Category Archives: Rates and budget

Bay islands’ budget boost


Redland City Council‘s 2017-18 budget includes substantial allocations for the bay islands, with nearly $4 million earmarked for road sealing alone. Mayor Karen Williams said the Budget underscored the City’s commitment to island communities. “From improving roads and marine transport infrastructure to upgrading community facilities such as ramps, carparks and sportsgrounds, this budget addresses island  Continue reading…

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Redland budget invests in infrastructure


Redland City’s 2017-18 budget invests heavily in community infrastructure, from new roads to better parks and sportsfields. Mayor Karen Williams said the budget went well beyond the “three Rs” of roads, rates and rubbish investing $82 million to cater for key City priorities identified by residents and the business community. “The foundations of this year’s  Continue reading…

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Redland City budget targets key priorities


Redland City Council has unanimously adopted a budget for 2017-18 which keeps residential rate increases to a minimum while investing heavily in the City. Mayor Karen Williams said the budget was the first framed around the six strategic priorities agreed to by all Councillors after last year’s election. “Under this $300 million Budget, a typical  Continue reading…

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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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