Monthly Archives: March 2015

Public Notice: Adoption of Major and Minor Amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme

Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that Council resolved to adopt Major Amendment Package 01/2013 on 30 July 2014 and Minor Amendment Package 02/2014 on 10 December 2014.

Under Delegated authority, the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with s.257(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 2009 has set a commencement date of 20 March 2015 for the Major and Minor Amendment Packages. The amendment packages will take effect as part of Redlands Planning Scheme Version 7.

The major amendment includes:

Major Centre Zone

  • Amending the Table of Assessment in the Major Centre Zone to make tenancy changes self-assessable development;
  • Including a Specific Outcome into the Major Centre Zone code that provides scope to support proposals above the building height specified for the Cleveland CBD where a proposal demonstrates the increased height supports the revitalisation of the CBD and contributes to employment/residential growth;
  • Replacing the building height map for Cleveland with a new map that is consistent with the Cleveland Centre Master Plan.

Redland Bay Centre

  • Removing the Redland Bay Centre from the Neighbourhood Centre zone and including it in the District Centre zone.

Urban Residential Zone

  • Providing opportunities for Council to consider a wider variety of housing choices by making Multiple Dwellings Impact Assessable on Urban Residential zoned premises between 1200m2 and 4000m2 and where meeting certain design criteria;
  • Clarifying that dual occupancies are eligible for code assessment on 800m2 lots;
  • Amending provisions relating to built to boundary walls to ensure consistency with the Queensland Development Code.

Bushfire Hazard Overlay

  • Reflecting the Queensland Government’s Single State Planning Policy mapping for North Stradbroke Island;
  • Amending the explanatory notes within the Bushfire Hazard Overlay code to recognise that areas identified as medium bushfire hazard are “designated bushfire prone areas” in accordance with the Building Regulation 2006;
  • Removing dwelling houses and building work from the overlay and regulating under the Building Regulation 2006.

Canal and Lakeside Structures Overlay

  • Incorporating a new overlay to ensure that new development protects the structural stability of Council revetment walls and embankments in Raby Bay, Aquatic Paradise and Sovereign Waters.

Heritage Places

  • Updating the Heritage Places Register by adding three local heritage sites on Coochiemudlo Island and reflecting the State Heritage Register.

The minor amendment incorporates changes to zone and overlay mapping
(Habitat Protection Overlay, Flood Prone, Storm Tide & Drainage Constrained Land Overlay, Waterways, Wetlands & Moreton Bay Overlay and Landslide Hazard Overlay) to reflect recent development approvals.

The amendment packages will take effect as part of Redlands Planning Scheme Version 7 on 20 March 2015.

Major Amendment Package 01/2013 & Minor Amendment Package 02/2014 can be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centres and online at Council’s website

For further information on the planning scheme amendment, please contact Redland City Council’s City Planning and Assessment Group on (07) 3829 8999.

Muster up your old mobiles

Great news Redlanders, you are among the best recyclers of old mobile phones! The City is one of the top five local collectors of old mobile phones for the year in Queensland and we are now in the running for the Mobile Muster State and National Top Collector Award.

You can increase our chances of taking top spot by mustering up your old mobiles and accessories and dropping them in collection boxes at Victoria Point, Cleveland and Capalaba libraries and at Redland IndigiScapes Centre.

By recycling your old mobiles, you are saving precious resources such as metal, plastic, minerals and glass from landfill and helping the planet.

The awards will be presented at the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National Assembly in Canberra later this year.  Well done to all those who have recycled their mobiles through this program to date.

Planned burn: George Nothling Drive Conservation Area, Point Lookout

Council’s Conservation Unit is intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn of a section of bushland between 17 March 2015 and 17 April 2015, dependent on weather conditions at the time.

The location of the burn areas are highlighted in red on the map. The total area of the burn will be two hectares, for hazard reduction as well as ecological purposes.


Preparation of the site will be undertaken in the week prior to the burn and will consist of clearing around significant logs and habitat trees. Some limited test burning may be conducted during this time.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however, all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work. The planned burn is necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction. Planned burns assist to reduce the fire danger and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration.

If you require further details of the planned burn, contact Council’s Conservation Fire Management Officer on 3829 8456.

Unwrapping the gifts of Redland Art Gallery

The generosity of Redland Art Gallery supporters is revealed in its latest exhibition Unwrapped: Showcasing new acquisitions by gift and donation.

Redland City Council’s cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said Unwrapped, on display at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from Saturday 21 March – Saturday 2 May 2015 highlighted the quality collection Redland Art Gallery had acquired through the generosity of others.

“Donating artworks to the Redland Art Gallery is a gift to the whole community, ensuring that these works will be seen by future generations and will continue to enhance the cultural fabric of the Redlands,” Cr Hewlett said.

“As with any gift, it’s best appreciated when you share it with others so Unwrapped is a wonderful opportunity to dedicate an entire exhibition to revealing some of the artworks our City has been given recently.

“This exhibition focuses on, and encourages, the importance of developing collections through the practice of giving and our remarkable local collection is a perfect example of this.”

Featured in the exhibition are a number of works donated as part of the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

Since 1978, the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program has facilitated the contribution of more than $680 million in donations to public collections across Australia.

Cr Hewlett said the scheme fostered philanthropic practice that benefited regional, state and national collections.

“The Cultural Gifts Program has allowed Redland Art Gallery to enrich its collection in ways that would otherwise not be possible,” he said.

To celebrate the opening of Unwrapped: Showcasing new acquisitions by gift and donation, Redland Art Gallery Capalaba will host an artwork appraisal day from 10am – 3pm, Thursday 9 April 2015.

At the artwork appraisal day people can bring in an artwork for a free 15-minute consultation with Ross Searle, specialist fine art consultant and valuer.

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba.

For more information on this and other Redland Art Gallery exhibitions visit

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Image: Callum Ross, Untitled (from the series Mountain) 2010, archival pigment ink print. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Gift of the artist, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Carl Warner.


Council and Ausbuild settlement delivers community space

More than 6,000 square metres of land will be retained for community use after Ausbuild and Redland City Council settled a Planning and Environment court case out of court.

The settlement follows a court appeal by Ausbuild after Council refused part of an application for their Esperance development in South-East Thornlands on the grounds that it was not in line with Council’s planning scheme.

Council Planning and Assessment spokesperson Cr Julie Talty said the outcome followed months of negotiations and was a win for the community.

“The land is zoned for community purposes in the planning scheme, meaning it should be retained for community use rather than developed and Council has fought hard to ensure this occurs,” she said.

“The 50 metre wide corridor will include a 30 metre wide community space area and 20 metre wide road reserve through the middle of the development, balancing the number of properties with community space.

“The land is in addition to a local park Ausbuild has dedicated to Council, which ensures community space is maximised with a total of 4.3 hectares of community open space to be included in the final development.”

The settlement resulted in Ausbuild discontinuing its appeal against the original refusal of eight residential lots within the community space zone. 

Ausbuild will now provide the land to Council in exchange for offsets against infrastructure charges, by amending an existing Infrastructure Agreement.

“Such offset arrangements are typical under the Sustainable Planning Act and is a good outcome for ratepayers,” Cr Talty said.

“The infrastructure offsets will come off the $6.5 million in infrastructure charges Ausbuild is required to pay as part of the Esperance development.”

Ausbuild has also discontinued a second appeal lodged against Council’s refusal of 259 lots across the development area.

Tourism eNewsletter – Gorge update

 Point Lookout’s ever-popular Gorge Boardwalk will be open throughout the busy Easter period, with visitors having a new viewing platform to take in the stunning views.

Work to upgrade sections of the boardwalk, which has been progressing in stages, will be suspended until after Easter. This latest stage will bring the total cost of the boardwalk’s construction to more than $2 million.

Keeping the 1.2km cliff-top walk in top shape ensures it remains one of South-East Queensland’s most acclaimed sustainable-tourism attractions.

Meanwhile, the closed section of South Gorge will remain so as Council investigates options for the repair of the eroded area.

Tourism eNewsletter – Quandamooka Festival

The inaugural Quandamooka Festival kicks off in July, offering an exciting opportunity for the Redlands to have a truly iconic event which raises the City’s status as a festival and arts destination.

The brainchild of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, the three-month festival will boast a city-wide program of traditional cultural activities, dance, music, film, exhibitions, sports and other activities celebrating the culture of Quandamooka.

Redlands Creative Arts Centres manager Zane Trow has described it as the best idea he has heard for 20 years.

“What excites me about the Quandamooka Festival is that it unique to us … a unique brand as well as a unique culture,’’ he says.

The festival has potential to boost international tourism as well as draw daytrippers into the City, so stay tuned for the program release.

Tourism eNewsletter – Flying the flag at expos

The tourism team and Straddie Camping were particularly busy at the recent Brisbane 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, with a lot of inquiries from people who wanted to “reconnect” with the Redlands.

Those who staffed the display took a stroll down memory lane with quite a few people who fondly remembered being taken to North Stradbroke Island when they were children. Most indicated they were keen to return and take their kids to relive their adventures on the island.

Other common inquiries were about dog-friendly camping, day trips to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and Coochiemudlo Island, and boating facilities.

Information about the regular Stradbroke Island Holidays specials and barge deals for caravanners was particularly well received.

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Tourism eNewsletter – Students welcome

Education-based tourism was at the centre of the Redlands involvement with the 7th City Welcome Festival on the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank recently.

This is Queensland’s largest international student event, billed as “the ultimate welcome experience” for new and existing international students.

Redland City Council was helped on the stand by Straddie Camping and Lamb Island Bed and Breakfast in representing a wide range of local operators and providing information on the many experiences students can have during their time in the City.

Council sees enormous potential in harnessing the excellence of local schools to attract more international students to the Redlands.

Brisbane already hosts more than 75,000 international students a year from more than 140 countries.

Early in March, Redland City Council also attended the Australia Tourism Export Council’s annual Southern Queensland inbound workshop. It was a fabulous opportunity for the Redlands to present to 45 of Australia’s leading inbound tour operators.

Art exhibition tells the stories of books

A new exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland explores the connections contemporary artists share with books and the emotional response they bring to our lives.

100book: A personal histories international artists’ book exhibition is on display at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from Sunday 29 March – Sunday 10 May 2015 and aims to reconfigure and reignite viewer’s relationship with books.

Redland City Council’s cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the exhibition was particularly timely as we moved into an age where books were being overtaken by modern technology.

“The 100book exhibition highlights that books are so much more than words on a page, often works of art in their own right,” Cr Hewlett said.

“With contributing artists from more than 16 countries, 100book shows the dynamic world of contemporary artists’ books.

“It explores various structures and content, inviting us to look at our own relationship with books and how the same emotions and feelings they draw from us cannot be replicated by modern technology.”

The exhibition is curated by Robyn Foster and contains a section of works created by Australian artists to commemorate the centenary of Australian involvement in World War I.

Editions of some works were also included in the Pieces for Peace exhibition in Ypres, Belgium in 2014.

A free opening event will be held to celebrate 100book: A personal histories international artists’ book exhibition, from 6pm on Friday 27 March 2015. Special guest Jan Davis, artist and 2014 Siganto Foundation Artists’s Book Fellow at State Library of Queensland, will officially open the exhibition.

Exhibition floor talks with morning tea will also be held at 11.30am on Sunday 29 March and Friday 24 April 2015.

To attend any of these events, RSVP by Wednesday 25 March 2015, phone (07) 3030 4163 or email

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located at Cnr of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland.  For more information on this and other Redland Art Gallery exhibitions visit


Redland Art Gallery 100Book

Image: Elsi Vassdal Ellis (USA), What’s in a name cowgirl blues (detail) 2014, archival inkjet on Mohawk Superfine 100# text; pamphlet sewn, soft cover artists’ book. Courtesy of the artist.