Monthly Archives: August 2012

Council identifies $5.1million in budget efficiency savings


An ongoing efficiency review by Redland City Council has identified a total $5.1 million in efficiency savings, Mayor Karen Williams announced today. Councillor Williams said the savings would not be achieved at the expense of services to the people. “During the election campaign I promised to contain rates rises, to remove domestic tip fees, cut  Continue reading…

Koala death spurs call for a driver care


Redland City Council is calling for driver care after another young male koala was found dead, hit by a car on Redland Bay Road, Capalaba last week. The Redland Wildlife Rescue volunteers were called after a resident saw the koala lying on the road side. It is the beginning of the most tragic time of  Continue reading…

Stay safe from swooping magpies


Redland City Council is alerting residents that the beginning of spring signals magpie nesting season, which may lead to magpies swooping. During nesting season some magpies will swoop to warn away a perceived intruder from their nesting area. Magpies are the most commonly recognised birds for swooping but other birds such as Plovers and Butcherbirds  Continue reading…

A call to help Glossy Black-Cockatoos


In recognition of National Threatened Species Day, Redland City Council is hosting its 9th annual Glossy Black-Cockatoo community planting on Saturday 8 September from 9.30am to 11:30am. Residents are encouraged to join in the fun of a community planting event at Pioneer Park, Lucas Drive, Lamb Island, to help Council’s Bushcare Officers plant 900 native plants  Continue reading…

Council Energy Generates Savings


Redland City Council has saved ratepayers $82,328 over the last 12 months by reducing energy consumption across its buildings. Council’s energy efficiency project has reduced energy use by 860,000 kWh per annum and greenhouse gas emissions by about 760 tonnes per annum. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said energy efficiency has a two-fold benefit of  Continue reading…

Ailing trees to be removed in Cleveland


Two diseased trees will be removed in the Cleveland CBD over the next few days to ensure public safety. The trees, a Norfolk Pine and a Jacaranda, have been monitored closely over the last 12 months and have been found to be suffering from fungal diseases, rot and decay. Redland City Council Mayor, Karen Williams,  Continue reading…

New “ladies and gentlemen” in Mt Cotton


Mt Cotton residents’ calls for a “wee bit of relief” were answered recently, with the opening of new toilets at one of the suburbs’ major family parks. The $150,000 toilet construction project has provided much sought-after amenities at Mt Cotton Community Park. Completed last month, the amenities include a disabled toilet, two standard toilets and  Continue reading…

Tickets sell fast for Mayor’s prayer breakfast


Tickets are selling well for the annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast on Friday, 31 August. Mayor Karen Williams urged the community to get in quickly and book a seat for the popular breakfast, as tickets are limited. “Ticket sales have been encouraging but there are still vacancies and this is an event well worth  Continue reading…

Council calls for respect and fairness in Wellington Pt parking


Redland City Council says it will continue to reinforce parking regulations at the popular Wellington Point Reserve, calling on all users to be fair and respectful of the needs of all users. Redland City Council’s General Manager Environment, Planning and Development, Toni Averay said the enormous popularity of coastal boating and picnic destinations like Wellington Point  Continue reading…

Council’s 100 Days highlights


The current Redland City Council celebrates its first 100 days in office on Monday 6 August. Since the election on Saturday 28 April, the new Council has focused on providing relief from rising household costs and delivering its first budget. Redland Mayor Karen Williams said she was most proud of the achievements that eased the  Continue reading…