Monthly Archives: March 2013

Court approves biomass development extension


The Planning and Environment Court has approved the extension of the 2007 development permit for a proposed Biomass Power Plant at Hillview Road, Mt Cotton until 20 March 2015. Redland City Council Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said she respected the court’s decision to grant the extension and would continue to be available to listen  Continue reading…

Planning and Environment Court decision


The Planning and Environment Court approved the extension of the 2007 development permit for the Biomass Power Plant until 20 March 2015. The Court relied on the joint agreed opinion of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and of experts in town planning, air quality and noise that the permit be extended. The  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Lantana


Name: Lantana Scientific name: Lantana camara How to identify the weed: Lantana is a shrub that forms dense thickets.  The branches have small prickles with hairy opposite leaves that average around 6cm in length and when crushed produce a distinct odour.  Flowers which are present for most of the year form clusters around 2.5cm in diameter.   Continue reading…

New Disaster Resilience Centre Open Day – 13 April


Get Ready North Stradbroke Island! Come along to a free community event, on Saturday 13 April, to celebrate the official opening of the North Stradbroke Island Disaster Resilience Community Education and Resource Centre. This fun event, with activities for kids and adults from 9am to 12noon, will mark the opening of a truly collaborative facility  Continue reading…

Jetty upgrades caught in state government red tape


Approvals for the Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Jetty upgrades are caught up in State Government red tape leaving Redland City residents waiting for much needed new facilities. Responding to claims made in The Redland Times and Bayside Bulletin that Council had failed to upgrade the jetties, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had been  Continue reading…

Redlands Good Gardening Expo


Green thumb enthusiasts get excited because Redland City Council is hosting the inaugural Redlands Good Gardening Expo to be held later this month. The expo will be held on Saturday 23 March 2013 from 9am until 3pm and will be set in the picturesque surrounds of Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said  Continue reading…

Redland City islands to get disaster plans


Each Redland City island is to get its own disaster management plan, Mayor Karen Williams said today. Cr Williams said the Southern Moreton Bay Islands would be priorities, with North Stradbroke and Coochiemudlo islands to follow. “The recent Australia Day weekend storms and their aftermath, and fires on North Stradbroke Island, drove home to us  Continue reading…

Redlands Bike Week 2013


Redland City Council is celebrating Bike Week 2013 with the following special events. Everyone is welcome to come along! Ride to work breakfast – Wednesday 20 March Free community breakfast / BBQ Wednesday 20 March, 7-8.30am, Cleveland. Information available on cycling in Redland City and Active Travel To register and for venue details contact Jonathan on  Continue reading…

Mobility Scooters information session


If you own a mobility scooter, or are thinking of buying one, Redland City Council invites you to come along  to a free mobility scooter information session. Mobility Scooter Information Morning When: 9.30-11.30am, Monday 8 April 2013 Where: Tranquil Waters Retirement Village, 31 Thompson Street, Victoria Point RSVP: For a free morning tea RSVP by  Continue reading…