Who will? Williams Will


What is My Vision?

I am pro-future for our kids and grandkids.  I want future generations of Redlanders to be able to live, learn, play and work here in the city.  I want our unique coastal lifestyle to be one of the greatest assets, along with our residents and the pride they have in the city.

What is My Five-Point Action Plan?

1. Providing training and education opportunities

  • Acquire Birkdale Commonwealth Land for a potential University site.
  • Attract Surf Life Saving Queensland headquarters & Centre for Excellence for Life Saving with new community pool.
  • Build more relationships with industry and students to support initiatives like Australian Industry Trade College
  • Complete planning for Health and Wellness precinct around Redland hospital offering education and employment opportunities.

2. Keeping the cost of living low for residents

  • Keep rate increases low
  • Keep tips free for residents
  • Look for other fees and charges that can be removed and or reduced.
  • Deliver on-demand bulky  waste collection (commence July '16)

3. Create a new economy

  • Plan the Thornlands Innovation Employment Area, to leverage off the Federal Government innovation policy, with high speed broadband 
  • Drive local employment through Priority Development Areas at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek
  • Leverage Redland Council Council Economic Development Board to explore new economic opportunities
  • Develop an events strategy that continues to support local festivals and attract major events to the city to benefit local businesses
  • Continue our CBD and tourism incentives to attract more investment across the city

4. Connect our city

  • Bring the NBN to the Redlands sooner (through economic development board and NBN enabled projects)
  • Upgrade main arterial roads (Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd – it’s not on the State’s infrastructure list so it is up to us as a city to find a solution e.g. market-led proposal)
  • Free intra-city mini-bus: take cars off the roads and connect residents to key locations.
  • Continue to lobby the state government to step up to their responsibilities re state roads, busway and rail duplication.

5. Enhance the local environment and community spaces

  • Plant one million trees in strategic locations across the city
  • Continue our involvement in the world-first koala chlamydia vaccine trial
  • Department of Primary Industries land at Alexandra Hills to be acquired and used for environmental purposes
  • Deliver a water park for Redlands
  • Deliver a new sports field for the Southern Redlands

  • Create more foreshore public spaces through Priority Development Areas at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek

Policy Framework

Karen’s policies are based on a framework that’s widely embraced by governments around the world.

“The Four Pillars of Sustainability” identify the elements needed to meet the needs and maintain the health of today's communities and of future generations.

The Four Pillars of Sustainable Communities are:

  • Economic Viability
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Social Equity
  • Cultural Vitality

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