Mayor seeks a share of $220M Mobile Black Spot funding


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has visited the Federal Government to lobby for improved mobile phone service as part of the Australian Government’s $220M black spot funding program. Cr Williams said Council had been lobbying the Federal Government for years for additional mobile coverage in the Redlands, particularly North Stradbroke Island and Russell Island. “There  Continue reading…

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Local celebrities pay tribute to a local boy with a vision


Wally Lewis, players from Brisbane Heat, Redlands Cricketers, and other high profile locals will be in attendance this Sunday 18th February at the unveiling of “Andy’s Net” at Three Paddocks Park Cricket Net Facility, Bath Street End, Wellington Point. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said though Andrew Bancroft had tragically passed away in 2010, his  Continue reading…

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Koala food tree and others icons at risk from vandalism


Two significant, iconic trees, including a tier-one, high-value Koala food tree, have been vandalised by hacking,  drilling, nailing, and poisoning, and Council is calling on anyone noticing suspicious behaviour to report it to Council or Crimestoppers immediately. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the eyes and ears of Redlanders are needed to catch these vandals.  Continue reading…

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Council launches cyber respect campaign


Redland City Councillors today took a unanimous stand against disrespectful online behaviour by publicly committing not to ‘sledge’ on social media, and encouraging others to do the same. Mayor Karen Williams said councillors today voted to support the development of a #pledgenot2sledge social media campaign to encourage greater respect online and encourage more respectful online  Continue reading…

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DIY burn offs not the answer – Council strengthening compliance


While extremely dry weather conditions have increased risk of fire across the city, Redland City Council is concerned residents are carrying out their own private burn-offs, putting themselves and the rest of the community at risk. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while Council encourages all residents to ensure their properties are fire safe, ‘DIY  Continue reading…

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Council ramps up lobbying on State water pricing


Redland City Council yesterday voted to ramp up its continued fight against the cost of bulk water charged by State Government. The move comes as the Queensland Competition Authority calls for submissions on two preferred options for charging for bulk water through state-owned Seqwater from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. Redland City Mayor  Continue reading…

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Redlands honours local heroes


The real heroes of the Redlands were celebrated tonight (Tuesday 23 January 2018) at the annual Redland City Australia Day Awards at the Alexandra Hills Hotel Function Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the awards were a fitting way of thanking those in the community who continually went “above and beyond” to make the  Continue reading…

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Wellington Point Australia Day arrangements


Special Australia Day parking and management arrangements will operate at the popular Wellington Point Recreation Reserve again this year. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Council measures, which are designed to ensure celebrations are enjoyed by all park users, include controlled entry to the reserve from 7am to 6pm on Friday 26  Continue reading…

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Mayor throws down the gauntlet on getting active


Mayor Karen Williams - healthy and active

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is challenging Redlanders to get up and get active by registering for one of the fantastic activities on offer in the Redlands Healthy and Active Program which commences on Monday 22 January. “The program is designed to promote the importance of physical activity and lifelong involvement in physical activity for  Continue reading…

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