Category Archives: Council

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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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Coochiemudlo Island Reflection Space honours local war heroes


Today marked the official recognition of the Coochiemudlo Island war memorial upgrade, which was jointly funded by Redland City Council and the Queensland Government. Mayor Karen Williams said the enhancements framing the locally-important war memorial were made possible through collaboration between Redland City Council, the State Government and island residents. “This project has been designed  Continue reading…

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Ross Creek catchment works a waterways success story


Cleveland is reaping significant environmental benefits following a decade of revegetation work culminating in more than 12,000 additional native plants now stabilising the Ross Creek catchment area and enhancing an important wildlife corridor from Long Street to Smith Street. Mayor Karen Williams said the site was a great example of the environmental projects being undertaken  Continue reading…

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Council to advocate for greater share of Commonwealth tax revenue


Redland City Councillors this week supported a call from Mayor Karen Williams to advocate to the Federal Government to restore Financial Assistance Grants to at least one per cent of Commonwealth taxation revenue. These grants to Local Government have been provided by the Federal Government for a number of years, helping local governments across Australia  Continue reading…

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Council invites State to consult with Redlands Coast community on its transport plan


Redland City Council will extend community consultation on the Draft Redlands Coast Transport Strategy to 1 March 2019, giving the State Government the chance to join them in on the ground engagement to seek community feedback on its own Draft Regional Transport Plan. Mayor Karen Williams said extending the closing date for community engagement would  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast honours local heroes


Redlands Coast residents who have dedicated their time and talents to helping their community were celebrated at the 2019 Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards at the Alexandra Hills Hotel Function Centre on 22 January. Mayor Karen Williams said the annual awards were a fitting way to thank those community members who continually go “above and  Continue reading…

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