About Councillor David McLachlan

Qualifications and background

David McLachlan has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Political Science), trained as a journalist and early in his career worked as a radio and television reporter. He later worked as a political consultant including advising a Federal Cabinet Minister.

Before his election to Council in October 2006, David consulted to numerous businesses on issues management, media management and government relations.

David has served on Council’s front bench, the Establishment and Coordination Committee, since 2008 and is currently the Chair of the Infrastructure Committee. He has previously held the portfolios of City Business and Water Supply; Field Services; and Environment, Parks and Sustainability.

Maiden Speech

Click here to read David’s first speech.

The Hamilton Ward comprises the Brisbane northside suburbs of Albion, Ascot, Bowen Hills (north of Montpelier Rd), Clayfield, Hamilton, Hamilton Northshore, Hendra, Kalinga, Newstead (north of Longland St), Pinkenba, and Wooloowin (east of Kedron Park Road).  It also includes the non-residential areas of Brisbane Airport, Eagle Farm and the northern shore of the Brisbane Port.