Redlands Coast residents will be asked to have their say on Redland City Council’s new corporate plan that incorporates a 20-year vision for our city.
Council today approved its draft Our Future Redlands – A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond document for community engagement from late September.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said importantly the new draft corporate plan included a 2041 vision for Redlands as a city of “connected communities, enviable lifestyle and embracing opportunities”.
The plan also outlines the catalyst projects and key initiatives that Council will deliver over the next five years to help achieve six 2041 goals for the city:
• City Leadership
• Strong Communities
• Natural Environment
• Liveable Neighbourhoods
• Thriving Economy, and
• An Efficient and Effective Organisation
Cr Williams said: “I encourage everyone in the community to get involved in this important engagement to help shape the future of our city.
“We want to hear your ideas about what else Council could do to improve city leadership, build strong communities, make our neighbourhoods more liveable, support the natural environment and a thriving economy, and for Council to be more efficient and effective.
“And after taking a look at the draft plan, we also invite you to tell us what you are most excited or concerned about, what you most want to see change and anything else you want to tell us.”
Catalyst projects include a Redlands Coast Adventure Precinct to add to the sport and recreation activities in the area; opportunities to harness new forms of energy from Council’s waste water treatment plants; investing in active transport through improved cycling and pedestrian facilities; revitalisation of Cleveland Central Business District; a Redland Health and Wellness precinct; a shared vision for Birkdale community land, Willard’s Farm and the Tingalpa Corridor; and a Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island Coastal Walk from Point Lookout to Cylinder Beach.
Community engagement activities will take place over a six-week period from 30 September to 11 November 2020 and will include:
• COVID Safe stakeholder meetings with groups including youth, seniors, people with disabilities, our island communities, and Traditional Owners
• DIY Conversation Guide for individuals or groups
• Online survey on Council’s Your Say site
• Information in the October 2020 rates notice
• Shopping Centre displays
• Emails and e-newsletters
• Local media and ferry advertisements
More information about the draft plan and how to provide feedback will be available on Council’s Your Say website from 30 September.