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Ten year Infrastructure Plan agreed for State review

Redland City Council has agreed to the Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) outlining the type, timing and location of planned infrastructure for the city over the next decade to 2027.

The Draft LGIP will now go to the Department of Infrastructure Local Government and Planning for agreement from the Minister to publicly consult on the proposed plan for 30 business days.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the LGIP follows a series of State Government planning policy and legislative amendments, replacing the previous Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) and placing the LGIP into local planning schemes.

“This new infrastructure plan is fundamental to the way we propose to manage future urban growth in the city and predicts spending of $378.6mill on trunk infrastructure over the coming decade.

“Aligning predicted trunk infrastructure network requirements and funding with the City Plan is vitally important for future social and economic outcomes,” Karen Williams said.

“Informed by a range of planning studies, including the work behind the new City Plan, the LGIP also provides the basis for identifying developer contributions and the conditioning the cost of development outside service areas.

“The new LGIP Plan demonstrates the capacity to service future growth in the City through upgraded trunk water, sewerage, transport, and stormwater infrastructure networks, and parks and community facilities, with the largest future expenditure going to local roads.

“While the plan achieves the objective of efficiency and orderly coordination of infrastructure, it also demonstrates the ongoing squeeze on local government infrastructure funding.”

Cr Williams said Council would continue to strongly advocate for the State Government to substantially increase its investment in infrastructure in the Redlands.

“Local government collectively is calling for improvements to the infrastructure funding capacity of local governments that has been impacted by past State government decisions,” Cr Williams said.

“We want a firm commitment from the Government to fund vital infrastructure, such as the Eastern Busway to Capalaba, duplication of the rail line to Cleveland and links to the Port of Brisbane,” she said.

“We also want the State to accept its responsibility and fund upgrades to State-controlled roads and to improve public transport within Redland City and to properly fund infrastructure programs planned as part of the North Stradbroke island Economic Transition Strategy.

“These projects are vital for the continued growth of Redland City and successive governments have fallen well short in infrastructure investment here in the past.”

Parts of the City prioritised for the provision of trunk infrastructure up to 2027 include existing urban areas serviced by trunk infrastructure and those growth areas intended to be serviced up to 2027 and supported by the City Plan development controls.

A large portion of the growth is expected within the major statistical areas of Thornlands, Capalaba and Victoria Point with Thornlands is expected to experience strong growth.

Specific sites excluded from the PIA include the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas (PDAs), the Double Jump Road Emerging Community zone and Southern Redland Bay.

Two more heritage sites protected

Local heritage in the Redlands has been expanded today with Councillors unanimously voting to add two sites of local historical significance to the city’s Heritage Places Register.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams said Willard’s Farm at Birkdale and an ancient Tallowwood tree at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre would now be protected.

“Local cultural heritage gives our city much of its unique character and the historical significance of these two sites is irreplaceable,” she said.

“We now have a total of 70 properties of state and local heritage significance in the Redlands that have been identified on the Heritage Places Register, which are integral to the cultural heritage of our city.

“Council is committed to ensuring the historical significance of these sites is protected and our local history retained for future generations.”

Division 7 Councillor Murray Elliott, whose division includes the Tallowwood tree, said it was a great result for the preservation of our past and for the future of our city.

“As one of the natural attractions of IndigiScapes, which is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors, the Tallowwood tree is an historically significant feature of our city and is estimated to be more than 400 years old,” he said.

Division 9 Councillor Paul Gleeson, whose division includes Willard’s Farm, said he was pleased with today’s decision.

“Willard’s Farm and the Tallowwood tree will now receive the same heritage protection as other historical sites in the area, including the School of Arts Hall at Birkdale and the remnants of the cobblestone roadway and bridge foundations at the Rocks Crossing, Tingalpa Creek,” he said.

Division 10 Councillor Paul Bishop, who was instrumental in Council’s decision to purchase Willard’s Farm and in having it added to the Heritage Register, said the community had made it clear that the farm was an important heritage site and today’s decision showed that Council had listened.

“I’m delighted that Willard’s Farm and its 153-year-old homestead, has been included on the register, along with its dairy, laundry, front fence and gates, and established trees,” he said.

“Heritage protection is for more than just buildings, as we have shown by including the Tallowwood tree on the register. Heritage cannot be replaced and today’s decision by Council has ensured the unique values of the ancient tree and the historic farmhouse will not be lost.”

RAWR Vanity live at Redlands Youth Day Out

Grab your skateboard, scooter or BMX and head straight to Redlands Youth Plaza on Friday 8 April to see Triple J unearthed darlings RAWR Vanity live on stage at Redlands Youth Day Out.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the band, who hail from the Redlands, were part of a fantastic line-up of free entertainment and activities on offer for those aged between 12-25 as part of the city’s celebration for National Youth Week.

“Following their recent tour of the US, RAWR Vanity are rapidly gaining acclaim in Australia and internationally and we’re delighted to welcome them back to our city for Redlands Youth Day Out,” Cr Williams said.

“Redlands PCYC has organised a fantastic program to celebrate National Youth Week and I encourage young people from across the city to join the buzz at Redlands Youth Plaza on Friday.

“Queensland’s Youth Week Champion and state finalist of the 2016 Young Australian of the Year, Tasman Bain, will also be there to talk to local youngsters.

“The 22-year-old is a determined campaigner to end violence against women, a shaper of global human rights and an emerging voice in youth mental health. He’s a fantastic role model for all Queenslanders and living proof that mental illness is no barrier to success.

“While the theme of this year’s celebrations is ‘Be the future’, Council believes the young people of the Redlands were more than the future; they are the here and now.”

Division 9 Councillor-elect Paul Gleeson said council was committed to working with community organisations to provide services and facilities, and undertake projects and activities that encourage their participation in the community.

“Young people are an integral part of our city and it is vital that we listen to their opinions because their beliefs matter and their voices deserve to be heard,” Cr Gleeson said.

“In November last year, we adopted a new youth strategy for the city that provides a comprehensive roadmap for youth initiatives in the Redlands over the next five years by celebrating and fostering the city’s young people.”

Redlands Youth Day Out is proudly presented by Redlands PCYC, in partnership with Redland City Council and the Redlands Youth Network, a group of local youth service providers in the city.

Redlands Youth Day Out
When: Friday 8 April 2016, 10am – 2pm
Where: Redlands Youth Plaza (Capalaba Skate Park), Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba

Hazard Reduction burn in Capalaba: 7 July

As part of Redland City Council’s ongoing fire management program, a hazard reduction burn will take place today, Tuesday 7 July at 9am.

Swampbox Conservation Area: 87A Lyndon Road, Capalaba

The planned burn is necessary to lessen the potential for fire by reducing fuel loads and to allow for the regeneration of native plant species.

All attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

Anyone suffering from asthma or other respiratory conditions is encouraged to keep doors and windows closed and minimise their time outdoors.

For safety reasons residents are asked to stay away from the planned burn area during the works, preferably indoors.

To lessen the impact on pets it is also recommended they are secured prior to the works beginning.

Snapshot – 29 April 2015

Plant a tree and help local koalas

Free sausage sizzle and plant to take home!

Join us for our annual Koala Community Planting as we put 1500 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor.

  • When: Sunday 3 May, 9-11am
  • Where: Three Paddocks Park, Thomas St, Birkdale (UBD Ref. Map 164 p19)
  • Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
  • Provided: Plants, equipment, sunscreen and gloves

For more information contact Bushcare: ph 3824 8611.


Are you wild for wallabies, crazy for koalas or excited about echidnas?

Volunteer for the Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) and put your passion of wildlife to good use! We are urgently seeking volunteers to provide emergency rescue and transport for sick and injured wildlife in the Redlands and adjoining areas of the Koala Coast. You need to live in the Redlands, be 18 years or older and hold an open or probationary driver’s licence.

Hours are from 5pm to 8am daily, with volunteers rostered on for one week in every five to six weeks. Training is provided, with the next full day induction session set for Saturday 9 May.

For more information or to book in for induction training, IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or email lisa.bailey@redland.qld.gov.au


Meet Mal Leyland

Intrepid explorer and author

  • When: Friday 8 May, 10 – 11am
  • Where: Victoria Point Library
  • Bookings: 3884 4011

Ever the adventurer, Mal Leyland has continued to explore our beautiful and dangerous country. Still Travelling is his compelling account of a life lived to the full.

This free event is brought to you in partnership with Angus and Robertson, Victoria Point.


Check out Council’s What’s On calendar!

A great way to find out about upcoming events and activities in the Redlands

From markets and festivals to exhibitions and school holiday fun, What’s On showcases lots of new and interesting Council-run and community events to liven up your social calendar.

Organising something in the Redlands?

You can also advertise your event on What’s On! Go to our What’s On site above and click on Submit a new event. Council can also assist you with your community event in the Redlands including with application procedures and providing expert advice on producing your event in the City.

For more information email communityevents@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8999.


Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Capalaba and Ormiston this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 6 May 9.30am

Hazard reduction burn: 17 April 2014

Our Conservation Fire Management Team is undertaking a planned burn on Thursday 17 April, in the Don & Christine Burnett Conservation Area at Sheldon (see below – area within the blue boundary in the centre of the map).


Queensland Fire & Emergency Service (QFES) communication centre has been notified. The burn will be completed by the afternoon with mopping up of the fire site occurring until the area is safe. All residents surrounding the area have been notified via letterbox drop.

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

For further information, please view the fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456 or mobile 0419 929 177.

Hazard reduction burn at Capalaba: Thursday 15 August

The Conservation Fire Management Team is undertaking a planned burn today, Thursday 15 August, in the Swampbox Conservation Area, Lot 900 Lyndon Road, Capalaba (see below – area within the red boundary in the centre of the map).


Queensland Fire & Rescue Service (QFRS) communication centre has been notified. The burn will be completed by this afternoon with mopping up of the fire site occurring until the area is safe. All residents surrounding the area have been notified via letter box drop.

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

For further information, please view the Fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456 or mobile 0418 874 104.

Art quilts on show at Capalaba

The wonderful world of contemporary art quilting will be on show at the Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, from Monday 19 August.

Each of the stunning quilts in the State of the Art 13 exhibition, which runs to Saturday 28 September, is a personal commentary by the artist, inviting the observer to see themselves and the world in a new way.


Selected by Lisa Walton, a nationally and internationally renowned quilt media artist, the art quilts created by the Queensland Quilters Art Quilts group highlight the diversity of techniques and subject matter art quilters are exploring today.

Representing the work of quilters from Redlands, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, State of the Art 13 encourages innovation and experimentation in contemporary textile art.

The original quilts explore themes as diverse as the floods, the Australian landscape and personal stories.

Featured quilters include Sue Dennis, Mel Forrest, Linda Robertus and Kate Oszko, among others; with works ranging from more traditional techniques and materials, to art quilts incorporating hessian, denim and digital images.

This is the group’s annual juried exhibition and showcases quilts as an art form while aiming to inspire others to venture into art quilting.
Event details

What: State of the Art 13, Queensland Quilters Art Quilts group
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba.
When: Monday 19 August – Saturday 28 September, 2013.
Admission: Free.
Information: (07) 3829 8899 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Image: Sue Dennis’s art quilt Shake the tree (detail) 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Cartoons connect kids with their community

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will host a ‘gallery-grown’ exhibition of local children’s artworks from Tuesday 11 June – Wednesday 14 August 2013.

Cartoon Connection: Art by Kids 4 Kids showcases comics created by children at the Redland Art Gallery during recent school holiday workshops.

Under the guidance of professional artists, local children took part in Kids’ APT7 on Tour, a program of activities developed by contemporary Australian, Asian and Pacific artists in conjunction with The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibition connected local children to their creativity and how art can communicate their thoughts and dreams.

“It was wonderful to see families and children visiting Redland Art Gallery, taking part in the Kids’ APT7 on Tour cartoon workshops and having a great time last school holidays,” Cr Bishop said.

“The artwork from those workshops will now be proudly displayed at our Capalaba Gallery, allowing local kids to share their stories with the community in a new way with the new art styles and techniques they have learned.”

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will also host a free morning tea 11am Wednesday 26 June 2013 for families to view Cartoon Connection, take part in exhibition drop-in activities and enjoy some refreshments.

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

Opening hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 8.30am-7.30pm
  • Saturday 9am-4pm.

For more information, contact Redland Art Gallery on 3829 8899.

Sarah Armstrong, aged 9, The Crazy One 2013, felt pen on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Armstrong, aged 9, The Crazy One 2013, felt pen on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Scheduled hazard reduction burns: Redland Bay, Alexandra Hills, Capalaba

We will be carrying out hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) on the following days:

  • Rescheduled – date to be confirmed – Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay
  • Wednesday 22 May – Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills
  • Wednesday 29 May – Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba 

See maps below for exact areas.

While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays.

For further information, please view the Fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456.

Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills: Wednesday 22 May


Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay: Date to be confirmed


Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba: Wednesday 29 May