Redland City Council extends deadline for expressions of interest on Macleay Island industrial land

DEVELOPERS have been given extra time to put their names down for a 6500 square metre parcel of industrial land on Macleay Island, set aside to boost the island's economy.

Companies interested in the overall development including purchase or lease of the land at 20-24 Kate Street now have until Friday, May 29 to make a submission.

Mayor Karen Williams said the extension intended to compensate for the disruption caused by COVID-19.

The land is currently used by council as a stockpile site but exceeds its operational needs.

"(It) is considered the most suitable island location for low impact industry offering both good access and appropriate buffers from other island properties," Cr Williams said.

The EOI came after Division 5 councillor Mark Edwards said more industrial land was needed to support the island economy.

"Macleay Island has experienced strong population growth in recent years with some of Australia's best value coastal land located within the major population centre of south-east Queensland," Cr Edwards said.

"The long-term calls for more opportunity to develop light industry options for the island's economy has helped drive council's decision to offer the site for low impact industry use."

ISLANDS: Releasing a block of industrial zoned area for private commercial use could provide an economic boost for Macleay Island and open doors for the SMBIs.

ISLANDS: Releasing a block of industrial zoned area for private commercial use could provide an economic boost for Macleay Island and open doors for the SMBIs.

Council has appointed Ray White Commercial Bayside to manage the expression of interest.

EOI documentation is available by contacting the agency on 07 3245 7199 or email to baysidecommercial.qld@raywhite.com.