HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF REDLANDS COAST CORPORATE PLAN Redland City Council is inviting feedback on its new draft corporate plan: Our Future Redlands – A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond. Mayor Karen Williams said all local governments in Queensland were required to produce a new corporate plan every five years, with the strategic document providing councils with clear direction for decision-making on matters such as budget and resource prioritisation. “Our draft corporate plan outlines Redland City Council’s priorities for the next five years,” Cr Williams said. “Unlike previous corporate plans, the draft Our Future Redlands also sets a long-term vision and goals to 2041. “The new draft plan has been informed by what our community has told us is important.” Cr Williams said analysis of community feedback from strategic planning and policy programs from 2010 to 2019 identified community views and values, while consultation with divisional Councillors ensured community needs were addressed. “This analysis and consultation highlighted that many of the community’s views have remained constant over recent years, and Council remains committed to delivering a corporate plan that provides clear direction for decisions about the natural environment, strong communities, a thriving economy, city leadership, and Council as an effective and efficient organisation,” she said. “Liveable neighbourhoods is also included as a strategic goal as Councillors and the community all prioritised city and transport planning as key focus areas.” Cr Williams said that in addition to goals and the 20-year vision for Redlands Coast, the draft corporate plan also outlined key initiatives and catalyst projects. “We have a draft corporate plan and now we want to hear from the community on whether we have it right, with the final plan to include revisions based on what we hear back from the community,” she said. “I urge everyone to read the information available and have their say on the future of Redlands Coast before consultation closes on 11 November 2020. “The easiest way to do this is to visit Council’s Your Say site for a copy of the plan and other information, including an online survey that can be completed. “Additionally, Council is encouraging individuals, families and community groups to hold a DIY Conversation using the step-by-step guide that can also be downloaded from the Your Say site or collected from one of our Customer Service Centres.” The new corporate plan will supersede the 10-year-old Redlands 2030 Community Plan. For more information and to provide your feedback on the draft Our Future Redlands – A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond, visit Council’s yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au and be in the draw to win one of five $100 gift cards.