City Plan open for comment from 14 September

Council last Thursday voted to release the Draft City Plan 2015 for community consultation from Monday 14 September after receiving State Government approval to do so.

City Plan, once finalised and adopted, will become Redlands’ new planning scheme and Council’s blueprint for the future development of the city.

Council encourages everyone in the community to be part of the City’s future by viewing and having their say during the public consultation. To ensure everyone has a chance to see the plan, we have extended the comment period to 54 days – nearly twice the statutory minimum of 30 business days required.

As part of the engagement residents will be able to view details right down to street and lot level. There will be mail-outs, website and social media information, open houses at key mainland and island locations, local pop-ups and opportunities to book meet-the-planner sessions.

The new plan uses terminology that will be consistent across Queensland and utilises up-to-date data on a range of issues from flood mapping to fire hazards.

City planning already responds to growth targets set by the State Government and this is carried over into the new plan, which will allow for an extra 50,000 people and estimated 26,000 new homes.

The new city plan aims to manage much of this growth within existing residential areas and city centres using wise and responsive city planning.

To view details for the Draft City Plan 2015 and planned consultation activities, visit  Consultation will close Friday 27 November.

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