Annual Budget | Redland City Council

Delivering today, planning for tomorrow

Redland City Council has adopted a $396 million budget for 2022-23 that focuses on maintaining community assets and ensuring a high level of service while keeping rate rises as low as possible.

The budget includes a $116 million capital investment program. This includes two exciting major intergenerational multi-year projects – the Birkdale Community Precinct and Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct at Mount Cotton (see the fly-through video).

The budget has been delivered during a time of rising costs, reduced revenue, high inflation and supply chain challenges that make it more expensive to do business.

Despite these challenges, Council has chosen to absorb many of these external costs rather than passing them on to ratepayers.

To keep rates rises as low as possible, for the 2022-23 financial year Council is budgeting an operating deficit of $4.1 million.

It is a budget that focuses on continuing to deliver for the Redlands Coast community today, while planning for tomorrow.

2022-23 Budget at a glance:

  • $396 million investment in Redlands Coast
  • The minimum general rate will increase by 98 cents (or 4.72 per cent) per week for an average owner occupier in Redland City
  • Projected operating deficit of $4.1 million
  • Capital expenditure program of $116 million
  • Total pensioner rebates of almost $3.2 million, with rates rebates of $335 a year for a full pensioner or $167.50 for a part-pensioner.

Capital expenditure program at a glance:

  • $37.64 million for parks, open space and conservation
  • $26.77 million for transport, roads and traffic projects
  • $18.08 million for water, waste and wastewater projects
  • $13.35 million for marine and foreshore projects
  • $10.04 million for infrastructure projects such as transport, buildings and stormwater
  • $9.88 million for community and cultural development and other capital works project

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Budget highlights

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Your council at work regional sport precinct graphic

Intergenerational projects

The Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct at Mt Cotton and the Birkdale Community Precinct are key projects that will bring significant benefits to the community into the future.

Council has budgeted $15 million towards stage 1 of the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct at Mount Cotton. The complex multi-stage and multi-year project, being developed in a globally challenging environment, will provide an exciting play experience, picnic areas and trails and bike activity area.

A further $12.7 million has been allocated to fund the next stage of the Birkdale Community Precinct, which includes the restoration of Willards Farm.


Enhancing our parks and open spaces

The budget allocates nearly $43 million to enable Council to maintain 300-plus parks and civic open spaces, including conservation areas.

This includes $3.9 million to mow 19,000 hectares of parks, sports fields and public utility land.

A further $3.7 million will be spent on park renewals or upgrades in Thorneside, Victoria Point, Birkdale, Ormiston, Capalaba, Redland Bay, Thornlands and on Russell Island.


Transport connectivity

The 2022-2023 budget allocates funding for much-needed major, long-term transport projects.

This includes more than $20 million for the duplication of Wellington Street/Panorama Drive in Thornlands to help ease congestion, and $4.41 million towards the Southern Moreton Bay Ferry Terminals Upgrade for Lamb and Karragarra Islands.


Water and wastewater projects

Council will spend $18.1 million on essential water, waste and wastewater projects.

This includes $5.2 million for upgrades to wastewater treatment plants at Victoria Point, Dunwich and Capalaba; $2.9 million for repairs to the water supply network; and $2.4 million towards a regional approach to waste and resource management program.

It costs Council more than $56 million to run more than 1310km of water mains and more than 1200km of sewer mains across the city, including the operation of seven wastewater treatment plants that treat more than 12,300 megalitres of wastewater a year.

Coochiemudlo Island


Redlands Coast islands will benefit from a $20 million investment which includes major transport and tourism infrastructure.

This includes $5.35 million for the Snapper Street stage 2 pedestrian link and $2 million for a renewal of Alfred Martin Way on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), and $1.98 million for the renewal and expansion of the Russell Island Ferry Terminal car park.

The budget also includes $1.8 million for upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at Dunwich, $864,000 for fire mitigation, and $434,000 for implementation of Shoreline Erosion Management Plan initiatives on Coochiemudlo Island and North Stradbroke Island.

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