Ashley Robinson OAM

Mayoral hopeful to seek advice from expert panel

MAYORAL candidate Ashley Robinson plans to call on the help of some of the Sunshine Coast’s sharpest minds to help him deliver the sort of informed governance the region deserves. Declaring that winning an election campaign does not make you smarter or more intelligent, Mr Robinson said he would establish an advisory panel to provide […]

How Ashley will overcome the Sunshine Coast’s traffic snarl

MAYORAL candidate Ashley Robinson today unveiled a bold plan to tackle the Sunshine Coast’s worsening traffic congestion, and signalled the start of an innovative network of privately owned on-demand minibuses. Mr Robinson said it was time the Sunshine Coast stopped relying on the vague promises of the State and Federal Governments and took responsibility for […]

Ashley’s Response to Rail Commitment

MAYORAL candidate Ashley Robinson today welcomed the Miles Government’s $2.75 billion funding commitment towards the building of a Heavy Rail link between Beerwah and Maroochydore, and called on the Federal Government to quickly match the pledge. Premier Stephen Miles has committed an initial $2.75 billion to deliver Stage 1 of the project – a 19km […]

‘The right fit’: Sunshine Coast businessman confirms mayor tilt

A beloved businessman, known for four decades of local community service and turning the Alex Surf Club around has confirmed the rumours – announcing he is officially in the running to be the Sunshine Coast’s next mayor. Here’s what he had to say.

Ashley will be a mayor who listens

MAYORAL candidate Ashley Robinson said today he would hold a mayoral forum in every division of the Sunshine Coast within his first 12 months in office. Mr Robinson OAM said he would be a mayor who listened to ratepayers to get a better understanding of their hopes, dreams and frustrations. “I know the council already […]

Mayoral candidate applauds Council decision to halt appointment of beach contractor

MAYORAL candidate Ashley Robinson today congratulated the lobby group Beach Matters and the Mooloolaba business community for forcing Sunshine Coast Council to call a halt to the appointment of a contractor to begin work on Stage 2 of the Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation project. He described it as a victory for common sense and said it […]

Ashley calls for time out on deciding Mooloolaba beach contractor

MAYORAL candidate Ashley Robinson has called on Sunshine Coast councillors to delay a decision on hiring a builder for the much-anticipated Mooloolaba beach revamp, and instead focus on ensuring residents, tourists and retailers do not become victims of the project. Mr Robinson, OAM, has been CEO of Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club for the […]

Short-sighted leasing policy may hamper region’s Olympic plans

THE Sunshine Coast may miss out on opportunities to host international Olympic teams unless the region’s sporting clubs are granted the freedom and security to plan their futures, according to mayoral candidate Ashley Robinson. Mt Robinson, OAM, called on Sunshine Coast Council to overhaul its policy of granting sporting clubs only short leases over their […]