Capalaba ‘revitalisation’ on Council’s agenda

The Capalaba Town Centre Revitalisation Project and consultation about dog restrictions at Wellington Point Beach Reserve are on the agenda for Redland City Council’s meeting on Wednesday.

The official notice of local government elections on 28 March was issued by the electoral Commission of Queensland on Saturday 22 February 2020.

The meeting this Wednesday and a meeting on 11 March will take place during the caretaker period in which councils are precluded from making major decisions.

Capalaba Town Centre Revitalisation

Site of the envisaged Capalaba revitalisation project - Source: Redland City Council website
Site of the envisaged Capalaba revitalisation project – Source: Redland City Council website

The Capalaba Town Centre Revitalisation project will be discussed by councillors in closed session on Wednesday.

This public private partnership project is being jointly undertaken by Redland City Council and its property company the Redland Investment Corporation (RIC).

Expressions of interest were invited in late 2018 from developers interested in a 2.05 hectare site owned by the Council which includes the Capalaba Bus Interchange.

The Council says its vision for the project includes the reinstatement of current civic assets that include the Capalaba Library, Customer Service Centre, Arts Centre and Hall.

The Council also says:

As part of the vision to provide growth opportunities for the area, Council and RIC will be looking at improving public transport access and through the expression of interest campaign will be considering options that will allow Capalaba to be metro ready. Development plans for the area should consider the Department of Main Roads and Transport’s Eastern Busway project and Brisbane City Council’s metro project.

A project timeline on the Council’s website says that selection of a preferred developer could take place any time from September 2019.

Other business for discussion on Wednesday

During the open session of the meeting which can be attended by media and the public, councillors will discuss:

  • Commencing public consultation about a trial of relaxed prohibitions and restrictions for dogs at Wellington Point Beach Reserve
  • Building design conditions proposed by Fiteni Homes for 130 dwellings in the Shoreline Estate.
  • Agreement with the State Government for ongoing management of the Bay Islands Aquatic Centre (BIAC)

There’s also an update on the draft “Redlands Coast Smart and Connected City Strategy”.

Three items are listed for discussion in closed session:

  • Capalaba Town Centre Revitalisation Project
  • Purchase of Property – State Emergency Services Redland Bay
  • Vegetation Protection Order VPO000028 – Ormiston land.

The full meeting agenda including officers’ reports can be downloaded from the Redland city Council website.

The contents of the agenda are shown below:

Redlands2030 – 25 February 2020

 

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  1. Capalaba Town Centre Revitalisation
    It’s reported RIC (Redland Investment Corporation) along with private developer plan to revitalise a congested area where Capalaba Central is mainly devoted to a sea of car parking spaces by the hundreds…none underground.
    Adjacent to Capalaba Shopping Centre, Mount Cotton Road, opposite 6-storey apartment building is a park, namely: Charles Winter Memorial Park, intended for local families when homes were built with no backyard space to speak of, the park being their backyard. WWII veteran (deceased) planted trees for wife, in first home, retired teacher next door planted a passionfruit vine on fence. KAG planted trees & I personally worked with Council operators to install seating, etc. but one dark night, two trucks parked a caravan/demountable RSL were about to dump, on perimeter…thereby effectively depriving local families use of the park from that day on…as Council placed a Boystown sign on front, bussed in boys older than locals led to believe, causing havoc for residents over the years, and when no longer needed, vacant for six months, locals contacted Cr Gleeson requesting return of the park, with no response. Oldest resident Joe asked me… ‘why was our park taken away from us…I loved to hear the sound of children laughing, playing’. Could revitalisation of this park be included so families…. as it’s said result of Qld Govt’s Nature Play Program that …outdoor play for kids has been found to increase environmental awareness and a sense of custodianship over natural environments?. Families are aware things need to change as the alarming rise in physical and emotional health and wellbeing issues among this generation can be directly linked to the way kids play. A quarter of Aussie kids aged five to 14 are now overweight or obese and less than one in five kids get their recommended 60 mins of physical activity each day. There is an increase in loneliness in the elderly too who would benefit from interacting with families in their local park. I can’t think of a better 100th birthday gift in May 2020, for Betty, now in aged care, whose veteran husband Keith planted trees for her in the park so long ago.

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