Category Archives: Council

Southern Redlands to benefit from new sports field

Redland City Council today approved $120,000 in expenditure to create a new Multi-sports precinct at Donald Road, Redland Bay. Divisional Councillor Julie Talty said the new sports precinct was an important health and lifestyle investment for the City. “Today’s decision sees $60,000 of operational savings allocated to this project and a further $60,000 of next  Continue reading…

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New corporate plan responds to community needs


Council today adopted a new Corporate Plan that will ensure the needs of the community continue to be met. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Corporate Plan 2015-2020 would provide Council’s strategic direction and was adopted following feedback from the community. “This plan is the blueprint that guides how Council prioritises and delivers quality  Continue reading…

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Forecast: Redland Weather Station on its way

Real-time local weather information is a step closer following today’s sod turning for the Redland Weather Station. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Karen Williams, who formally wrote to the State Government to secure funding for the project, said the weather station would be an important resource in the  Continue reading…

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Governments, councils pledge to build brighter transport future

Brisbane and Redland City councils yesterday agreed to seek funding for a joint investigation into cross-boundary transport and infrastructure priorities. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams convened the first ever Redlands and Brisbane Transport Working Group meeting to open dialogue between local, state and federal representatives with electorates on the border of the two cities. “Yesterday  Continue reading…

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Council grants extension to Cleveland Power

Redland City Council today granted Cleveland Power an 18 month extension to build a biomass power plant at Mt Cotton. Council’s infrastructure spokesperson Cr Paul Gleeson said while Councillors recognised there was some opposition to the extension, today’s decision had been dictated by Case Law based on a previous Planning and Environment Court decision. “In  Continue reading…

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How much is that doggy from Council?

Cat and Dog

Council today voted to take responsibility for re-homing unclaimed and abandoned animals after the RSPCA advised it was unable to continue a long-standing agreement to accept our animals. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had been preparing to take on the task from July but had to move quickly after the RSPCA advised last  Continue reading…

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Council adopts new set of Redland Local Laws

Redland City Council has agreed to adopt a new set of local laws following two rounds of stakeholder and public consultation. The current local laws will remain in force until 1 July 2015 when the new set of Redland City local laws are formally gazette by the government. Mayor Karen Williams said Council had listened  Continue reading…

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Boost for Redlands’ project delivery

Redland City Council has modernised the way it funds projects to ensure ratepayers get best value for their dollar. Under the move, endorsed by Council’s general meeting on Wednesday, senior managers can now approve adjustments to project costs to ensure the work is delivered in line with community expectations. Redland City Council finance spokesman Mark  Continue reading…

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