Snapshot – 18 February 2014

Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek draft plans

Submissions close next Monday

Council is encouraging residents and stakeholders to have their say on the proposed development schemes for Toondah Harbour at Cleveland and Weinam Creek at Redland Bay.

If you are not one of the 2000 people who have already attended one of 10 community engagement forums on the mainland or islands, or provided comments online, there is still time to have your say.

Draft plans for the transformation on these waterfront locations are available for public viewing and written submissions until Monday 24 February 2014.

To view the plans or make a submission online, visit Council’s website. Plans can also be viewed at
Council’s customer service centres and libraries, shopping centres and key community services on the bay islands.


Council Sponsorship

Applications now open

Council’s latest round of Sponsorship funding is now open. We will be accepting applications until Friday 28 March 2014. The program provides financial and in-kind support for eligible events, projects, services or activities that benefit the Redlands.

Applications will be assessed in two categories:

Category 1: Applications seeking $15,000 or less will be assessed by an internal assessment panel.
Category 2: Applications seeking more than $15,000 will be assessed by an internal assessment panel and recommendations made to Council for approval.
Other funding: Council’s grants program is accepting applications for its current round until Friday 28 February 2012.

For information, or to obtain an application form, visit our website or phone 3829 8911.


Redlands Wildlife Rescue

A wild way to volunteer

Redlands Wildlife Rescue (RWR) needs volunteers to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals in the Redlands. There are two different services:

The Redlands Wildlife Care Network (RWCN) needs phone roster volunteers to provide advice to callers. You work from home 8am – 5pm one week every six to eight weeks.

The Redlands After-hours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) needs volunteers to provide emergency
rescue and transport for wildlife. Volunteers work in teams of three 5pm – 8am one week every six weeks.

New volunteers are given training, with the next round of inductions being held in March 2014.

To join, phone Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611.


Water meter readings

Rake up the Rhododendrons! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access.


Open meetings

Wednesday 5 March, General Meeting – 9.30am

One thought on “Snapshot – 18 February 2014

  1. Chris Walker

    On 12 February Council voted unanimously to request the Government to extend the consultation period by four weeks. The headline story of this newsletter “Submissions close next Monday” indicates that there will be no extension.
    So did Council quickly convey its request for a four week extension to the State Government?
    And what was the State Government’s response?

    In the absence of any information being made available by Council or Government one might assume that either the Council’s decision was not properly conveyed to the Government or that the Government does not care what the Council thinks.

    Either way it is a very disappointing outcome for Cleveland residents who would benefit from having more time to examine the scheme as well as additional information such as:
    – Any reports that have been commissioned by the Government or Council dealing with the economic, social and environmental impacts of allowing a major high rise residential centre to be developed in the G.J. Walter Park area
    – Any reports that have been commissioned by the Government or Council dealing with the environmental impacts of dredging and constructing a large marina in an internationally significant (Ramsar listed) coastal wetland area e.g. impacts on dugongs, turtles, migratory shorebirds, sea grass beds and mangroves:
    – Estimates of the likely changes to traffic and car parking arrangements for North Stradbroke Island visitors and residents e.g. cost of parking in multi-storey carparks.


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