Regional and international relations | Redland City Council

Regional and international relations

Below is a list of organisations with whom Council has close relationships, enabling us to provide better outcomes for businesses and the community in Redlands.

Regional relations

Council of Mayors

The Council of Mayors is Australia’s largest regional local government advocacy organisation. Its membership comprises all 10 mayors in the region, including the current Mayor of Redland City Council.

The organisation strives to deliver better regional funding, policy and collaborative outcomes for the mayors, councils and communities of South East Queensland.

Read more about the Council of Mayors.

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia is an Australian Government initiative that brings together all levels of government to enhance the development of Australia's regions.

It is a national network of 55 committees comprising local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups, including Redland City Council.

Read more about Regional Development Australia, Logan and Redlands.

International relations

Sister/friendship cities

Qinhuangdao, China

On 26 June 2018 the Vice Mayor of Qinhaungdao Municipal People's Government and the Mayor of Redland City signed a Sister City Agreement.

In 2009, Council entered into an 'intent' for a Sister City Agreement with Qinhuangdao, China, following a five-year Friendship City arrangement. In 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Council and Qinhuagdao for an establishment of a Sister City Relationship.

Qinhuangdao is a port city on the coast of China located in north eastern Hebei province. It is administratively a prefecture-level city, located about 300km east of Beijing on the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea.

Yongin, South Korea

In 2008, Council entered into a Friendship City Agreement with Yongin, South Korea.

Yongin is the location of large-scale amusement parks and resorts (including Korea's largest, Everland), the Korean Folk Village and a ski resort. Although technically outside of the capital Seoul, it's often regarded as a suburb and is reachable on the Seoul metro network.

Kani City, Japan

In 2015, Council entered into a Cultural and Educational Cooperation Agreement with Kani City, Japan.

Kani City is located in the south-central Gifu Prefecture, about 30km from either Gifu City or Nagoya City, in the Kani basin. The Kiso River flows in the northern part of the city and roughly flat terrain continues to the Ota Basin on the opposite bank.

Wuchuan City, Guangdong Province, China

In 2015 Council entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on establishing a relationship of cooperation and exchange with Wuchuan City, China.

Wuchuan is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Zhanjiang Municipality. The city faces the South China Sea and subjected to the influences of subtropical oceanic climate. Wuchuan is of abundant resources and pleasant climate.

Wuchuan City covers 848.5 sq. km., with a population of 1.189 million (Nov 2015).

Trade partnerships

Trade and Investment Queensland is the state government’s global business agency, assisting exporters to break into emerging and established markets, and promoting Queensland as the perfect place for an AsiaPacific headquarters.