Division 1 - Cr Amanda Hay

councilor hayAs of May 2024, Cr Hay oversees the Parks Gardens and Open Space portfolio.

Cr Amanda Hay came to Council in April 2023 following a by-election and was returned to represent Division 1 at the 2024 local government elections. 

At the first meeting of the 2024-2028 Council term, Cr Hay was appointed as a representative on Council's Audit and Risk Committee.

She has wide-ranging experience in both the private and public sectors and, originally from the semi-rural area of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, has enjoyed a varied career that has taken her to Canberra, Papua New Guinea, Logan and Tamborine Mountain where she now resides with her partner, Stuart. 

As a civilian, Cr Hay served as paymaster for the Department of Defence in Canberra and Port Moresby and has held a credit management role in the wholesale grocery and hardware sector in Brisbane. 

She also filled officer advisory and audit roles with the Australian Taxation Office, recruitment roles with the Commonwealth Employment Service and later Employment National, before moving into compliance and investigation activities with the Department of Human Services. 

During her career, Cr Hay prepared briefs of evidence for prosecutions by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.  

Accredited by Logan TAFE, Cr Hay worked as a volunteer tutor in English as a Second Language and has a Graduate Certificate of Case Management and Client Service.

She has been heavily involved in community activities, firstly in Logan and, since 2009, on Tamborine Mountain where she has assisted ratepayers with land valuation objections and with submissions relating to development applications. 

Cr Hay's interests include horticulture and preserving the natural environment and she has served as a member or committee member of several Tamborine Mountain community organisations. 


Division 1

Division 1 encompasses Tamborine Mountain, which is known for its tourist attractions, galleries and rainforests.

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