Council General Meeting on 12 August 2015
The next meeting of the Redland City Council will be held on Wednesday 12 August, starting at 9:30 am.
Here is a link to the meeting agenda.
A few items which may be of interest to residents and ratepayers are discussed below.
MCU013346 22-34 Collingwood Rd Birkdale SPRP Reclassification (Item 11.2.3)
Council is being requested to amend this site’s classification under Division 9 of the South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions (Koala SPRP) from Medium Value Bushland to Low Value Rehabilitation. The recommendation from Council’s planning officers is that councillors approve this change. The report notes that if the request is refused then the applicant will need to redesign the unit layout to avoid the removal of two (2) koala habitat trees.
Sole suppliers Infrastructure and Operations (Item 11.3.1)
There is a general requirement that Redland City Council use competitive purchasing methods for items with a value greater than $15,000. However, Council officers are putting forward a request for approval to purchase items without having to source competitive quotes from 39 different vendors. The report to Council states that: “In the 2014/15 financial year, approximately $1,450,000 was spent on items provided by the sole suppliers for Redland Water.”
Commonwealth Games (Item 14.1.1)
Cr Mark Edwards is proposing a motion that Council set up a Redlands Commonwealth Games liaison committee as the vehicle to engage with sporting teams, Commonwealth Games Committees and the local community.
North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition (Item 14.2.1)
Cr Craig Ogilvie is proposing this motion:
That Council resolves to prepare a funding proposal for the State Government to access funds allocated to economic transition on North Stradbroke Island.
Options for helping low income and disadvantaged groups access sporting and cultural pursuits (Item 14.2.2)
Cr Craig Ogilvie is proposing
That Council resolves to:
1. Investigate options for helping low income and disadvantaged groups to access sporting and cultural pursuits; and
2. That this matter be listed for the next Community Grants workshop.
Funding agreement for ferry operations to SMBI (Item 16.1.1)
This item will be discussed in a closed session of the meeting.
Community Grants and sponsorship
Redland City Council is inviting applications under various community grants schemes:
- Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) accepting applications until Friday 15 August
- Council’s Sponsorship Program round one funding applications open until Friday 29 August
- Council’s Community Grants Program round one applications open until Friday 12 September
More information is available on the Council’s webpage for Grants and sponsorships
Submissions to the Heritage Council about Willards farm (“The Pines”)
If you want help in preparing a submission to the Heritage Council about Willards Farm (“The Pines”) there will be a public meeting on Wednesday 12 August 7:00 PM at the Birkdale School of Arts Hall located at 101 Birkdale Rd in Birkdale.
At this meeting Cr Paul Bishop will show residents how to make a submission to the Queensland Heritage Council about this 152-year-old property. The deadline for submissions to the Heritage Council is 24 August.
This forthcoming meeting was the subject of a report by the Redland City Bulletin.
The property which is the subject of heritage consideration was discussed in the Redlands2030 article: Willards Farm – part of the Redlands heritage.
Report by Redlands2030 – 9 August 2015