Category Archives: Council

New Trade College a coup for Redland City


Redland City students and businesses are the big winners with the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) announcing the Redlands as the location for its new education facility. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has had ongoing discussions with AITC to lure the independent co-educational senior college to the Redlands and said it would provide huge benefits  Continue reading…

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Council amends proposed City Plan for Ministerial sign-off


Redland City Council today agreed to submit an amended draft Redland City Plan to the Queensland Government that addresses matters raised through a state interest review. The details of the new City Plan review remain confidential until Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Hon Jackie Trad, agrees to its public  Continue reading…

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Community education the focus of Council’s flying-fox management approach


Council will focus on community education and identifying areas for flying-fox roosts that don’t conflict with residential areas, following the adoption of a voluntary flying-fox statement of management intent today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the statement of management intent took steps to separate urban communities from flying-fox roosts in the long-term, while recognising  Continue reading…

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Redlands Australia Day honourees celebrated at reception


Redland City Council has (this evening) held a reception bringing together locals recognised in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the reception, hosted at Fiction Bar, Raby Bay Harbour, was an opportunity to highlight and thank inspirational people in the community who had received a Medal of the Order  Continue reading…

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Business to take the lead in Redlands’ economic growth


An economic framework designed for business and driven by business will help shape the economic future of the city following its endorsement by Redland City Council today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Economic Development Framework would be driven by an Economic Development Advisory Board, giving business a central role in the  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council retains divisions


Council will recommend Redlanders continue to be represented by a Mayor and 10 Councillors following a decision at today’s Council meeting (11 February 2015). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council would also ask the Electoral Commission of Queensland to adjust divisional boundaries to ensure populations are evenly distributed as required under the Local Government  Continue reading…

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Redland City at the forefront of disaster management training


Disaster training exercise 11-2-15

The Redlands has once again shown it is at the forefront of disaster management preparations by hosting emergency management professionals from across the state at a nationally recognised training course today (Tues 11 Feb).   Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said it was the first time the  Continue reading…

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State Government election commitments


We all love living in the Redlands and want to make sure the future of the city is secure.  So with a State Government election fast approaching the Mayor Karen Williams wrote to all state candidates wanting to know where they stand on the issues that matter to our community. State Government decisions can have a  Continue reading…

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Science, dogs to the rescue of Redlands koalas


Redland City Council has backed a plan to vaccinate Redlands koalas against the deadly Chlamydia virus and to use specially-trained rescue dogs to track koala colonies. Mayor Karen Williams today received unanimous support to protect koalas, including extending a Chlamydia vaccination trial to the City and using rescue dogs to detect koala scats. “We have  Continue reading…

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