Category Archives: Rates and budget

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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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 releases renewed five year koala action plan


Redland City Council has renewed its five year koala action plan calling for all levels of community and government support for targeted and practical efforts to for koala conservation. Mayor Karen Williams said the revised the Redland Koala Conservation Action Plan 2016-2021 followed a substantial internal review of past actions and outcomes. “Despite decades of effort  Continue reading…

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Asbestos dumping a costly clean-up


Recent illegal asbestos dumping at Redland Bay and Sheldon has raised health and safety concerns and left Redland City Council and local ratepayers bearing a costly $8000 clean-up bill. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said suspected asbestos material had recently been dumped at Double Jump Road, Redland Bay and West Mount Cotton Road, Sheldon. “Council  Continue reading…

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Redland City going solar


Redland City Council will investigate building a local solar farm and installing solar panels at several Council owned sites to reduce power costs and provide greater energy efficiency. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar projects had the potential to save more than $10 million over 20 years and were part of a Renewable  Continue reading…

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State Government announcement a good start: Mayor


Redland City Council has welcomed with cautious optimism, today’s announcement that the Queensland Government will kick-off their North Stradbroke Island transition strategy this week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while today’s long-awaited announcement was a positive; she needed to see the full detail of the transition plan to gauge its effectiveness in supporting the  Continue reading…

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Redland City backs call for Olympic Games feasibility study


Redland City Council has thrown its support behind calls for a South East Queensland feasibility study into hosting the 2028 Olympic Games. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said councillors unanimously supported her Mayoral Minute at today’s General Meeting, which included endorsing the findings of the SEQ Council of Mayors pre-feasibility study into the possibility of  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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