With just one brief gap, State Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting has been active in the Moreton Bay Region’s political landscape for more than 20years.
Chris Whiting was elected as the first ever State Member for Bancroft when the electoral district was created in 2017. Bancroft is one of Queensland’s 93 electoral districts. The State Member for Bancroft serves in the Queensland Legislative Assembly as a representative of the Moreton Bay Region. The electorate sits within the Moreton Bay Region and is made up of the northern and central sections of the existing electorate of Murrumba, as well as the suburbs of Burpengary East, Deception Bay, North Lakes, Narangba, Rothwell, Morayfield, and Mango Hill.
Starting off his political journey in 2000, Chris Whiting served on the Caboolture Shire Council, representing the Burpengary, Beachmere and Deception Bay area for 12 years. He served the last four years as a Councillor following the amalgamation of Caboolture, Pine, Rivers, and Redcliffe with the newly formed Moreton Bay Regional Council.
After his unsuccessful run for Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor in 2012 he took a 3 year break from politics, before being preselected as the Labor candidate for the seat of Murrumba in 2015. After winning the seat of Murrumba, Mr Whiting held the position until 2017 when he chose to run for the newly created electorate of Bancroft.
Throughout Mr Whiting’s time as State Member for Bancroft he has assisted and helped deliver many local community building initiatives such as:
In recent years, Mr Whiting has been advocating for a new fire station to be built in North Lakes over the past few years, and in late 2021, his wish was fulfilled with the identification of a site off Boundary Rd and the start of design work.
Chris now serves as the Chair of the State Development and Regional Industries Committee, where he has overseen inquiries into the council member complaint and conduct system, the craft brewing industry, Queensland's aerospace industry, and vegetation management laws. Chris has also held the positions of acting Deputy Speaker and Chief Government Whip.
Chris also enjoys staying active by playing hockey, road cycling and surfing!