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Snapshot – 18 February 2014


Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek draft plans

Submissions close next Monday

Council is encouraging residents and stakeholders to have their say on the proposed development schemes for Toondah Harbour at Cleveland and Weinam Creek at Redland Bay.

If you are not one of the 2000 people who have already attended one of 10 community engagement forums on the mainland or islands, or provided comments online, there is still time to have your say.

Draft plans for the transformation on these waterfront locations are available for public viewing and written submissions until Monday 24 February 2014.

To view the plans or make a submission online, visit Council’s website. Plans can also be viewed at
Council’s customer service centres and libraries, shopping centres and key community services on the bay islands.

 

Council Sponsorship

Applications now open

Council’s latest round of Sponsorship funding is now open. We will be accepting applications until Friday 28 March 2014. The program provides financial and in-kind support for eligible events, projects, services or activities that benefit the Redlands.

Applications will be assessed in two categories:

Category 1: Applications seeking $15,000 or less will be assessed by an internal assessment panel.
Category 2: Applications seeking more than $15,000 will be assessed by an internal assessment panel and recommendations made to Council for approval.
Other funding: Council’s grants program is accepting applications for its current round until Friday 28 February 2012.

For information, or to obtain an application form, visit our website or phone 3829 8911.

 

Redlands Wildlife Rescue

A wild way to volunteer

Redlands Wildlife Rescue (RWR) needs volunteers to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals in the Redlands. There are two different services:

The Redlands Wildlife Care Network (RWCN) needs phone roster volunteers to provide advice to callers. You work from home 8am – 5pm one week every six to eight weeks.

The Redlands After-hours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) needs volunteers to provide emergency
rescue and transport for wildlife. Volunteers work in teams of three 5pm – 8am one week every six weeks.

New volunteers are given training, with the next round of inductions being held in March 2014.

To join, phone Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611.

 

Water meter readings

Rake up the Rhododendrons! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 5 March, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 4 February


‘Bujang Jarah Bulkari Taco Jahjum Nu’

‘Mother Earth Coming Together for All Children’ Exhibition

Visit Cleveland Library from Monday 10 – Friday 21 February 2014 to view a unique photographic exhibition and video presentation by local artist and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Craig Tapp.
This exhibition highlights a partnership project with cultural exchange ephemeral sand art by Craig and students from Cleveland District State High School and Carinity Education – Southside High School. An official opening will be held Monday 10 February at 11.30am. If you would like to
attend please call 3829 8770 to book.

 

Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDA draft plans

View plans until Monday 24 February 2014

Draft plans for the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland
Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas are available for public viewing and
written submissions until Monday 24 February. To view the plans or make a submission
online, visit our website or visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and key community services on the bay islands. Come to an information forum Toondah Harbour forums:

  • Friday 7 February, 3.30–5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
  • Saturday 8 February, 1–3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Weinam Creek forum:

  • Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm at Macleay Island Progress Hall, Macleay Island.

 

Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here!

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around
our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of
Environment and Heritage Protection? This adds up to more than 461,000L of recyclables being
saved from landfill each year. Another six bins will be installed soon, bringing the total capture of
recyclables to 499,000L per annum. So when you’re out and about, look for the recycling signs around you and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.

 

Rates due Monday 10 February 2014

Residents are reminded rates are due Monday 10 February 2014. A full list of payment
options is on the front of your rates notice. For all rating enquiries please call 3829 8999.

 

Water meter readings

Prune back your pointy pine trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point and on
Coochiemudlo, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 28 January


Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDA draft plans

View plans until Monday 24 February 2014

Draft plans for the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas are available for public viewing and written submissions until Monday 24 February. To view the plans or make a submission online, visit our website or visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and key community services on the bay islands.

Come to an information forum
Toondah Harbour forums:
• Saturday 1 February, 1–3pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
• Friday 7 February, 3.30–5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
• Saturday 8 February, 1–3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Weinam Creek forums:
• Thursday 30 January, 5–8pm at Redland Bay Community Hall, Redland Bay
• Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm at Macleay Progress Hall, Macleay Island.

 

Council Grants and Sponsorships

Grants Round 2 now open

Council’s latest round of community grants funding is now open. We will be accepting applications until Friday 28 February 2014. Grant categories include Organisation Support, Project Support, Conservation Grants, and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The RADF is an Arts Queensland and Redland City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.
Other funding: Applications for Council’s next sponsorship round will be open from Monday 17 February until Friday 28 March 2014. For more information or to obtain an application form visit our website or call 3829 8911.

 

Surfing the New Business Pipeline

Free business workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop about basic low-cost marketing for your business and creating
a simple, targeted approach to new business development.

When: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
RSVP: karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)

A light snack and refreshments will be served.

 

Water meter readings

Get wielding the whipper snipper! This week we are reading water meters in Capalaba Central Business District, Ormiston and on Macleay and Perulpa islands. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 29 January – General Meeting, 9.30am

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting, 9.30am

Priority Development Area community forums


Redland City Council and Economic Development Queensland are hosting community forums about the proposed development schemes at Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek.

These schemes are the next step in the transformation of both sites into vibrant waterfront destinations.

Toondah Harbour community forums

  • Saturday 1 February 2014
    1pm – 3pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
  • Friday 7 February 2014
    3.30pm – 5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
  • Saturday 8 February 2014
    1pm – 3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island

 

Weinam Creek community forums

  • Thursday 30 January 2014
    5pm – 8pm at Redland Bay Community Hall, Redland Bay
  • Thursday 6 February 2014
    5pm – 8pm at Macleay Progress Hall, Macleay Island

The proposed development schemes for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas are on public display until 24 February 2014. To view the schemes, make a submission or express your interest in these sites, visit our website.

Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek draft plans released


Draft plans for the Redlands’ two most important and exciting new projects are now available for public viewing.

It is a significant step in the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas into integrated transport, tourism, residential and business hubs.

Redland City Deputy Mayor Councillor Alan Beard urged Redlanders to check out the draft plans for the two projects that will help shape the future of the city.

He said the draft plans were the result of extensive consultation with the community and businesses and that process would continue.

“These Priority Development Areas mark a coming of age for the Redlands and will boost the city’s tourism credentials,” Cr Beard said.

“They herald an exciting new era of growth and promise a massive and much needed boost for business, jobs and community facilities.

“I encourage all residents to have their say on these plans during the public notification period which continues until 24 February.

“A range of community improvements, such as waterfront walkways and cycle paths and long-standing community concerns about car parking arrangements at Weinam Creek, are among the features being addressed as part of this planning process, so we urge all to be involved.’’

The Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area at Cleveland, on the southern shores of Moreton Bay, covers about 67 hectares, including 17.5ha of land and 49.5ha within Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Plans for the area will seek to reinforce the harbour as a point of community focus and a regional gateway to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island.

Cr Beard said there were opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development as well as tourism and retail-based development, dedicated ferry terminals, public open space and the potential for a private berth marina.

Community information forums on this project will be held on:

  • Saturday, 1 February, 1-3pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal.
  • Friday, 7 February, 3.30pm-5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal.
  • Saturday, 8 February, 1-3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

The Weinam Creek Priority Development Area at Redland Bay covers about 42ha including 36ha over land and 6ha over water.

Cr Beard said the area offered opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development.

Community information forums on the Weinam Creek plan will be held on:

  • Thursday, 30 January, 5-8pm at Redland Bay Community Hall, Redland Bay.
  • Thursday, 6 February, 5-8pm at Macleay Progress Hall, Macleay Island.

The Toondah Harbour draft plan and the Weinam Creek draft plan can be viewed online.

The draft plans also can be viewed at the Cleveland Customer Service Centre, Cleveland Library, Capalaba Customer Service Centre, Capalaba Library or Victoria Point Library, Russell Island Library and Bay Island Community Services on Russell and Macleay islands until 24 February.

The Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas were requested by Redland City Council and were declared in June 2013.

Council responds to need for greater flexibility in Weinam Creek mooring permits


Redland City Council has reinstated a 48-hour permit to the new mooring options for the Weinam Creek marina, offering users more flexibility.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had adopted new flexible mooring permits in June following feedback from the community, which would now be complemented by the reinstatement of 48-hour option.

“Previously the only permit available to marina users was the 48-hour option, which allowed users to use the marina for 48 hours before having to vacate the marina for 48-hours,” she said.

“Council received feedback that the 48-hour mooring option did not provide the marina users with enough flexibility and did not suit people travelling to the mainland regularly,” she said.

“As such we changed the mooring options to include weekend, five day (Monday to Friday) and full week (seven day) permits, to provide greater flexibility for people travelling from the islands to the mainland regularly.”

“Feedback following this change has indicated that some residents still use the marine for short periods of time and as such the 48-hour mooring option will be reinstated.”

Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said Council had listened to feedback from the community in making the decision.

“The new permits offer greater flexibility to both long and short term marina users,” Cr Edwards said.

“The new permits also allow for more sustainable cost recovery by Council which means the marina facilities are not being subsidised by all ratepayers.”

Cr Edwards said Council had extended all existing permits until the amended mooring options could be implemented.

“The next step will be for Council to write to all marina users advising them of the new permits and asking them to nominate what permit they will use, after this the new permits will be implemented,” he said.

“Council has extended all existing permits while this is occurring.”

 

Public forums for major Redlands projects


Residents are being invited to have their say on two of the Redlands’ most important and exciting developments.

An invitation is open to anyone interested to attend Redland City Council “open house” forums on the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Area projects.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the special community briefing sessions were opportunities to have a say on community issues and what the developments should include.

“There is an opportunity for both Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek to be the catalyst for jobs and economic growth for the City and region and we are keen to hear what residents would like to see there, as well as what constraints and issues we need to consider,’’ Cr Williams said.

The Toondah Harbour “open house” forums will be from 2pm–4pm on Friday 9 August and again on Saturday 10 August at the Island View Cafe at the ferry terminal.

The Weinam Creek “open house” forums will be from 4pm–8pm on Thursday 15 August at Russell Island Recreational Hall and from 5pm–7pm on Friday 16 August at Redland Bay Hall.

Cr Williams said the vision for the projects, recently granted priority development status by the State Government, would help push the Redlands to the forefront of regional tourism.

“Toondah Harbour could be turned from what is basically a ferry terminal and car park into a dynamic precinct attractive to tourists as well as being a transport, retail and entertainment hub for locals,’’ she said.

“The vision is for an exciting mix of marine activities, parks, boardwalks and cycling paths, apartments, restaurants, shops and a hotel.

“Weinam Creek could be potentially transformed into a waterfront recreation precinct that does justice to its role as the gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

“They mark a coming of age for the Redlands – and a massive vote of confidence in our city’s potential by the State Government.

“They will be catalysts for local job creation and economic growth, as well as boosting the Redlands’ and Queensland’s tourism credentials.’’

Survey forms will be available at all open houses, with an online survey for residents unable to attend. There also is a Register of Interest on Council’s website at www.redland.qld.gov.au.

“The sessions and Council’s online survey will give everyone a chance to have input into these projects, which will open access to the region’s greatest natural asset, Moreton Bay,’’ Cr Williams said.

International property firm Jones Lang LaSalle, which is working with Council on the expression-of-interest process, is currently talking to major development groups about the potential for their involvement in the projects.

Development schemes for both areas are expected to be released by the end of the year, with expressions of interest in the projects also to be called late this year.

Residents will be kept fully posted of progress on the projects at www.redland.qld.gov.au.

Toondah and Weinam Creek information sessions


Residents can help shape two of the Redlands’ most important and exciting projects at a series of open houses soon.

These special community briefing sessions will give residents an insight into progress on the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Area projects, which will generate jobs and economic growth for the city and region.

The Toondah Harbour open houses will be from 2pm–4pm on Friday 9 August and again on Saturday 10 August at the Island View Cafe at the ferry terminal.

The Weinam Creek Open Houses will be from 4pm–8pm on Thursday 15 August at Russell Island Recreational Hall and from 5pm–7pm on Friday 16 August at Redland Bay Hall.

These sessions are opportunities for residents to explore the projects in more detail, as well as have a say on community issues and what the developments should include.
Survey forms will be available at all open houses, with an online survey for residents unable to attend.

There also is a Register of Interest on Council’s website at www.redland.qld.gov.au.

This gives everyone equal chance to declare their interest in these projects, which will open access to the region’s greatest natural asset, Moreton Bay.

The vision for Toondah Harbour is to turn what is basically a ferry terminal and car park into a dynamic 67 hectare area boasting a marina, marine activities, public spaces, boardwalks, cycling paths, parks, apartments, offices, restaurants, shops and a hotel with conference facilities.

The Weinam Creek transport hub will be potentially transformed into a 42 hectare waterfront recreation precinct which does justice to its role as the gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

International property firm Jones Lang LaSalle, which is working with Council on the expression-of-interest process, is talking to major development groups about the potential for their involvement in the projects.

This will contribute to the planned development mix to be offered at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek in the structure plans, which are already being drafted.

These are expected by the end of September, with expressions of interest to be called late this year.

The projects are two of the first three granted Priority Development Area status by the State Government and mark a coming of age for the Redlands – and a massive vote of confidence in our city’s potential by the Government.

They will be catalysts for local job creation and economic growth, as well as boosting the Redlands’ and Queensland’s tourism credentials.

Residents will be kept fully posted of progress on the projects on the Council website at www.redland.qld.gov.au.

Weinam Creek transport hub gains PDA status


Second fast-tracked Redland City project in a fortnight

A second Redland City transport hub will be fast-tracked for planning and development following this morning’s announcement that the Weinam Creek marine precinct has been granted Priority Development Area (PDA) status by the State Government.

The announcement from Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney comes just a fortnight after news that Toondah Harbour at Cleveland will be recommended as Queensland’s second PDA (16 May).

“This news means the Weinam Creek transport hub will be transformed into a waterfront recreation precinct, recognising its role as the gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands,” said Redland City Mayor Karen Williams.

“The precinct is crying out for a project to help it realise its full potential as a bayside area.

“Two priority development projects announced for Redland City in as many weeks marks a coming of age for the Redlands, showcasing what we have to offer and building a stronger local economy and community.

“The Redlands has always been a great place to live, visit and work; and now these announcements mean it is also recognised as a great place to invest.

“I would like to acknowledge the work of Member for Redlands Peter Dowling, who has been a tireless and vocal advocate in helping convince the government of the development potential of Weinam Creek.”

Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said the PDA declaration was a massive vote of confidence in southern Redland City.

“This development will deliver the residential, transport and entertainment precinct we have been awaiting for years,” Cr Edwards said.

“It will be a massive boost for the mainland and pave the way for the vast potential of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands to be realised.

“Importantly, the development will also provide the opportunity to finally resolve the parking issue that has plagued Weinam Creek for years.”

Achieving PDA status means both Redlands transport hub projects will now be referred to the Queensland Governor for approval.

“These projects will generate local jobs and local economic growth,” Cr Williams said.

“Both Weinam Creek and Toondah Harbour are the starting point for visiting our fantastic island destinations so these projects will not only benefit the Redlands but also Queensland’s tourism industry.”

The Weinam Creek announcement also follows a very successful breakfast for business and investors hosted in the Redlands recently, at which Mr Seeney announced Toondah Harbour as the state’s second area to be granted fast-tracked planning and development status.  The only other declared PDA is the Commonwealth Games village on the Gold Coast.

New government Bill made for Redlands: Mayor


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams today hailed the Newman Government’s Economic Development Bill as the perfect accelerant for stalled local projects.

Councillor Williams said the Bill, introduced to the Parliament today by Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, delivered on the government’s pledge to get the state back on track.

“This Bill is the news local government has been waiting for. For us, Christmas has come early,” she said.

“Minister Seeney should be applauded for introducing a Bill designed to deliver and facilitate economic development. I have already lobbied Mr Seeney about exciting development opportunities in our city and I will be knocking on his door again to get our projects on the short-list.

“This legislation will be particularly welcomed by Councils such as Redland City that have battled the odds for years to get major projects off the ground.

“I am keen to see if the new laws can be used here in the Redlands to kick-start major development projects, such as Toondah Harbour – the gateway to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island – and Weinam Creek, the transport hub for the southern Moreton Bay islands.

“It may also have application with the redevelopment of the Cleveland CBD.”

Cr Williams said she was keen to do business with the Economic Development Board that would be created under the new legislation.

“The remit of the Board has been cast wide so that any project that will deliver economic benefit can be facilitated, streamlined and delivered,” she said.

“It will be absolutely essential for this legislation to achieve its goals for us to have a collaborative approach between State Government departments.

“Local government will welcome provisions for the creation of Local Representative Committees which can be established to oversee and control projects at the local level, with local government representation. These committees can be delegated the planning and development assessment functions.

“The types of projects that are well suited for this Bill are ones that deliver precincts for specific economic and community outcomes, town centre projects to facilitate commercial rejuvenation and redevelopment opportunities and tourism and marine-based projects to deliver jobs and commercial opportunities.

“In short, the projects planned for Redland City.”