Redland City Council’s next general meeting is on 11 May commencing at 9:30 am.
Meetings are held at the Council Chambers in Bloomfield Street, Cleveland.
Members of the public are able to observe meetings from the public gallery except for items which councillors discuss in ‘closed session’.
At each general meeting members of the community are given an opportunity to make short presentations with a time limit of five minutes. These presentations usually take place soon after the meeting commences. Sometimes they provoke interesting reactions from councillors.
What’s not going to be discussed
The most obvious point to make about the published agenda is that it doesn’t include important issues such as:
- Urgent action to stop the decline in Redland City’s koala population, particularly in light of the State Government’s weekend announcement that it will act urgently to support the state’s koala population.
- Making substantial changes to the Draft City Plan 2015 in line with community feedback, the koala crisis, and the obvious need for heritage protection
- Adding Willards Farm to the Local Heritage Register and developing a management plan for this historic property which is now owned by Redland City Council.
- Putting in place a properly researched and focussed economic development strategy for Redland City
- Rebooting strategies for the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek priority development areas to better meet community expectations.
Here are details of some items which are up for discussion on Wednesday morning.
Freedom of entry for 25/49 Royal Queensland Regiment
A proposal to grant Freedom of Entry to a Logan City based army unit could cost ratepayers $75,000 according to a report by Acting Group Manager City Spaces, Tracey Walker.
The report says formally offering freedom of entry to the 25/49 Royal Queensland Regiment will further strengthen Redland City’s connection and bond with the Australian Defence Force, in particular the army in Queensland.
The event would be staged in November 2017 when it would “play a particularly important part in Redland’s recognition and participation in the 11 November 2017 Armistice Day commemorations.”
Redland City granted freedom of entry to Air Force 95 Wing in April 2014.
Weinam Creek and Russell Island car parking
Cr Mark Edwards is putting forward proposals to
- Formalise Council owned land at 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 High Street, Russell Island as a car park and provide a report to Councillors by 20 June 2016 advising cost to remove trees.
- Install timed parking at Jock Kennedy Park, Russell Island parking area, including the boat ramp car park, to a maximum of four days with signage to be installed by 20 June 2016.
- Review the timed parking zones at and around the Weinam Creek jetty car parks in order to improve functionality for island residents; and provide a workshop to Councillors on recommendations by 20 June 2016.
Appointment of councillors to various task forces, committees
Council will decide which councillors will be nominated or appointed to represent Redlands on various taskforces, external bodies and internal committees. It’s a long list of opportunities so every councillor should win at least one prize.
- Regional Mosquito Management
- Council of Mayors (SEQ) – Resilient Rivers Taskforce
- Council of Mayors (SEQ) – Rural Communities Special Interest Group
- Local Disaster Management Group
- Donald Simpson Over 50’s Leisure Centre Board of Management
- North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Inc
- Redland Museum Advisory Committee
- Age-friendly Redlands Committee (ARC)
- Redlands Bicycle Advisory Committee
- Redlands Police Citizens’ Youth Club Management Committee
- Regional Arts Development Fund Committee (RADF)
- Internal Audit Committee
Closed session items
In closed session, Council will be discussing:
- Local Government Infrastructure Plan Extension (16.1.1)
- Compulsory Land Acquisition for East Thornlands Urban Wildlife corridor (Item 16.1.2)
A mysterious notice of motion
Word processing of the meeting agenda wasn’t quite finished before it was published on the Council’s website.
The Agenda Contents hint that Cr Wendy Boglary may be proposing a notice of motion to amend a resolution as Item 13.1.1.
An item in the Contents with the same number (13.1.1) is Bulky Household Item Collection Service but in the body of the agenda Item 13 is incomplete.
Here’s a link to the published agenda for Council’s meeting on Wednesday 11 May.
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