Solar power and plane crash on Council agenda

Council to discuss solar power and memorial for a 1947 plane crash at its meeting on 12 October 2016

Redland City Council ‘s chambers in Bloomfield Street, Cleveland

Proposals for investing $3.6 million in solar power generation over the next four years will be considered by Redland City Council at its general meeting tomorrow.

The meeting commences at 9:30 am in the Council chambers in Bloomfield Street, Cleveland.

Members of the public can observe proceedings from the public gallery, except for items which councillors decide to discuss in closed session. At the meeting on 12 October one item of business concerning community infrastructure is listed for discussion in closed session.

Here is a link to a Council webpage where the meeting agenda can be accessed.

Solar power

Following a feasibility study councillors will be asked to approve a program of work which could cost about $3.6 million comprising four items:

  • A centralised energy monitoring, management and reporting project by the end of 2016/17
  • A proof of concept solar generation trial project installed at a Council facility (e.g. South Street depot or the new Animal Shelter building) by the end of 2017/18
  • A community halls roof top solar project for the top seven community halls by the end of 2017/18
  • A 1.5 MW solar farm project at the Cleveland Wastewater Treatment Plant to off-set electricity costs at one of Council’s highest energy use facilities by the end of 2019/2020 financial year

The feasibility study was carried out by Local Government Infrastructure Services which is an infrastructure services company fully owned by the Local Government Association of Queensland with experience in renewable energy programs.

Remembering the NEI Dakota plane crash

Councillors will consider an officer’s recommendation that a small area of land next to North Stradbroke Island’s Adder Rock Caravan Park be renamed “NEI Dakota Memorial Park”.

This proposal is to facilitate plans for erection of a memorial to the six people who lost their lives when this Dutch plane crashed in the waters off Point Lookout on 26th February 1947.

The officer’s report to Council says:

This park naming request is in accordance with the Park Naming Guideline for Neighbourhood Parks, as this would be considered similar to the category of war memorials, although the aircraft crash occurred in peacetime.

More information about this plane crash is available in a Bulletin report dated April 2015.


Redlands2030 – 11 October 2016