Monthly Archives: March 2013

Snapshot: 2 April 2013


Free library activities Meet local author Charlotte Nash Charlotte grew up riding horses in the Redlands, but her eclectic life experiences have seen her building rockets, traversing the Pilbara mines and scrambling over ship loaders in Newcastle. These days, she is an editor, writer and researcher.  Join Charlotte to discuss her novel RYDERS RIDGE at  Continue reading…

Get Ready for Redlands Youth Week 2013


With Youth Week 2013 just around the corner, Redland City Council is encouraging young people to take advantage of the free activities on offer. National Youth Week, from 5-14 April, is Australia’s largest celebration of young people and Redlands has a full calendar of events. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Youth Week was an  Continue reading…

New organisational structure for Council


Redland City Council is restructuring at the top level to be more efficient and responsive to the needs of its customers. Chief Executive Officer Bill Lyon said the restructure, approved at a General Council meeting today, would align like-areas and reduce the number of General Managers and departments from five to three. There will now  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Easter cassia


Name: Easter cassia Scientific name: Senna pendula How to identify the weed: A woody, multi-branched shrub growing 2-4m in height.  Compound leaves borne alternately along stems, with 3-6 soft, oval leaflets on each leaf.  Bright yellow five-petalled flowers are borne in leafy clusters at the tips of the branches.  Cylindrical, pendulous seed pods form shortly after, approximately  Continue reading…

April exhibitions celebrate young and emerging artists


Two new exhibitions opening at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland in April celebrate young and emerging artists. Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibitions Unorthodox Aphorism: Yavuz Erkan and How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow highlighted the experiences of young and emerging artists. “Both exhibitions take a unique approach to  Continue reading…

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba celebrates National Youth Week


To celebrate National Youth Week 2013, Redland Art Gallery has created a special exhibition Youth: in Transit to promote young and emerging artists. National Youth Week 2013 runs from 5-14 April and encourages young people around Australia to participate and “Be Active, Be Happy, Be You!” To coincide with national celebrations, Youth: in Transit will  Continue reading…

School sports precinct pilot a step closer


A pilot partnership to provide top-flight sporting facilities for community use at Victoria Point State High School has moved a step closer with news of a state government grant. Redland City Council Open Space, Sport and Recreation Councillor Lance Hewlett welcomed government funding of $100,000 for the proposed community sporting precinct partnership. “This innovative partnership between  Continue reading…

Mayor joins crusade for domestic violence service


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has joined the crusade for the city to have its own domestic and family violence service. Cr Williams said she had spoken to members of various women’s organisations including the Redlands Centre for Women to assist in lobbying the State Government to fund a Redlands’ centre. “This year domestic violence  Continue reading…