Category Archives: Get the facts

Get the facts: Media reports citing $100 million loan for essential roadwork


A story appeared in the Redland City Bulletin on Wednesday 9 March citing a $100 million loan from Redland City Council to the State Government to fix traffic congestion on Cleveland Redland Bay Road, which is a State Government road. The figure of $100 million quoted by the media was not provided by Council and  Continue reading…

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Get the facts: Response to City Plan availability


The Redland City Bulletin has today wrongly stated in headline that the City Plan Due Out This Week and further stated that the City Plan 2015 ‘are (sic) expected to be released this week’. (Note the Draft City Plan 2015 was also submitted for State approval for public release in November 2014 not February 2015 as  Continue reading…

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Allegations are wrong


Clarification in response to letter to the Redland City Bulletin, Friday 17 July 2015 As Redland City Council General Manager responsible for Council’s Planning and Assessments responsibilities, I want to challenge the alleged concerns about development compliance within the Redlands expressed by your letters correspondent Lorraine Winchester of Point Lookout. Sadly, Ms Winchester‘s claim that some  Continue reading…

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Incorrect Courier Mail story regarding rates increases


Council would like to correct an error in Friday’s Courier Mail story – “Rates rise for Coast, Redlands” (page 19). The story incorrectly says that under Redland City Council’s 2015-16 Budget Redlands residents would see a $16-a-week rates rise – in fact the weekly rates increase will only be 31 cents a week. This equates  Continue reading…

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Get the facts: Reference group claims ‘false’


Redland City Council has refuted claims that that an industry reference group working with Council was “secret” and formed without the knowledge of councillors. CEO Bill Lyon said the Development Industry Reference Group was established almost three years ago, was approved by councillors and had reported to Council on a number of occasions since 2012.  Continue reading…

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Get the facts: price smoothing is best-practice approach


Council would like to correct a quote printed in the Redland City Bulletin (8 April 2015) that Redland City Council has “overcharged its water users by $14 million over the past two years”. Using the well accepted practice of price smoothing to guard against price shocks, Council has over-recovered significantly less than $14 million over  Continue reading…

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Boundary review an independent process


Any changes to Redland City Council’s divisional boundaries would be determined by an independent commission, according to Council’s General Manager organisational Services Nick Clarke. Mr Clarke said that Council was currently bound by the Local Government Act 2009 to conduct a review and make a report to the Local Government Minister and Local Government Change  Continue reading…

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