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Ideally located at the centre of South East Queensland, Redland City has enormous potential for investment in established and growing industry sectors and other niche segments of our economy, as well as residential projects to house our rapidly growing population.

Health care, social assistance, education and training and tourism are emerging industry hubs in the City, with health care and social assistance representing more than 35 per cent of jobs growth within Redland City in the past five years. The opening in 2013 of the University of Queensland Mater Clinical School Redlands highlights the potential for medical and education partnerships.

Professional, scientific and technical services have also grown significantly in the past five years, as have accommodation and food services. There are also significant opportunities across other sectors including construction, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, agribusiness, eco-tourism and visitor accommodation, ICT and financial and insurance services.

Redland City has an integrated transport network servicing all major mainland residential and activity precincts, as well as North Stradbroke Island, Coochiemudlo Island and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. As a designated high-growth SEQ council, Redland City continues to preserve transport corridors for potential sub-arterial, east-west connections.

The Cleveland and Capalaba master plans are the catalysts for invigorating these two principal regional activity centres. Council is proactively recruiting businesses, education and service providers as well as promoting a range of housing options and encouraging their consolidation as the key commercial centres of the Redlands. A range of additional investment opportunities are also currently available.

Mayor Karen Williams

Mayor Karen Williams

+61 7 3829 8623

Cr Karen Williams was elected as Mayor of Redland City Council in April 2012; she was first elected as Division 9 Councillor for Capalaba in 2004. Karen offers real-world business experience having worked for 10 years in the domestic money market both in Sydney and Brisbane. She also owned and operated two successful retail floral studios in Bulimba and Coorparoo in partnership. Karen also holds a Diploma with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.