Monthly Archives: September 2012

Now’s the time to nominate local heroes


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on all residents to nominate their local heroes for a 2013 Redland Australia Day Award. These awards acknowledge people who freely give their time to benefit of the Redlands’ community. Nominations are now open for 2013, with eight award categories: Citizen of the Year Award Young Citizen of  Continue reading…

Mayor to fight for Research Centre rethink


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has pledged to lead the fight to convince the Newman Government to reverse its decision to axe a vital program at Redland Research Station and slash 20 jobs. Councillor Williams said she would stand side by side with the industry to try to convince the Government to reverse the decision.  Continue reading…

Council appoints new Chief Executive Officer


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams today announced the appointment of Mr Bill Lyon as Council’s new Chief Executive Officer. The Mayor said Mr Lyon would start in his new position on Monday, 5 November. “My Council colleagues and I are looking forward to working with Mr Lyon, whose immediate roles will be to deliver our  Continue reading…

Redlands welcomes new citizens on Australian Citizenship Day


Redland City welcomed 168 new residents from 22 countries tonight at its latest Citizenship Ceremony, held at the Redland Performing Arts Centre in Cleveland. Redland City Mayor Cr Karen Williams said the event was especially poignant, as it was also national Australian Citizenship Day. “Today has been celebrated as Australian Citizenship Day since 2001, and it  Continue reading…

Council supports Men in Sheds


Redland City Council is encouraging more men to get together in sheds, as part of the growing popularity and interest in the Men’s Shed program. Mayor Karen Williams said representatives from Council will talk about support available for Men’s Sheds at a meeting of Men’s Sheds coordinators in the Redlands this Thursday 20 September. “There  Continue reading…

Celebrate National ‘Save the Koala’ Day


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre invites the community to join in the celebration of National Save the Koala Day at its Magnificent Mammals Day event on Friday 28 September. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, encourages residents to get involved in the local event, in honour of our cutest Australian icon. “Magnificent Mammals Day offers a family fun  Continue reading…

Capalaba All Abilities Playground officially opens


To the delight of children and parents alike, the Capalaba All Abilities Playground was officially opened today. The playground is Redlands’ first All Abilities Playground, and has been co-funded by Redland City Council and the State Government through the Queensland All Abilities Playground Project. Redland City Council contributed $400,000, with the remaining $229,300 being funded  Continue reading…

$13.2 million State budget boost for North Stradbroke


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has welcomed state budget funding of $13.2 million over three years for planning, mining lease negotiations and the progress of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on North Stradbroke Island. The Mayor said the new Council had actively lobbied the Premier, Deputy Premier and Ministers, as well as local MPs, to get  Continue reading…

Mayor issues polystyrene recycling challenge


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has challenged Queensland councils to follow the Redlands lead and recycle polystyrene. The Mayor said 47 tonnes of polystyrene waste – nearly 800 truck loads – had been diverted from landfill since the program started in the Redlands five years ago. “Regrettably, Redland City is the only Queensland council with  Continue reading…