Councillor Steve Toomey
I was elected to Council for The Gap Ward in 2016 and successfully re-elected in 2020 and appointed Chair of Council in August 2023. I moved to the local area from Far North Queensland over 25 years ago and I am proud to call Brisbane home. My children attended both primary and secondary schools in the area and were active members of local sporting clubs. My commitment to improving the facilities and infrastructure for businesses and families while protecting the local environment comes from the strong sense of community that developed from raising my own family here.
Before joining Council, I worked for a global electrical engineering company as an estimator in their building technologies division. I first attained an electrical trade qualification through an apprenticeship and went onto to gain further qualifications in both project management and business.
As Councillor, I am working hard to deliver improvements to local parks, roads, footpaths and major infrastructure in the ward.
I am President of Men of The Trees (MOTT) Queensland that works locally to improve the ecosystem of our urban environment. I am also a committee member of the local environmental group Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) which was founded by the former Councillor of The Gap Ward, the late Mr Brian Hallinan. In my spare time, I enjoy attending local habitat group working bees with other residents who share my passion for the environment. I also enjoy riding around this great city and hiking through some of fantastic tracks that we have at our door step in Keperra and the Enoggera Reservoir.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role as Councillor is supporting junior members of community through schools, scouts and sporting clubs. Having been a Sea Scout, competitive swimmer, cricketer and hockey player, I know the value of having an active and healthy lifestyle. I am proud to show my support for our local athletes striving for Brisbane 2032 and sporting clubs across the ward.