Monthly Archives: February 2013

Green waste kerbside collection soon to be completed


Redland City Council has now collected an enormous six kilometre stretch of green waste, one metre wide by one metre high, from Redland streets. Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s free post-storm kerbside collections, which started on Monday 11 February, would take several more weeks to complete. “Pick-ups around the entire city are being done as  Continue reading…

Queensland Floods Appeal 2013


About the Queensland Floods Appeal 2013 Red Cross in partnership with the Queensland Government established the Queensland Floods Appeal 2013 to provide assistance to individuals and families directly affected by the floods, tornados and storm damage. Independent Distribution Committee The Queensland Government has announced the appointment of an Independent Distribution Committee, chaired by the Hon.  Continue reading…

Free green waste kerbside collection update


Our crews are currently collecting green waste from kerbsides in: * Alexandra Hills (Allenby Road area) * Birkdale (Bailey Road area) * Capalaba (Park residential areas) * Cleveland (Passage Street and Beach Street areas) * Macleay Island (northern areas) * Point Lookout * Redland Bay (Point Talburpin area) * Thornlands (Thornlands Road area) We have  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Broad-leaf Pepper Tree


Name: Broad-leaf pepper tree Scientific name: Schinus terebinthifolius How to identify the weed: Commonly found in backyards in the Redlands this is a large spreading tree, 3-10 metres in height, often with multiple trunks.  The shiny, hairless  leaves are arranged alternately along the stems, with 5-9 stalkless leaflets on each leaf. Toothing is often observed on  Continue reading…

Severe weather updates


Last updated: 3.00pm Wednesday 27 February 2013. We will update this page as new information becomes available. Please refresh your browser to see the latest updates. Minor flooding at Capalaba Capalaba Regional Park (behind Bunnings) has been closed due to water releases from Leslie Harrison Dam. Tingalpa Creek has broken its banks and there is  Continue reading…

Sandbags available from Council depot


With the continuing wet weather, Redland City Council is making sure the city is prepared. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said officers are continuing to check for and clear any blocked drains. “Council has sandbags filled and available free of charge from its Thornlands, Russell Island and Macleay Islands depots,” Cr Williams said. “Residents who  Continue reading…

Work begins on new pontoon at Victoria Point


Redland City Council has started work on a new pontoon to replace the previous one that broke away from the Victoria Point Boat Ramp during the cyclonic winds recently experienced in the Redlands. Mayor Karen Williams said the boat ramp had remained open (without the pontoon) for recreational boating, and that when possible, one lane  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Asparagus fern


Common name: Asparagus fern Scientific name: Asparagus aethiopicus How to identify the weed: Commonly found in backyards this weeds is a low-growing, herbaceous perennial with arching, spiny stems up to 2m long with creeping underground stems and tubers.  Waxy pale green fern-like ‘leaves’ up to 2.5cm, singley or in clusters.  Its small white or pink flowers  Continue reading…