Category Archives: Roads and transport

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 Council to lobby State Government on planning


Redland City Council will use October’s Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) conference to lobby the State Government for better transport planning and tighter regulations for facilities providing transitional and parole support services. Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary and Mayor Karen Williams will table their respective motions calling for better planning regulations after receiving unanimous support  Continue reading…

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Slow down and watch for wallabies


Dozens of wallaby joeys have been orphaned in the Redlands in the past two months following an increase in the number of wallabies on the move during their breeding season. Capalaba wildlife carer Bev Grant, who is currently bottle-feeding 11 joeys every three hours, said the joeys had been rescued after their mothers were hit  Continue reading…

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Public comment now open on Macleay Island foreshore development


Extensive plans for the development of the Macleay Island foreshore went on public notification today with the public comment period for the long awaited development open from 14 July to 4 August 2016. Details of the full Macleay Island foreshore application can be viewed online using Council’s website with reference number MCU013484. Divisional Councillor Mark Edwards  Continue reading…

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$25 million to help Redlanders on the move


Redland City Council will spend more than $25 million to make it easier and safer for residents to get around the City. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s 2016-17 budget provided a boost for roads, transport upgrades and pedestrian and cycle paths. “Transport and traffic are major issues for all growing communities, with this  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council looks to traffic congestion-busting alternatives


The absence of funding in the State Budget for Redlands roads highlights the need for alternative and innovative options to be considered to clear traffic congestion hotspots, says Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said a market-led proposal (MLP) remained the best option to fast-track much-needed roadworks to address worsening traffic congestion in a number of  Continue reading…

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Improved parking at Weinam Creek jetty


Parking around the Weinam Creek jetty will be reviewed following a decision by the Redland City Council today to support a request from Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards to improve accessibility for residents. Cr Edwards said his request to review timed parking zones around the Weinam Creek jetty came after calls from the community for  Continue reading…

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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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Council wants road infrastructure fast-track partnership


Redland City Council is considering partnering with the State Government and private sector to fast-track construction of priority state-controlled road infrastructure in the city. Mayor Karen Williams today received support for her proposal to investigate options for market-led proposals to deliver essential roadworks. “Redland City is competing directly with other fast-growing SEQ councils for roads  Continue reading…

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Green waste bypass lane opens


A new bypass lane has opened at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station, allowing residents carrying green waste to skip the queue at the gatehouse during weekends and peak periods. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who officially opened the new infrastructure today, said the bypass lane was constructed over a four-week period as part of the  Continue reading…

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