Category Archives: Roads and transport

Full state funding required for $26 million SMBI marine infrastructure


Redland City Council has called for full state funding to upgrade the Southern Moreton Bay Island ferry terminals to provide a safer more reliable service to residents. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said public transport was operated and funded by the State Government and as a result it was appropriate for the State Government to  Continue reading…

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Council asks state candidates to support the Redlands


Redland City Council has sent a timely reminder to all local state candidates of what projects and initiatives they want candidates to support during the state election on behalf of the community. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City state election advocacy plan asked for a commitment from candidates to support key projects  Continue reading…

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Macleay Island foreshore redevelopment to commence


Work is set to begin this month on an $8.5 million upgrade of the Macleay Island foreshore precinct, providing substantial long term improvements to island parking issues, greater access for recreational boaties and sealing asbestos contamination on the foreshore. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said civil construction group Pensar Civil Pty Ltd had been awarded  Continue reading…

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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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Brisbane road upgrade to benefit the Redlands


A major traffic bottleneck for Redlanders is set to improve following this week’s announcement by Brisbane City Council of an $8.6 million upgrade to Green Camp Road. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams welcomed the announcement citing it as a win for residents who use Rickertt Road and Quarry Road, and for regional collaboration. “Cross boundary  Continue reading…

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Redlands Severe weather update – ferries to SMBIs cancelled after 5:50pm tonight – respite centre opened


Bay Island Transit Systems have advised that Southern Moreton Bay Island ferry services travelling in both directions from Redland Bay Ferry Terminal to Russell Island have been cancelled after 5.50pm this evening due to debris in the bay. A  passenger ferry will run at 12:10am. This service will run very slowly due the debris in the  Continue reading…

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