Where do you live and how long have you
I grew up in Jamboree Heights and Durack. I
now live just down the road at Seventeen Mile
Rocks, south west of the city.
What do you like most about your
I love my local community. I try and take my
dogs for a walk through Seventeen Mile Rocks
Park whenever I have a spare moment.
What is a favourite memory of Brisbane
My grandparents lived at Inala and Oxley. At
Inala we would sit in my grandfather’s house
at Christmas, eat Polish donuts and celebrate
family. Growing up at Oxley we would spend
weekends at Nanna and Pop’s house, riding
our push bikes, climbing the mandarin and
blueberry trees and racing around the house
until the sun went down.
What makes Brisbane a great city to live in?
I think Brisbane has grown up enormously
over the last 20 years. It has always been a
beautiful city but it is growing more and more
cosmopolitan every year. Our traditional
sporting events and our world-class cultural
precinct, among many other attractions, provide
locals and guests with plenty to do. And we have
the best weather in the world!
What’s your hot tip for visitors to Brisbane?
Taking the CityCat at night so you get to see
the city in a different light. Also, check out Inala
Plaza for some great food and culture.
You live in an area that’s a multicultural
feast of food choices. What’s your favourite
meal out and where?
Kim Khanh at Darra – for great Vietnamese
food; K&K Austrian Bakery and Coffee House,
Sinnamon Park – it’s got great disability access
and is a great place to the take the kids.
Where’s a top spot for Polish food?
If you want to try hearty Eastern European
classics like kranski, bigos, goulash or cabbage
rolls then you should check out the Polish Club
at Milton. Once a month they also host the
Brisbane Artisan Markets.
In one of the biggest
upsets in Queensland’s
is the first woman in
Australia to become
Premier of a state
Premier of Queensland
| BNE May/June 2015