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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

Economic Development eNewsletter – March 2014


Simplified regulation makes providing outdoor dining easier
Local buy policy undergoing further review
Business networking and workshop opportunities
Expression of interest closer for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek
Freedom of Entry to the City
Council to engage with community on city planning

 

Simplified regulation makes providing outdoor dining easier

Local cafes and restaurants will benefit from a Council decision to make it easier to obtain an outdoor dining license.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the decision supported Council’s ‘Open for Business’ objectives.

“This decision removes red tape for businesses, supports the local economy and makes it easier to do business in the Redlands,” she said.

The decision will remove the current duplication of outdoor dining regulation in both local law and the Redland planning scheme and the cost of outdoor dining applications.

When the changes take effect at the end of the financial year, outdoor dining applications by food businesses will no longer need development approval and annual fees for outdoor dining will be removed from the Local Law covering outdoor dining.

The changes could mean savings between $400 and nearly $1500 for local food businesses.

Council compliance and regulatory services spokesperson Cr Wendy Boglary said the decision would complement the city’s open spaces.

“The Redlands has fantastic open spaces and a great climate, so making it easier for businesses to take advantage of this fact makes perfect sense.”

“Over the years Council has made a significant investment in public places and this decision is terrific win for small business and the entire community.”

 

Local Buy Policy undergoing further review

Council is looking to further strengthen its procurement and purchasing commitment to enhance local businesses and social procurement opportunities.

Mayor Karen Williams said Council has supported her call for the further strengthening of the local buy policy through the development of the Strategic Procurement Framework and broader initiatives to enhance local businesses opportunities.

Last financial year, Council spent $43 million of its total budget expenditure on local businesses with a registered address in the Redlands, or roughly twenty five percent of all payments.

The figures to January show that Council has already increased this to twenty percent in the first six months of this financial year.

While Council’s procurement policy must consider ‘sound contracting principles’ under legislation, Council has committed to a further review to clearly identify how a local preference can be delivered in certain contracting arrangements.

This may may include a percentage preference or weightings for local business or those employing local residents.

Other initiatives include the option of sharing Council’s own local buy panel of suppliers with other Councils and promoting awareness of local supply opportunities.

The the legislated ‘sound contracting principles’ Councils must consider under s104 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 LGR and s198 (LGR) when purchasing goods and services, include:
(a) Value for money; and
(b) open and effective competition; and
(c) the development of competitive local business and industry; and
(d) environmental protection; and
(e) ethical behaviour and fair dealing.

 

Business networking and workshop opportunities

Redland Businesses wanting to showcase their products and services are reminded of Redlands Business Expo 2014 – 13/14 June 2014 at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre

Being run in partnership between Redland City Council and the Redland Chamber of Commerce, the website www.redlandsbusinessexpo.com has more information on the second Business Expo for the Redlands and on how to register.

Another business workshop in April will ask if growing your company so it is sustainable and able to meet future challenges is important to you and if your business is reliant on one customer, one product or service offering?

If so, the How to Create More Growth Workshop 2 April 2014 will be of interest to you.

The workshop will discuss the tools and techniques that will grow your business for sustainability, not only for your own success,  but that of your staff. Key outcomes include:

  • Measure your Customers Value
  • Maximise Your Value
  • Innovate your offer to create more valueExpression of interest closer for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek

When : 7am – 9am,  2 April 2014
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
RSVP: karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3829 8507

A light buffet and refreshments will be served (places are limited).

 

Expression of interest closer for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek

toondah

Artist’s impression of what could be at Toondah Harbour

The redevelopment of Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek are a step closer after Council voted to accept officer recommendations for the two Priority Development Areas (PDAs).

The recommendations that have since gone to the State Government are part of the PDA planning process and reflect a range of community and commercial views expressed through the public engagement process conducted for the two areas.

After strong community debate and over 500 formal submissions to Economic Development Queensland, Council has recommended  the following changes to the planninmg vision for the two areas.

Toondah Harbour

  • Building height reduced by one-third, now capped to 10 storeys (down from up to 15 storeys in the original draft scheme and an increase of 3 storeys to the 7 storeys currently allowed at the site)
  • No net loss of public open space (including GJ Walter Park which remains as public open space)
  • Marina berths halved to 400 (down from possible 800 berth in the original draft scheme).

Weinam Creek

  • No net loss of public open space, including Sel Outridge Park
  • Passenger ferry and bus terminal and car-parking will be co-located
  • Provision made for future growth in car-park requirements
  • Access to car-parking for Southern Moreton Bay Island residents will be maintained during construction at the site.

Council and the State Government will now draw up criteria to assess Expressions of Interest from investors who will be invited to fund the key infrastructure needed in both areas in exchange for commercial returns on their investment.

Council has estimated that the funding of foreshore and transport infrastructure improvements at Toondah Harbour, including improved ferry ramps and passenger facilities, better transport interchange and parking, as well as enhancements to parkland and improved pedestrian and cycle links to the bay, could cost up to $80 million.

 

Freedom of Entry to the City

Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am will be a memorable day in the Redland City Calendar when the city bestows the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

This event will include a formal parade with 150 marchers, representing all nine of No.95 Wing’s squadrons, accompanied by a band and air force cadets.

Redland residents are being invited to come and line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard Streets) to watch this historic event.

The ceremony is also formal recognition from the RAAF of the important role our city played in the defence of our nation leading up to, and during, World War 2.

The Freedom of Entry ceremony will take on additional significance in the lead-up to Anzac Day this year and the centenary of the start of World War 1 at the end of July.

Freedom of Entry to the City’ dates back to the Middle Ages when cities were fortified by walls to protect residents from invaders. Right of entry to outside armed forces was a privilege rarely granted but came as a sign of respect for the protection and friendship offered.

Please note: there will be changed traffic conditions including temporary closures along Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland during the parade. 

Check our website for more details at (web symbol) www.redland.qld.gov.au/freedom

 

Council to engage with community on city planning

Redland City Council will embark on a public consultation process around key aspects of city planning in the lead up to the revised draft Redland Planning Scheme (RPS) becoming available for formal public comment later this year or early next year.

The current review of the Redland Planning Scheme is already being underpinned by community engagement on a range of policies and strategies in recent years.

In coming months Council will be encouraging the community to view and review key areas of policy that are supporting the drafting process, including community and stakeholder forums on important issues such as population and employment growth strategies and options for how to deal with this growth.

A key focus for this engagement activity across the city will be the study into Redlands land availability commissioned by Council and expected for release in May this year.

The proposed engagement strategy will also inform Council’s input into the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan 2014-2041 expected for release in the second half of year.

Community and stakeholder forums will be held around Council’s upcoming Economic Development Strategy and the current community-wide engagement underway on disaster management planning.

Planned engagement activities include ‘neighbourhood kitchen table talks’ where residents and organisations can talk with planners about the current planning scheme and how to feed into the review.

Other planned activities include the establishment of an Interest Register so interested residents can receive updated information; a mail-out to all residents involved in previous community engagements around aspects of the planning scheme; availability of fact sheets, e-newsletters, magazine stories, website and display materials, social media and videos.

Over the coming months Council will be making information available through its websites, publications and community forums so that the community has the opportunity to understand and comment on future planning for our city.

Snapshot – Tuesday 25 March 2014


Free business workshop

How to Create More Growth

If your business is reliant on only one customer base, one product or one service offering, this free workshop will give tools and techniques to help you grow your business. A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 2 April 2014
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Time: 7am – 9am
RSVP: Thursday 27 March 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)

 

School holiday activities

Don’t miss the fun

This Easter school holidays, Redland Libraries and Redland Art Gallery have many activities to keep youngsters entertained. From drop-in art sessions to ‘Where’s Wally’ days, there’s a great range to suit kids of all ages.

There are also arts, skateboarding and music activities and a photography workshop running during the holidays as part of Youth Week 2014.

For dates, details and booking information go to:
• Youth Week, 4 – 13 April 2014, visit www.facebook.com/RedlandsYouth
Library and Art Gallery

 

Redland Home Assist Secure

It’s no joke: change your smoke alarm battery on 1 April

I April marks an annual reminder to change your smoke alarm batteries. Only working smoke
alarms save lives!

Queensland Fire and Rescue Services also recommends that you replace your smoke alarm
after 10 years. A year of manufacture date is displayed on all smoke alarms.

For Redland Home Assist Secure clients, if it has been 12 months or more since your smoke alarm battery was changed and you require assistance to fit a replacement, please call 3383 3030.

 

Freedom of Entry to the City

Save the date: Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am

Redland City is bestowing the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Saturday 12 April 2014. This event will include a formal parade with 150 marchers, representing all nine of No.95 Wing’s squadrons, accompanied by a band and air force cadets.

Redland residents are invited to come and line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event. The ceremony is also formal recognition from the RAAF of the important role our City played in the defence of our nation leading up to, and during, World War II.

Check our website for more details.

Please note: there will be some traffic delays and closures along Middle Street, Cleveland during the parade.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 2 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Pulse eNewsletter – March 2013


Mayor’s Message
Council streamlining customer contact services
Council tightens asbestos handling at transfer stations
Litter-bugs beware
PDA Community Survey
Only working smoke alarms save lives
Have your say
Freedom of Entry to the City
Library calendar – hot off the press
What’s on

 

Mayor’s Message

Redland City is on the move.

Economic activity is hotting up, partly as a result of Redland City Council’s Open for Business mantra.

Our Priority Development Areas at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek are approaching the Expression of Interest stage. These projects have enormous potential to transform the two sites into attractive multi-use waterfront precincts that will be destinations in their own right.

But not all the action is at the waterfront. The McKenzie Aged Care Group is investing around $80 million in high-quality facilities at Cleveland and Capalaba that will offer 280 beds and more than 300 new jobs.

The State Government has responded to my invitation to consider “decentralising” from the Brisbane CBD and is reviewing government department accommodation needs in our city.

This news comes hot on the heels of the receipt by Council of our first two applications under the Cleveland CBD Incentive Scheme for major mixed use residential and commercial developments. Recent commercial lease deals within the CBD also indicate a growing level of confidence in our city.

At Capalaba there has been a multi-million-dollar commercial investment and I am advised another major commercial site sale is imminent.

Residential approvals are accelerating and house sales improving as our economy picks up.

It all points to more people looking seriously at the Redlands is the best place to live, work and to do business.

 

Council streamlining customer contact services

Providing streamlined, efficient one-stop business services is a key focus for Council’s Integrated Customer Contact Centres at Cleveland and Capalaba.

Many customers will have already noticed the difference in the way telephone inquiries are handled at Council and new simplified procedures for many areas of public inquiry.

This work is continuing with Council aiming to bring all key business areas into this service by mid–year (including more complex areas of inquiry such as planning, health and building and plumbing services).

Meanwhile, Council’s telephone number 3829 8999 is the single number to call for all Council inquiries.

 

Council tightens asbestos handling at transfer stations

Local residents and in particular ‘Do it yourself’ enthusiasts and tradies need to be aware of changes regarding handling material that may contain asbestos at our transfer stations.

The changes have been introduced to protect staff and the community from potential asbestos exposure and mean if there is any doubt material may contain asbestos it will not be allowed past the transfer station gatehouse unless wrapped and sealed.

This includes fibro, cement sheeting, asbestos cement (ac sheeting), Hardiplank, Hardiflex, Super Six roof sheeting, Villaboard, Millboard, insulating board, vinyl sheet flooring, backing material and tiles.

The only way this material will be accepted is if it is double wrapped in durable plastic and fully sealed in loads less than ten square metres.

Read more.

 

Litter-bugs beware

Anyone planning on illegally dumping in the Redlands should remember to smile because you may be caught on camera.

Council is rolling out security cameras at key illegal dumping sites across the city to stamp out the unsavoury practice.

Signs will be erected to advise residents of potential camera locations, with the cameras to be rotated periodically to ensure greater coverage across the city.

Read more.

 

 

PDA Community survey

A community survey on the Redlands’ two waterfront redevelopment projects was conducted recently as an additional layer of engagement during the statutory consultation period.

The telephone survey of 300 residents canvassed community attitudes regarding priority development for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek.

Read more

Read the full report >>

 

Only working smoke alarms save lives…

It is almost that time of year when residents are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke alarms.

Each year on 1 April people are encouraged to change their smoke alarm batteries to ensure they are in working order.

The reminder is particularly important for those who may find it difficult to change smoke alarm batteries due to being elderly or disabled. This includes Redland Home Assist Secure clients who are encouraged to contact Redland Home Assist Secure on 3383 3030.

 

Have your say

Amity Shoreline Erosion

  • Council has outlined a three-stage consultation and engagement process on Amity Point shoreline erosion management issues in the coming 12 months that includes future engagement with the Amity community and affected property owners, establishment of a reference group with community representation; the conduct of further research into shoreline erosion issues [Stage 2] and the completion of the Shoreline Erosion Plan and a Draft Implementation Plan for formal consideration and adoption by Council [Stage 3].
  • Opportunity is also currently available for the public to make written and verbal comments by 31 March on the draft consultant’s report, titled Draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) either by email to rcc@redland.qld,gov.au; posting comments to PO Box 21, Cleveland, Qld 4163, or by phoning 3829 8999. The Report can be viewed on Council’s website or at Council libraries and Customer Service Centres.

 

Disaster management plan

Have your say on the final two stages of the Redland City Disaster Management Plan from next week.

Local knowledge is invaluable in this process, so residents are encouraged to provide information that will help formulate the detail of the plan.

Forum details:

Wednesday 19 March
3 – 5.30pm: Mount Cotton State School, Mt Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton

Thursday 20 March
10am – 1pm: Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Cnr Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd, Bunker Rd, Victoria Point

Thursday 20 March
6 – 8.30pm: Capalaba Sports Club,
113 Ney Rd, Capalaba

Saturday 22 March
9am – 12pm:  Wellington Point Village, Main Road, Wellington Point

Monday 24 March
6 – 8.30pm: Redlands RSL,
8 Passage St, Cleveland

Wednesday 26 March
11.30am – 2pm: Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St,
Cleveland (Disability access)

Thursday 27 March
5 – 8pm: Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, Corner Redland Bay &
Mt Cotton Rds, Capalaba

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8754. RSVPs are not necessary.

 

Freedom of Entry to Redland City for RAAF

Get ready to cheer as the Redlands celebrates the awarding of Freedom of Entry to the City to the No. 95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at 11am on Saturday 12 April 2014.

Around 150 members of No. 95 Wing of the RAAF, supported by local air cadets and a band, will gather outside the Redland Performing Arts Centre for the march along Middle Street, Cleveland.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will inspect the parade and present the official scroll offering Freedom of Entry to Redland City to Group Captain Peter Davis, who will formally request permission to march through Cleveland.

The marchers will then be challenged by police outside the Redland Art Gallery, before passing Library Square, where they will halt to offer traditional salutes to the Mayor and Air Commodore Tim Innes.

The event will celebrate the Redlands’ proud military past and will build stronger links with the RAAF. It also takes on greater significance in the lead-up to Anzac Day and next year’s centenary of the start of World War I and is a wonderful way for Redlanders to show their regard for the Australian defence forces in defending our way of life and promoting peace and stability around the world.

All Redlanders are encouraged to show their support and cheer on the contingent along the route.

More information

Library calendar – hot off the press

A new calendar showcasing all the great events at our local libraries has just been released.

From learning how to take a great photo to English conversation coffee groups and activities for the kids, our libraries offer plenty and it can all be found in one easy to read location.

See the new events calendar >>

What’s on

Photography: How to photograph architecture
Monday, 17 March 2014 | 7:30 – 9:30pm
REDLANDS CAMERA CLUB, UNITING CHURCH, 49 MARLBOROUGH RD, WELLINGTON POINT.

Lean how to create stunning architecture photographs with Adelaide’s Robert Dettman (architect and photographer). This master series event is hosted by Redlands Camera Club – Wellington Point. All members and guests are welcome and the event is for photographers of all levels. Subjects covered during the event include photographic gear, technique and post processing for architecture in several parts – Q & A available after each part. Door entry: $3.00 includes supper

Yarnin Time with Matthew Burns
Friday, 21 March 2014 | 10:30 – 11am
CLEVELAND LIBRARY

Matthew Burns is a Quandamooka traditional owner of North Stradbroke Island (also known as Minjerribah) and has been dancing and sharing the traditional stories for the past 23 years. Matthew has a strong knowledge of his culture which has been passed down through generations and he enjoys sharing these in the hope that future generations will also value their stories and understand the connection that Aboriginal people have with the land and waters surrounding the island.
Bookings on: 3829 8770

Redlands Good Gardening Expo
Sunday 13 April, 9am to 3pm
INDIGISCAPES CENTRE, 17 RUNNYMEDE ROAD, CAPALABA

Find out about growing your own organic food at home. Tastier, healthier food, the way it was meant to be eaten. Learn about native gardening and how you can use natives to create habitats, as well as composting, worm farming, mulching and how to recycle your green waste.
Buy plants and seeds and get some great new ideas for your garden.

For a full list of what’s on in the Redlands, visit our website.

Snapshot – 11 March 2014


Disaster Resilience Forums

Help us plan for future emergencies

Come along to a disaster resilience forum in March and help Council and other emergency agencies prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster events. Community feedback will inform Council’s Disaster Management Plans. Local knowledge is invaluable in this process. Forums

  • Wednesday 19 March, 3pm – 5.30pm:
    Mount Cotton State School, Mt Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton
  • Thursday 20 March, 10am – 1pm:
    Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Cnr Cleveland- Redland Bay & Bunker roads, Victoria Point
  • Thursday 20 March, 6pm – 8.30pm:
    Capalaba Sports Club, 113 Ney Rd, Capalaba
  • Saturday 22 March, 9am – 12pm:
    Wellington Point Village, Main Road, Wellington Point
  • Monday 24 March, 6pm – 8.30pm:
    Redlands RSL, 8 Passage St, Cleveland
  • Wednesday 26 March, 11.30am – 2pm:
    Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St, Cleveland (Disability access)
  • Thursday 27 March, 5pm – 8pm:
    Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, Corner Redland Bay & Mt Cotton roads, Capalaba

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8584. RSVPs are not necessary.

 

Asbestos safety

Be safe with your renovation waste

Just a reminder that to protect the health and safety of our customers and workers, all waste loads of cement sheeting, fibro, renovation waste and tiles are being routinely inspected at our mainland waste transfer stations for materials that could contain asbestos. If in any doubt, our gate staff will treat renovation/building materials as containing asbestos.

Asbestos can be found in lots of old building materials, and can be very hard to identify. You can only dispose of asbestos containing material at Birkdale Waste Transfer Station – not Redland Bay – and under strict conditions.

It needs to be less than 10m2, double-wrapped and sealed in durable, thick plastic sheeting (builders’ plastic). You’ll also need to pay the asbestos disposal fee.

For more information about asbestos and its safe removal and disposal, visit our website.

 

Freedom of Entry to the City

Save the date: Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am

Redland City is bestowing the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Saturday 12 April 2014. This event will include a formal parade with 150 marchers, representing all nine of No.95 Wing’s squadrons, accompanied by a band and air force cadets.

Redland residents are invited to come and line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event. The ceremony is also formal recognition from the RAAF of the important role our City played in the defence of our nation leading up to, and during, World War II.

Check our website for more details. Please note: there will be some traffic delays and closures along Middle Street, Cleveland during the parade.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 19 March – General Meeting, 9.30am