Council sells Cleveland car park to LJ Hooker

Redland City Council sells 1,500 sqm of land at 2-16 Wynyard Street Cleveland to LJ Hooker

Redland City Council sells car park at 2-16 Wynyard Street Cleveland to LJ Hooker for office construction

Redland City Council has sold part of a Cleveland CBD car park  to real estate agents LJ Hooker who will construct their new office on the site.

The sale price for the publicly owned 1500 sqm property at 2-16 Wynyard Street has not been disclosed.

The property sale was negotiated and managed by the Council’s subsidiary property company Redland Investment Corporation (RIC).

RIC Chief Executive Officer Peter Kelley said:

This sale and proposed development will mean approximately 11 long-term public car parks will be removed from the site, so we will be adding 20 additional long-term public car parks outside the Redlands Performing Arts Centre, meaning there will be a net increase in city centre car parks.

No details have yet been provided regarding the location of the new RPAC car parks and the amount of open space that will be lost.

This deal was the subject of a Redland City Council news release.

Two other developments in the Cleveland CBD have implications for the availability of car parking:

Development in Redland Bay on Council’s agenda

Staging plan for 88 residential lots to be developed by Villa World

Staging plan for 88 residential lots to be developed by Villa World

An application by Villa World to subdivide and develop 88 residential lots at Redland Bay will be considered by Redland City Council at its meeting on Wednesday 7 September.

The proposed subdivision will contain residential lots ranging in size from 294 sqm to 577 sqm with an average residential lot size of 369 sqm.

The site is currently zoned for medium density retirement accommodation but the officers report (Item 11.2.4 of the Agenda) says this requirement is adequately provided for in the area whereas there is a shortage of land for detached residential dwellings.

Here is a link to details of application ROL006001 in PD On-Line.

Rates concessions for retirement village leaseholders

The issue of rates paid by retirement village leaseholders will also be discussed by councillors on Wednesday.

An officers report notes that there are 9 retirement villages with 1191 units on a leasehold basis in Redland City. The report says:

When all fixed Council charges are taken into consideration the average saving for a leasehold retirement village resident is $1,444 in comparison to a property receiving a part rate of rebate and $1,279 when compared to a property receiving a maximum rate of rebate.

The report estimates cost of providing a rebate to pensioner residents in leasehold retirement village schemes to be $251,625 plus administration (staff) costs of $76,609.

The officers report makes no recommendation to Council other than the report be noted.

Sink Tobruk for Straddie petition

Redland City Council is seeking community support for a change.org petition asking the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tourism Minister Kate Jones to select waters off North Stradbroke Island (Minjerriba) as the final resting place for decommissioned warship ex-HMAS Tobruk.

The sunk warship would become a dive site and tourist attraction contributing to the island’s economic transition to a tourism based economy.

Here is a link to the petition initiated by Redland City Council.

Council meeting agenda for 7 September meeting

Redland City Council’s next general meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 September commencing 9:30 a.m.

Here is a link to the meeting agenda.

Toondah Harbour project update

Redlands2030 is holding a Toondah Harbour project update on Saturday 10 September.

Date: Saturday 10 September 2016

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Place: Middle Street end of G.J. Walter Park, just before the ferry terminal (Google Maps)

 

Redlands2030 – 5 September 2016

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Council sells Cleveland car park to LJ Hooker

  1. David Macleod is correct in saying many people park in this area due to height restrictions, also some vehicles have turning circles that make parking under Coles difficult. Driving past the car park at 930 am this morning I noted the car park was full bar a couple of spots. The chief executive officer should be made to park 400m from his office and walk every day to experience the net increase in parking as we will have to do to get to the shopping precinct from RPAC. With the ever increasing development in Cleveland this Council is steering the Redlands toward a disastrous outcome. We have an elected representative who has shown that he is incapable of reflecting community concerns in the council chamber. I have questioned him regarding his stance on Toondah Harbour, to which he will only reply that he supports” the process”. I wonder if he was again striving to show Williams his allegiance when considering this sale. Off topic but related to car parking, after three years of enquiries regarding the surface of the car park on the Western side of Woolworths I had a letter delivered on two consecutive days with the same content. Pensioners and Mums pushing full trolleys across this apocalyptic surface will be pleased to know that the surface is under maintenance. Unfortunately Council is not able to extend themselves to explain what sort of maintenance or frequency of work, nil and nil I hazard a guess, but we can rest easy.

  2. What planet is the planner on who is assessing the Villaworld development at Redland Bay, development for 10,000 people at Shoreline Redland Bay has been approved so can’t see why there is s shortfall of detached residential dwellings. Maybe Shoreline will turn into more units.
    When does the amount of the sale of public land become confidential – it is the ratepayers property. There are more than 11 car spaces on Wynard Street and the site has the capacity for high rise. Why is council withholding the sale price was there a dodgy deal done, a real estate agent is building their office but it is about 2000 square metres what else is going on the site? I agree with other comments, people who park at Wynyard street don’t walk to RPAC and are they just going to cover the park near RPAC with tar.

  3. It scares me that a council can sell publicly owned land for car parking spaces to real estate agents/developers.
    Didn’t think any law anywhere allowed local councils to make deals with real estate agents. It’s wrong…dead wrong…for real estate agents to have authority to purchase publicly owned land in my view.

  4. This Council is either incompetent, insensitive or both! I can understand a commercial business wanting to expand BUT to sell Council ie ratepayer owned property (car park) is grossly stretching the perceived (by Council) authority.
    And, what a joke it is on the ratepayers and visitors to RPAC to suggest additional car parking space will be opened nearby. Where may I ask? On the green space which is now used as breathing space? This area would also mean further walking distance to the CBD than the current site.
    A city is more than tar and cement. The open, green spaces enhance the liveability for its citizens. When is this Council going to put ratepayers FIRST and commercial interests dealt with appropriately in line with good neighbourhood principles?

  5. Where are we going to park our cars? My 4WD wont fit under Coles, the height limit is too low. Where do I park when I go to the Doctors at pivotal health?
    Why are we losing parking areas, not gaining some?
    This is wrong.

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