TOMORROW’S Redland City Council meeting will vote on a range of issues in the lead-up to the end of the financial year on Sunday.
On the top of agenda will be Redland Water and its infrastructure charges, a topical issue four days ahead of water retailer Allconnex being disbanded and the business returned to council jurisdiction.
Officers have recommended a maximum standard water infrastructure charge of $28,000 for a fully-serviced, three-bedroom residential dwelling.
Other recommended infrastructure charges per dwelling include $1568 for stormwater; $4816 for local roads; $1932 for cycleways; $10,360 for parks and $644 for community land.
The council is poised to rescind decisions, made in October 2011, about parking options at Weinam Creek.
If approved, the move will mean the council will overturn its decision to introduce a casual $3 a day charge, a $200-a-year annual permit fee and a remote permit fee of $950.
Under the previous plan, the council had decided to provide 692 permit parking spaces, 225 casual parking spots, a minimum of 295 free parking bays and 360 remote parks.
Instead, the council is set to consider initiatives including a car hire/share facility, alternative ferry routes and improving public transport at the terminal.
It is also set to ask for officer reports on secure parking at the site and potential ways to develop a partnership with Translink at the terminal.
The council is also poised to adopt mayor Karen Williams’ six-point Back to Basics plan, which will include axing the China Trade Office and moving the council back to its core businesses of rates, rubbish and roads.
Another item on the agenda will deal with the Redlands Planning Scheme and the state government’s removal of the Thornlands Integrated Employment Area from the Regional Plan in 2010.
A committee recommendation suggests Mayor Karen Williams should meet with Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney to find out what plans the state has for the Thornlands area now it is out of the Integrated Employment Area and Regional Plan.
Amendments to the planning scheme do not include reinstating the Thornlands area back into the Urban Footprint.
The council will also approve its new schedule of fees and charges, due to take effect in the new year.
However, so far the council has not released its list of new fees and charges.
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