My 6 Point Back to Basics Commitment as Mayor
- 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
- Abolishing domestic tip fees
- Approved by Council 30 May 2012 (No tip fees as of 1 July 2012 - See full story here)
- Maintaining and better managing current population targets
- Cutting bureaucratic red tape
- Council approved setting up a Redtape Taskforce on 30 May 2012 (See story here)
- 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)
- Making Redland City Council processes more efficient, transparent and fair.
Latest Blog & Media Articles
Council’s 2015-16 Budget provides residents with cost-of-living reprieve.
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Three years ago I wrote to our community, asking for your ideas and support in my campaign to become Mayor of Redland City in 2012. I received some great encouragement throughout that campaign – in fact, 70% of Redlanders voted for my vision at that Council election.
I know there’s always more to do and I would appreciate your feedback about what still needs attention and what your priorities are. If you would like to share your views, please complete the survey at the following link - Survey Here
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Redland City Council has adopted a new Community Benefit Policy and Guidelines for Fees and Charges Discounts designed to ensure the consistent and equitable application of fees and discounts for use of Council products and services.
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The Redland City Tourism Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2020, adopted at last weeks Council meeting, sets out how the tourism industry and Council can work together to increase visitation and tourism spending in the City.
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Redlanders will get greater access to the deliberations of their councillors following a decision at yesterday’s general meeting to post audio and video recordings of general meetings on its website, along with the minutes of previously confidential reports.
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Our Council’s decisions can affect:
- Our work and lifestyle choices.
- Our personal welfare.
- The health of our local business.
- Where our children live and work.
- Our hip pocket.
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