Redland City Council is seeking a commitment from the incoming Federal Government to partner with them to deliver eight projects considered essential to support the Redlands Coast community.
Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s 2022 Federal election advocacy document Let’s Collabor8: on delivering Redlands Coast’s Federal election priorities was built on a foundation of collaboration and partnership.
“Council is committed to working with other levels of government to deliver for our community and, in the lead up to next month’s Federal election, we are asking all candidates to join with us in delivering for our community,” she said.
“Council has a history of advocating for our community and this federal advocacy document identifies eight projects that will create more jobs, deliver more space for Redlands Coast families to play and help our community travel around the city safer and faster.”
The eight projects are:
- Birkdale Community Precinct
- Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct
- Transport infrastructure (Eastern Busway/duplication of Cleveland rail line)
- Funding to support Council’s on-the-ground koala research and conservation projects
- Internet/mobile connectivity
- Redlands Health and Wellness Precinct
- Small business support and innovation
- Support to address housing pressures.
“The selected projects are all absolutely vital here if we are to sustain our livability standards and create an environment where small business – the lifeblood of our economy – can thrive,” Cr Williams said.
“Council has been working on many of these projects for a number of years, including making significant investment in their planning, and we need federal help to turn our dreams into reality.
“The Birkdale Community Precinct has the potential to put Redlands Coast squarely on the map by delivering a lasting community legacy through a series of exciting projects, while the Redlands Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct and Health and Wellbeing Precinct are essential for our growing population.”
Cr Williams said the advocacy document continued recent examples of what could be achieved when different levels of government worked together.
“In the last 12 months we have seen what can be achieved through collaboration, with South East Queensland securing the world’s largest sporting event and the long awaited City Deal, which will deliver billions of co-investment across the region,” she said.
“People expect different levels of government to work together and our Federal advocacy document is all about building partnerships that will deliver for our residents of today and tomorrow.”