Redland City Council news – 6 June 2015

RCC Week ending 6 June 2015

Redlands2030 brings you a weekly summary of Redland City Council news, and other information.

Johnny Depp was in town

Johnny Depp gets parting gifts from Mayor Karen Williams

Johnny Depp gets parting gifts from Mayor Karen Williams

The main event in Redland City this week was three days of filming for Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

Johnny Depp was wonderful and made many people very happy. Alexandra Hills mum Kaylynn Ludwig made headlines by meeting him while still in her pyjamas.

Zealous Council staff issued parking tickets to people who parked illegally at Cleveland Point but then Council kindly waived fees.

When the filming wrapped up Mayor Karen Williams presented Mr Depp with a small boomerang, clapping sticks, a Quandamooka Salt Water Murri scarf, picnic blanket and bush tucker jams, as reported by the Redland City Bulletin.

Quandamooka Statement of Recognition

Artist Sandra Delaney with one of the panels that she designed

Artist Sandra Delaney designed the panels

The Quandamooka Statement of Recognition was unveiled on Wednesday at Redland City Council’s offices in Bloomfield Street Cleveland by Mayor Karen Williams and Quandamooka woman Professor Valerie Coombs.

Local artist Sandra Delaney designed the large panels which now sit on either side of the front entrance. The ceremony also featured dancers from the Yulu-Burri-Ba Dance Troupe.

The event was covered in this Redland City Bulletin report (including a short video).

Council Meeting on 3 June

Council decided not to rescind its decision to approve the Corporate Plan 2015-2020. It then approved an Operational Plan for the 2015/16 financial year.

Following its earlier decision to approve a local law that allows horses to be ridden in any park or reserve, except where banned with signage, Council has now delegated to the CEO the power to identify parks and reserves, or appropriate parts of a park or reserve, where horses are to be prohibited.

Council adopted a consolidated environment policy. It also resolved that the Mayor write to the Queensland Government requesting the commencement of a Southern Moreton Bay Transport Strategy that takes account of the transport needs of North Stradbroke Island, Coochiemudlo Island and SMBI residents.

Full details of what was decided at the meeting are set out in the minutes.

Public participation

During Council meetings time is allowed for public participation. This week two people addressed the Council.

Mr Daniel Kohler discussed the concerns of local residents about a proposed residential development ROL005873 by Ausbuild at 34-41 Wrightson Road, Thornlands.  Information is available at PD Online.

Mrs Toni Bowler addressed the Council to correct claims made about her at a previous meeting by Thornlands resident Mrs Kay Murphy. Mrs Bowler’s statements to Council were the subject of this report by the Redland City Bulletin.

Video coverage

No attempts were made to ban recording or filming of the Council discussions. Redlands2030 made video recordings and may make these available next week.


Report by Redlands2030 – 7 June 2015