Messages from the Mayor

A message from Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams is published quarterly in the Redlands Coast Pulse newsletter, Our Redlands Coast magazine, and in the Mayor’s quarterly newsletter.

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Karen Williams

Mayor Karen Williams

Phone: (07) 3829 8623
Mobile: 0416 123 588



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Mayor’s message - Winter 2019

Come on Canberra!

Now that the Federal election is over it is time for Canberra to hear what is important to Redlands Coast.

I will be heading to Canberra next month to speak with the newly sworn in Federal Cabinet about what we as a community need from our Federal pollies.

On top of the list will be internet connectivity, support for local businesses and working with the State Government to deliver upgrades to the Redlands Hospital and much needed transport infrastructure.

I am keen to hear what other projects and initiatives you would like me to take to Canberra, let me know by emailing

Community solidarity for DV.

Saturday 18 May was about so much more than a Federal election for the Redlands Coast… it was also the day that our community again showed its solidarity in combatting domestic and family violence through my annual fundraiser Diner en Rouge.

Now in its fifth year, this annual fundraiser has now raised more than $330,000 to support those in our community impacted by domestic and family violence, showing the depth of our generosity as a community.

This included yet another very generous donation of $50,000 from very generous philanthropist and long-term Redlander Dan Holzapfel, through the Redland Foundation.

On the night I was privileged to donate $250,000 of the funds to Maybanke Accommodation and Crisis Support Service, to help them continue doing the fantastic work they do in our community.

This year’s event was attended by about 250 people who heard from inspiration guest speaker Rebecca Poulson about her own tragic experience with domestic and family violence.

With May being Domestic and Family Violence Awareness month, what better way to show our support as a community then by standing together and raising much needed funds and awareness for the cause?

Thank you Redlands Coast.

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