Emergency works for Raby Bay canalFollow today’s council meeting here

PARING back the city’s 10 divisional boundaries to eight or six will be a topic of discussion at Wednesday’s Redland City Council meeting, the first for the year.

Division 1 councillor Wendy Boglary, who faces major changes to her electorate’s boundaries under several officer proposals, will call for all maps and plans to be revealed.

Cr Boglary also wants community views to be included on council’s website.

It is still unknown whether this month’s federal government announcement to sell two blocks of land at Birkdale will be up for debate.

However, Division 10 councillor Paul Bishop said he wanted to broach the issue to find out whether council would endorse the sale to a private development company for housing.

A report on Raby Bay canal walls has also called immediate works at Carling Court, after a December investigation found the wall “at risk of imminent collapse”.

Carling Court at Raby Bay where a report has found the canal wall is in immediate danger of collapsing.

Works were estimated to cost $3.75million and would result in the $3.32million repairs at Beaufort Place being deferred.

Officers have recommended $2.43million be released from the Raby Bay Canal fund for the works

The monthly accounts will be tabled and include altering the council’s investment policy so it can diversify investments outside the Queensland Treasury Corporation. The document also shows a 0.4 per cent rise over the year in outstanding rates payments.

The next step in approving updated Local Laws, including three more weeks of public consultation, will also be considered along with a document outlining findings from community consultations.

There were 129 submissions on topics ranging from keeping pigs, roadside memorials, election signs, lighting fires, koala conservation, horses in public, and parking infringements.

Dog owners who live within 2km of a koala zone must tie their dog up at night and keep it within a fenced property.

Approval was also given to 52 housing lots in Muller Street, Redland Bay, landscaping works at Renaissance on Bunker Road, Victoria Point and a car park at Sheldon College.

Developers are still the main groups taking council to court with outstanding cases for Villa World, Ausbuild, Polzi, Wigan and George in this month’s court list.

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