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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.

Victoria Point Park becomes Dr Noel Barker Park


The dedication of former Redland City resident and long-time doctor Noel Barker will be forever displayed in a Victoria Point Park that was named in his honour at the weekend.

Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett attended a ceremony along with Dr Barker’s friends and family where a sign bearing his name was unveiled.

“Dr Noel Barker was held in the highest regard, not only as a medical professional but as a long time resident and contributor to the Redlands’ community,” Cr Hewlett said.

“Such was Dr Barker’s standing in the community that when he passed away last year a local resident approached me to ask Council to name the park in his honour, a request Council was only too happy to assist with.

“The fact that a local park near his childhood home where he grew up now bears his name is a fitting tribute to a great man.”

Cr Hewlett said Saturday’s unveiling ceremony was a quiet occasion where close family remembered a man dedicated to his profession, family and local community.

“Noel was known as an “old-school” doctor who not only worked tirelessly in his own private practice, but also regularly visited patients at home after-hours,” Cr Hewlett said.

“He worked right up until his death last year and there are many in the community who have fond memories of Dr Barker treating family members with a keen eye and a kind word.”

 

Redland City Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett with Lyndal Barker and William Lowe who led the push for the Victoria Point Park to be named in honour of Dr Barker and

Redland City Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett with Lyndal Barker and William Lowe who led the push for the Victoria Point Park to be named in honour of Dr Barker and

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 3 September


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre – Dad’s Day Out

Free entry and all activities are free of charge!

Bring dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and Bushcare workshops.

When: Sunday 7 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus tour, entertainment, prizes and meet a live koala

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

 

Free author talk at the library

Brisbane-based author Kylie Kaden talks about her first novel Losing Kate, a romantic love story set in suburban Brisbane.

When: Wednesday 10 September, 10.30am – 11.30am
Where: Cleveland Library, Cnr Bloomfield and Middle Streets
RSVP: Free for library members, but bookings are essential – phone 3829 8770

 

Meet our ‘Wonderful Wildlife’

IndigiScapes celebrates Save the Koala month!

Enjoy a family fun day out and learn about our wonderful wildlife. Come dressed as your favourite animal for our fashion parade at 12.30pm, prizes for best dressed!

When: Friday 26 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Meet a koala and wedge tailed eagle, wildlife presentations, art classes, colouring-in competition and craft

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

 

Draft Economic Development Strategy

Feedback closes this Friday

Hurry to have your say on Council’s Draft Economic Development Strategy. We’ll be accepting community feedback and submissions until this Friday 5 September 2014. For more information and to complete the short online survey visit our website.

 

Rethink your rubbish

Find out more about waste and recycling

Council’s Waste Education Officer is available to visit your community group to talk about waste minimisation, recycling, composting, worm farming, or any related topic that interests you!

Visits and presentations can be booked through IndigiScapes – phone 3824 8611 or visit our website.

 

Drive safely to help protect koalas

It’s koala breeding season until December. Adult koalas are on the move in search of a mate and last year’s young koalas are in search of a new home.

Drive carefully on our roads, especially between dusk and dawn, slow down to give yourself time to see wildlife on the roads. Please also restrain dogs at night to help koalas move around safely. If you see an injured koala, please phone 3833 4031.

 

Water meter readings

Time to prune the poinsettia! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 3 September, 9.30am
General meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

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

It’s a dog’s day: changes to animal management laws adopted


After a period of public consultation, Redland City Council has adopted changes to its animal management local law, that include relaxing dog restrictions in two of the city’s parks.

Dog owners are now permitted to walk their dogs on-leash at W.H. Yeo Park, Victoria Point and at Wellington Point Reserve before 9am and after 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

At Wellington Point Reserve, dogs are also allowed on-leash on the sandbar (that is exposed at low tide) between the reserve and King Island during the extended times. However they are still prohibited on the beach area adjacent to W.H Yeo Park (Thompson’s Beach).

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Redland City Council spokesperson for animal management Cr Wendy Boglary said that dogs were previously prohibited at all times at W.H. Yeo Park and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at Wellington Point Reserve.

“This extension of time will be great for busy working people. However being a dog owner comes with responsibility,” Cr Boglary said.

“Dog owners must pick up after their dogs and place their doggie bags in bins. No dogs are to be off- leash and are totally banned from the playground area.

“If all dog owners are responsible, these changes will have little impact on the broader community.”

Cr Boglary said the vast majority of public submissions were in favour of the law change, but quite a number of calls were received from people who mistakenly thought the areas would become dog off-leash areas.

“This is absolutely not so – Council will promote the new arrangements and our compliance officers will use their regular patrols to clarify any confusion with park and reserve users,” Cr Boglary said.

“Of course, signage will be updated and dog faeces bag dispensers will be installed.”

Dog owners across the city are still required to keep their animals on-leash (unless within a designated dog off-leash area), to pick up after their dogs and ensure they are not a nuisance to others.

School sports precinct pilot a step closer


A pilot partnership to provide top-flight sporting facilities for community use at Victoria Point State High School has moved a step closer with news of a state government grant.

Redland City Council Open Space, Sport and Recreation Councillor Lance Hewlett welcomed government funding of $100,000 for the proposed community sporting precinct partnership.

“This innovative partnership between the Council, state, school and the local sporting community has moved a step closer with news of the grant under the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Get Playing program to Redlands Junior Rugby League Club Inc,” Cr Hewlett, the local Division 4 Councillor, said.

“It comes on top of a $20,000 seed funding commitment from Council to help light the high school oval.

“Under the pilot, the school oval and sports facilities would be significantly upgraded, to enhance rugby league, AFL, cricket, soccer, hockey, athletics and recreation activities at the school site.

“Stage 1 involves lighting of the school ovals for night training and activities, with future stages to deliver further enhancements.

“This pilot is a priority sporting project for Redland City Council and will serve as a model for other communities in the future.”

Cr Hewlett said the city was facing a shortage of quality sporting facilities and maximising use of existing public facilities was sensible.

“Rather than embark on costly land searches and acquisitions and then starting sporting projects from scratch, it makes good sense for us to consider how we can enhance our existing sporting assets,” he said.

“We established a sports reference group headed by Raymond Adams from the school and have been working for months to turn this dream into a reality.

“Council and the school have backed this approach right from the start and the school and local sporting communities will be the winners.

“This is not only a good use of existing facilities but an investment in the future that Council is happy to make.”

A total of $8,129 has also been approved for the North Stradbroke Island Golf Club at Dunwich to install an automated irrigation system to support golf on the Island.

Further to the infrastructure funding received under the Get Playing Program, the State Government also announced that the city will receive participation funding grants for 15 clubs across the Redlands, under the State’s Get Going program.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the participation funding is a huge win for the community because it aims to support initiatives and activities that create opportunities for people to get active.

“This combined funding total of $116,163 is support at the grass-roots level, which includes providing equipment, coaching and training for these clubs,” Cr Williams said.

‘Council will continue to work hard to identify opportunities to partner with schools and sporting clubs and organisations within the City, to optimise community use of these facilities.”

Organisation Name Project Description Location Approved $
North Stradbroke Island Rugby League and All Sports Club Inc Conduct training and accreditation, deliver a

promotional campaign and purchase equipment to support rugby league at Dunwich

Dunwich $9,972
The Bay Islands Golf Club Inc Develop a coach mentoring program to support multi sports on Macleay Island Macleay Island $9,957
The Russell Island Bowls Club Inc Provide a participation program and coach

accreditation to support multi-sports on Russell Island

Russell Island $9,502
Bayside Basketball Association Inc

 

Provide a referee and coaching mentor program and purchase equipment to support basketball at Victoria Point Victoria Point $9,445

 

Cleveland Air Magic Association Inc Purchase skipping equipment and providing first aid accreditation for volunteers to support skipping at Cleveland Cleveland $5,619
Redland Bay Golf Club Incorporated Purchase of cardio golf equipment to support golf at Redland Bay Redland Bay $8,610
Redland Softball Association Incorporated purchase equipment, provide volunteer accreditation and conduct a membership drive to support softball at Redlands Ormiston $9,725
Redlands Athletics Inc Provide coach and first aid accreditation and volunteer training to support little athletics at Cleveland Cleveland $9,760
Redlands B.M.X. Club

Incorporated

Purchase lap scoring and timing equipment to

support BMX at Redlands

Capalaba $8,760
Redlands Cricket Inc Purchase equipment and conduct coach

accreditation and training to support cricket at

Redlands

Wellington Point $5,989
Redlands Rugby Union and Recreation Club Inc Purchase equipment to support rugby union at

Birkdale

Birkdale $5,140
Redlands Swim Club Inc Purchase equipment and deliver a youth

development program and conduct coach

accreditation to support swimming at Cleveland

Cleveland $2,616
Redlands Touch Association Inc Conduct referee accreditation for volunteers and conduct membership drives to support touch football at Redlands Cleveland $10,000
Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club Inc Purchase of equipment and training and

accreditation to support multi-sports at Victoria Point

Victoria Point $7,495
Wellington Point Bowls Club Inc Purchase equipment to support lawn bowls at

Wellington Point

Wellington Point $3,546
    TOTAL $116,163

 

Victoria Point pontoon early Easter gift for boaties


Work by Redland City Council to replace the Victoria Point boat ramp pontoon is now complete in time for the Easter holiday period.

Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said the major project is a boon for local and visiting boaties wanting to get on the water over Easter and in future.

“The new pontoon replaces the previous one that broke away from the Victoria Point Boat Ramp during the cyclonic winds recently over the Australia Day holiday weekend in the Redlands,” Cr Hewlett said.

“There has obviously been some disruption caused by the work but we were able to keep the ramp open without the pontoon for recreational boating during the construction period.

“We had to install four new piles to secure the new pontoon.”

Cr Hewlett said Council workers had helped secure the runaway pontoon during the storm.

“Four of them threw caution to the wind and bravely entered the water to secure the pontoon at the height of the storms,” he said.

“Council knows how popular the ramp and pontoon are at weekends and holiday time and made a concerted effort to have the work completed in plenty of time for the Easter long weekend.”

Cr Lance Hewlett at the Victoria Point Pontoon

Cr Lance Hewlett at the Victoria Point Pontoon

Victoria Point pontoon Council’s Easter gift to boaties


Work by Redland City Council to replace the Victoria Point boat ramp pontoon is on track to be finished for the Easter holiday period.

Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said the major project would be a boon for local and visiting boaties wanting to get on the water over Easter and in future.

“Work is well underway on the new pontoon to replace the previous one that broke away from the Victoria Point Boat Ramp during the cyclonic winds recently over the Australia Day holiday weekend in the Redlands,” Cr Hewlett said.

“There has obviously been some disruption caused by the work but we have been able to keep the ramp open without the pontoon for recreational boating. When possible one lane of the two lanes has been accessible during the construction period.

“We had to install four new piles to secure the new pontoon.”

Cr Hewlett said Council workers had helped secure the runaway pontoon during the storm.

“Four of them threw caution to the wind and bravely entered the water to secure the pontoon at the height of the storms,” he said.

“Council knows how popular the ramp and pontoon are at weekends and holiday time and we are making a concerted effort to have the work completed in time for the Easter long weekend.”

Changes to the accessibility of the Victoria Point Boat Ramp during the construction period will be updated on the signage already at the ramp, and via Council’s Facebook account and online at www.redland.qld.gov.au.

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Jetty upgrades caught in state government red tape


Approvals for the Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Jetty upgrades are caught up in State Government red tape leaving Redland City residents waiting for much needed new facilities.

Responding to claims made in The Redland Times and Bayside Bulletin that Council had failed to upgrade the jetties, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had been successful in getting the Queensland Government to commit funds for the upgrades and associated dredging work but that it could not proceed until approval and permits were received from the State.

Victoria Point Jetty

“The funds for this work have been available for the past 18 months,” Cr Williams said.

“However, approvals and permits for both the jetty upgrades and for the required dredging are bogged down in approval red tape between the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing,” she said.

“Under the Deed of Agreement, the Queensland Government is responsible for all the current investigations, design and permits as well as for delivering the jetty upgrades.

“We are also waiting on these permits and approvals before being able to proceed with the dredging component of the project which is the component being delivered by Council.

“The Premier has failed to acknowledge the responsibility that the State has undertaken by the Deed of Agreement with Council, which includes delivering investigation, design and construction phases of the Coochiemudlo Island ferry terminal replacement.

“This has been confirmed in writing to Council on a number of occasions and our local state representative Peter Dowling MP has also made representations to the State Government to try to ensure approval of these projects,” Cr Williams said.

Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said the Queensland Government needs to get its act together so that this important project can begin and deliver much needed new infrastructure for the people of Redland City.

“This includes dredging for Victoria Point, Coochiemudlo and Toondah channels as well as upgrades to the Victoria Point ferry terminal and replacement of the Coochiemudlo Island ferry terminal—all important projects for the people in my division,” Cr Hewlett said

Redland City Council has contributed $1.75 million towards the total cost of the Coochiemudlo jetty replacement.

 

Victoria Point pontoon / boat ramp update


We have already installed two of the piles required to support a new pontoon at Victoria Point. The new pontoon will replace the one that broke away over the Australia Day weekend. 

One of the two lanes on the boat ramp is currently open to the public, however, we will need to completely close the ramp when the weather clears to install the other two piles from the seaward side. This could be later in the week – we’ll keep you posted.

The pontoon at Victoria Point broke away during the Australia Day weekend severe weather event

The pontoon at Victoria Point broke away during the Australia Day weekend severe weather event.