Straddie open for business and visitors: 7.30am Tuesday 7 January


North Stradbroke Island is open for business and visitors as of today following more than a week of severe bushfires. Emergency Services this morning lifted their advisory around non-essential travel to the island. Visitors and residents should be aware that some roads may continue to be impacted by operations of emergency services. Visitors are encouraged to  Continue reading…

Redlands’ business and investment mission


Increasing business and tourism opportunities and attracting foreign students and investment will top the agenda for Redland City Mayor Karen Williams’ mission to Taiwan and China next month. Cr Williams will attend the 8th Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from 9-11 September with other South East Queensland Mayors and businesses. The three-day  Continue reading…

Redlands businesses scoop tourism awards


Redland businesses last night scored six of 12 awards presented at the 2013 Moreton Bay & Islands Tourism Awards. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the result was a ringing endorsement of the professionalism and vitality of Redlands tourism. “The winners should be commended for their strong commitment to excellence and for strengthening the Moreton  Continue reading…

Redlands Business Expo 2013


Do you own or operate a business in the Redlands? Get involved with the upcoming Redlands Business Expo 2013 – organised by Redland City Council in conjunction with local Redland and Straddie Chambers of Commerce. Scheduled for 12 and 13 July at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre in Cleveland, the expo presents great opportunities to  Continue reading…

Council on track to deliver savings and vision for City open for business


Redland City Council is continuing to deliver better value for money for ratepayers. Mayor Karen Williams said one year on from the local government election she was honouring commitments to save Redland ratepayers’ dollars through a range of reforms, including a Council restructure last month. “We are driving reform to deliver value for money. Our  Continue reading…

Council gives local businesses first preference to supply


In a first for local councils, Redland City Council has entered into an alliance with Local Buy that will reduce Council’s procurement costs and strengthen support for local businesses. Local Buy is a subsidiary of the Local Government Association of Queensland and will undertake procurement and tendering services on Council’s behalf. Redland City Mayor Karen  Continue reading…

Local businesses gain stronger Council support


Redland City Council is expected to ratify a newly revised purchasing policy this week to provide stronger support for local businesses. It follows the request in October by Redland City Mayor Karen Williams for a review of the policy by the end of the year to maximise local businesses support. Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s  Continue reading…

Mayor wants more support for local businesses


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has asked Council to review its purchasing policy to strengthen support for local businesses. Councillor Williams said she had asked for an immediate review of the policy, with an end of year deadline. “We need to continually review our local purchasing policy and processes to ensure we give maximum support  Continue reading…

Christmas by Starlight to shine a helping hand on Queensland farmers


Queensland farmers doing it tough as a result of the drought will benefit from donations collected at Redland City Council’s annual Christmas by Starlight event in Cleveland later this month. Mayor Karen Williams said Council would partner with the Rotary Club of Cleveland to collect donations at the event for the Rotary Australia drought appeal.  Continue reading…

Drones could take the bite out of mosquitoes on Redlands Coast


Drones could be used within five years to help Redland City Council manage mosquito numbers across Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams said this was an option being explored as part of Council’s Mosquito Management Action Plan for 2019-2024. “The health and wellbeing of Redlands Coast residents is a priority for Council and this includes managing  Continue reading…