Monthly Archives: January 2013

Council transfer of school-age care services a success


Redland City Council has successfully transferred operation of school-age care services to several community-based not-for-profit organisations. Mayor of Redland City Karen Williams said the transfer of its school-age care services following a Queensland Government tender process and negotiation with the Catholic and independent schools sectors was a win-win situation for Council and the Redlands community. “Five highly experienced  Continue reading…

Predicted big wet brings dangers to the Redlands


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has urged residents to take care during the predicted Australia Day weekend “big wet”. Councillor Williams said residents should be prepared for localised flash flooding, storm surge causing higher than usual tides and winds up to 90km/hour. “The Bureau of Meteorology predicts damaging winds, heavy rain, abnormally high tides and  Continue reading…

Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years with two stellar exhibitions


Be part of Redland Art Gallery’s 10th birthday celebrations by attending two stellar exhibitions at its Cleveland and Capalaba locations. The two exhibitions Collection and Place: A Decade On – Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years and Island Glide: An exhibition of Surf, Sound and Image from Stradbroke Island will both run throughout February and  Continue reading…

Stopping the spread of weeds


Redland City Council is managing the spread of weeds with the removal of a known problem weed, Cabomba caroliniana, from Tarradarrapin Creek, Birkdale. Deputy Mayor Alan Beard said managing weeds is an important environmental issue and Council is tackling the challenge through its pest management plan. “Cabomba caroliniana, an aquatic weed, is recognised as one  Continue reading…

Bird deaths are not a public health risk to humans or pets


The online Courier Mail article “Residents warned to keep pets out of Capalaba Regional Park as avian botulism kills birds, fish” reported that residents should refrain from taking their dogs to Capalaba Regional Park. This is not Council’s advice. Council encourages people to continue using all our lovely parkland. When visiting Capalaba Regional Park, as  Continue reading…

Bird deaths not a public health risk


Redland City Council has recently received advice of cases of what is believed to be avian botulism, often termed limber neck, which has led to the deaths of a small number of water birds at Capalaba Regional Park. Avian botulism can result from naturally occurring bacteria in ponds and lakes. This bacteria becomes toxic to  Continue reading…

Apply for a grant and help invest in your community tomorrow


Applications are opening for Round 2 of funding under Council’s 2012-13 Community Grants Program and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). From 29 January until 1 March 2013, grant applications to fund sport and recreation, community development, arts and cultural heritage, festivals and events, enterprise development and environmental projects will be accepted. Council will also host  Continue reading…

Love is in the air at IndigiScapes


Experience a night of romance with a difference at IndigiScapes Valentine’s Day Dinner to be held on Thursday 14 February from 6.30pm at the Redland IndigiScapes Centre. The Valentine’s event is a unique way to spoil your loved one with a romantic dinner in the open air bushland setting of IndigiScapes. Indulge in a special  Continue reading…

Wellington Point Australia Day arrangements


To help ensure Australia Day celebrations are enjoyed by all park users, Redland City Council has once again made special parking and management arrangements for the Wellington Point Recreation Reserve on 26 January. An increasingly popular Australia Day venue over recent years, the arrangements include controlled entry to parking spaces within the reserve from 7am  Continue reading…