration for the local environment;
  • Restoring accountability, transparency and respect to the organisation of council.


What’s 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 I think 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 pretty 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 really 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 we can further grow our region as a positive, vibrant and exciting centre.