Draft Redland City Plan 2015 - Public Consultation Closed



February 2017 update

What is happening with the Draft City Plan?

Council has listened to community feedback in its updated response to over 5000 Draft Redland City Plan submissions which will now go to a Special Council meeting Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Tuesday’s Special Council meeting will formally decide whether to agree to the amended Plan and whether to submit the Draft Plan to the State Minister for Planning for approval.

Under Queensland Government provisions for local government planning (Making and amending local planning instruments known as MALPI) the review document can only deal with the response to submissions, drafting errors, new information or changing planning circumstances.

How can I find information?

The proposed changes made to the Draft City Plan are in response to over 5000 submissions received during public consultation in 2015.

  • Advice to Submitters

Those who made a properly made submission will receive a direct letter from Council advising of the consideration of the matter raised in their submission.

  • Submission review reports

If you did not make a submission but are interested in the current Draft City Plan changes, information is available in the submission review report.

  • Online information

View the Draft City Plan documents with fact sheets and general information

  • Public display information

City Plan Display information will be available in Council Libraries and Customer Service Centres. Details will be advertised following advice of Council’s decision.

Future amendments

If agreed and when formally commenced, the new City Plan will regulate future city development while remaining a living document that, can be subsequently amended by Council in consultation with the community.

This provides the opportunity for Councils to bring forward amendments to the plan that will allow it to continue to address city planning needs and changing community requirements.

This process would follow the same steps as followed for the consultation draft with any major amendments proposed made available for a formal period of public consultation.



February 2017 update

What is happening with the Draft City Plan?

Council has listened to community feedback in its updated response to over 5000 Draft Redland City Plan submissions which will now go to a Special Council meeting Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Tuesday’s Special Council meeting will formally decide whether to agree to the amended Plan and whether to submit the Draft Plan to the State Minister for Planning for approval.

Under Queensland Government provisions for local government planning (Making and amending local planning instruments known as MALPI) the review document can only deal with the response to submissions, drafting errors, new information or changing planning circumstances.

How can I find information?

The proposed changes made to the Draft City Plan are in response to over 5000 submissions received during public consultation in 2015.

  • Advice to Submitters

Those who made a properly made submission will receive a direct letter from Council advising of the consideration of the matter raised in their submission.

  • Submission review reports

If you did not make a submission but are interested in the current Draft City Plan changes, information is available in the submission review report.

  • Online information

View the Draft City Plan documents with fact sheets and general information

  • Public display information

City Plan Display information will be available in Council Libraries and Customer Service Centres. Details will be advertised following advice of Council’s decision.

Future amendments

If agreed and when formally commenced, the new City Plan will regulate future city development while remaining a living document that, can be subsequently amended by Council in consultation with the community.

This provides the opportunity for Councils to bring forward amendments to the plan that will allow it to continue to address city planning needs and changing community requirements.

This process would follow the same steps as followed for the consultation draft with any major amendments proposed made available for a formal period of public consultation.

  • December 2016 update

    about 1 month ago

    What is happening with the Draft City Plan?

    At a special meeting of Council held on 3 September 2015, Council resolved to publicly notify the draft City Plan for an extended 11-week period between 14 September and 27 November 2015 (almost twice that required as the default period). This notification period involved significant community engagement via a number of different mediums, including the following:

    Web

    • City Plan website updated with interactive mapping tool for property based inquiries
    • 13,800 website visits

    Local paper

    • 8 columns on City Plan appeared in the Redland City Bulletin

    Customer enquiries

    What is happening with the Draft City Plan?

    At a special meeting of Council held on 3 September 2015, Council resolved to publicly notify the draft City Plan for an extended 11-week period between 14 September and 27 November 2015 (almost twice that required as the default period). This notification period involved significant community engagement via a number of different mediums, including the following:

    Web

    • City Plan website updated with interactive mapping tool for property based inquiries
    • 13,800 website visits

    Local paper

    • 8 columns on City Plan appeared in the Redland City Bulletin

    Customer enquiries

    • 246 inbound ICCC phone calls
    • 280 Customer Service Centre enquiries

    Brochures and exhibits

    • 25 fact sheets made available in web and printed form
    • 20 background studies made available

    Face to Face

    • Approximately 2,015 event attendees
    • 13 open house forums, with 866 attendees
    • 13 key stakeholder briefings, with 662 attendees
    • 13 pop-up displays at markets, parks and shopping centres, with 487 attendees

    Letters

    • 56,000 (all of Redland City) households mailed division specific draft plan information
    • 7,500 (all) private and business PO Box owners sent draft plan information pack
    • 11,300 (all) out of city property owners mailed draft plan information pack

    Submission Review Process

    Following the local Government elections and swearing in of new Councillors on Wednesday 13 April 2016 the formal review process required under legislation could begin in earnest with new Councillors.

    The review has involved hundreds of hours work reviewing and classifying submissions, drafting recommendations and discussion in 25 Planning workshops with Councillors and Council officers over the past year.

    To ensure that all submissions and issues were properly captured and considered, Council developed a database to register and categorise all submissions.

    A list of all relevant submission issues were established in order for the categorisation process to link each submission to the issues presented. This then allowed an issue-based analysis of the submissions, which ensures that the issue was dealt with in a coordinated manner, rather than the matters being dealt with in isolation for each submission.

    What happens to the Draft City Plan now?

    Councillors have now worked through the majority of submission interests over the past year.

    Once Councillors are satisfied that all submissions have been responded to, the next step is for Council to decide at a General Meeting whether it proceeds with an amended Plan in response to submissions and decides to submit the Plan to the Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning for second state interest review. This is expected to occur in the first quarter 2017.

    After this is completed, Council is required to write to all individual submitters with advice on how Council has addressed the submissions. At the same time, Council will also make the amended plan available to the wider community for information.

    Once the new City Plan commences it will be a living document that can be further amended by Council in consultation with the community.

    This provides the opportunity for future Councils to bring forward a package of amendments to the plan that will allow it to continue to address future city planning needs and changing requirements. This process would follow the same steps as the consultation draft with the proposed amendments being made available for a formal period of public consultation.

    What about the planning scheme policies and infrastructure plan?

    The Draft City Plan sets the policy direction for Redland City into the future. Once this policy setting is decided on by adopting the plan, Council can then confirm the associated planning scheme policies and infrastructure plan.

    Planning Scheme Policies support the City Plan by providing specific technical details and guidance for meeting various planning requirements within the City Plan. These policies are currently being drafted and will then go on public display and a period of public consultation before they are adopted. It is intended that these policies will form part of the City Plan and commence at the same time.

    The Local Government Infrastructure Plan considers the assumed development in the City, based on the City Plan, and identifies, costs and prioritises the local infrastructure required to support this assumed development. This infrastructure plan is also currently being drafted and will then go on public display before being adopted. It is intended that this plan will form part of the City Plan and commence at the same time.

    When can I access the amended Draft City Plan details and response to my submission?

    The amended Draft City Plan in response to submissions, must remain confidential until the draft Plan is adopted by Council and a Council resolution is agreed to forward the amended Draft City Plan to the State Government for review. At this stage, Council will then formally contact all submitters outlining the response to their submissions and make the amended Draft City Plan publicly available for information. Council cannot legally provide any amended plan details, including individual submission responses, until these formal steps are completed and the plan can be made public.


  • May 2016 update

    about 1 month ago

    The review of over 6000 individual City Plan submissions is continuing within Council. Internal Councillor workshops are planned over the next three months to carefully review the plan details and responses to public submissions..

    Following this detailed and intensive process, it is expected that the formal report on issues raised and proposed amendments may be completed in the fourth Quarter 2016 for submission to the State Government and to be made available to submitters and the public.


    The review of over 6000 individual City Plan submissions is continuing within Council. Internal Councillor workshops are planned over the next three months to carefully review the plan details and responses to public submissions..

    Following this detailed and intensive process, it is expected that the formal report on issues raised and proposed amendments may be completed in the fourth Quarter 2016 for submission to the State Government and to be made available to submitters and the public.


  • Consultation closed - November 2015 update

    4 days ago

    Following an extended 11-week consultation period on Draft Redland City Plan 2015 – almost twice that required – submissions on the draft scheme closed on Friday 27 November 2015.

    During public consultation Council hosted 52 community activities, including 13 Open House information sessions, 12 Pop Up information sessions, 10 Key Stakeholder Group Briefings, and 17 Meet the Planner sessions.

    Thousands of residents took advantage of these sessions at which Council Planners were available to answer questions concerning both property specific and city wide implications of the draft scheme.

    Many thousand residents and ratepayers also... Continue reading

    Following an extended 11-week consultation period on Draft Redland City Plan 2015 – almost twice that required – submissions on the draft scheme closed on Friday 27 November 2015.

    During public consultation Council hosted 52 community activities, including 13 Open House information sessions, 12 Pop Up information sessions, 10 Key Stakeholder Group Briefings, and 17 Meet the Planner sessions.

    Thousands of residents took advantage of these sessions at which Council Planners were available to answer questions concerning both property specific and city wide implications of the draft scheme.

    Many thousand residents and ratepayers also visited the Draft Redland City Plan 2015 website to peruse the dozens of fact sheets available, to read the Draft Redland City Plan 2015 document itself, or to use the interactive mapping to find out what zones and overlays were proposed to apply to their property or other areas of interest in the city.