Monthly Archives: October 2012

Straddie Holiday Parks and 4WD and Beach Camping Permits under new management from 1 November


North Stradbroke Island’s holiday parks, beach camping and four-wheel driving permits will transfer to a new operator in November marking a new era for the popular parks. From 1 November, Minjerribah Camping Pty Ltd, trading as Straddie Camping, will take over the operation and management of the holiday parks and the administration of four-wheel driving  Continue reading…

Point Lookout Gorge Walk officially opened


Queensland Senator Mark Furner, Redland City Deputy Mayor Cr Alan Beard and Divisional Councillor for North Stradbroke Island Cr Craig Ogilvie officially opened Stage 2 of the upgraded Point Lookout Gorge Walk on North Stradbroke Island today. The site has changed over its history from a small track to a world-first boardwalk, and now it’s  Continue reading…

Redlands’ waterways achieve best result in eight years


Redland City’s waterways are the healthiest they have been for eight years, according to the 2012 South East Queensland Ecosystem Health Report Card. Mayor Karen Williams said the report revealed Redland City was one of only four catchments in South East Queensland where overall waterway quality improved. “It is great news that the Redlands recorded  Continue reading…

Council to establish new one-stop shop Contact Centre


Redland City Council is establishing a one-stop shop Contact Centre that will mean customer inquiries are answered at the initial point of contact, rather than being transferred around Council. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the new centre would ensure the great customer service already provided at Council front counters would be carried over to  Continue reading…

Incentive package to revitalise Cleveland CBD


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has announced a financial and regulatory incentives package aimed at kick-starting development of the Cleveland Central Business District. Speaking at the Redlands Development Forum (Friday 19 October), Councillor Williams said the package, agreed to by Council last week, recognised the future role of the Cleveland CBD as a key regional  Continue reading…

Life-saving gift – and it’s free


Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett has urged parents to sign their children up for potential life-saving free swimming lessons at Redlands YMCA, Victoria Point. Councillor Hewlett said the lessons were valued at up to $150 and available for families struggling financially. “Parents can give their child or children the best gift possible by having them  Continue reading…

New Pontoon opens at Weinam Creek


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams officially opened a new $540,000 public pontoon at Weinam Creek, Redland Bay this week. Mayor Karen Williams said Council requested funding from the State Government to prioritise this project as the existing pontoon had reached the end of its life. “The pontoon was funded by Queensland Transport Marine Infrastructure Capital  Continue reading…

Koala Spotting in the Redlands


Redland City Council is inviting its neighbouring residents to visit Redlands on 20 and 21 October to participate in the annual koala count-a-thon survey. The koala survey is a weekend activity aimed at encouraging the community to explore the great outdoors and participate in the thrill of koala spotting to provide valuable information for koala  Continue reading…

School-age care


Council would like to clear up misconceptions that may result from a report in the Bayside Bulletin (Tuesday 16 October 2012) relating to the transition out of school-age care. Council is not “axing” school-age care. It is transitioning out of school-age care to allow other specialist providers – who can deliver the services more efficiently  Continue reading…

Mayor wants more support for local businesses


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has asked Council to review its purchasing policy to strengthen support for local businesses. Councillor Williams said she had asked for an immediate review of the policy, with an end of year deadline. “We need to continually review our local purchasing policy and processes to ensure we give maximum support  Continue reading…