Category Archives: Get the facts

Get the Facts – Planning process for precinct confirmed


Redland City Council was not asked at its general meeting today (17 August, 2022) to approve earthworks and the “first stages” for the Birkdale Community Precinct (BCP) site. Reporting of that as published on couriermail.com.au at 6.40am on Wednesday 17 August 2022 is incorrect. At today’s meeting Council endorsed a community engagement summary report for the Draft  Continue reading…

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Get the facts – Notices of Motion


A Notice of Motion (NOM) is a request by a Councillor for a business item to be discussed and decided upon at a Council Meeting. A NOM cannot be accepted if it is unlawful or outside the scope of a local government to implement. It is incorrect to suggest that a recent proposed NOM regarding  Continue reading…

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Get the Facts – Whitewater Centre not on heritage land


The Redland Whitewater Centre at Birkdale will not in any way be affected by heritage listing of a site 600m away. There are no State or local heritage constraints on the section of the Birkdale Community Precinct set aside for the Redland Whitewater Centre. Reporting of that in The Courier-Mail on Tuesday 3 May 2022  Continue reading…

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Mayor achieves stop work order on demolition of historic homestead


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has won a reprieve for a local heritage building after Acting Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch agreed to a Stop Work Order on the proposed demolition of a 136-year-old Wellington Point homestead. Cr Williams wrote to Minister Enoch earlier in the week after being alerted to the potential demolition of  Continue reading…

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Whale Interpretive Facility – North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy


All parties involved in the Queensland Government’s North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (NSI ETS) are approaching the transition in good faith. Council has been encouraging the State Government to increase communication with residents and is pleased to see this message is being heard. The Whale Interpretive Facility planned for Point Lookout is project 22  Continue reading…

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Get filming ‘Get Ready’ for great prizes


An Apple iPad Pro or a GoPro HERO6 are up for grabs as part of Redland City Council’s new ‘Get Ready’ youth video competition. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Karen Williams said the competition aimed to involve young people of Redlands Coast with community messaging around storm and bushfire season preparedness.  Continue reading…

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Council sets out on Redlands Coast transport journey


How residents travel around the Redlands Coast was at the centre of two decisions made by Redland City Council in today’s General Meeting. The first decision saw Councillors endorse the Draft Redlands Coast Transport strategy for community engagement, while councillors also unanimously supported a Mayoral Minute for Council to make a submission to a State Government inquiry into  Continue reading…

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Council endorsed Education and Training Industry Sector Plan for Redlands Coast


Council today endorsed its Education and Training Industry Sector Plan 2018-2023, which supports the delivery of Council’s Economic Development Framework 2014-2041(EDF). With the education and training industry being Redlands Coast’s third largest employer, contributing 4.5 per cent of the Coast’s economic output, the Education and Training Industry Sector Plan focuses on three areas: Fostering collaboration  Continue reading…

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Council continues to negotiate over Commonwealth-owned Birkdale land


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will meet with yet another Federal Government MP in Canberra later this month as Council continues to try and secure the Federal Government land in Birkdale for the community. Cr Williams told today’s Council meeting that the recent Federal Government reshuffle would mean starting from scratch with new Assistant Minister  Continue reading…

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