Category Archives: Council

Reports provide independent analysis of Toondah Harbour PDA proposal


Two expert reviews have provided an independent analysis of the Walker Corporation’s proposal to revitalise Toondah Harbour.   Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the detail of the reviews was confidential at this stage due to the commercial nature of the Walker proposal, which was yet to receive final approval. “These reviews were commissioned by  Continue reading…

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Have your say on Council’s draft Corporate Plan


Residents are encouraged to be part of Council’s strategic direction by having their say on the new draft Corporate Plan, which was adopted by Council for public consultation at today’s General Meeting. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the draft Corporate Plan 2015-2020 would be open for public consultation from Friday 27 March until Friday  Continue reading…

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Council and Ausbuild settlement delivers community space


More than 6,000 square metres of land will be retained for community use after Ausbuild and Redland City Council settled a Planning and Environment court case out of court. The settlement follows a court appeal by Ausbuild after Council refused part of an application for their Esperance development in South-East Thornlands on the grounds that  Continue reading…

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Mayor welcomes domestic violence report


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has welcomed the release by Dame Quentin Bryce of a state-wide report into domestic and family violence. Cr Williams, who is part of the Redlands Domestic and Family Violence Action Group, said the group had made a submission to the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and  Continue reading…

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New Trade College a coup for Redland City


Redland City students and businesses are the big winners with the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) announcing the Redlands as the location for its new education facility. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has had ongoing discussions with AITC to lure the independent co-educational senior college to the Redlands and said it would provide huge benefits  Continue reading…

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Council amends proposed City Plan for Ministerial sign-off


Redland City Council today agreed to submit an amended draft Redland City Plan to the Queensland Government that addresses matters raised through a state interest review. The details of the new City Plan review remain confidential until Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Hon Jackie Trad, agrees to its public  Continue reading…

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Community education the focus of Council’s flying-fox management approach


Council will focus on community education and identifying areas for flying-fox roosts that don’t conflict with residential areas, following the adoption of a voluntary flying-fox statement of management intent today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the statement of management intent took steps to separate urban communities from flying-fox roosts in the long-term, while recognising  Continue reading…

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Redlands Australia Day honourees celebrated at reception


Redland City Council has (this evening) held a reception bringing together locals recognised in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the reception, hosted at Fiction Bar, Raby Bay Harbour, was an opportunity to highlight and thank inspirational people in the community who had received a Medal of the Order  Continue reading…

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Business to take the lead in Redlands’ economic growth


An economic framework designed for business and driven by business will help shape the economic future of the city following its endorsement by Redland City Council today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Economic Development Framework would be driven by an Economic Development Advisory Board, giving business a central role in the  Continue reading…

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