Budget

Comparison of rates and charges in southeast Queensland
Budget, Governance

Comparison of Rates and Charges in Southeast Queensland

Houses in Capalaba – Image: Google Earth For some years, Redlands2030 has been doing a comparison of rates and charges for typical homeowners in southeast Queensland local government areas. We do this to find out who gets “more for less” and who pays the highest rates and charges. Local council rates and charges, including water […]

Comparison of Rates and Charges in Southeast Queensland Read Post »

Budget, Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour

Capalaba needs attention, banking, homeless in the Redlands, Toondah

Winter Memorial Park in Capalaba Letters to the Editor 15 July 2023 Capalaba needs attention to make it more ‘people friendly’ than it presently is, says a local resident. People are homeless in the Redlands but is building 3,600 apartments at Toondah Harbour the answer? Should bank branch closures be reviewed by some sort of

Capalaba needs attention, banking, homeless in the Redlands, Toondah Read Post »

Budget, Governance, Local story

How many division councillors does the Redlands community need?

Redland City’s mayor and division councillors are set to get a 3% pay rise from 1 July 2023. This pay increase will lift the direct cost of employing Redland City’s elected officials to about $1,650,000 per year. This figure includes salaries, superannuation, reimbursement of expenses and provision of transport to the mayor and ten division

How many division councillors does the Redlands community need? Read Post »

Budget, Governance

Redlands rates and charges highest in SEQ

A comparison of local council rates and charges plus water service charges in south east Queensland shows that a typical Redland City homeowner will pay the most in 2022/23. This comparison uses the median residential land value for each local government area as the basis for calculating the general rates payable by a typical home

Redlands rates and charges highest in SEQ Read Post »

Budget, Governance, Residential development

Increases in land valuations for Redland City residential properties

Southern Moreton Bay islands have recorded big percentage increases in land valuations over the past three years including a 96.6% increase for Russell Island and a 78.6% increase for Macleay Island. Mainland localities recording valuation increases over 30% include Redland Bay (34.4%), Victoria Point (34.4%) and Mount Cotton (30.8%).. Across all of Redland City, the

Increases in land valuations for Redland City residential properties Read Post »

Budget, Governance

Redland City Council Budget hits homeowners with increased costs

Redland City Council discussing the 2021/22 budget The Redland City Council Budget adopted recently by Mayor Karen Williams and her fellow councillors will hit Redlands homeowners with a rates and charges increase of more than 4%, well above the increases handed out by other south east Queensland councils. The news is even worse for homeowners

Redland City Council Budget hits homeowners with increased costs Read Post »

Budget, Chicken poo, Culture, Governance, Koalas, Residential development

Koala strategy and more Ausbuild development

In the last general meeting of 2016 Redland City Council will consider a number of development applications by Ausbuild and other contentious issues including a koala strategy and possible third extension of time for the Mt Cotton chicken poo plant. Items on the agenda include applications by Ausbuild for development of residential dwellings at 399-413

Koala strategy and more Ausbuild development Read Post »

Budget, City Plan 2015, Community, Community Plan, Governance, Letters to the Editor

Thumbs down for Council’s park sell off plans

Writers give a big ‘thumbs down’ to Council’s proposed rezoning and sell-off of 16 parks for development in the draft City Plan. Some parks were bought with environmental levy funds because of their important conservation status – and residents wonder what’s changed. And in a interesting Tale of Two Cities, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

Thumbs down for Council’s park sell off plans Read Post »

Budget, City Plan 2015, Community, Economic Development Strategy, Economy, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Council backflips on Villa World discount deal

Koala rights protesters out the front and a packed public gallery added some excitement to Wednesday’s meeting of the Redland City Council. Did the community attention influence Council into voting against a significant cut in infrastructure charges for property developer Villa World? This recommended discount deal was discussed before the meeting in a report by

Council backflips on Villa World discount deal Read Post »

Scroll to Top
Web Design