Monthly Archives: July 2012

Exhibitions put Redlands artists in focus


Two new exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery put the spotlight on Redlands’ talented artists. In Focus 2012 and Linkages: A Redlands Creative Alliance showcase, both showcase local artists’ works and are on display until 26 August at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. In Focus 2012 is also being presented simultaneously at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba until  Continue reading…

Apply for a grant today and help invest in your community tomorrow


Applications are now open for 2012-13 Community Grants Program and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) to help fund community and not-for-profit projects and programs. There are two rounds held in the 2012-13 financial year, with applications for this first round closing 31 August 2012. A wide range of groups and individuals can benefit from the  Continue reading…

Pinklands a safer place for our kids


Things are looking rosy for users of the Pinklands sports and community precinct in Thornlands, with Council work starting on a $1.35 million upgrade. Work slated in Council’s 2012-13 budget has been expedited for this long awaited project, which will include a new entrance, carpark upgrade and three new hard-court netball courts. Works will be  Continue reading…

Lowest rates increase in SE Queensland


Redland City Council has announced the lowest rate rise of any comparable Council in South East Queensland and delivered an effective freeze on general rates revenue, once carbon tax is taken into account. Redland City Council Mayor, Karen Williams, said that the 2012-13 Back to Basics budget delivered on her election promise of reigning in  Continue reading…

Water overflows into Council budget


The return of Redland Water to Council on 1 July this year is expected to bring in $88 million from water and wastewater utility charges over 2012-13, providing a welcome boost to cash flow and profitability. Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said the reintegration of the Water business has a significant impact on available  Continue reading…

Celebrate National Tree Day and benefit from ‘green time’


Redland City Council is urging residents to support National Tree Day by coming along to a community tree planting on Sunday 29 July from 9am – 11am at Doug Tiller Reserve, Montgomery Drive, Wellington Point. National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest community tree-planting event coordinated nationally by Planet Ark. The event aims to plant one  Continue reading…

QTC review identifies financial uncertainty in previous Council forecasts


A Queensland Treasury Corporation review of Redland City’s long- term financial strategy has re-confirmed concerns previously raised, Mayor Karen Williams says. Councillor Williams said the QTC had vindicated her decision to commission the review to test the robustness of parameters adopted in the previous Council’s Financial Strategy. “While the review found council had a sound  Continue reading…