Jenny Broderick

Division 1 Candidate

Sunshine Coast Council

Listening to Locals #nextJen


local and loving it

Mark and Jenny made the Glasshouse Mountains their home in 2002. They have been married for 24 years, have 4 children, all of whom have been born and (being) raised on the Sunshine Coast. Together they have established Hillside Tractors Australia (formerly Glasshouse Tractors), a successful machinery business operating in Glasshouse Country for almost 20 years. 

Jenny loves where she lives and simply could not imagine being anywhere else.  Her desire is to see a sustainable and balanced approach to growth that brings enhanced quality of life, while maintaining all the great attributes that make our home the stunning place that it is.

A passionate volunteer, Jenny is an enthusiastic, hard-working ‘people person’ with business acumen, common sense and a genuine desire to serve our community. She seeks to drive and promote opportunities that enable us to thrive as collective communities.

Her business experience, volunteering within the community and co-parenting four school-age children has enabled her to see ways in which our community needs real, fresh, relevant and improved representation. Many local people see and feel the same way. Jenny would consider it a privilege to represent our community on the issues that matter to us.

what it takes to be a councillor

Qualities &




A Council should be representative of the diversity of a region. Jenny  understands what it’s like to be raising kids on the Coast right now; understands first-hand, what it’s like to manage a successful business & knows the sacrifice required to volunteer, understanding its benefits for the community. She is actively engaged with a variety of business, social and community groups, giving her a unique appreciation for the diversity of our region. Jenny also recognises that there is a delicate balance between growth and sustainability and wants to see our culture, heritage and environment preserved for generations to come.


Jenny’s strong ties to the local community have been forged through agribusiness and volunteering with many local groups and events including;

  • Former President of the Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce, and establishing AgriBusiness and Future Planning Sub Committees.
  • Current Committee Member for RDA (Regional Development of Australia) Sunshine Coast & Moreton Bay
  • Current Board Member Glasshouse Christian College, Beerwah
  • Part of the Team who set up the Glasshouse Country Disaster Management Network
  • Current SconeTime Volunteer
  • Involved with Aura Connected / Aura Business since 2019 – volunteering at events and festivals
  • Coordinator and Program Director for the Glasshouse Country Carols 2011-2017
  • Music Director and Stage Manager for the Glasshouse Country Street Parties,  Beerwah
  • Beerwah’s Got Talent at Charity Sports Days
  • Stage and Sound Setup for ANZAC & Remembrance Services
  • Volunteering with Music Department at Glasshouse Christian College School Musicals
  • Music Director at the Glasshouse Country Baptist Church for almost 20 years…
  • among many other roles…



Jenny is passionate about people and has an active interest in community issues. This, combined with her extensive business and board experience, has provided her with significant experience in negotiation (both international and local), human resources, administration, account-keeping and marketing, strategy, policy and decision making.

Jenny holds:

  • Diploma of Liberal Arts,
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A diverse range of volunteering and business roles have provided Jenny with opportunities to develop effective communication skills, the ability to engage with a range of people, demonstrate leadership and work effectively as a member of a team.


Jenny is genuinely serving as an independent Candidate, highlighting her eagerness to work constructively with all levels of government, aligning closely with the community rather than any political party. She firmly believes we need to work together to achieve the best outcomes for our collective communities, advocating for the needs and aspirations of our residents. If elected, she will seek to approach both State and Federal representatives to try and coordinate combined ‘listening posts’ within the electorates.

character & commitment



Effective Communication is Essential

Jenny will:

√ Communicate with our community

√ Be involved, engaged and available

√ Be willing to be held accountable

√ Represent and meaningfully engage with the community

√ Make decisions in the public interest

√ Ensure effective and economical delivery of services

√ Clearly and accurately explain council decisions

√ Accept and value differences of opinion

√ Exercise good governance

√ Seek to develop open and transparent processes and procedures

√ Demonstrate effective leadership, meeting our communities’ expectations

what other people say


Jenny is not only a superwoman but an inspiration in all departments. Her caring but pragmatic nature is awesome. She works tirelessly in the background of many things and is very approachable. She definitely has my vote!

Karina Bielenberg

Jenny will make an excellent councillor. One who will properly represent the residents. I look forward to seeing her at work in this new pursuit!

Rowan Matthews-Frederick

Jenny will bring honesty, integrity and a can-do attitude to this role.

Jacqualina Vreeling

Not only does Jenny appear to be extremely proactive and involved positively in many areas of our local community, she seems to get results when the current elected members fail miserably. It would be good to see someone so active and caring about the community (and not just self serving and self promoting) in a position to be of most benefit to our wonderful community.

Susan Childs

Am feeling good about the possibilities of the future when you are elected…..first impressions are important you ticked my box

Kim Brockwell

Supporting Mental Wellness!!

Heidi Langley

Her total commitment 150% to all she puts her hand too

Barbara Barker

Jenny – is a lovely lady who has shown a sincere interest in our community. The family own a farm & have worked hard to produce a living .  Jenny is amazing with her gift of music and often plays for community events. I wish Jenny all the very best.

Heather Gillam

Vote 1

Jenny Broderick

Candidate for division 1, Sunshine Coast

Passionate. Involved. Engaged.

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