Monthly Archives: November 2012

Redlands wins national environmental innovation award


Redland City Council has won the Environmental Innovation and Protection category at the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams accepted the Keep Australia Beautiful award for Environmental Innovation and Protection at an awards ceremony in Sydney yesterday. “While Redland City Council has been judged Queensland’s Most Sustainable City, this is the first  Continue reading…

Council’s 2011-12 annual report shows strong position


Redland City Council has adopted its 2011-12 annual report, which is now available on Council’s website for viewing. The annual report details the performance and financial activities of a diverse range of activities undertaken by Council during the 2011-12. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the 2011-12 financial year had been one of productivity and  Continue reading…

Council’s policy sets out response times


Redland City Council today approved a new Customer Contact Policy that will dramatically improve response times to residents’ inquiries. Mayor Karen Williams said customers were the first priority of Council and it was critical to provide accurate and timely information and responses to them. “In order to provide timely and efficient services to our community,  Continue reading…

Dam management rethink needed to stop the floods


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams wants changes to the Leslie Harrison Dam management plan to prevent wet season flooding of Capalaba sporting facilities. Councillor Williams fears for the future of the Capalaba Greyhound Club if the discharge policy for the dam does not change. “The club has been flooded seven times in the past three  Continue reading…

Local Talent Rocking Christmas by Starlight Concert


The Redland Showgrounds will be transformed into a musical wonderland when home-grown Redlands performers take to the stage on Saturday for a night to remember. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said residents should get ready to tap their feet, move to the grooves and sing-along to twilight carols at Christmas by Starlight 2012. “A children’s  Continue reading…

Tourism gong for Council


Redland City Council’s support for the local tourism industry was recognised on Friday night, with Council winning the inaugural Local Government Award for Tourism at the Queensland Tourism Awards. While the awards have been running for more than 25 years, this is the first year a local government category has been included. Redland City Mayor Karen  Continue reading…

Mt Cotton Biomass Questions and Answers


The Planning and Environment Court is currently managing an appeal and application by Cleveland Power for a Biomass Power Plant and Waste Incinerator in Mt Cotton. Council has prepared the following Biomass Question and Answer responses to assist with community interest and inquiries on this issue. The document provides a general history of the application  Continue reading…

Family Festival Fun at Christmas by Starlight


The Redlands annual Christmas by Starlight Concert will be a festival of fun for families. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s event offered an outstanding program of family-focused activities and entertainment. “From 3pm, children will be delighted with free face-painting, an animal zoo, jumping castles, a giant inflatable slide and an inflatable obstacle  Continue reading…

“Seven local projects axed”


The Bayside Bulletin story “Council axes seven local projects” 20 November (page 4) states that “A car for southern bay island service providers…” was among the projects axed by Council. The article incorrectly states that the project cancelled a car. At no stage was this project about Council providing a car for the island service  Continue reading…

Local buy made easier for Council after change to Act


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has congratulated the Queensland Government for making it easier for Councils to choose local suppliers when competing for Council projects. “This is great news for Redland businesses and is what I have been pushing for,” Cr Williams said. “Redlands will be a place to do business for even more local  Continue reading…