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Redland City Council

NEWS

50% subsidy for barge transport

50% subsidy for barge transport   The Pros and Cons. The Cons: wonderful opportunity for ‘price gouging’ , supported by a government subsidy by an operator. The Pros Fewer cars parked on the mainland, potentially hundreds fewer. Lowers cost of living for Island residents, by allowing for one car less, […] Continue reading

FEATURES

How long is a piece of string? Simple, cut it in half , measure the two bits – then add those numbers together! String theory explained.. Well not really. I am often asked to explain things – which way is up, why is the sky blue.. and the BIGGIE What […] Continue reading

Asset Based Community Development

  Asset Based Community Development   Dear SMBI Community Members At last week’s wellbeing hub meeting on Russell Island, people suggested that there were a lot of great aspects of the islands (including highly skilled ‘go to’ people, services, parks and halls) that haven’t really been mapped out. Creating a […] Continue reading

INFRASTRUCTURE

Council confirms land purchase

The rumours have been confirmed and hopefully dispelled. For once they were true. Read on gentle reader.. Media Response – Council spokesperson Yes. Council has taken the opportunity to purchase land at 3 Bayview Road, Russell Island ( lot 6 RP122307) when the land became available for fair market value. […] Continue reading

Macleay Island Foreshore Development

There is debate about the Macleay Island Foreshore Development. At (another) $8,500,000 to be spent from State coffers and this time Council as well, we could (and should) expect that the debacle of the Mainland ‘Bus Stop’ blowout in time and budget won’t be repeated. The immediate issue is the […] Continue reading

CCTV and Council Decisions.

  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?| Who guards the guardians? A very important motion being brought before council this Wednesday. Are there any loopholes, like the area of responsibility for monitoring, which is not yet under any responsibility. 14.1 NOTICE OF MOTION – CR EDWARDS 14.1.1 CLOSED CIRCUIT SECURITY SMBI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE On  4  September  2017,  in  accordance with  s.3(4)  POL‐3127  […] Continue reading

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Island carpark CCTV cameras

Hello Bay Islanders, Just a quick heads-up on the cameras, we have had some really promising progress with the MBCIA fundraiser for the extra cameras in the island carparks, currently waiting for a quote from a local supplier as well as a few bureaucratic hurdles to conquer. As you know, […] Continue reading

COUNCIL

First Redlands Coast Sports Gala success   Redland City Council’s first Redlands Coast Sports Gala day has proven to be a great success despite a two-week wet weather postponement. More than 200 people attended the late-February event at the Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds, giving many primary-school aged children […] Continue reading