Category Archives: Council

Public comment now open on Macleay Island foreshore development


Extensive plans for the development of the Macleay Island foreshore went on public notification today with the public comment period for the long awaited development open from 14 July to 4 August 2016. Details of the full Macleay Island foreshore application can be viewed online using Council’s website with reference number MCU013484. Divisional Councillor Mark Edwards  Continue reading…

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Rates reform aligns communities


Redland City Council has rationalised rating categories in its 2016-17 Budget to provide a simpler system that allows for consistence across the City. The changes, adopted today, will see the rate in the dollar on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands decreased to bring them in line with mainland communities, while the same minimum rate will  Continue reading…

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$25 million to help Redlanders on the move


Redland City Council will spend more than $25 million to make it easier and safer for residents to get around the City. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s 2016-17 budget provided a boost for roads, transport upgrades and pedestrian and cycle paths. “Transport and traffic are major issues for all growing communities, with this  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council limits rates rise


Redland City Council’s 2016-17 Budget will see a typical Redlands household’s rates increase by just 0.7 per cent or about 43 cents a week – the lowest rise in South-East Queensland. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s $288 million Budget, adopted unanimously, also predicted a fourth successive operating surplus while maintaining Council’s low  Continue reading…

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Hot coffee and croissant celebrate Redlands new MTB facilities


MTB Trail head launch

Over sixty people, including Australia’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Mountain Bike (MTB) coach, cycling groups, politicians, a Commonwealth Games organisation representative and supporters celebrated the opening of new Redland Track Park Trail Head additions with hot coffee and croissants this morning. The new trail heads provide shelter, bike racks, bike repair stations, maps and information, water  Continue reading…

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Public Notice: Adoption of administrative and minor amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme (RPS)


Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that: Council resolved to adopt Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 on 8 June 2016. Under delegated authority, the Chief Executive Officer resolved to adopt Administrative Amendment Package 01/2016 on 31 May 2016. Part 1 Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 will result in changes to the following sections of  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council looks to traffic congestion-busting alternatives


The absence of funding in the State Budget for Redlands roads highlights the need for alternative and innovative options to be considered to clear traffic congestion hotspots, says Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said a market-led proposal (MLP) remained the best option to fast-track much-needed roadworks to address worsening traffic congestion in a number of  Continue reading…

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Two more heritage sites protected


Local heritage in the Redlands has been expanded today with Councillors unanimously voting to add two sites of local historical significance to the city’s Heritage Places Register. Redland Mayor Karen Williams said Willard’s Farm at Birkdale and an ancient Tallowwood tree at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre would now be protected. “Local cultural heritage gives our city  Continue reading…

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Redlanders to pledge citizenship


Redlanders from 25 countries around the globe will become the city’s newest Australian citizens tomorrow night in a ceremony at the Redland Performing Arts Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said 124 people would participate in the city’s citizenship ceremony, further enriching the cultural diversity of the Redlands. “With much of the Redlands pioneered by  Continue reading…

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Redlands backs State koala protection initiative


Mayor Karen Williams has pledged Redland City Council’s support to work with the State Government to identify areas within the Redlands that can become safer koala habitats. Councillor Williams welcomed today’s pre-Budget announcement by the State Government of $12 million in new funding to help protect koalas. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles today announced funding  Continue reading…

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