Monthly Archives: February 2019

Council calls on State for free bus loop to ease hospital parking pressures


Redland City Council is calling on the State Government to implement a free bus loop servicing Cleveland, marine transport hubs and Redland Hospital. Mayor Karen Williams said she wrote to Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, asking him to consider implementing the service to help alleviate the parking pressures at the hospital. “There has  Continue reading…

Council tells Federal Government to “put a bow on it” and gift Birkdale land to Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is calling on the Federal Government and Opposition to publicly commit to gifting the Commonwealth land at 362-388 Old Cleveland Road, Birkdale to the Redlands Coast community. Mayor Karen Williams is currently in Canberra lobbying for federal funding and has met with both the government and opposition seeking a public commitment that  Continue reading…

Temporary library closures in March


Redland Libraries mainland branches will close for refurbishments in March to allow for new and improved self-service checkouts and returns, which are set to enhance the customer experience. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that each mainland branch will need to close for one week from Monday 4 March, but customers will still have access  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast supports SEQ City Deal Proposal


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has thrown her support behind a Queensland Government and Council of Mayors (SEQ) joint proposal to the Federal Government for a City Deal. The Transforming SEQ proposal – announced by Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad and Council of Mayors (SEQ) Chair Cr Graham Quirk today (Tuesday 12 February 2019)  Continue reading…

Hang up political colours for the sake of our city: Redland City Mayor


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has challenged all local State and Federal Members to put aside their political argy bargy and work together to improve health services for Redlanders. In a passionate letter to State MPs Mark Robinson, Kim Richards and Don Brown and Federal Member for Bowman Andrew Laming; Cr Williams implored them to  Continue reading…

‘Come on Canberra’ call from Redlands Coast


Redland City Councillors have challenged Federal election candidates to put Redlands Coast first and join the fight to fast-track priority projects. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams urged all candidates for the Redlands Coast-based seat of Bowman to support an advocacy document prepared by Council in the lead-up to the 2019 Federal election. “After speaking to  Continue reading…

Council on court for renewal of Redlands Coast sports facilities


Mayor Karen Williams officially opened renewed netball courts at Keith Surridge Park, Alexandra Hills on Saturday 2 February 2019, scoring another goal for sport on Redlands Coast. One of four projects under Council’s Renewal Program – Sports, the renewed netball court facilities include two concrete netball courts with sports surfaces, line marking, netball posts and  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast volunteers pay it forward in Townsville


Redlands SES crews are paying it forward in Townsville, working alongside locals and state agencies to help that community deal with unprecedented flooding. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said four Redlands SES volunteers arrived on Saturday with seven more due for deployment on Wednesday. “Our orange angels never fail to step up when people –  Continue reading…