Wellington Point Australia Day arrangements


Special Australia Day parking and management arrangements will operate at popular Wellington Point Recreation Reserve again this year. The Redland City Council measures, which are designed to ensure celebrations are enjoyed by all park users, include controlled entry to the reserve from 7am to 6pm on Thursday 26 January. Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council to undertake fire preparedness review


Redland City Council has begun a full review of fire preparedness in the wake of the fire on Russell Island in December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the review would include engaging Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to look at Council’s annual prescribed burn plan. “Council has an annual conservation management plan based  Continue reading…

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Notorious pirate ship targets Raby Bay


First it was The Dying Gull and now another notorious ship is about to transform Raby Bay Harbour into a pirate’s cove. The Notorious, a recreation of a 500-year-old caravel, will be open for inspection from 10am-4pm daily from Friday 20 January until Sunday 22 January. Quandamooka dancers will perform a Welcoming Ceremony on Friday 20  Continue reading…

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Redland City seeks land for sport


Redland City Council is looking to buy land for new sports grounds and amenities in the city. It follows studies which show Council has a shortage of suitable land to meet residents’ future sporting and recreational needs. Mayor Karen Williams said Council wanted to talk with landowners who might be interested in selling their land  Continue reading…

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Change in process for unpaid fines


Redland City Council wishes to advise a revised process is now used to recover unpaid fines. All fines are issued with detailed payment information. Where people have failed to pay their fine and have not responded to reminders to do so, Council may seek to recover the fine through the Magistrates Court, which may result  Continue reading…

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Redlanders urged to be wary of stonefish


Redlanders and visitors should take care when wading in the bay and estuaries due to the possible presence of stonefish. It follows an unusually high occurrence of stonefish last January, particularly at Raby Bay. Tourism operators have advised of recent sightings at Peel Island. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was erecting warning signs  Continue reading…

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Statement in response to Ombudsman Report


Redland Council had only become aware late yesterday that the Ombudsman had published his findings in the Redland City Council defamation report. While Council believes the publication of the final report without consultation was procedurally unfair, Council will be carefully reviewing the report and its findings before determining how it will respond to the formal  Continue reading…

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Fire ban: North Stradbroke Island from Friday 23 December 2016 until Monday 30 January 2017


The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) has declared a fire ban on North Stradbroke Island from 12:01am Friday 23 December 2016 until 11:59pm Monday 30 January 2017. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Brisbane Regional Manager Wayne Waltisbuhl said the current dry conditions and fuel loads near camping areas meant that camp fires could get out of  Continue reading…

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$2.7 million State boost for Thorneside Wastewater Treatment Plant


A $5.5 million upgrade to the Thorneside Wastewater Treatment Plant and its connecting sewerage network has received a major boost with the State Government contributing more than $2.7 million towards the project. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had received funding through the 2016-17 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program towards upgrading crucial community  Continue reading…

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