Redland City is a beautiful part of South-East Queensland.
I know the thousands of families who have made their home in the Redlands appreciate its relaxed lifestyle and sense of community.
It is important that as we think about the future, and the way people live, work and play, that we think carefully about transport.
Andrew Laming has been a great advocate for Redlands and we will support transport infrastructure in cities on the basis of its merit. We need good mass transit; we need good roads; and we need good planning.
This is especially important for communities like Redland City that have such diverse needs, from people living and working on the islands of Moreton Bay, to workers commuting to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and those who live and work within the boundaries of the City.
Liveable, vibrant cities are absolutely critical to our prosperity. This is a key priority for my Government and that is why I have appointed the Hon Jamie Briggs as Minister for Cities and the Built Environment. I encourage you to be involved as we develop a new agenda for our cities.
The Redlands community is justifiably proud of its past as the site of some of the earliest European settlements in Australia, and its indigenous heritage stretching back thousands of years. The future for Redland City is just as bright, and I encourage everyone to engage with the Council on the City’s transport future.
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister of Australia
20 October 2015
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