Redland City celebrates its inspiring locals


Some of the Redlands’ best and brightest were honoured at the inaugural ‘Inspiring Redlanders’ reception hosted by Redland City Council last night.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event’s list of invitees showed the depth and calibre of Redlanders and included gold-medal Paralympian Daniel Fox, solo aviator Alex Fisher and winner of The Voice Kids Alexa Curtis.

“The Redlands is full of inspirational and passionate people from all walks of life and it is great to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Redlanders,” Cr Williams said.

“The event included athletes who recently returned from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as world BMX champion Bailey Mills and other talented people who are achieving in cultural fields.

“These people don’t do anything by halves – they epitomise human potential, and they call the Redlands home.

“They are an inspiration to others, young and old alike, because they have shown what can be achieved with determination, integrity and dedication to excellence.

“The reception was an opportunity for Council to thank and congratulate these outstanding Redlanders on behalf of the whole community.”

Those to be honoured at the ‘Inspiring Redlanders’ reception were:

• Daniel Fox: Glasgow Commonwealth Games swimming gold medalist
• Robert Galsworthy:  Glasgow Commonwealth Games Weightlifting competitor
• Tegan Napper: Glasgow Commonwealth Games Weightlifting competitor
• Alexa Curtis: The Voice Kids winner
• Bailey Mills: BMX World Champion in 5-6 year-old age group
• Jordan Duffy: G20 Youth Delegate and young entrepreneur
• Paul Bancroft OAM (honorary Redlander): Medal of the Order of Australia  recipient • Don Seccombe AM: Member of the Order of Australia.
• Alex Fisher: the youngest (17-year-old) person to solo circumnavigate Australia after recently completing the journey to raise awareness and funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.