New portfolios prioritised

Councillors confirm new term portfolios

By Sonia Isaacs

SUNSHINE COAST councillors have finalised their portfolios for the 2024-2028 term, shaping the governance structure for the new council.
The portfolio allocations were officially adopted at last Thursday’s ordinary council meeting.
Cr Jenny Broderick will be taking on responsibility for Outstanding Organisation (along with Cr Ted Hungerford), and Cr Winston Johnston retains his Service Excellence portfolio along with Cr Christian Dickson.
The current system aligns each portfolio with the five key Corporate Plan goals; Strong Community, Environment and Liveability, Resilient Economy, Service Excellence and Outstanding Organisation, and the associated regional strategies, with two Councillors assuming responsibility for each portfolio.
Cr Jenny Broderick said she was excited to be taking on responsibility for Council finance, revenue, and procurement, and becoming involved in Council’s Audit committee.
“I am honoured to share the Outstanding Organisation portfolio with Cr Ted Hungerford, dealing with overarching long term financial planning and strategic governance,” Cr Broderick said.
“Throughout the campaign, I spoke a lot regarding representing with integrity and accountability. This portfolio speaks to the heart of that.
“It includes many of the ‘big picture’ overarching policies and practices that keep our Council accountable to the highest of standards, including corporate values and behaviours.”
Mayor Rosanna Natoli will lead the Regional Portfolio which includes project oversights of Region Shaping Projects including the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games and regional advocacy.
Cr David Law and Cr Taylor Bunnag will take responsibility for Community Development, Community Sport and Recreation, Arts and Heritage.
Environment and Liveability has been allocated to Cr Maria Suarez and Cr Tim Burns, and Cr Terry Landsberg and Cr Joe Natoli take on the hot ticket responsibility for the regions economic development.