Steve Griffiths was re-elected Councillor for Moorooka Ward in March 2016, having been a Councillor since 2003. He is presently Shadow Chair of the Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee. He is also on Council’s Infrastructure Committee and has previously served on the Lifestyle Committee.
Steve grew up and was educated in Brisbane attending Griffith University with qualifications in Teaching (Special Education) and then studied at the University of Queensland obtaining a qualification in Social Work. His particular interests are in the fields of community development /planning and amenity, special education and mental health. Steve has also completed a Masters in Social Work (UQ).
Steve worked at local schools for the Qld Department of Education, taught at TAFE, undertook mental health advocacy for the Qld Department of Health, and worked with local Peak Community Organisations such as QCOSS and Project Micah, and also with Brisbane City Council undertaking Community Development facilitation.
Steve has a proven record of working tirelessly for his local community including with residents, sporting and community groups, entrepreneurs and artists to enhance community amenity, facilities, parks, bikeways, pathways and traffic management. He has advocated strongly for public and active transport improvements, engaged in community consultation on a wide range of issues, encouraged community participation and connection and environmental restoration. He played an integral role in harnessing resources and addressing the needs of flood-affected residents of Rocklea and Archerfield during and following the devastating 2011 Brisbane floods.
Steve actively promotes local events, news and activities in the Ward via his webpage, Facebook and monthly e-newsletter.