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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.

Redlands Snapshot: Tuesday 12 August


Local law review

Community consultation period now open

Council has completed a review of our local laws. To have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – make a submission to Council by 8 October 2014.

Some changes that may interest you relate to:

  • keeping roadside memorials appropriate and safe
  • clearer requirements for temporary signs
  • making it easier to run events in the City
  • making it easier for Council to direct people to clean
  • up unsightly and overgrown properties
  • feeding native birds in a way that does not cause
  • nuisance to neighbours
  • allowing a miniature pig as a pet
  • aligning parking infringements with State
  • Government penalty criteria
  • controlling dogs on properties sized 2000m2 or more in koala management areas.

Visit our website to:

  • view the draft local laws
  • view fact sheets, frequently asked questions and information on the law making process
  • lodge your online submission

You can also visit our library, customer service centre and shopping centre displays and pick up a submission form to complete and return.

Please see our public notice in the classifieds section of this paper for more information, including the full list of laws reviewed.

 

Grants and sponsorships

Did you know you may be able to access funding through one of three programs that help support exciting local initiatives?

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants support arts projects with eight categories of funding available. Applications close this Friday 15 August.

Council’s Sponsorship Program supports events and projects that provide measurable benefits to Council and the community. Applications for round one are open until Friday 29 August 2014.

Council’s Community Grants Program offers organisations support, conservation and capital infrastructure funding. Applications for round one are open until Friday 12 September.

To apply visit our website www.redland.qld.gov.au/grants or phone 3829 8912.

 

Prepare. Act. Survive Day

North Stradbroke Island, 23 August 2014

Come and meet your community emergency services and land management groups and learn about bushfire preparedness and island emergency services. Free sausage sizzle and rides on Flick and Squirt, the mini fire trucks.

When: Saturday 23 August 2014, 9am – 1pm
Venue: Point Lookout Function Centre – East Coast Road, Pt Lookout, North Stradbroke Island

For more information, phone: 3829 8999

 

Trees for Weeds Day

Straddie and Bay Islands events

Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a free native plant* at five island locations.

When: Saturday 16 August, 8.30am – 10.30am
Where: Point Lookout Bushcare Nursery, Karragarra Island Foreshore Park, Coochiemudlo Island Jetty, Macleay Island Progress Hall, Russell Island Pool Carpark

*limit five plants per person

For more information phone 3824 8611 or  visit the IndigiScapes website.

 

Water meter readings

Time to shear those sharp shrubs! We are reading water meters in Sheldon and Thornlands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meetings: Wednesday 20 August, 9.30am

Roads key focus in Redland City Budget


Redland City Council will spend $20 million on capital road projects throughout 2013-14 – including an increased focus on resurfacing local roads.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the roads program announced in today’s (June 27) 2013-14 Redland City Council Budget, would lay the foundations for the future of the city.

“An extra 45,000 residents are expected to call the Redlands home over the next 20 years, so it is important our local road network is able to safely and effectively transport people throughout the city,” she said.

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“The 2013-14 Budget significantly increases expenditure for roads resealing and surfacing as well as several safety upgrades to key local roads and intersections.
“Residents have told us roads and road safety are key concerns to them. We have listened, and we have responded, as a good Council should.”

Infrastructure spokesman Cr Murray Elliott, (Division 7), said many of the city’s roads had been built 30-40 years ago and were now nearing the end of their useful lives.
“Council has developed a 10-year program to upgrade roads across the city,” he said.

Cr Elliott said an 82 per cent increase for resurfacing works to $7.5 million and $2 million for pavement rehabilitation were significant, particularly given the external economic challenges the Council faced in framing its Budget.

“Everyone hates potholes,” he said. “Our Budget looks after the assets we have and will keep them in good working order. It delivers a program that will ensure we have a safe, efficient and effective road network and that our city continues to develop.”
The key road projects include a $1.4 million roundabout at the Nelson and Main Road intersection, Wellington Point and a $1.5 million project on King Street, Thornlands.

The island communities will also benefit from the upgrades, particularly given Council’s $2 million commitment to roads on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
Coochiemudlo Islanders will benefit from a $400,000 upgrade of Merindah Street.

Key capital road projects for 2013-14:

  • $7.5 million – Resurfacing works across the City
  • $2 million – Pavement rehabilitation across the City
  • $1.5 million – Roundabout at intersection of King Street and Baythorn Drive (Thornlands)
  • $1.4 million – Roundabout at intersection of Nelson and Main roads (Wellington Point)
  • $2 million – Southern Moreton Bay Islands roads upgrades
  • $600,000 – Salisbury Street (Redland Bay) kerb and channel
  • $600,000 – Fitzroy Street (Cleveland) kerb and channel
  • $550,000 – Queen/Wellington streets (Cleveland) road upgrade
  • $400,000 – Merindah Street (Coochiemudlo Island) road upgrade
  • $389,000 – Wellington/McCartney streets (Ormiston) kerb and channel
  • $312,000 – Four safe school travel (SafeST) initiatives at Birkdale State School, Bayview State School (Thornlands), Redland Bay State School and Star of the Sea School (Cleveland)
  • $60,000 – Weippin Street (Cleveland) pedestrian refuge
  • $50,000 – Bloomfield Street (Cleveland) pedestrian improvements
  • $35,000 – Rosewood Street (Birkdale) intersection upgrade

Thornlands hazard reduction burn postponed until tomorrow


The hazard reduction burn scheduled for today (Thursday 2 May) at Dinwoodie Road, Thornlands  has been postponed due to high winds forecast for this afternoon.

Weather permitting, it will now take place tomorrow, Friday 3 May.

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

planned burn

Scheduled hazard reduction burns: Capalaba, Thornlands, Redland Bay, North Stradbroke Island


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

  • Tuesday 30 April – Howlett Road, Capalaba.
  • Tuesday 30 April – Illawong Crescent, Dunwich (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines).
  • Tuesday 30 April – East Treatment Plant, Point Lookout (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines). 
  • Thursday 2 May – Dinwoodie Road, Thornlands.
  • Tuesday 7 May – Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Serpentine Creek Road, Redland Bay. 

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

planned burn

Pinklands a safer place for our kids


Things are looking rosy for users of the Pinklands sports and community precinct in Thornlands, with Council work starting on a $1.35 million upgrade.

Work slated in Council’s 2012-13 budget has been expedited for this long awaited project, which will include a new entrance, carpark upgrade and three new hard-court netball courts. Works will be staged to minimise disruption.

On Friday Mayor Karen Williams met with representatives of clubs and groups based at Pinklands to survey the works. She said Pinklands was an important hub of activity for Redlands residents, including many children who played sports there on a regular basis.

“It is home to netball, rugby league, bridge and pony clubs, not to mention country music and arts groups. And with the increasing traffic volumes along Cleveland – Redland Bay Road, many of these users have voiced safety concerns about the entry and car park.

“Council has listened to community concerns and I believe it is important to provide safe places for our young people to be active and connect,” the Mayor said.

The Pinklands works follow the upgrade and installation of traffic lights at three intersections along Cleveland – Redland Bay Road.

“Council worked with the Department of Main Roads to ensure the new Dinwoodie Road intersection would integrate with a new signalised entrance to Pinklands,” Mayor Williams said

The new Dinwoodie Road entrance will be linked via service access to the existing Pinklands entrance, which will be become a secondary left-in, left-out access to the precinct.

A 190-bay sealed car park, including five bays for persons with disabilities, will extend and replace the current informal graded car park.

Three new hard-court netball courts will be added to the existing six, making Pinklands a more attractive venue for a range of events including Netball Queensland endorsed events.

Back row: Tim Goward, Cr Lance Hewlett, Cr Kim-Maree Hardman, Mayor Karen Williams, Kristina Dickson, Cath Smeeton.Front row: Tahlia Payne (Pink Magic Netball Club), Chloe Turner (Lorikeets), Prinella Van Hasten (Raiders) and Tarryn Jaffrays (Thunderbolts).

Back row: Tim Goward, Cr Lance Hewlett, Cr Kim-Maree Hardman, Mayor Karen Williams, Kristina Dickson, Cath Smeeton.
Front row: Tahlia Payne (Pink Magic Netball Club), Chloe Turner (Lorikeets), Prinella Van Hasten (Raiders) and Tarryn Jaffrays (Thunderbolts).

Back row: Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett, Cath Smeeton (Netball Association), Tony O’Regan (Pony Club), Gloria Dietz-Kiebron (Yurara Arts), Dennis O’Connell (Pony Club), Mayor Karen Williams, Dehlia Brown (Modern Country Music Association), Steve Gibson (Rugby League), Ros Putland (Bridge Club), Tim Goward (Council Sport and Recreation Officer) and Division 3 Councillor Kim-Maree Hardman.Front row: Chloe Turner (Lorikeets Netball Club), Tahlia Payne (Pink Magic), Tarryn Jaffrays (Thunderbolts) and Prinella Van Hasten (Raiders).

Back row: Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett, Cath Smeeton (Netball Association), Tony O’Regan (Pony Club), Gloria Dietz-Kiebron (Yurara Arts), Dennis O’Connell (Pony Club), Mayor Karen Williams, Dehlia Brown (Modern Country Music Association), Steve Gibson (Rugby League), Ros Putland (Bridge Club), Tim Goward (Council Sport and Recreation Officer) and Division 3 Councillor Kim-Maree Hardman.
Front row: Chloe Turner (Lorikeets Netball Club), Tahlia Payne (Pink Magic), Tarryn Jaffrays (Thunderbolts) and Prinella Van Hasten (Raiders).

(Left to right) Cr Kim-Maree Hardman, Dehlia Brown, Gloria Dietz-Kiebron, Cr Lance Hewlett, Mayor Karen Williams, Cath Smeeton, Tony O’Regan, Ros Putland, Dennis O’Connell and Steve Gibson.

(Left to right) Cr Kim-Maree Hardman, Dehlia Brown, Gloria Dietz-Kiebron, Cr Lance Hewlett, Mayor Karen Williams, Cath Smeeton, Tony O’Regan, Ros Putland, Dennis O’Connell and Steve Gibson.