Oodgeroo candidates in Queensland 2020 election

MEET the Oodgeroo candidates in Saturday's election.

The Redland City Bulletin asked candidate's to submit statements and videos leading up to the election on October 31.

Candidates are in order that their names will appear on ballot papers.

Mark Robinson - LNP

Mr Robinson has represented this seat since 2009.

Prior to Parliament Mr Robinson worked for 25 years as an educator, chaplain and in international aid and development helping orphans, young people and families in the developing countries in Asia.

"I have a Bachelor of Science, in Marine Biology and Zoology (JCU), a Masters degree in Asian and International Studies (Griffith Uni) and a PhD in Asian Studies (Uni Qld).

"I am committed to our Bayside lifestyle and making the Cleveland area the best place to live, work, play, raise a family and retire.

"I have a proven track record of delivering locally, and as a strong voice for the Cleveland area. We need a strong plan to rebuild our economy," he said.

"The LNP's state plan focuses on bold, visionary projects - like the New Bradfield Scheme, Second M1 and four-laning the Bruce Highway - to create a decade of stable jobs, protect retirement incomes and secure the futures of our children and grandchildren.

"We will deliver job-creating infrastructure like dual-laning Cleveland-Redland Bay Road from Thornlands to Redland Bay and upgrading Redland Hospital - with an ICU, more beds and car parking.

"We have committed funds for: schools, like upgrading the hall at Wellington Point High School; seniors, through the Donald Simpson Community Centre; a rural fire brigade; and Straddie."

Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson.

Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson.

Irene Henley - Australian Labor Party

Douglas Chapman - Pauline Hanson's One Nation

Kirstyn Marriott - Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP)

Ian Mazlin - The Greens

Mr Mazlin is a retired medical scientist and has lived in the Redlands for more than 25 years.

"I'm standing in Oodgeroo for the Greens because I can't accept the atrocity that is the proposed Toondah Harbour development.

"We need to fix the terminal but not at the price of our wetlands, our Toondah koalas and the enormous social costs involved," he said.

"The Greens are the only party to consistently oppose the proposed development. Michael Berkman in State Parliament and Larissa Waters in the senate have consistently highlighted the issue and held the major parties to account for their decisions.

"We would prevent this type of development by fixing the planning act and by banning corporate donations to political parties.

"We would make public transport and child care free, fully fund health care and education provide free school breakfasts and lunches and make club sport for kids free.

"We would do this by making the big corporations and banks pay their fair share. The money is there it just has to be spread more fairly.

"The two major parties and the big corporations want us to feel powerless and hopeless but we are not. We understand that all people ultimately want a fair society, healthy economy and a clean environment.

"The Greens are not swayed by corporate masters and are the only political party that is fighting for what you want and not what big business wants".

Claire Richardson - Independent

"Earlier this year, the majority of people in the Oodgeroo electorate voted for me to become Mayor. Since the Council election, residents have continued to express to me their frustration at not being listened to by their politicians.

"They want someone they can trust to bring new energy, ideas and commitment. Someone who will be a strong voice for them in the state Parliament. Not someone who simply toes the party line and devotes too much energy to denigrating other politicians.

"I am offering a fresh leadership approach. As an Independent state member, I will champion job creation in Redlands, support a transition to renewable energy both locally and throughout Queensland, and encourage appropriate new developments that support our community and provide local employment and training.

"As a genuine independent, I will work co-operatively with whichever party wins the election to achieve those things that Redlands has missed out on while your local MP has been in opposition for the last eight years.

"Both major parties have abandoned the community by supporting the $1.3 billion Toondah Harbour development, which will build 3,600 units in the protected waters of Moreton Bay. I am opposed to such inappropriate development but, like most residents, support an upgrade to the water transport terminal.

"Having built a specialist technical business and employed dozens of people over the last 21 years, I understand the pressure on business due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I will work to help our local businesses bounce back strongly by adopting innovative solutions that acknowledge the lessons learned during this difficult time".