Redland City Council wishes to advise residents that recently built homes constructed on the site of a former banana farm at Redland Bay do not form part of a new development subdivision.
The original Broadwater Terrace plantation was set across more than 30 existing residential blocks, believed to have been created as part of the original village survey in 1884.
While Council understands that historically the lots were in the hands of one family, they are now owned by multiple property owners.
Under the Redland City Plan, these lots are within the Medium Density Residential Zone, which allows dwelling houses to be built on each individual block and a planning application to Council for this is not required.
The housing designs are assessed under the requirements of the Queensland Development Code (QDC), which provides a building standards framework specific to Queensland.
At the time these blocks were subdivided – more than 100 years ago – there was no requirement to provide a public footpath.
However, Council’s infrastructure plan does identify public footpaths for the area in the near future.