Matthew Bourke was elected as Councillor for the ward of Jamboree in 2008 as part of former Lord Mayor Campbell Newman's team.
He is an active member of the Centenary Suburbs Historical Society and has a long association with the Rotary Club of Jindalee, Centenary Meals on Wheels, Centenary Community Connections and the Centenary Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to being elected by the people of Jamboree as the local Councillor, Matthew Bourke was a small business owner.
Matthew has a track record of delivering for the Jamboree Ward and working hard to achieve outcomes to improve the local area. He was heavily involved in the recovery work from the January 2011 floods and is a strong supporter of local community groups and schools.
In addition to his responsibilities as Councillor for Jamboree Ward, Matthew has been appointed as the Chair of Brisbane City Council's Lifestyle & Community Services Committee. Prior to that, Matthew was the Chair of the Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee. Matthew was also Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's representative on the City Hall Restoration Project.