Monthly Archives: October 2018

Redlands Economic Development Advisory Board welcomes transport and planning expert


The newest member of Redlands Economic Development Advisory Board (REDAB) is set to share his extensive experience in transport and planning with Redlands Coast.

Warren Rowe was instrumental in developing the light rail project that has improved connectivity and bolstered significant economic and tourism opportunities across the Gold Coast.

Mr Rowe, who recently joined planning firm Ethos Urban as a strategic advisor, is an Adjunct Professor in the Urban Research Program at Griffith University, was appointed as the University of Queensland’s first Planner in Residence, and was recently appointed to the Queensland Government’s Land Supply and Housing Expert Advisory Panel.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Mr Rowe’s expertise was a perfect fit for the challenges and opportunities facing Redlands Coast.

“I firmly believe that improving transport within Redlands Coast and the connectivity we have to the south east Queensland region is a key element to unlocking our economic and tourism potential,” Cr Williams said.

“Residents and the business community have consistently raised transport as an issue, which is why we have made it one of Council’s strategic priorities and continue to advocate for Redlands Coast with other levels of government.

“Mr Rowe’s vast experience in planning and transport across all tiers of government, and his voice in the industry, will add to the already robust and broad ranging expertise of existing REDAB board members.”

The Board members’ expertise span the region’s key industry sectors of construction, education and training, financial and insurance services, health care and social assistance, manufacturing, retail trade, rural enterprises and tourism (accommodation and food services).

REDAB Chair Samantha Kennedy thanked Dr John O’Donnell who recently retired from the Board.

“Dr O’Donnell contributed his extensive health care experience in the development of the Redland City Health Care and Social Assistance Industry Sector Plan 2018-2023, which was adopted by Council in in July 2018,” she said.

“As a new Board member, Warren Rowe’s planning and economic development knowledge will be invaluable as we seek to highlight opportunities within the framework of Redlands Coast’s newly adopted City Plan.

“With 17 years of local government experience, Mr Rowe has overseen a significant transport policy and capital works program, and implemented numerous programs to improve city planning frameworks.”

Mr Rowe attended his first Board meeting on Thursday 18 October 2018 and said he looked forward to working with REDAB and Council.

“Redlands Coast – with its naturally wonderful setting, coupled with close proximity to the Greater Brisbane region – is poised for great things and I’m looking forward to playing a guiding role through the Board,” he said.

Redlands Economic Development Advisory Board welcomed transport and planning expert Mr Warren Rowe for his first Board meeting on 18 October 2018.

Youth Adventure Day heads to Thornlands


Thornlands will be the place to be on Saturday 17 November 2018 when it hosts Redlands Coast’s latest Youth Day Out.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the free Youth Adventure Day, from 11am-3pm at William Stewart Park, Thornlands was the latest in a series of joint events celebrating the City’s young people.

“Youth Day Outs are free events created to celebrate the young people of Redlands Coast and the positive role they play in our community,” Cr Williams said.

“They provide an excellent opportunity to build strong neighbourhoods and create connections between government agencies, community groups and the Redlands Coast community.

“Importantly they are also an avenue for youth to be informed of, and have their say on, Council events, programs and projects – so we’d love to see a big crowd on the day.”

Divisional Councillor for Thornlands Paul Golle said the Youth Adventure Day would be held in partnership by Redland City Council, Redlands PCYC and Queensland Police, with the assistance of volunteers.

“These events are a collaborative effort to give our young people the chance to come together, have fun and be engaged with some of the community services available to support them,” Cr Golle said.

“Organisers have done a great job of planning a variety of activities including laser tag, cricket, basketball, video games and a free sausage sizzle.

“William Stewart Park also has a great skate park, playground and community exercise equipment, so people certainly won’t be lacking for things to do.

“I encourage all Redlands youth to come and join in the activities, make new friends, meet new people and enjoy the facilities the park has to offer.”

For more information call 3829 8999.

In the event of wet weather, visit the Redland City Youth-Qld Facebook page or on Instagram redland_youth for updates.

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Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards nominations open


If you know someone working to make great things happen on Redlands Coast, Redland City Council wants to hear from you.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said nominations were now open for the annual Australia Day Awards, recognising the everyday and extraordinary contributions of remarkable people and community groups on Redlands Coast.

“So much of what makes Redlands Coast special is its people – those who give their time and heart to others, those who push themselves to achieve at elite levels and those who show great innovation in their social, environmental and cultural projects,” Cr Williams said.

“They are the people who inspire us by example, bring us together and set us apart.

“We are calling on the eyes and ears of community nominators to help us seek out the many humble individuals who quietly go about their great works without any expectation of reward.

“If you know of a person, group or community organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to our City this year, I strongly encourage you to nominate them for a Redlands Coast Australia Day Award.

“Together we can ensure our Australia Day Awards are an opportunity for these community members to be recognised and acknowledged- by those who take the time to nominate them and by the wider Redlands Coast community.”

Online nominations are now open for these award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award (30 years and under)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year Award (60 years and over)
  • Local Hero Award
  • Community Organisation Award
  • Cultural Award
  • Environment and Sustainability Award
  • Sports Award
  • Reconciliation Award

To check eligibility or make a nomination, visit the Your Say Redlands Coast website.

Nominations close 4pm, Friday 30 November 2018. The Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards presentation for finalists will be held in January 2019.

For more information please contact Council’s events team at events@redland.qld.gov.au.

Containers to be removed from Shore Street West site


Redland City Council was recently advised that 4 Simplicity Pty Ltd, trading as Chef’s Inc., has elected to go into voluntary liquidation.

Council also reluctantly took action recently to terminate the company’s Licence to Operate after the company failed to meet conditions of the licence.

Mayor Karen Williams said Council had made multiple attempts to meet with the company owner to discuss their future intentions after the food hub was closed for the winter months, but had not received a positive response.

“Following the decision of Chef’s Inc. to go into voluntary liquidation, the company that owns the containers (a separate company to Chef’s Inc.) is now expected to start removing containers from the site,” Cr Williams said.

“Council is working with the liquidators and the owners of the containers remaining on the site in Shore Street West to facilitate removal of the containers.

“Cleveland remains an ideal investment location for new dining and entertainment experiences as part of the strong branding of the Redlands Coast experience.”

Burst water main – Karragarra Island, Macleay Island and Lamb Island rolling blog: latest update 24 October at 9.30pm


9.30pm Wednesday 24 October 2018

Boil water alert lifted for Karragarra, Lamb and Macleay islands

Residents on Karragarra Island, Lamb Island and Macleay Island do not need to boil their drinking water as of 9:00pm Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Seqwater and Redland City Council have confirmed multiple treated water samples of the network over the past two days indicate the water is safe to drink.

Water to the three islands is safe to drink and the boil water alert is now lifted.

Redland City Council will now stop the supply of bottled water on the three islands and the bottled water pickup points will be gradually closing.

Water supply to the islands was impacted following a burst water main on Karragarra Island on Sunday night. Efforts to inspect the pipeline and restore water supply were hindered after an artificial lake was created from the burst. The time required to drain the lake took longer than first estimated.

Water supply was fully restored Tuesday to Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb islands after the successful repair of the burst water main.

Island residents should now have full water supply pressure available through their household taps. If this is not the case, please report your situation to Council on 3829 8999.

Seqwater and Redland City Council thank the island communities for their patience while the repair work was completed and the volunteers who operated the bottled water pickup points and delivered water to those unable to access those points. Our Community Champions and members of the Lamb Island Residents Association, the SES and Rural Fire Service where among the volunteers to support the island communities.

A boil water alert was issued Monday 22 October as a precautionary measure due to the possibility groundwater may have infiltrated the treated drinking water supply when the pipe burst.

4.00pm Wednesday 24 October 2018

Boiled water alert continues for Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands

Water has been restored on all of the islands however the boil water alert remains current. This is to allow time for the pipe will be sufficiently flushed and water tested to ensure it is safe for consumption.

More information about boiling water is available on the Queensland Health website.

Bottled water is available to residents at our three island pick-up points:

  • Macleay Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 266/276 High Central Rd
  • Lamb Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, Lucas Drive
  • Karragarra Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 11 Noyes Road.

Residents who need help accessing water are encouraged to contact us on 3829 8999 for assistance.

7.08pm 23 October 2018 

Boiled water alert continues for Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands

The State Government’s Seqwater has advised water supply has now been restored to Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb Island today, with repairs completed to the bulk water pipe which burst on Karragarra Island.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that most island residents will now have full water supply pressure available through their household taps.

Despite this, it is important for residents to continue to boil water coming through their taps while the Boil Water Alert is current,” Cr Williams said.

“The alert is expected to be remain in place until Thursday to allow time for the system to be sufficiently flushed and water tested to ensure it is safe for consumption.

“Residents must continue to boil tap water for drinking until further notice.

Unboiled tap water can be used for showering and bathing other than infants (but minimise water in the mouth), washing dishes (provided dishes are air-dried) and flushing toilets.

If water remains discoloured it is best not to use it in washing machines and dishwashers.

While Seqwater and Redland City Council officers have been purging the mains water system today to clear sediment and gas from the mains pipes, it is important that households do the same in their home.

Residents wanting to turn on their system are advised that they should turn on the tap closest to their water main and run the water for a few minutes until the water runs clear.

While there may be air and sediment coming from the pipes initially, if the water does not clear after a reasonable time, residents should call Redland City Council 3829 8999 and report their problem and location.

Residents are also advised that they can vent their hot water system if they have access to it, by using the pressure release valve marked on the holding tank.

This is the same process of venting air and letting the water run for a few moments to clear the tank.

More information about water and system flushing is available on council’s website:redlnd.cc/2EC797e .

While the boiled water alert remains in place Council will be continuing to make bottled water available to residents at island pick-up points, with at least 28,000 extra bottles already delivered today on top of the 13,000 yesterday and further supplies on standby if needed tomorrow.

Council has advised that residents can collect what bottled water reasonably need from the three bottled water pick-up points at:

  • Macleay Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 266/276 High Central Rd
  • Lamb Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, Lucas Drive
  • Karragarra Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 11 Noyes Road.

Divisional Councillor Mark Edwards praised the ongoing  efforts of Community Champions and SES and other volunteer agencies who have been delivering bottled water to residents who were unable to access the island pick-up points.

“These amazing people are continuing to help with the distribution of water and more than 70 deliveries of bottled water to residents who still need help accessing water.

“Residents needing help to access water should contact Council on 3829 8999 for assistance,” Cr Edwards  said.

“The community have again shown great resilience, understanding and patience throughout this water outage and the continuing Boil Water Alert.

“There has been substantial progress made today to restoring the system and if people follow the advice, they should now be able to resume most of their normal household routines.”

Further Advice on boiling water

Information regarding boiling water is available from Queensland Health website: redlnd.cc/2NZcAfQ.

11.15am 23 October 2018 

Water being restored  to Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra islands throughout today

The State Government’s Seqwater has advised water supply is progressively being restored to Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb islands throughout  today, following an outage caused by a bulk water pipe which burst on Karragarra Island on Sunday.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said some island residents had already reported having some water coming through the taps and pressure and supply would progressively increase throughout the day.

“Even so, it is still important for residents to boil water coming through their taps while the Boil Water Alert is current, which could be for a couple more days yet,” Cr Williams said.

“This is to allow time for the pipe to be sufficiently flushed and water tested to ensure it is safe for consumption.

“People should use cooled boiled water or bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing and preparing food or beverages, preparing baby formula, making ice and bathing infants.

“The good news is that unboiled tap water can now be used for showering and bathing, other than infants, (but minimise water in the mouth), washing dishes (provided dishes are air-dried) and flushing toilets.

“Council is continuing to make bottled water available to residents at island pick-up points, with approximately 28,000 extra bottles being delivered today, on top of the 13,000 delivered yesterday.”

The three bottled water pick-up points are:

  • Macleay Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 266/276 High Central Road
  • Lamb Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, Lucas Drive
  • Karragarra Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 11 Noyes Road.

Local Councillor for Division 5 Mark Edwards said the Community Champions and SES were delivering bottled water to residents unable to access the pick-up points yesterday and had resumed doing so today.

“Residents who need help accessing bottled water should contact Council on 3829 8999 for assistance,” he said.

“While the Boil Water Alert is still current, I urge Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb Island residents who are travelling to the mainland to pick up some bottled water while they are there.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our island residents for their patience and understanding during this water outage and while the Boil Water Alert is current.

“I also acknowledge the great work being done on the ground by our Community Champions, SES, island Rural Fire Brigades, Lamb Island Residents Association and Council staff who have been working tirelessly to support and community.”

Advice on boiling water

People should use cooled boiled water or bottled water for:

Drinking, brushing teeth, washing and preparing food or beverages, preparing baby formula, making ice and bathing infants.

Unboiled stored water can be used for:

  • showering and bathing other than infants (but minimise water in the mouth),
  • washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher, provided dishes are air-dried and
  • flushing toilets.

People should bring drinking water to a boil and then allow water to cool before using it.

Kettles with automatic cut-off switches are suitable for producing boiled water. Variable temperature kettles should be set to boil.

Information regarding boiling water is available from Queensland Health website.

9.00am Tuesday 23 October 2018

Burst water main SMBI

Seqwater has successfully repaired a burst water main on Karragarra Island overnight. Water has progressively been restored overnight to island residents.
The Boil ]Water Alert remains active until further notice; Information regarding boiling water is available from Queensland Health:

Bottled water stations have been open since 6am this morning.

Pick-up points are:
* Macleay Island Fire Station, 266/276 High Central Rd
* Lamb Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, Lucas Drive
* Karragarra Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 11
Noyes Road.

For showering purposes, Russell Island pool has been open since 6am.

For updates on repair and reconnection of water supply contact Seqwater on 1800 771 497 or visit the Seqwater website.

7:45pm Monday 22 October 2018 

Water outage and boil water alert continues on Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands

The State Government’s Seqwater has advised that they have located the break in the burst water main on Karragara Island, are in the process of repairing the damage, and will provide an update in the morning.

At this stage water supply has still not been restored to Karagarra, Macleay and Lamb Islands.

We stress that residents must continue to boil stored water and any water that returns through pipes while the Boil Water Notice is in place.  This could be for several days and is to allow for the mains to be sufficiently flushed to ensure public health.

Residents who leave the islands regularly should consider bringing bottled water supplies back from the mainland or even whether they would prefer to stay on the mainland should the situation continue.

Redland City Council has today arranged the delivery of 13,000 bottles of drinking water to Karragarra Island, Macleay Island and Lamb Island. At least another 28,000 bottles will be delivered tomorrow.

Redland City Council continue to make available bottled water to residents through three pick-up points:

  • Macleay Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 266/276 High Central Rd
  • Lamb Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, Lucas Drive
  • Karragarra Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 11 Noyes Road.

The pick-up points will be open tonight until 10pm. New pallets will be delivered to these pick up points, which will reopen at 6am tomorrow morning.

Community Champions and SES have been delivering bottled water to residents who were unable to access the pick-up points today and will resume doing so tomorrow morning.

If you need help accessing water please contact Council’s after hours number 3829 8999 any time to assist.

Pool, tank water or seawater can be used to flush toilets (septic water tanks included).

We are asking neighbours to help each other out with the use of their tank water.

For showering purposes, Russell Island pool will be open from 6am tomorrow.

Water Tankers are currently in transit and will be deployed to each of the three affected islands in the event of a fire emergency.

For updates on repair and reconnection of water supply contact Seqwater on 1800 771 497.

Advice on boiling water

People should use cooled boiled water or bottled water for:

Drinking, brushing teeth, washing and preparing food or beverages, preparing baby formula, making ice and bathing infants.

Unboiled stored water can be used for:

  • showering and bathing other than infants (but minimise water in the mouth),
  • washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher, provided dishes are air-dried and
  • flushing toilets.

People should bring drinking water to a boil and then allow water to cool before using it or storing it in a clean, closed container for later use.

Kettles with automatic cut-off switches are suitable for producing boiled water. Variable temperature kettles should be set to boil.

Information regarding boiling water is available from Queensland Health website: redlnd.cc/2NZcAfQ.

4:45pm Monday 22 October 2018 

The Boil Water Alert is still current for residents of Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb Island.

Pallets of bottled water are currently being delivered to Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Island due to arrive around 5.30pm, however if you are on the mainland returning to the island this afternoon we would encourage you to stock up on water before getting on the ferry and continue to boil stored water.

Pick-up points are:

*Macleay Island Fire Station, 266/276 High Central Rd
*Lamb Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, Lucas Drive
*Karragarra Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 11 Noyes Road.

Information regarding boiling water is available from Queensland Healthredlnd.cc/2NZcAfQ

Toilets: Tank water or seawater can be used to flush toilets (septic water tanks included).

We are asking neighbours to help each other out with the use of their tank water.

For updates on repair and reconnection of water supply contact Seqwater on 1800 771 49 or visit: https://www.seqwater.com.au/

10:50am Monday 22 October 2018 

Seqwater and Redland City Council advise all residents of Karragarra Island, Macleay Island and Lamb Island to boil their tap water used for drinking following a burst water main.

This alert applies to all residents of Karragarra Island, Macleay Island and Lamb Island from 22 October 2018.

Bulk water authority Seqwater is working closely with Redland City Council to resolve the situation. The notice is precautionary following a break in the bulk water pipeline between North Stradbroke Island and Karragarra Island. The break means that groundwater may have infiltrated the treated water.

Redland City Council is currently transporting bottled water to the islands. Pick-up points will include:

  • Macleay Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 276 Central High Road
  • Lamb Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, Lucas Drive
  • Karragarra Island – Rural Fire Brigade Station, 11 Noyes Road

Contact Council on 3829 8999 if you’re unable to access water pick-up points.

At the stage, Seqwater anticipates it will take at least 12 hours to repair the water infrastructure on Karragarra Island. This infrastructure also supplies Macleay and Lamb Island. For updates on repair and reconnection of supply visit Seqwater.

The boil water alert will stay in effect until SEQwater and Redland City Council are confident there is no longer a public health concern. Regular updates will be provided to affected communities.

Consuming unboiled drinking water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people (e.g. those who are very young, elderly or immune compromised). If you are concerned about your health contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), your local doctor or local hospital and advise them of your concerns.

People should use cooled boiled water or bottled water for:

  • drinking
  • brushing teeth
  • washing and preparing food or beverages
  • preparing baby formula
  • making ice
  • bathing infants.

Unboiled drinking water can be used for:

  • showering and bathing other than infants (but minimise water in the mouth)
  • washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher, provided dishes are air-dried
  • flushing toilets.

People should bring drinking water to a boil and then allow water to cool before using it or storing it in a clean, closed container for later use.

Kettles with automatic cut-off switches are suitable for producing boiled water. Variable temperature kettles should be set to boil.

Residents are urged to share this alert with neighbours and friends.

Contact Seqwater on 1800 771 497 for information in regards to the burst water main and water outage.

For more information about health and safety and bottled water during the outage, visit the Redland City Council website , Facebook page , Twitter or phone Redland City Council 3829 8999.

Local law amendments


Redland City Council has amended a local law regulating fishing from bridges and culverts, and implemented a new local law regulating the placement of shipping containers and railway carriages on land.

Mayor Karen Williams said the amendments and new local law followed community consultation from 23 May to 29 June 2018.

“Local laws play an important role in Council’s day-to-day operations by helping to regulate a vast range of activities across Redlands Coast,” she said.

The changes to the local laws are as follows:

New Subordinate Local Law

Subordinate Local Law No. 1.19 (Placement of Shipping Containers, Railway Carriages and other Objects on Land) simplifies and clarifies the provisions for the approval and placement of shipping containers and other objects that may not be considered buildings or structures under the Building Act 1975.

It describes:

–     the circumstances where a permit is not required, typically for when a shipping container is placed for a temporary purpose

–     the circumstances where a permit is required or where the placement of certain objects is prohibited

–     the process for a permit to place certain shipping containers, railway carriages and other objects on land

–     the conditions that will be imposed on an approval

–     the term of an approval and renewal

–     design and siting provisions based on the zoning of a property

Subordinate Local Law No. 1.19 (Placement of Shipping Containers, Railway Carriages and other Objects on Land) applies to zones nominated as residential, environmental/rural and open space and sub categories of each.  The subordinate local law is effective from 4 February 2019.

Council also agreed to consider further amendments to the local law as it pertains to the environmental and rural zones; in particular, the prescribed criteria for placement of a shipping container, railway carriage, or other object on land.

Amended Local Laws

Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2015 was amended to facilitate the new Subordinate Local Law No. 1.19 (Placement of Shipping Containers, Railway Carriages and other Objects on Land).

Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2015 was amended to allow fishing from a local government bridge or culvert unless otherwise signed.

For further details and information about local laws on Redlands Coast, visit Council’s website at redland.qld.gov.au

Extended hours and asbestos collection at island Waste Transfer Stations


Redlands Coast Southern Island residents will be able to dispose of their waste seven days a week after Council today voted to permanently extend opening hours at Russell and Macleay islands’ Waste Transfer Stations.

Mayor Karen Williams said the extended hours followed a 12-month trial, a key recommendation of Council’s Fire Management Plan Review Report 2017.

“After 12 months, feedback is that residents and commercial operators appreciate the convenience of being able to access the waste transfer stations seven days per week,” Cr Williams said.

“Data collected over the trial period shows a reduction of illegal dumping at the front gates and less vandalism at both facilities.

“This is undoubtedly due to the presence by site operators seven days a week.

“The trial was coupled with an education campaign encouraging island residents to stay safe by cleaning up and maintaining overgrown and unkempt properties.”

Local Councillor for the Redlands Coast Southern Islands Mark Edwards welcomed the decision.

“This is great news for islanders and will help reduce illegal dumping,” Cr Edwards said.

“Unlike on the mainland, if you live on an island you can’t just drive to another transfer station if the closest one is closed.

“It is costly and time consuming to transport waste off the island to another facility, leading some residents to dump it illegally.

“The extended opening hours and free transfer stations means there are now no excuses for illegal dumping.

“Residents told me they wanted the transfer stations open seven days a week and Council has listened.

“Continuation of seven day operations may also benefit Council’s ability to apply for and recover costs associated with the State Government Waste Disposal Levy, due to come into effect next year.”

Cr Williams said Council would also investigate installing new asbestos disposal services at all gated island waste transfer stations from mid-late 2019.

“If installed, these bins will allow residents to take up to 10m2 or 250kg asbestos-containing material and cement sheeting to the transfer stations,” she said.

“The material would need to be double wrapped and sealed in durable, thick plastic in order to be received at the waste transfer station.

“This would mean residents no longer had to transport this material to the mainland transfer stations, saving them time and money.

“It would also reduce illegal dumping of this material, ensuring it was handled safely and responsibly.”

Support our farmers with the Redland City Bands’ drought relief concert


Book in for some local toe-tapping entertainment with Redland City Bands’ drought relief concert at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) next Friday 19 October.

Conductor Peter Francis with Mayor Karen Williams outside the Redland Performing Arts Centre.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was pleased to support the event, which would help raise funds and awareness for farmers suffering the devastating impacts of the prolonged drought.

“With our rich agricultural heritage, many Redland Coasts locals – myself included – have an affinity with the farming community,” Cr Williams said.

“This concert is a tangible way we can help, with all proceeds going to Drought Angels.

“Redlanders are known for their generosity and I thank Redland City Bands – and in particular conductor Peter Francis – for taking the initiative to put on such as event, which Redland City Council and RPAC are proud to support.

“I encourage everyone to come along on the night, you will not only enjoy the entertainment but equally you will be making a real difference.”

Redland City Bands conductor Peter Francis said the concert would feature some great music in support of a great cause.

“Every now and then a situation moves you… and this is one of those times,” Mr Francis said.

“I found myself in a position of being able to help and surrounded by likeminded musicians willing to give freely of their time and talents.

“Our big band and three concert bands will perform a variety of numbers, including the 1812 Overture, You’re the Voice, Carnival of Venice and selections from Mary Poppins and The Blues Brothers, to name a few.

“Entertainment and a sausage sizzle will start at 6.30pm, followed by the concert at 7.30pm.”

Tickets are just $15 for children and $25 for adults and can be booked online, or in person from the RPAC Box Office (2-16 Middle St, Cleveland).

New structure plan for Victoria Point emerging community


Redland City Council has resolved to prepare a structure plan for a new emerging community south of Victoria Point.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the structure plan would cover land to the south-west of Victoria Point that is currently included within emerging community zone of the adopted Redlands Coast City Plan.

“This area has been earmarked for a number of years for growth by the State Government, and they have incorporated it into the urban footprint and directed Council to structure plan the area,” Cr Williams said.

“Now that the city plan has commenced and the area is included in the Emerging Community zone, it is an appropriate time for Council to commence a structure planning process.

“The structure plan will facilitate the delivery of a well-planned urban community by integrating all necessary components of the built and natural environments in an orderly, integrated and coordinated land use pattern.”

Cr Williams said Council had deferred its decision on development applications in the area until the structure plan was in place to ensure growth in the area was managed appropriately.
“Since 2015, Council has received two development applications for the area – the first for 289 lots within a portion of the eastern area of the zone (Clay Gully Road and Brendan Way) and the second in 2017 over land on Bunker Road seeking reconfiguration for 176 lots,” she said.

“Council resolved in March this year that the application lodged for the Clay Gully Road-Brendan Way development be deferred until a Council-led structure plan is completed for the whole emerging community, or the Victoria Point Local Development Area.

“As part of today’s decision, Council will ask the State Government to outline what work they are planning on roads in the area, including Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and the recently announced planning on roads associated with a proposed Victoria Point bypass.”

Cr Williams said the community would be engaged during the development of the structure plan, which would be delivered in nine stages with a target of September 2019 for final approval and incorporation into the Redlands Coast City Plan.

“A critical component of the structure plan is effective and appropriate community engagement,” Cr Williams said.

“Residents need – and expect – to know what is happening on their doorsteps and Council has an obligation to tell them.

“We will be engaging our community following the formulation of the draft land use plan and once we have ministerial approval to commence detailed consultation.

“It is expected that this will occur in the second half of 2019.

“A well-prepared structure plan supported by an appropriate public consultation strategy should minimise risks and ensure the area develops in an appropriate and timely manner.”

Council to consult community on dog bans and restrictions


The community will have its say on whether dogs should be prohibited or restricted from Cleveland Markets after Councillors today backed a call from Mayor Karen Williams.

The Mayor asked Councillors at today’s General Meeting to support her Mayoral Minute calling for a review of dogs being restricted at Cleveland Markets as part of Council’s Local Law 2, Register of Animals in Public Places.

Cr Williams said the move followed recent community debate about dogs being prohibited from Cleveland Markets, which was sparked after complaints from residents about dogs being present in the marketplace.

“Dogs have actually not been allowed at the markets since 1997 but, following recent complaints from residents wanting the local law enforced, Council has erected signs to educate the public about the local law; although no infringement notices have been issued,” Cr Williams said.

“Considering the local law has been in place for more than 20 years, I think it is time to ask the community for feedback and we will ultimately be guided by what they tell us.”

Cr Williams congratulated Cleveland Village Traders and market stall holders for bringing attention to the matter, prompting her call for the community to have its say through public consultation.

“As a dog owner myself, I can understand why people would want to take their furry friends to the markets, but I also understand that not everyone is a dog lover and having them around food and children can cause issues,” she said.

“So the best course of action is to ask the community what they want through formal, public consultation.

“While I appreciate the support of my fellow Councillors today, it is important to remember that this review won’t be immediate.

“Also, in order to respect those residents who have asked for the local law to be enforced, the ban on dogs at the markets will remain until the review is finalised.”