Get in quick to have your say on the Redlands’ draft city plan as submissions close tomorrow.
The Redland City Council is using it to plan future land development as this region is predicted to grow to 200,000 people by 2041.
So far around 2,000 submissions have been made to the site and Mayor Karen Williams says city planners have been out and about talking to residents since September.
“We’ve delivered to every single household in Redlands making sure they’re aware of the consultation process which is 11 weeks; it’s double of what’s required under state legislation,” she explains.
“Giving people lots of different opportunities through lots of different mediums to make sure they understand what the impacts and opportunities might be from our city plan.”
The plan covers areas like housing, economic growth, the environment and heritage, infrastructure and safety from environmental disasters.
From here, the Council compiles all the submissions and prepares a report for State Government’s approval before implementing it.
Cr Williams encourages everyone to make a submission. “Planning is complex but this is the opportunity for the community to have their say,” she says.
“Under legislation once this is endorsed by the state and adopted by the future council it will be very difficult for us to deny opportunities of development. “
To have a say on the Redlands’ future head to: https://yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/city-plan-2015