Redlands 2030 Community Plan

The Redlands 2030 Community Plan was released by the City Council in 2010 following extensive research throughout the community.

Redlands 2030 Community Plan
Redlands 2030 Community Plan

Its purpose is to guide development of our Redlands in accordance with shared community values. Its vision is that “in 2030 the Redlands will be a well-designed, vibrant city of mainland and island communities, each with distinctive character, heritage and lifestyles”. For an understanding of the importance of the Plan see Cr Paul Bishop’s video.

The Community Plan was “forged” in 2010 and developed with widespread community participation, involving more than 3,000 people. In June 2012, the incoming Mayor Williams said of the Community Plan, it “remains an important strategic document” and it is “an important reference point for the values that our community holds” .

Accordingly the Redlands 2030 Community Plan is the ‘people’s plan’ to guide the decisions and actions of Council and inform ongoing reviews of strategies and services to the year 2030.

Council has facilitated a number of activities and projects since the adoption of the Community Plan including:

Redlands 2030 Community Plan Monitoring Review Report 2010 to 2012

Redlands 2030 Progress Report Breakthrough Projects

Sadly, Council has since become less transparent and accountable in implementing the Redlands 2030 Community Plan.

For more information go to News and Views category on Governance.



3 thoughts on “Redlands 2030 Community Plan”

  1. There are three areas with “red lights” including the formation of a Redlands 2030 Community Committee. Why are we waiting?

    A well balanced Community Committee seems low hanging fruit and would harness more of the energy already displayed in the development the Plan and the Monitoring and Implementation report.

  2. I was wondering if the planned reforms to the Planning Act in Qld would move planning practice towards what Darryl presented as best practice in planning.
    So I have three questions (from Darryl’s presentation) for the Qld Government and the EDO Qld
    1. Will the reforms enhance contemporary planning approaches?
    2. Will the reforms promote adopting processes that facilitate best practice?
    3. Will the reforms base planning on principles of best practice to deal with uncertainty? For example,Precautionary Principle, and the Principles of Sustainability, Ecological Sustainable Development, Biodiversity and Resilience.

    What are the implications for Queenslanders?

  3. I have just watched the 3-minute video clip by Cr Paul Bishop and I have a lot of respect for him and the other councillors who are trying to abide by the town plan, as set out by Melva Hobson and others back in 2009. But it is now 2017 and we are seeing some poor council decisions at RCC that do not abide by the plan held up by Paul. He talks about doing the right thing for the Redlands on land, sea and in the Bay. Yet many council decisions are now surrounded in secrecy and there are obvious conflicts of interest, which need to be addressed. One case in point is the Walker Corporation multi-million dollar commercial plan to construct 3,600 units over the water in the Ramsar Migratory Shore-Bird Protection Zone. This goes totally against the future plan that Paul Bishop held up yet it is being seriously considered by Council and both major political parties because it involves big money with generous donations recorded to both sides of government. It goes directly against the stated environmental agenda of the Labor Party yet they and the LNP are backing it. There is no doubt that a number of the councillors can see it goes against their own Blue Print for the development of the Redlands but they are being out-voted.

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