Candidates for the Redland City Council election

Pre-poll voting is underway for the Redlands election on 19 March

Pre-poll voting is underway for the Redlands election on 19 March

The jobs of Redlands mayor and 10 divisional councillors will be decided on 19 March.

There are two candidates for mayor; challenger Greg Underwood is taking on Karen Williams.

The core issue is development: contentious residential projects like Shoreline, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek and many planned subdivisions. The mayoral candidates offer different approaches:

  • Karen Williams says “Lets Keep Redlands on Track”
  • Greg Underwood says “Let’s restore the balance”

The newly elected council will get to finalise the next planning scheme which will control residential density (block sizes and street frontages) and the extent to which traffic, parking, environment and heritage issues are properly managed.

There are 27 candidates for the 10 divisional councillor roles with nine incumbents standing for reelection. Each candidate is shown below, grouped by the divisions they are contesting.

No political parties or authorised groups are contesting the Redlands elections but a number of candidates are part of a “team” identified by current mayor Karen Williams, as discussed in Redlands voters, it’s time to choose your future

Campaign funding

We would like to inform the public about what each candidate is spending on their campaign, and where they got the money from. Sadly, this information is not required to be made available until long after the votes have been counted. Donations under $200.00 don’t have to be disclosed at all.

Mayoral candidate Greg Underwood has gone on record saying he is not accepting campaign donations. We have not heard from Karen Williams about how she is funding her 2016 campaign.

In the absence of any published information, voters can observe the number and size of election advertising signs around the city and wonder about which candidates seems to be better funded, and where the money is coming from.

Information about the candidates

Information about each division and its candidates is set out below with a picture of each candidate’s election sign, links to Facebook pages and websites they operate and information provided by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) including  division boundary maps and details of polling booth locations.

At the end of this article is some general information about voting including: optional preferential voting, pre-poll voting and the referendum on four year terms for state MPs.

Mayor

City Profile including polling booths provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
UNDERWOOD, Greg Facebook page
Website
WILLIAMS, Karen
Incumbent
Facebook page
Website

Division 1

Division 1 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
BOGLARY, Wendy
Incumbent
Facebook page
Website
TOMASI, Corrine
BRANAGAN, Paul Facebook page

Division 2

Division 2 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
TARANTO, Tom Facebook page
OGILVIE, Craig
Incumbent
 Cleveland Town
Straddie Futures
Website
MITCHELL, Peter Facebook page
Website

Division 3

Division 3 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
DONALD, Penny Facebook page
OWEN, Karyn Facebook page
ROBBINS, Troy Facebook page
Website
GOLLE, Paul Facebook page

Division 4

Division 4 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
HEWLETT, Lance
Incumbent
Facebook page
HARLING, James  Facebook page

Division 5

Division 5 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
GROSVENOR, Junita Facebook page
EDWARDS, Mark
Incumbent

Division 6

Division 6 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
EATON, Stephanie Website
LAVELLE-MALONEY, Melanie Facebook page
TALTY, Julie
Incumbent
Facebook page

 

Division 7

Division 6 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
HEALY, Janine Facebook page
DOOLAN, Sharyn Facebook page
ELLIOTT, Murray
Incumbent

 

Division 8

Division 8 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
HUGES, Tracey Facebook page
BEARD, Alan
Incumbent
Facebook page
REIMERS, Kathy

 

Division 9

Division 9 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
GLEESON, Paul
incumbent
Facebook page
MCNAMARA, Jesse Facebook page

 

Division 10

Division 10 Profile including polling booths and Map provided by the ECQ

Candidate’s Name
in ballot paper order
Candidate’s Media
STEWART, JOY Facebook page
BISHOP, Paul
Incumbent
Facebook page
Website

Make sure you vote counts

There is optional preferential voting for local council elections. If there are more than two candidates in your division, consider giving a second preference to make sure you get the kind of councillor that would best serve your interests. In its advice, the Electoral Commission says:

If the elector wishes to vote for only one candidate, this may be done by placing a one (1), tick or cross in the square opposite the name of the candidate. The elector may then choose to indicate preferences by numbering in the squares, some or all of the candidates remaining on their ballot paper.

What division you are enrolled in?

You can find out what division you from the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) website.

Where can you vote?

This week you will be able to vote pre-poll at these locations:

  • Capalaba Place, 20 Noeleen Street CAPALABA
  • Redland Performing Arts Centre, CLEVELAND
  • Redland Bay Community Hall, 5 – 9 Weinam Street, REDLAND BAY
  • Brisbane City Hall, Sandgate Room, Adelaide Street BRISBANE

Pre-poll voting hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday.

Most people will vote on the election date 19 March. Here is a list of ordinary voting booths for each division in Redland City.

There is also a referendum on four year terms for state MPs

As well as voting for new local councils, voters are required to vote in a referendum on whether or not to have fixed four year terms for the Queensland Parliament. The Electoral Commission of Queensland has published this information:

 

Redlands2030 – 14 March 2016

Update 15 March 2016 Stephanie Eaton was identified as being in the Williams team by Karen Williams on ABC 612 Radio this morning.

Any requests for correction or augmentation of information published above can be addressed to thereporter@redlands2030.net

Election material authorised by S. MacDonald 104 Channel Street Cleveland

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