New corporate plan responds to community needs

Council today adopted a new Corporate Plan that will ensure the needs of the community continue to be met.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Corporate Plan 2015-2020 would provide Council’s strategic direction and was adopted following feedback from the community.

“This plan is the blueprint that guides how Council prioritises and delivers quality services to our community,” she said.

“While it is an internal organisational document, our Corporate Plan 2015-2020 builds on the Redlands 2030 Community Plan, aligning Council’s corporate objectives with the aspirations of the community.”

Cr Williams said the new Corporate Plan 2015-2020 included the existing Community Plan outcomes:
– Healthy natural environment
– Green living
– Embracing the bay
– Quandamooka Country
– Wise planning and design
– Supportive vibrant economy
– Strong and connected communities and
– Inclusive and ethical governance.

“These eight outcomes were identified as priorities by residents and provide a benchmark to ensure Council continues to meet the needs of the community,” she said.

“The process of developing our new corporate plan included extensive consultation with the community and Council officers to ensure it reflected the needs of the community.

“We released a draft plan in March following consultation with the community, which included a community survey and meetings with representatives from environmental and community groups, and members of the community.

“The community was then asked to comment on this draft with 54 responses received along with face-to-face engagement with Council officers.

“Feedback included a desire to see the city’s environment protected and for increased opportunity for tourism development.

“I thank the community for its input in the development of our Corporate Plan. The final plan includes our continued commitment to managing, maintaining and monitoring the environment and new commitments to showcase the city’s tourism potential, particularly the natural assets.

“Sustainable planning was also a consistent theme throughout the consultation and Council has responded by reflecting this in the plan’s outcomes, commitments and performance indicators.”

The final Corporate Plan 2015-2020 can be accessed on Council’s website.