Wendy Bourne

Labor Candidate for Ipswich West

Wendy moved to Rosewood 30 years ago to raise her son and has lived there ever since.

​She loves Ipswich and has been involved in the community locally for many years, serving as the President of the Rosewood & District Kindergarten, volunteering at the P&C at Ashwell State School, and also as President of the P&F association at Ipswich Grammar school, later serving on the Board of Trustees.

​Currently, she volunteers her time at Rosies – Friends on the Street in Ipswich. With over 20 years of experience in government, Wendy has worked to deliver for Queenslanders.

​She has been involved in these community groups because she has always believed that to get better outcomes, one needs to get involved.

​Wendy wants to continue that work to deliver for local families as the member for Ipswich West.

​As a single mother, Wendy knows just how important free kindy, good schools, free TAFE, and an accessible health system are to giving families the best start in life. She also knows what it’s like when times are tough and money is tight.

​She wants to ensure that as more people move to the area, they can continue to deliver better outcomes for schools, hospitals, and small businesses.

​As the local member, Wendy will always put the community first.