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Introducing Redland City’s new team


Results of the recent local government election have been declared, with three new councillors elected to represent Redland City for the next four years.

Karen Williams has been returned for a second term as Mayor of the Redlands.

The city will also be represented by 10 divisional councillors:

·         Division 1 – Wendy Boglary

·         Division 2 – Peter Mitchell

·         Division 3 – Paul Golle

·         Division 4 – Lance Hewlett

·         Division 5 – Mark Edwards

·         Division 6 – Julie Talty

·         Division 7 – Murray Elliott

·         Division 8 – Tracey Huges

·         Division 9 – Paul Gleeson

·         Division 10 – Paul Bishop

New to council are Peter Mitchell, Paul Golle and Tracey Huges.

Councillors Lance Hewlett, Mark Edwards, Julie Talty, Paul Gleeson and Paul Bishop have been returned for a second term while Cr Wendy Boglary has been returned for a third term.

The longest serving sitting councillor, Murray Elliott, has also been returned and will continue to represent the division he has served since 1997.

On behalf of the Redlands, Council would like to thank former Deputy Mayor Alan Beard and former councillors, Craig Ogilvie and Kim-Maree Hardman for their service to the city.

The new council will be sworn in at a public event on Wednesday 13 April at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2 Middle St, Cleveland. Residents are invited to attend.

A public, post-election council meeting will be held on Thursday 14 April, at 10.30am at Council Chambers, Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. The first General Meeting of the new term is planned for Wednesday 27 April, 2016, at 9.30am.

Visit the Redland City Council website to learn more about the councillors and the suburbs they represent.

Redland City Declaration of Office Ceremony
When: Wednesday 13 April 2016
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2 Middle St, Cleveland Time: Official proceedings commence at 6pm. Please arrive by 5.45pm.

Council election – check your division and polling location


Redlanders are reminded to check which division they are in and the location of polling booths prior to next month’s Council elections.

Redland City CEO Bill Lyon said the Electoral Commission of Queensland had altered divisional boundaries last year as part of regular boundary reviews, so all residents were encouraged to check which division they are registered in by visiting the Electoral Commission of Queensland website.

“The new divisional boundaries released by the Electoral Commission last year will mean some residents will be voting in different divisions than they did last election so it is important all residents check their division,” Mr Lyon said.

“The easiest way to do this is to go to the Electoral Commission of Queensland website and click on the Find my local area search option.

“While the election is being run by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, Council wants to ensure residents have all the information they need to vote on the day and all relevant information can be found on our website.”

Mr Lyon said with the city being split into 10 divisions it was important people knew which division they were in and where the relevant polling booth was.

“Polling booth locations in each division are selected by the Electoral Commission of Queensland and can be found by searching for your address on their website,” he said.

“The Electoral Commission has advised of some changes from last election; for example, Wellington Point High School, Amity Point Hall and Alexandra Hills State High School will not have polling booths this year, so it is important people check the website.

“In the event someone does turn up to the incorrect polling location they will be able to do an absentee vote.

“In person pre-polling is available from 9am Monday 7 March at Redland Performing Arts Centre and from 14 March at Redland Bay Community Hall (Weinam St, Redland Bay) or Capalaba Place (14 Noeleen Street, Capalaba). Pre-polling closes at all locations at 6pm Friday 18 March.”

Pre-poll postal vote applications commence from Saturday 6 February and close 7pm Wednesday 16 March. All postal votes must be received by 6pm, Tuesday 29th March.

Questions or more information:
• You can ask questions in person to the Returning officer: Mr Harold Guy, operating out of Redland Performing Arts Centre (Middle Street Cleveland) Monday to Friday (9.00am to 5.00pm).
• Call the Electoral Commission of Queensland on 1300 881 665.
• Visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland website.

2016 Council elections – are your details correct?


Redland City will go to the polls on Saturday 19 March along with councils across Queensland to elect a new Council and Mayor to serve the city for a further four years.

Residents have until 5pm this Friday to ensure their details are up to date and lodged with the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

Before the big day arrives Redland City Council is asking residents and potential candidates to be aware of the following key dates and information:

  • Enrol to vote or change your details: Voters must ensure they are registered with the Electoral Commission of Queensland and their details are correct before 5pm Friday 12 February, more information
  • Check your Division: As part of regular boundary reviews the Electoral Commission of Queensland made changes to divisional boundaries in Redland City last year, so all residents are encouraged to check which Division they are registered in.
  • Nominate as a candidate in the election: The deadline for candidates to lodge with the Electoral Commission of Queensland is noon Tuesday 16 February, more information.
  • Pre-polling: In person pre-polling commences 9am Monday 7 March at Redland Performing Arts Centre and 14 March at Redland Bay Community Hall (Weinam St, Redland Bay) and Capalaba Place (14 Noeleen Street, Capalaba). Pre-polling closes at all locations at 6pm Friday 18 March.
  • Cut-off for return of postal ballot material: All postal votes must be received by 6pm, Tuesday 29th March. 
  • Questions or more information:
    • You can ask questions in person to the Returning officer: Mr Harold Guy, operating out of Redland Performing Arts Centre (Middle Street Cleveland) Monday to Friday (9.00am to 5.00pm).
    • Call the Electoral Commission of Queensland on 1300 881 665.
    • Visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland website.

Polling booth locations will be announced closer to the election.

The elections are run by the Electoral Commission of Queensland.