Governance

Proposed height increase for middle Street apartment block.
Governance, Residential development

Who decides if a nine level apartment block can be built on the Bel Air motel site?

Redland City Council is currently considering a developer’s application to increase from eight to nine storeys the height of a proposed apartment block at 218-220 Middle Street in Cleveland (the Bel Air Motel site). The development application is impact assessable, was advertised for public consultation and submissions have been made objecting to the proposal. Mr […]

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Impression of the proposed Redlands Whitewater Centre
Birkdale Precinct, Governance

Community opposition to proposed Whitewater Centre

At its general meeting on 15 May 2024 Redland City Council voted 6/5 to confirm Redland City Council’s continued support for the proposed Redland Whitewater Centre. Councillors voting FOR Councillors voting AGAINST Cr Peter Mitchell (Division 2) Mayor Jos Mitchell Cr Shane Rendalls (Division 5) Cr Wendy Boglary (Division 1) Cr Julie Talty (Division 6)

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Toondah Harbour plans
Governance, Toondah Harbour

Toondah Harbour plans ignored obvious environmental issues

Secret plans for a major redevelopment of Toondah Harbour were initiated back in 2006 when Don Seccombe was Redlands Mayor, according to Redland City Council reports obtained recently through Right to Information. Consultants reports, considered secretively by the Council in late 2007, show plans for a 400 berths marina – and clear warnings that the

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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

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Redland City land valuations 2023
Governance, Residential development

New Redland City land valuations to be used for 2024/25 general rates

Alexandra Hills in Redland City – Image: Google Earth When setting general rates to apply from July this year, Redland City Council will be using new land valuations published recently by the State Government’s Valuer-General. Over the two years since the Valuer-General last examined Redland City, the median value of residential land increased by 36%,

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Canal owners in High Court win
Governance

High Court dismisses Redland City Council appeal against class action

The High Court of Australia today dismissed an appeal by Redland City Council against lower court decisions in favour of a class action case. The class action case by ratepayers in Raby Bay, Aquatic Paradise and Sovereign Waters relates to the Council’s failure to refund, to canal estate property owners, all of a special charge

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Quandamooka coast claim and separate slippery slides
Community, Governance

Quandamooka Coast claim sparks fighting talk – Peter Wear

Two of the many slippery slides in the play area at Capalaba Regional Park A Redlands mayoral candidate has raised the spectre of city-wide racial discrimination following the Quandamooka Coast claim under Australia’s Native Title laws. Andrew Laming says he will “fight Native Title” to save local playgrounds being racially divided by “a Traditional Owners’

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Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Steven Miles and the private profit Toondah scheme – Richard Carew

Premier Steven Miles, when Queensland’s Environment Minister, personally signed a letter to the Federal Government acknowledging an important international obligation with particular relevance to Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour real estate scheme. Miles accepted that Australia has an obligation not to delete or restrict boundaries of a Ramsar site unless there are “urgent national interests”. In a

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Community Life, Governance, Infrastructure

Right to Information request for Cleveland Aquatic Centre reports

Redlands2030 lodged a Right to Information (RTI) request in October 2023 for various reports about the condition of the Cleveland Aquatic Centre. This Right to Information request resulted in Redland City Council providing the requested reports in a single large 360 page pdf file. To make this information available to the community Redlands2030 is publishing

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Community Life, Governance, Infrastructure

Condition assessment of the Cleveland Aquatic Centre

Cleveland Aquatic Centre 50 metre pool and 25 metre pool: Photo: Redland City Council Swimmers using Redland City Council’s Cleveland Aquatic Centre have been exposed to health and safety risks for more than a decade according to swimming pool condition assessment reports, obtained by Redlands2030 through Right to Information (RTI). Because of their aged design

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