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 large bearing on Councils.  State legislation impacts water prices, sets the overall planning direction for the city and decides our local laws.

Below is a list of topics and questions that matter to the Redlands’ community.  Click on the candidates names to find their responses.  All responses are the opinions of the candidates and do not reflect the opinions of Council.  Note the names are grouped by electorate and listed as they appear on the ballot paper.

Not all candidates responded, while the Greens chose to provide a combined response.


Cost of living

  • Please outline what you/your party would do to contain cost of living increases, particularly your view on electricity and water pricing?

Transport and roads infrastructure

  • Do you/your party support a significant Government investment in transport and roads infrastructure?
  • What are your/your party’s funding/program priorities and what commitment do you/your party give to delivering the projects?

Economic development

  • Do you/your party support initiatives that will grow the Redlands economy and create jobs?
  • What would be your/your party’s priorities to help grow the Redlands economy?
  • Please state your position on the City’s PDAs.
  • Do you support other developments that will strengthen the economy and create local jobs?
  • Do you support a university for the Redlands? If yes, what role should the government play?

Government services

  • What do you consider to be the priorities for delivery of Government services in the Redlands?
  • What can you/your party do to improve services?

Candidate responses (click on the names to read)


Erin Payne, The Greens

Steve Davies, LNP

Don Brown, ALP – No response provided


Matt McEachan, LNP

Sheena Hewlett, IND – No response provided

Carolyn Ferrando, Family First Party – No response provided

Deborah Kellie, ALP

Susan Bylett, Palmer United Party – No response provided

David Keogh, The Greens


Tracey Hughes, ALP – No response provided

Amanda White, The Greens

Mark Robinson, LNP