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March Business Breakfast - Local Council Candidate Forum

In the lead-up to the March Council Elections, the Southside Chamber has invited the local candidates from the area to introduce themselves and let us know how they plan to help the community, and local businesses within it.

We have invited diverse candidates from both the Holland Park and Macgregor Wards to answer questions and learn the concerns of local businesses in their electorate. 





krista adams

Krista Adams – LNP Candidate (Incumbent)


Krista Adams is a former Health and Physical Education Teacher and group fitness instructor. She is the daughter of popular long-serving Councillor, Gail Chiconi, who represented the local area for 12 years. Krista attended St. Catherine's School in Wishart and Loreto College, Coorparoo.


Krista won Wishart ward at the 2008 election, moving to Holland Park in 2016 after Wishart was abolished in a redistribution. She served as Chairman of the Council 2010-12, the equivalent of Speaker, and since the 2012 election has chaired various committees.


Following the retirement of Graham Quirk as Lord Mayor and replacement by Adrian Schrinner, She replaced Schrinner as Deputy Lord Mayor. she also serves in the Civic Cabinet as Chair of the Public and Active Transport, Economic and Tourism Development Committee.



Karleigh Auguston


Karleigh Auguston – Labor Candidate

Karleigh has experience as a primary school teacher for nearly 15 years and also as a policy advisor for the State Government. She has a long history of community involvement in sport and arts organisations.

Karleigh is committed to putting residents first and being a voice for the local community in City Hall. Karleigh lives in Tarragindi with her husband and two young daughters.


Jenny Gamble

Jenny Gamble – Greens Candidate

Jenny Gamble describes herself as a midwife, a mum, a keen gardener, and a bush-care volunteer. She is a Professor of Midwifery and has dedicated her career to improving maternity care and supporting families for the best start to life. She has lived in Holland Park for more than 30 years.

Jenny is a passionate advocate for protection of the environment, more sustainable and higher quality infrastructure, beautification of public spaces, and greater accountability of property developers.




Steven Huang

Steven Huang - Liberal Candidate (Incumbent)

Steven Huang has lived in the local area for more than two decades, attending Runcorn Heights State School and Runcorn State High School. He later completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Queensland with a double major in Government and a Master of Public Administration degree.

Steven contested the state seats of Sunnybank at the 1998 state election and Mount Gravatt in 2001. He was appointed to represent Macgregor Ward in 2011 when Graham Quirk was appointed Lord Mayor, and was re-elected at the 2012 and 2016 elections.


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Venue - Carson Room, Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Date & Time - Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:00am to 8:30am. Registrations open at 6:30am. Please arrive at 6:45am to allow time for networking and registration.

Price - $30 for Members, $40 for Non-Members

Email Enquiries - admin@southsidechamber.org.au

If you require a special meal, please note this in the Special Requirements section when booking.

We look forward to seeing you! 

The Chamber’s Business Meeting is held every month and is an opportunity to meet and touch base with good friends in the Chamber and to also make some new business acquaintances.

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March Business Breakfast: Local Council Candidates Forum - Wednesday 18th March