Shoreline on agenda for Council meeting

The next Redland City Council meeting is on Wednesday 6 March commencing at 9:30am.
The next Redland City Council meeting is on Wednesday 6 March commencing at 9:30am.

Shoreline will be discussed at the Council meeting on 6 March. Lend Lease wants ‘minor changes’ to the development approval obtained through a controversial 6/5 council vote in December 2015.

Also on the agenda, Cr Mark Edwards is proposing that Council engage with the SMBI community about their needs for the future use of the swimming pool on Russell Island.

There are five items scheduled for closed session discussion including the Redland Investment Corporation’s Annual Report, Minor Amendment to City Plan and Barro Group Pty Ltd v Redland City Council P&E Appeal 1506/18.

Here is a link to the 6 March meeting agenda.

Decisions at Council meeting on 20 February

Decisions made at the 20 February council meeting included:

  • That Council ask the Minister for Local Government to decide that the 2020 local council elections for Redlands be held by postal ballot only, discussed in this Bulletin story. This was approved 9/2 with councillors Tracey Huges and Paul Gleeson voting AGAINST the motion. A motion to request a review of the 2016 redistribution between divisions 9 and 10 was lost 4/7 with crs Karen Williams, Peter Mitchell, Mark Edwards, Julie Talty, Murray Elliott, Tracey Huges and Paul Gleeson voting AGAINST the motion.
  • Amending the Council’s security camera policy to include anti-social behaviour as a possible reason for installing cameras, as discussed in this Bulletin story. Approved 9/2, crs Paul Gleeson and Paul Bishop voted AGAINST the motion
  • Adopting a Green Living Policy. Approved 9/2, crs Wendy Boglary and Paul Bishop voted AGAINST the motion.
  • Making a submission (copy in the minutes) about the State Government’s Draft Regional Transport Plan. Supported unanimously 11/0.
  • Rejecting a request from the State Transport Minister that Redlands residents fund inter island transport on the southern Moreton Bay islands, by pointing out that this is a State Government responsibility, discussed in this Bulletin story. Supported unanimously 11/0.

Five confidential items discussed in closed session were decided as follows:

City Plan amendments

  • Council decided to respond to State Government questions about Council’s proposed changes to the recently adopted Redland City Plan. Council will be asking for two separate major amendment packages (General Major Amendment Package and Dual Occupancies in the Low Density Residential Zone) to be consolidated into a single package of. The motion was approved 9/2, crs Julie Talty and Paul Gleeson voted AGAINST the motion.
  • Councillors voted to propose to the Planning Minister a Major Amendment (Environmental Package). This follows an in principle decision on 10 October (item 19.1) to make a major amendment to the City Plan reflecting the principles of Council’s Wildlife Connections Plan 2017. The motion was approved 6/5. Crs Wendy Boglary, Paul Gollè, Lance Hewlett, Murray Elliott, Tracey Huges and Paul Bishop voted FOR the motion. Crs Karen Williams, Peter Mitchell, Mark Edwards, Julie Talty and Paul Gleeson voted AGAINST the motion.

Before the confidential item Major Amendment (Environmental Package) was discussed there were discussions in the open section of the meeting about whether a developer’s efforts to lobby councilors might constitute a conflict of interest. The discussion took place under item 4 Declaration of Material Personal Interest or Conflict of Interest on Any Items of Business, and can be viewed on the meeting video recording commencing at 10:45.

Appeals against development application decisions

  • Councillors voted unanimously to accept an offer by Harridan Pty Ltd for resolving an appeal by that company in relation to its development application for 14-20 Bonnie Street in Thornlands.
  • Councillors decided to accept an offer by Wellington Property Management Pty Ltd for resolving an appeal by that company in relation to its development application for a childcare centre at 100‐102 Collins Street in Redland Bay. Approved 8/3, crs Mark Edwards, Julie Talty and Tracey Huges voted AGAINST the motion.

61 McMillan Road Alexandra Hills included in land swap

61 McMillan Street, Alexandra Hills (in 2015)

This closed session item of the council meeting was described as “REDLAND AQUATIC AND EMERGENCY PRECINCT LAND EXCHANGE”

Councillors unanimously voted on a land swap with the State Government involving 61 McMillan Road. In 2015 this site was included in a list of neighbourhood parks and other properties transferred to Redland Investment Corporation for commercial exploitation.

61 McMillan Road appears on Council’s list of Environmental land Acquisitions. This 0.9 hectare property RP 810161 was purchased by Council in 2010/11 for $1,550,000.

It is possible that this land swap may result in council having to pay the State Government $300,000 being the difference between the value of 61 McMillan Road and the parcel of land that Council wishes to obtain for its Aquatic and Emergency precinct plans.

Here in full is the resolution which councillors approved on 20 February 2019:

Noting that this transfer is contingent upon SLSQ providing a letter to DNRME “confirming its commitment to the project and that the site and area Lot 1 CP910606, 37 Wellington Street, Cleveland is sufficient for its purposes.”, Council resolves to:

  1. repeal clause 2 of Council resolution 13.1.1 dated 27 January 2016 directing Redland Investment Corporation to transfer Lot 1 RP810161, 61 McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills back to Council;
  2. direct the Redland Investment Corporation to transfer Lot 1 RP810161, 61 McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills to the State in exchange for Lot 1 CP910606, 37 Wellington Street, Cleveland being transferred by the State to Council as freehold; and
  3. seek a waiver of $300,000 from the State, being the differential in land valuations between Lot 1 RP810161 and Lot 1 CP910606, and if not successful, Council pay $300,000 to the State, being the differential in land valuations between Lot 1 RP810161 and Lot 1 CP910606.
  4. This report is to remain confidential until all transactions associate with the land transfer have been completed.

Resolution 13.1.1 passed at the Council meeting on 27 January 2016 says

That Council resolves to:

  1. Repeal clause 2 of the resolution for Item No. 16.2.2 of the General Meeting of 30 June 2010 which delegated authority to the Chief Executive Officer to undertake a limited subdivision of Lot 1 on RP810161, described as 61 McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills, to protect environmental values and dispose of the land by public auction or tender;
  2. Direct Redland Investment Corporation to transfer the land described as 61 McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills from Redland Investment Corporation to Council; and
  3. Give direction during the submission review for draft City Plan 2015 that the land described as 61 McMillan Road be zoned conservation.


What is the intended future of 61 McMillan Road, under State Government ownership?

Here is a link to the 20 February meeting minutes and agenda and video recording.

Redlands2030 – 5 March 2019

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