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Meet the Candidates for the 2024 Brisbane City Council elections – 21st February

February 21 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm AEST

$35.00 – $45.00

In March Brisbane will vote for their council representatives.
We’ve invited our local candidates for Holland Park ward and MacGregor Ward to our candidate forum to give you the opportunity to hear from each candidate and put forward your questions.
Please email any questions you would like to put forward to all candidates to

*Bookings Close Sunday Monday 19 February 2024 at midnight.

Candidates for Holland Park Ward. (in alphabetical order) 

Krista Adams 

Krista Adams was elected as Councillor for the ward of Wishart in 2008. Since 2010, Krista has been appointed to a variety of senior management roles. Initially taking on the role of Chair of Council, she has been a Civic Cabinet Chair for Lifestyle, Finance and Economic Development then Public and Active Transport Economic and Tourism Development.
Electoral boundary changes in 2016 mean Krista now represents the Holland Park Ward and following the 2020 Council election, Krista was reappointed as Deputy Mayor and given the Chair of City Planning and Economic Development Committee.
With recent portfolio changes, Krista was appointed the Civic Cabinet Chair for Economic Development and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee.


Shane Warren

 Dr Shane Warren is a long-term southside resident with a proven commitment to community, social justice and working with people from all backgrounds. Shane has dedicated his career to developing workable solutions to improve access to affordable housing and building community and social inclusion.  He has worked as a social worker for more than 25 years and is a Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology.  He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2018 for his research on housing and homelessness.  Shane brings real world experience and a commitment to work with communities to deliver positive change and better services for Holland Park Ward

Greens Candidate

Green’s representatives – To Be Confirmed.


Candidates for MacGregor (in alphabetical order)


Ashwina Gotame

Ashwina is a passionate community activist, an accomplished educator and a corporate professional who loves living on Brisbane’s vibrant multicultural Southside with her family. Ashwina’s vision for MacGregor Ward is a caring multicultural community that works together to support every part of our beautiful and diverse population. She understands that when people show respect for one another and work together, great things can be achieved. Ashwina will make a difference by standing up for MacGregor, being a strong voice for residents who knows the issues and fights for them. She will advocate for better local services, better infrastructure, and better public spaces for our community. Ashwina will be the champion that our community deserves.


 Steven Huang

As the Deputy Chair of the Finance and City Governance Committee and a member of the Transport Committee and the Economic Development and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee, Steven will work hard to ensure that everyone in the MacGregor Ward continues to enjoy the quality lifestyle and services they are entitled to. In recognition of Council’s commitment to representing residents and visitors of culturally diverse backgrounds, Councillor Huang is also a Lord Mayor’s representative for multicultural communities. S Steven remains fluent in Mandarin and understands Cantonese. He hopes these skills will help him engage with and draw together MacGregor Ward’s many multicultural communities Steven believes in the collective wisdom of the community and is working with local residents in shaping our local suburbs to make sure we deliver a more liveable and prosperous future for our future generations.

Greens Candidate

Green’s representatives – To Be Confirmed.


February 21
7:00 am - 8:30 pm AEST
$35.00 – $45.00


Brisbane Southside Chamber of Commerce


Mount Gravatt Bowls Club
1873 Logan Road Mount Gravatt
Brisbane, Queensland 4122 Australia
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