Queensland’s youngest councillor Jacob Heremaia has delivered an update of the first six months in the job.

The local government’s election was held in March at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councillor Jacob Heremaia took office with a sweeping agenda to invest in infrastructure and focus on community parks.

“Looking back, I entered council at a time when we were facing the first wave of COVID-19. Local shops were closed, parks were shut and libraries were locked up,” Cr Heremaia said.

“We were all faced with tough economic times. To make sure that everyone’s concerns were being heard, I opened my office at Park Ridge after-hours at my expense. I listened to the big issues faced by our community.”

The councillor has been engaged in fixing the local area’s biggest issues.

Top of the list of Cr Heremaia’s priorities over the past six months has been road upgrades.

“I was so happy to see the intersection of Logan Reserve Rd and Stoneleigh Reserve Blvd upgraded with traffic lights” Cr Heremaia said.

“We are starting to see some of the important changes that will help get locals around our neighbourhood faster and safer.”

The councillor’s office is located at the Park Ridge Town Centre and is open for public appointments.

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