Consultation to open on planning amendment on Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island
Joint Redland City Council and Queensland Government Media Release
A six-week public consultation period will begin this month on a series of City Plan amendments on Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had this week agreed to undertake public consultation, with assistance from the State Government on the amendment package that reflects a Temporary Local Planning Instrument introduced in September 2020 to support the land aspirations of the Quandamooka People.
“Following this week’s decision Council is partnering with the State Government to make the proposed amendments available through our website and we are encouraging the community to have their say during the consultation period from 31 May to 11 July 2022,” Cr Williams said.
“The amendment includes the proposed rezoning of 25 land parcels with potential uses including low-density residential, tourist accommodation, community facilities, emerging community, local and neighbourhood centres, medium impact industry, waterfront and marine industry, recreation and open space.
“Council is progressing the amendment in partnership with the State Government and recognises its potential to provide important social, cultural and economic opportunities for the Quandamooka People on Quandamooka Country.
“Minjerribah is still going through an important transition following the end of sand mining and I would encourage anyone with an interest in the island to look carefully at these proposed amendments and provide their feedback.
“Following public consultation, Council will provide a report to the Minister who will make the final decision on the proposed amendments.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning Steven Miles encouraged the community to have their say on the proposed amendment.
“The amendment aims to provide residential, cultural and business development opportunities on Minjerribah, while ensuring future development has regard for hazards including bushfires,” Mr Miles said.
“Reflecting the TLPI into the planning scheme on a permanent basis is important for the future of Minjerribah.
“I congratulate Redland City Council on their work on these proposed amendments.”
Division 2 Councillor for Minjerribah, Cr Peter Mitchell said Council was working cooperatively with the State Government to progress the planning scheme amendments which would give effect to development opportunities on Minjerribah identified by the State Government.
“This is about walking forward together as a community and for that to occur we need the community to be part of the conversation,” Cr Mitchell said.
“I would encourage everyone to look carefully at these proposed amendments and the supporting information and provide a submission.”