Some of the achievements and contribution Peter has made are:

  • Initiated and led development of the Nerang Master Plan, involving key business, community and State agency stakeholders in the establishment of a strong binding accord to progress the development of this important and historical township.
  • Initiated and secured substantial funding for transformational street scaping in Nerang Street, Price Street, Lavelle Street, Cotton Street, and Station Street.
Lavelle Street before upgrade
Lavelle Street before upgrade
Lavelle Street After
Lavelle Street After
  • Secured multi-million dollar funding for the Nerang Library.
Nerang library
Nerang library
  • Initiated and led the community-driven strategy that resulted in funding for complete redevelopment of the Nerang Aquatic Centre.
Nerang Pool
Nerang Aquatic Centre
  • Initiated and secured funding for shade at the Nerang Aquatic Centre.
Shade at the Nerang Pool
Shade at the Nerang Aquatic Centre
  • Secured complex approvals for Lavelle Street Markets – the first street market on the Gold Coast.
  • Established ‘Nerang Celebrates’ and for 8 years led the committee who deliver the annual Christmas celebration – a Committee I am still actively involved in.
  • Initiated significant projects with schools to support recognition and skill development of young people.
  • Established the development of the Nerang River Regional parks master plan and secured substantial funding to develop picnic areas, play areas, seating, pathways, lighting, rotunda and gardens.
  • Secured funding for state-of-the-art skate park and youth precinct development.
Nerang skatepark
Nerang Skate Park
  • Established and led the Nerang Advisory Committee.
  • Secured approvals for future re-development of the Centro Shopping Centre.
  • Secured appropriate funding to achieve high standard outcomes for the re-development of Gilston Road.
  • Secured funding and complex approvals for the gateway treatments and centre median planting in Price Street.
  • Implemented road safety improvements at Nerang Primary School and numerous other locations.
  • Implemented and funded high quality play equipment and shade shelters in numerous parks.
  • Secured funding to rebuild the Nerang Tennis Club after an arson attack.
  • Secured funding to rebuild the Javeenbah theatre after an arson attack.
  • Stopped car parking meters coming into Nerang.
  • Secured funding to seal the Price Street car park.
  • Led the efforts to relocate and save the Maid of Sker paddle-steamer from certain ruin.
maid of sker pre-work
Maid of Sker pre-work
maid of sker post works
Maid of Sker post works


  • Initiated and secured funding to purchase Country Paradise.
  • Led the strategic planning for Country Paradise, and championed the community run lease and installed the management committee.
  • Provided seed funding for the establishment of the Community Gardens, Healing Hooves and Men’s Shed at Country Paradise.
  • Secured substantial funding to progress restoration of buildings, provision of electricity and water, significant ground works and environmental restoration of Country Paradise.
  • Served as voluntary Chairman of the Nerang Neighbourhood Centre for the past 13 years, providing support for families in need, youth at risk, emergency funding, food parcels, counselling, tax aid, and a myriad of other social services to the community.
  • Led the community fight against the inappropriate placement of a motocross track that would have caused significant impacts to the Riverside community and the value of their properties.
  • Provided local greening, water catchment and wildlife protection groups with record funding and support.
  • Secured approval for the Nerang Fire Station in a highly accessible central location.
  • Secured funding to build a new bridge to the Nerang Caravan Park.
  • Secured approval and provided funding for Nerang Heritage Precinct.
  • Ensured the historical Nerang Gaol was safely preserved.