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Public Notice

Redland City Council

Part 1: Adoption of a minor amendment to the Redlands Planning Scheme

Minor zone and overlay mapping amendments

Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that Redland City Council at its General Meeting held 30 July 2014 resolved to adopt minor zone and overlay mapping amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme (RPS).

The amendments will result in changes to the following:

  • RPS Zone mapping;
  • Bushfire Hazard Overlay;
  • Habitat Protection Overlay;
  • Flood Prone, Storm Tide and Drainage Constrained Land Overlay; and
  • Protection of the Poultry Industry Overlay.

Part 2: Adoption of an administrative amendment to the Redlands Planning Scheme

Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that Redland City Council has resolved to adopt an administrative amendment to the Redlands Planning Scheme.

The administrative amendments include:

  • Removing an incorrect reference to the South-East Thornlands Planning Report (2010);
  • Removing the term ‘Centre’ from Division 1 – Uses and reinserting it into Division 2 – Administrative Terms;
  • Clarifying the level of assessment and assessment criteria that apply to Domestic Additions and Secondary Dwellings in multiple zone codes.

Both the minor amendments and administrative amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme come into effect on 20 August 2014.

The amendments 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 8654.


Bill Lyon
Chief Executive Officer

Have your say on future of Redland City

Redlanders are being called on to give their ideas on the future development of the city, including housing possibilities and to give feedback on a plan that charts the economic prosperity of the city for the next 25 years.

Redland City Council is holding a series of forums, neighbourhood talks, displays and online activities around City Plan 2015, an upcoming Land Supply Availability Study in the Redlands and the draft Economic Development Strategy that was released last month.

Mayor Karen Williams said informal engagement was an ideal way to educate and involve the community in the planning process, before formal submissions are invited on the draft planning scheme during the statutory public consultation period early next year.

“The Redland City Plan 2015, which is currently being developed, will provide a blueprint to guide the future of the city as it grows. The plan will help guide planning decisions from where development can occur, right down to how easy or hard it is for residents to do something on their property,” she said.

“This is also your chance to have your say on the draft Economic Development Strategy and think about what is needed to make the city prosper – what works in our economy and what can we do better,” she said.

“And we want to hear from you about the sort of housing you would like to see in the Redlands and where, and understand how to the planning scheme relates to you and your property.”

To set the scene, there are City Plan 2015 displays in the Capalaba, Cleveland and Victoria Point Libraries until August 9. These displays will be partially staffed by planners, with attendance times posted at the libraries.

Council’s Planning and Development spokesperson Cr Julie Talty said a series of information and engagement activities would be held around the city, kicking off on Thursday 24 July and continuing into August, before a statutory consultation period on City Plan 2015 in early 2015. 
“Over the next weeks there will be activities including six one-hour community forums for groups of up to 20 people at libraries, with the first three sessions looking at economic development. The later forums will discuss housing possibilities, as part of an upcoming Land Supply Availability Study, and help provide an understanding the city planning process,” she said.
“There will also be opportunities to talk to Councillors about city planning at pop-up information booths around the city in the same timeframe.”
Residents can find out more about the planning process or discuss particular issues by hosting a city planner for a one hour Kitchen Table Talk session on request.

Bookings are essential for all information forums and Kitchen Table Talks. For more information on the scope of the Redland planning scheme, or to book a session, check out the City Plan 2015 engagement website at www.redland.qld.gov.au/cityplan, or contact council on 3829 8999.

For those who cannot make it to a session, visit council’s website and let us know your thoughts about housing, how easy or hard it is to make changes to your property, what we can do to assist the local economy in our city and what is already working well.

Book to attend an information forum:

Thursday 24 July  6-7pm Capalaba Library 
Topic: Draft Economic Development Strategy

Saturday 26 July 2-3pm Cleveland Library 
Topic: Draft Economic Development Strategy

Thursday 31 July 6-7pm Victoria Point Library 
Topic: Draft Economic Development Strategy

Saturday 2 August  2-3pm Capalaba Library 
Topics: Available land for housing & City Plan

Thursday 7 August  6-7pm Cleveland Library 
Topics: Available land for housing & City Plan

Saturday 9 August  2-3pm Victoria Point Library 
Topics: Available land for housing & City Plan

Visit a pop up information booth to talk to your Councillor and Council officers about City Plan, the draft Economic Development Strategy and available land:

Saturday 26 July 9-10am Birkdale Gardens
Saturday 26 July 11am-12 noon Wellington Village, Main Road, Wellington Point
Saturday 2 August 10.30am-11.30am Russell Island shops
Sunday 3 August 11am-12 noon Point Lookout Headland Park, North Stradbroke Island
Saturday 9 August 9-11am Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre
Visit a library display at Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point from now until 9 August 2014.

Economic strategy to build on city strengths

Redland City Council has developed a draft Economic Development Strategy 2014-41 that charts a course for the city over the next 25 years driven by an increase in local employment, increased productivity and value-adding, along with tourism growth.

The strategy will build on Redlands as a clear lifestyle choice for residents and Council’s successful Open for Business approach to encourage investment and innovation and reduce barriers to new and growing business.

Action plans arising from the strategy will be actively monitored and managed by Council and a newly established Economic Development Advisory Committee made up of representatives of the key industry sectors in the Redlands

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the draft Economic Development Strategy had four key objectives – consistent annualised population growth of 1.2% (currently 1.8%), a total of 60% employment self-sufficiency (currently 52%), strong annualised average Gross Regional Product  growth of 3%  (annualised average between 2001-2012 was 3.5%) and a focus on tourism sector growth to 2% of the economy (currently 1.4%).

“Redland City Council aims to leverage the unique characteristics of the Redlands to build economic capacity and deliver prosperity for the city and its residents,” Cr Williams said.

“It is critical that the business community has ownership of this strategy and it is up to them to help us deliver.

“This strategy is not just about attracting business, but retaining and encouraging business as well.”

The draft Economic Development Strategy will now be made available for community comment through the new City Plan 2015 website, library displays and forums across the city, expected to begin in July.

The feedback from the community and key stakeholder groups will be incorporated into the final plan for adoption by Council.

The draft Economic Development Strategy is one of the documents that underpin current planning for Redland City as part of the Redland’s City Plan 2015.

 “We will be setting clear goals with action plans developed for all the priority sectors of our economy,” Cr Williams said.

“Key local sectors for future growth have been identified. They are construction; education and training; financial and insurance services and professional services; healthcare and social assistance; niche manufacturing; retail; and tourism.”


Council to engage with community on city planning

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

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while there was no revised RPS document currently available for public comment, Council intended to involve the community through pre-consultation on key studies and policy areas that will feed into the drafting of the RPS.

“Prior to the widespread community engagement already planned for when the RPS draft becomes available, Council will be encouraging the community to view and review key areas of policies that are supporting the drafting process.

“It is important for the community to know that the current review of the Redland Planning Scheme is already underpinned by extensive community engagement that has occurred on a wide range of policies and strategies in recent years.

“Additional pre-engagement on upcoming strategies and studies will involve 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 across the Redland community will be the study into Redlands land availability commissioned by Council and expected for release in May this year.

The proposed engagement strategy will inform both drafting of the planning scheme and also 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 also be held around Council’s upcoming Economic Development Strategy and the current community-wide engagement under way on disaster management planning.

“Engagement activities in the lead-up to the draft RPS release will also provide ‘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 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.

This will be followed by extensive consultation activities planned once the draft planning scheme becomes available in late 2014 early 2015. These engagements will include interactive online engagement tools, ‘Talk to the planner’ community forums, stakeholder briefings, shopping centre and library displays, online submission forms, survey activities, web and social media updates and roving meet the planner sessions.