|14th Lord Mayor of Brisbane
30 May 2003 –27 March 2004
|Deputy Lord Mayor of Brisbane
1 May 1997 –30 May 2003
| Brisbane City Councillor for
Dutton Park Ward
1985 –30 May 2003
Kieron Owen Timothy Quinn
26 July 1949
Kieron Owen Timothy Quinn (born 26 July 1949,Ipswich,Queensland) is a former Australian politician.
Quinn was a teacher who entered local politics in 1985 as the alderman for The Gabba ward at an election the Harvey Labor administration lost. He served in opposition for two terms before rising to civic cabinet in the 1991 Soorley Labor election victory,with Labor achieving an 18% swing against incumbent Lord Mayor Liberal Sallyanne Atkinson.
Quinn took the reins in Civic Cabinet of Development and Planning and continued in this role for the next 12 years,playing an important role during this period of dramatic transformation in Brisbane. Urban Renewal of the inner city commenced,Local Area Plans were established in conjunction with character housing protection provision to retain Brisbane's distinctive "tin and timber' character. Ugly "six pack" units were banned with design guidelines overhauled and Suburban Centre Improvement Schemes were also commenced in 1996 to revitalise traditional local shopping strips and are now widespread throughout the city.
Quinn became Lord Mayor of Brisbane following Lord Mayor Jim Soorley's retirement from politics in 2003 after serving as deputy mayor since 1997.
Quinn,part of the left wing faction of the Labor Party,was subsequently defeated by Campbell Newman in March 2004.
Quinn was appointed (2006–12) as a board director of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award –Australia and during this period was the Queensland chair for the award. He also served as the chair of the National IT Committee 2010–2012.
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