Our Redlands – hot off the press

Redland City Council has today launched Our Redlands magazine – a 32-page tool for raising awareness of Council decisions, programs and activities as well as highlighting some of the city’s enviable places and inspirational people. Our Redlands is also available online.

The magazine, which replaces the Residents’ Report flyer, contains more comprehensive information than its predecessor and is presented in a crisper, cleaner and more contemporary format. It also saves ratepayers about $60,000 a year and is less than half the cost of sending a letter to Redlands’ households.

Mayor Karen Williams said this, of course, is in line with Council’s philosophy of delivering better value and customer service at every level of the organisation.

“While we have achieved much in this regard – our organisational restructure alone saves just shy of $2 million a year – it is still a journey as we set about ticking the boxes in terms of efficiency, reducing red tape, improving service delivery to our priority customers, and making it easier to do business with Council,” she said.

Our Redlands magazine will be delivered to island residents through a letter box drop and also placed in stands throughout the City.

Cr Williams said Redlanders could take pride in the fact the City was entering an exciting new era.
“The declaration of both Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek as Priority Development Areas by the State Government paves the way for their development as key transport hubs and we will be consulting with all stakeholders during the next 12 months,” she said.

“Add to this the Cleveland CBD incentive scheme to revitalise the City’s civic heart and the shopping precincts at Capalaba and Victoria Point, as well as the identified residential estates now in the preliminary planning stages.”

Cr Williams said Redland City remained the best place to live, play and do business.

“I urge all Redlanders to develop an even greater sense of pride in our great City and work together to sell our great City as a preferred destination for both business and pleasure,” she said.

“While we may be small in comparison to our neighbouring local government areas, we should proudly be ‘little but loud’.

“We have a great deal of which we can be proud – our unique islands and enviable lifestyle, our proximity to Australia’s third largest city and its key transport links, the affordable cost of housing, low unemployment, our commitment to sustainable development and, of course, our fantastic sense of community.

“Let us all get out and help put our Redland City on the map.”