Redland City Council has extended the deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI) submissions regarding industrial development opportunities on Macleay Island.
Mayor Karen Williams said the extension was granted to compensate for the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Developers interested in the overall development (including purchase or lease) of the Council owned land at 20-24 Kate Street now have until Friday 29 May 2020 to make a submission,” she said.
“The Macleay Island land – of approximately 6500m2 – is zoned for low impact industrial use.
“Currently used by Council as a works stockpile site, the available land has been identified as surplus to operational needs and is considered the most suitable island location for low impact industry offering both good access and appropriate buffers from other island properties.”
The EOI followed a Notice of Motion from Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards in recognition of the need for more industrial land to support the island economy.
“Macleay Island has experienced strong population growth in recent years with some of Australia’s best value coastal land located within the major population centre of South East Queensland,” Cr Edwards said.
“The long-term calls for more opportunity to develop light industry options for the island’s economy has helped drive Council’s decision to offer the site for low impact industry use.”
Council has appointed Ray White Commercial Bayside to manage the Expression of Interest on behalf of Council.
EOI documentation is available by contacting the agency on 07 3245 7199 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project background information is also located on the Your Say Redlands Coast website yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/macleay-island-development-industrial-land