Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Chris Whiting

Published 2:30am 8 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Chris Whiting
Words by Moreton Daily

Chris Whiting, State Member for Bancroft since its inception in 2017, admitted his “heart lurched” when he saw the flood waters in Major St, Deception Bay, earlier this year.

Mr Whiting said more than 20 houses had been inundated by the rising water, adding “just as they did in 2015”, before appealing to the community for help.

On his Facebook page Mr Whiting showed skips of ruined furniture in Major St and McGahey St, Rothwell as well as $100,000 of damage suffered by Moreton Bay Raiders Rugby League Club.

This year also saw $1 million of upgrades to fields at North Lakes State College and extra funding for Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre among scores of community appointments.

There were also notices of upgraded protection against the threat of fire ants and fire season, recognising achievements by such as our para swimmers and selecting the design, by Deception Bay North State School students, for the Bancroft Christmas card.

About Chris Whiting

Chris Whiting has been part of this region’s political landscape for more than 20 years – with just one short break.

He became a councillor at Caboolture Shire Council in 2000, serving the Burpengary, Beachmere and Deception Bay areas for 12 years.

The last four were as a councillor with the newly-formed Moreton Bay Regional Council – which followed the amalgamation of Caboolture, Pine Rivers and Redcliffe.

After unsuccessfully running for Mayor of the Moreton Bay Region in 2012, Mr Whiting had three years in real estate before being selected by the APL as its candidate for the seat of Murrumba in 2015.

He won, but in 2017 chose to run for the newly-created electorate of Bancroft, covering Burpengary East, Deception Bay, North Harbour and North Lakes.

Mr Whiting became its first representative and was returned in 2020 with a further 6.6 per cent swing to the ALP.

During this time he has pushed for the revitalisation of Deception Bay foreshore and traffic calming measures in the suburb.

In recent years he has campaigned for a new fire station to be built in North Lakes – a wish that was granted in late 2021 with a site off Boundary Rd identified and design work under way.

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