Council’s 100 Days highlights

The current Redland City Council celebrates its first 100 days in office on Monday 6 August.

Since the election on Saturday 28 April, the new Council has focused on providing relief from rising household costs and delivering its first budget.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams said she was most proud of the achievements that eased the financial burden on Redlands residents.

“The first 100 days have been very busy meeting with a range of stakeholders and ensuring we deliver on our election commitments,” Mayor Williams said.

“The goal of this Council is to cut red-tape, get back to basics and provide an efficient and streamlined service to our ratepayers and residents.”

“We have worked hard to bring costs down- including removing tip fees and delivering a budget with the lowest rate increase in south-east Queensland.”

The Mayor cites the top ten highlights for Council’s first 100 days in office as:

• Abolishing domestic tip fees
• Bringing Redland Water home to Council
• Rescinding the former Council’s decision to support a remote car park for Weinam creek
• Freezing commercial rates in the 2012-13 Budget.
• Delivered the lowest rate increase in South East Queensland in the 2012-13 Budget
• Reduced general rate increases from proposed 4.5% ( plus carbon tax) to 0.69% (plus carbon tax)
• Reducing the total headline rate (including utilities) to 1.91% (this includes the carbon tax impact).
• Reducing Council’s proposed operating deficit to a surplus in 2013-14
• Kicking off the Back to Basics Core Service Review
• Putting Redlands on the weather map

“In the next 100 days, and for the rest of our elected term, this Council will continue listen to our community and strive to keep Redlands the best place in Queensland to live and do business.”