Monthly Archives: February 2013

$50 million price tag for Redlands to opt out of fluoride


Redland City Council could face a $50 million-plus bill to reverse the fluoridation of water supply decision forced on the city by the previous state government. Mayor Karen Williams said councils had been ‘set up’ by the state government and ratepayers would be forced to foot any bill under new legislation that gave councils the  Continue reading…

Have your green waste kerbside by 10 February


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams today urged residents to have their clean green waste ready on the footpaths by Sunday 10 February, for the last round of Council’s post-storm kerbside collections commencing on Monday 11 February. Cr Williams said it may take a few weeks after 11 February to pick up all the green-waste left  Continue reading…

Sod turning marks new Russell Island sport complex


Southern Moreton Bay Island sports, community and business representatives were on hand today to mark the beginning of construction of a multi-million dollar Russell Island sport and community complex. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and State Member for Redlands Peter Dowling MP officially turned the sod for the $2 million stage one of the master  Continue reading…

More specialised care services under new model


Redlands’ senior citizens and people with a disability will be able to access more specialised care as Council transitions out of community care services. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a non-government organisation (NGO) would take responsibility for Council’s community care services (formerly known as respite services) from 1 July 2013. “The vast majority of  Continue reading…

Mayor comments residents and workers for storm clean-up effort


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has thanked emergency services workers, SES and all volunteers, Energex, Council staff and crews and Redland residents, for all their efforts responding to and staying safe during the Australia Day weekend severe weather event. “Your efforts have helped ensure no lives were lost and there were no serious injuries in  Continue reading…