Karen Williams - Redland City Mayor

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My 6 Point Back to Basics Commitment as Mayor

  1. A cap on rates to the CPI or less
    • 2012/13 Budget - General rate income increased by 0.69%. CPI 1.3%. Previous Council proposed general rate increases of 4.5%. This is the lowest rate increase in Sth East Qld. Council Budget Highlights
  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
  4. Cutting bureaucratic red tape
    • Council approved setting up a Redtape Taskforce on 30 May 2012 (See story here)
  5. Controlling Council debt
    • May 2013 - Council’s back to basics financial strategy given the tick of approval by Queensland Treasury Corporation (See media release here)
  6. Making Redland City Council processes more efficient, transparent and fair.

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  • Our hip pocket.