Transport forums kicked off
The first Redland City Transport Forum was held at RPAC on Sunday afternoon.
The event was attended by about 50 people including councillors Beard, Bishop, Boglary, Elliott and Ogilvie.
After an opening address from Mayor Karen Williams, Guest speakers Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Dr Matthew Burke and Darren Crombie made presentations about future megatrends, transport planning and infrastructure prioritisation.
More information is available in this Bulletin Report.
The ‘community conversation’ about transport will be continued at two more forums:
- Saturday November 7 – Victoria Point Library, 7/15 Bunker Road Victoria Point. 1pm – 3pm. Navigating the Future: What should our transport system look like in 20 years’ time to meet our changing needs?
- Saturday November 14 – Capalaba Sports Club, 113 Ney Road Capalaba. 2pm – 4pm. Getting into Gear: What are our most pressing transport priorities and how do we deliver them?
Koalas and political donations on the agenda
Redland City Council next meets on Wednesday 4 November commencing at 9:30 am. Here’s a link to the meeting agenda. Two items of business, held over from previous meetings, return to the Council’s agenda this week.
Koalas and local law changes
A proposal to identify three new koala management areas will be discussed under item 11.1.1 – Local laws amendment. As is the case in existing koala management areas, dog owners in the proposed new areas would be required to tether or confine their animals at night.
Cr Craig Ogilvie’s motion about political donations will be discussed as item 14.1.1. In this motion Cr Ogilvie is proposing:
12 unit development next to Winter Memorial Park (item 11.2.3)
Councillors will consider a code assessible development application for 12 units at 38 Pittwin Road South, Capalaba (MCU013542).
The site, zoned Medium Density Residential, is located next to Winter Memorial Park.
The officers report states that: “The proposed development is considered to comply with the applicable codes in the Redlands Planning Scheme.”
However, the officers note that the probable solution for this site would be 9 units with an average residential density of 1 dwelling unit per 200m² of site area, whereas the applicant is proposing 12 units with a density of 1 dwelling unit per 155m² which is 3 dwelling units above the density identified within the probable solution. The officers go on to say:
Will Council spend $100,000 on renewable energy investigations?
Draft City Plan public consultation
The Council had a ‘pop up’ City Plan consultation activity at the Cleveland Markets on Sunday morning.
This week the Council will be holding the following City Plan information sessions:
- Thursday 5 November: Victoria Point Shopping Centre, 11:30am – 1:30pm
- Saturday 7 November: Redland Bbay Shopping Centre, 11:30am – 1:30pm
- Saturday 7 November: Wellington Point Village, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Redlands2030 discusses the Draft City Plan in two recent posts: