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Cleveland Aquatic Centre upgrade: call for ideas

Redland City Council is calling for community ideas on a possible major upgrade to the much-loved Cleveland Aquatic Centre.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the original facility was built almost 40 years ago, and the time had come for the area to be renewed and improved.

“We want to hear from the community about the possibility of creating an integrated aquatic and emergency precinct, including the option of a public/private partnership to redevelop the site, to help build world class community facilities while mitigating ongoing cost to ratepayers,” she said.

“There is enormous potential to create a state-of-the-art facility that incorporates recreational use, wellbeing and warm water therapy areas; as well as event and training areas for swimmers and emergency services personnel.

“As part of the proposal we are looking to have the state-owned Cleveland Aquatic Centre and adjoining State Emergency Services land transferred to Council so the aquatic centre can be developed into a new community facility.

Cr Williams said the land will remain as community purpose, with public access to the facility to be guaranteed.

“At the moment it is only a proposal and subject to community feedback, necessary approvals and funding opportunities and partnerships – but it is important that people take the opportunity to be involved in this early-stage planning,” she said.

“Pending future approvals, Council has committed $21 million based on the current project scope, with our proposed timeline seeing new facilities open in 2020.”

Divisional Councillor for Cleveland Peter Mitchell said the proposal took into account the various user groups for aquatic facilities in Redlands.

“We want to ensure this space remains a multi-functional recreational precinct, catering for all users from young families and the elderly to elite sporting events.

“Our current proposal includes facilities such new pools, a new grandstand, café and kitchen, gym and amenities, as well as improved parking and site access.

“We’ve put some possibilities on paper, and we’d love to hear residents’ thoughts on them and any other ideas they may have as well.”

Community feedback on the proposal is invited until 19 April 2017, with further round of consultation to be undertaken when development plans are drawn up.

To see the details on the project and have your say on the project visit Council’s Your Say Redland City website.

Redland Snapshot – Tuesday 8 April

Get ready to cheer: 11am Saturday 12 April 2014

Air Force Ceremonial Parade

Redland City will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force on Saturday 12 April 2014.

The Air Force Ceremonial parade will be an impressive sight, with around 150 military personnel dressed in ceremonial attire and displaying operational medals and military colours; carrying swords and rifles; battle honours being flown; and a band supporting.

Redlanders are invited to line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland to watch this historic event and give the Air Force a warm Redlands welcome.

Please note: There will be changed traffic conditions including temporary closures along Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland from 6am and some changes to public transport and taxi rank locations on event day.

Check our website for more details.


Redlands Good Gardening Epo

This Sunday 13 April

Don’t miss the second annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Sunday 13 April from 9am to 3pm. Enjoy a free, fun and informative day out set in the picturesque surrounds of IndigiScapes.

This popular event is perfect for the home gardener. Learn about composting, worm farming, mulching and how to grow organic food. There’ll also be plants and seeds for sale, kids’ activities and great workshops.

Visit IndigiScapes at 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba or check out the program online.


Cleveland Aquatic Centre

Maintenance works

Cleveland Aquatic Centre will be closed for maintenance from 5.30pm Thursday 17 April 2014, reopening at usual business hours at 5am on Tuesday 22 April. For more information on Cleveland Aquatic Centre, contact Belgravia Leisure on 3286 2723.


Victoria Point

Dredging works begin Monday 14 April 2014

Dredging works at Victoria Point are scheduled to begin on Monday 14 April 2014 and will be
completed by the end of May 2014 (weather permitting). Council is supervising the dredging, which is being undertaken with funding support from the State Government.

Council advises that the public boat ramp at Victoria Point will be closed for short periods on weekdays when the dredge is working adjacent to the ramp. Alternate ramp access is available at Victoria Point North.


Water meter readings

Time to get out the tree trimmers! We are reading meters in Alexandra Hills and North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am