Lets Keep Redlands on Track
My Pledge To You!
In 2012, I asked candidates to support me in delivering on the commitments you told me were important. With some supportive Councillors, those pledges have been honoured and delivered.
Once again, you have told me what needs to be tackled in the next four years and I hope to honour those pledges.
To do so I ask you to support candidates who support the following commitments.
- Tackle Traffic Congestion;
- Keep rate rises low;
- Seal all dirt roads;
- Increase pension discounts;
- Implement free City circle mini-bus;
- Build more boat ramps; and
- Keep dumps free.
How Can Those Pledges be Delivered?
During the last four years I've helped residents like yourself, by ensuring rate rises were less than inflation (and the lowest in South East Queensland) and that debt came back under control (it is now the lowest per capita in South East Queensland).
Over the next four years I’m looking to use the return from that investment to make Redlands an even better place to live, work and play.
Our ‘Open for Business’ approach has brought new and exciting opportunities, jobs and investment to our city, without compromising our unique sense of community, lifestyle and environment.
Keeping Redlands on the right track with strong and focused leadership, will allow us to continue to attract opportunities and deliver on a sustainable plan for our future.
A plan that will:
- provide innovative measures to tackle traffic congestion on State government roads and to improve our local road network;
- grow our local economy and create new jobs;
- ensure a financially responsible Council, that won’t drive up rates and will keep the budget balanced;
- continue to invest in our unique environment – including wildlife and bushland – to keep Redlands clean and green; and
- provide recreation and lifestyle opportunities to make Redlands the envy of South East Queensland.
I’ve worked hard to turn the Redlands around in the past four years. We’ve delivered the projects and opportunities that our city needs and wants, while keeping rates down and the budget balanced.
But there is more to be done! With the help of co-operative and responsible councillors, I’m committed to keeping Redlands on the right track.
Don’t risk changing course now – let’s keep Redlands on track.
Latest Blog & Media Articles
More improvements for Nth Straddie's gorge walk with Council and State gov't both kicking in $300,000 each. If you have never been to Straddie do yourself a favour and head there over one of the next two long weekends and check out the spectacular scenery along the gorge walk.
14 Apr 2016 - (0) Comments - continue reading
This is an abridged version of the speech delivered by the Mayor at the Declaration of Office Ceremony, held at the Redland Peforming Arts Centre on 13 April 2016 for the Mayor and Councillors.
13 Apr 2016 - (0) Comments - continue reading
Construction is set to start on the $3.27 million Horizon Foundation Community and Education Centre, a facility that will transform underutilised Council-owned land at Capalaba and provide hundreds of jobs.
05 Apr 2016 - (0) Comments - continue reading
Mayor Karen Williams today claimed victory in Redland after her challenger Greg Underwood eventually conceded defeat, and said she felt humbled by the result.
22 Mar 2016 - (5) Comments - continue reading
Audio from this morning's mayoral candidate interview with Spencer Howson from ABC 612 is now available on their website.
15 Mar 2016 - (0) Comments - continue reading
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