Category Archives: Council

Rates arrears properties to go to auction


Redland City Council will hold an auction in March to sell properties with overdue rates of three years or more to recoup almost $280,000 in unpaid rates. Redland City Council Chief Executive Officer Bill Lyon said the auction followed extensive efforts to get the property owners to pay their rates and was a practice followed  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council appoints new CEO


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has today announced the appointment of Andrew Chesterman as Council’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Chesterman will take up the post on 18 April. “He brings a wealth of management experience in state and local government, most recently as a senior executive and program manager within Brisbane City Council’s Natural  Continue reading…

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Council program brings libraries to you


Redland libraries are set to pop-up in parks across the city with Council launching a new alfresco reading experience. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland Libraries Connecting to You initiative would see library activities taken to local parks. “This initiative combines two things Redlanders love – our libraries and our local parks,” she  Continue reading…

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Funding approved for Redlands’ coastal strategy


Funding has been confirmed for the development of Redland City Council’s comprehensive Coastal Adaptation Strategy. Council will receive $195,650 from the State Government’s QCoast2100 Program for phases 1-5 of the strategy, which will identify and develop management plans for coastal hazard. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the funding, approved by the Local Government Association  Continue reading…

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Macleay Is foreshore redevelopment a step closer with invitation to tender


Another major milestone has been reached this month with Council advertising for tenders for the multimillion dollar Macleay Island Foreshore redevelopment, one of the largest single infrastructure projects currently planned for Redland City. The tender invitation calls for civil and marine engineering to construct a new seawall and sealed carpark, associated road works and ancillary  Continue reading…

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Council says transformation of Cleveland rail station needs more parking


Redland City Council has asked for more parking to be included to support a residential, tourism and retail hub proposed for the Cleveland train station. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that the result of a Council vote today states that car parking will need to increase by 25 percent, as part of a preliminary  Continue reading…

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Redland City Honours Local Heroes


Redlanders who have gone “above and beyond” in helping their community have been recognised at the annual Redland City Australia Day awards last night (Tuesday 24 January 2017), at the Alexandra Hills Hotel Function Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the awards were a way for the community to thank the real heroes who  Continue reading…

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Redland City seeks land for sport


Redland City Council is looking to buy land for new sports grounds and amenities in the city. It follows studies which show Council has a shortage of suitable land to meet residents’ future sporting and recreational needs. Mayor Karen Williams said Council wanted to talk with landowners who might be interested in selling their land  Continue reading…

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Change in process for unpaid fines


Redland City Council wishes to advise a revised process is now used to recover unpaid fines. All fines are issued with detailed payment information. Where people have failed to pay their fine and have not responded to reminders to do so, Council may seek to recover the fine through the Magistrates Court, which may result  Continue reading…

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Statement in response to Ombudsman Report


Redland Council had only become aware late yesterday that the Ombudsman had published his findings in the Redland City Council defamation report. While Council believes the publication of the final report without consultation was procedurally unfair, Council will be carefully reviewing the report and its findings before determining how it will respond to the formal  Continue reading…

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