Category Archives: Roads and transport

A Smart New Future for Redlands Coast


Redlands Coast businesses and residents have a chance to shape the future of the city with the launch of Redland City Council’s public engagement on the Redlands Coast Smart and Connected City Strategy. Mayor Karen Williams said with technology and data rapidly changing the way governments delivered vital services, Council was developing a Smart and  Continue reading…

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$34.1 million Southern Islands passenger ferry terminal upgrade


Redland City Council and the Queensland Government are a step closer to a $34.1 million upgrade of Redlands Coast’s four Southern Island passenger ferry terminals. Council has welcomed a State Government offer to design and co-fund with Council the long-awaited rebuild of the terminals and will now commence negotiations for a Deed of Agreement with  Continue reading…

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Council to speak up at 123rd LGAQ Conference


Redland City Council will use October’s Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) conference to join with Queensland councils to lobby the State Government on several key issues: Allowing Councils to raise more infrastructure funding by reviewing the existing State imposed infrastructure cap. Delivering better managed and coordinated State Providing greater certainty for the community in  Continue reading…

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Illuminated signage alerts motorists to flooded roads


Redland City Council has installed automated illuminated flooded road signage at two Redlands Coast locations that experience flash flooding during rainfall events and severe weather. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar-powered signs – located at Avalon Road, Sheldon and the corner of Pitt and Nelson roads, Birkdale – would provide an early warning  Continue reading…

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Council calls on State to prioritise Redlands Coast transport projects


Redland City Council is calling on the State Government to include in its Draft Regional Transport Plan an extension to Capalaba of the Eastern Busway and duplication of the Cleveland rail line as priority projects. Mayor Karen Williams said Councillors unanimously supported a formal submission to the State’s draft transport plan that asked for a  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast supports SEQ City Deal Proposal


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has thrown her support behind a Queensland Government and Council of Mayors (SEQ) joint proposal to the Federal Government for a City Deal. The Transforming SEQ proposal – announced by Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad and Council of Mayors (SEQ) Chair Cr Graham Quirk today (Tuesday 12 February 2019)  Continue reading…

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Eastern Busway and duplication of Cleveland rail critical projects for Redlands Coast


A regional blueprint for transport in South East Queensland has identified the Cleveland rail duplication and Eastern Busway as critical for the future of the Redlands Coast. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Council of Mayors (SEQ) People Mass Movement Study released today showed State  and Federal Government investment in transport needed to be  Continue reading…

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Council invites State to consult with Redlands Coast community on its transport plan


Redland City Council will extend community consultation on the Draft Redlands Coast Transport Strategy to 1 March 2019, giving the State Government the chance to join them in on the ground engagement to seek community feedback on its own Draft Regional Transport Plan. Mayor Karen Williams said extending the closing date for community engagement would  Continue reading…

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Council refuses to make SMBI residents keep paying for free inter-island travel


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said an announcement by the State Government that they would fund inter-island travel on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) was a win for the community. “Minister for Transport Mark Bailey and Kim Richards have been trying to get Council to continue making residents pay through the SMBI Translink levy  Continue reading…

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Council introduces new regulated parking areas


Redland City Council has updated Subordinate Local Law No. 5 (Parking) 2015 to include nine new off-street regulated parking areas and one map amendment. Mayor Karen Williams said the amendments followed community consultation conducted earlier this year. “The amendments to this subordinate local law provide mapping for future regulated parking,” she said. “The amendments incorporate  Continue reading…

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