People Before Politics
I am passionate about my community and I work hard to deliver real outcomes for local residents.
This is an ethic I can thank my parents for. Born in 1961 my first home was in Winton where my father Ron Kendall was the Commonwealth Bank manager. Just after starting school we moved to Beaudesert where both Mum and Dad were soon involved in the local Lions Club, sporting clubs and church committees. We moved to Morningside while I was in year 11 and on leaving school I also joined the Commonwealth Bank where I worked until the birth of my first child. Both Mum and Dad were grew up on farms in the Bundaberg region so had a love of the land and the country. The red soil of the Redlands was an obvious place for them to retire and I soon followed.
I have lived in the Redlands now for the past 28 years and currently enjoy life with my family at Wellington Point. My parents lived in Cleveland and my boys were born and raised as Redlanders. My role as a Councillor is a natural extension of my long-term involvement in the community as my family and I have been a part of the fabric of Redlands life, including various sporting groups, schools, churches, clubs, etc, as well as charity work.
Before I entered public life, my family owned and operated the Ormiston Foodstore in Wellington Street, which gave me an early awareness and appreciation of the hard work and determination shown by small business owners. It also gave me the opportunity to meet many locals and come to understand not only their concerns but what they value and are passionate about in our area.
Elected in 2008, my immediate goal was to identify the needs and aspirations of all my local community groups, with a view to spearheading a number of community campaigns to deliver real outcomes. Looking back, I feel immensely proud of the numerous successes achieved.
Since my election, I have undertaken further studies to increase my knowledge of corporate governance, gaining a Diploma of Company Directorship, as well as a Cert IV in Workplace Health & Safety, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and I am currently enrolled in a Project Management Diploma course.
My goal is to protect what we love in our Redlands, while achieving a way forward where there is an optimal balance between:
- Our treasured environment with the required local economic growth and employment;
- The preservation of our highly valued, unique Bayside lifestyle and village atmosphere through planned, responsible development
- The protection for future generations of remaining heritage and cultural sites, to remind us of our past and to respect our ancestors.
- An effective Council that delivers necessary services efficiently.
My key platforms as an independent community advocate are: Accountability, Transparency, Consultation, Empowerment.
Redland City is my home and I love our community, our lifestyle and our environment. I welcome you to have your say, please feel free to contact me.
Councillor Wendy Boglary