Karen Williams - Redland City Mayor

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My 6 Point Back to Basics Commitment as Mayor

In the leadup to the Council election in 2012, I made six pledges to the community if I became Mayor.  To date, this is what has been achieved.

  1. A cap on rates to the CPI or less
    • In the four budgets during this term, Redland City's rates have risen by around 8%, which is less than the CPI over that period, less than any Council in South East Queensland and less in total than each single year of the previous Council.
  2. Abolishing domestic tip fees
    • Approved by Council 30 May 2012 (No tip fees as of 1 July 2012 - See full story here).
  3. Maintaining and better managing current population targets
    • The draft Redland City Plan 2015 will be released for public consultation from 14 September until 27 November - almost double the statutory minimum of 30 business days
  4. Cutting bureaucratic red tape
    • Council approved setting up a Redtape Taskforce on 30 May 2012 (See story here)
  5. ​Controlling Council debt
    • I have reduced per capita debt by 10%, resulting in the lowest debt per household in South East Queensland, and delivered the first two surpluses in 15 years, with a third planned for 2015/16.
  6. Making Redland City Council processes more efficient, transparent and fair.

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