James Mackay dedicates a lot of his time to advancing his community. James enjoys working with others to achieve positive outcomes. Well known for his efforts to halt the rampant expansion of the UQ campus into the neighbouring residential St Lucia, James has also volunteered as a Commissioner for Declarations, committee member for different sporting clubs and much more.
Amongst other things, James is currently Secretary for the committee to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ironside State School.
- James has organised numerous international donation efforts, including school supplies for the Solomon Islands and football boots for Fijian villagers.
- Locally, James instigated collection of blankets for people in need and runs the Christmas hamper collection in St Lucia.
- James reinvigorated the St Lucia Community Association and held public meetings that regularly attracted hundreds of people.