REDLAND Mayor Karen Williams has asked the Queensland Treasury Corporation to undertake an independent audit of the city council's 10-year financial strategy.
The strategy maps out how the city will raise and spend its revenue on projects over the next decade and was drawn up under the previous council.
Cr Williams said findings from the audit would allow her to start implementing her election promises of axing tip fees and tying rates rises to the consumer price index, which rose 1.6per cent to the March quarter.
"Before I can start putting all these actions into place, the first thing I've got to do is prove the financial parameters set by the previous council are accurate and achieveable," Cr Williams said.
"I've built my financial strategy on the strategy adopted by the previous council - a strategy I didn't support.
"But they are the only figures to which I had access."
At Wednesday's full council meeting, Division 2 councillor Craig Ogilvie failed in his bid to push through an item of urgent business calling for the mayor to release her financial strategy.
"Prior to the election, Cr Williams claimed to have a fully costed and audited 10-year financial strategy prepared by former chief financial officer Ray Turner," Cr Ogilvie said after the meeting. "She won't show it to us, which is why I attempted to get it released," he said.
Cr Williams said Mr Turner had seen her strategy but had not audited it. She said all councillors had seen her list of election promises and it was now up to the council and its officers to find ways to implement them.