Monthly Archives: April 2013

Local tourism to receive international exposure


Redlands will gain international exposure through a new tourism campaign to be released from this weekend (Sunday 28 April). Redland City Mayor Cr Karen Williams said the campaign would showcase the wonderful locations of the Redlands as well as the unique local tourism providers. “The Redlands has it all. World class beaches, beautiful foreshores and  Continue reading…

Council on track to deliver savings and vision for City open for business


Redland City Council is continuing to deliver better value for money for ratepayers. Mayor Karen Williams said one year on from the local government election she was honouring commitments to save Redland ratepayers’ dollars through a range of reforms, including a Council restructure last month. “We are driving reform to deliver value for money. Our  Continue reading…

Scheduled hazard reduction burns: Capalaba, Thornlands, Redland Bay, North Stradbroke Island


We will be carrying out hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) on the following days:  Tuesday 30 April – Howlett Road, Capalaba. Tuesday 30 April – Illawong Crescent, Dunwich (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Tuesday 30 April – East Treatment Plant, Point Lookout (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department  Continue reading…

Snapshot – 30 April 2013


Healthy Waterways People’s Choice Award Vote for us online! Redland City Council has been announced as a finalist in two categories of the Queensland 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards! Our Waterways Recovery Program is a finalist for the Sustainable Development Award. This program involved six years of monitoring, evaluation and reporting on Redland City waterways. It also incorporates  Continue reading…

Tourism providers encouraged to comment on draft ecotourism plan


Redland City Council is encouraging local tourism operators to review Queensland’s draft ecotourism plan recently released for comment by the State Government. Spokesperson for Council’s Tourism and CBD activation portfolio Councillor Craig Ogilvie said it was important local providers reviewed the Government’s plan. “Our unique location and beautiful natural attractions are a major drawcard for  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Singapore Daisy


Name: Singapore Daisy Scientific name: Sphagneticola trilobata How to identify the weed: A vigorous ground cover forming a mat, usually in disturbed areas.  It has glossy green leaves growing opposite from the stem and the leaves are usually three-lobed with toothed margins.  It has a yellow-orange daisy flower approximately 2-3cm across with 8-13 petals that are finely  Continue reading…

Koala Fun Run – a family affair


Chances are you won’t see the James family running at the Olympics any time soon, but that won’t stop the local family lining up for next month’s Redlands Koala Fun Run. Clayton James admitted none of the family (daughters Lucy 7 and Chelsea 10 and wife Kylie) were elite athletes, but said it was the  Continue reading…

Snapshot: 23 April 2013


Glossy Black Cockatoo survey Council is calling for volunteers to help with our annual survey on Sunday 19 May 2013. The Glossy Black Cockatoo is one of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia and is listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland. To find out how to get involved visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or phone 3824 8611. Rates Notices  Continue reading…

Red-tape cut with latest Redland Planning Scheme amendments


Redland residents can look forward to a more streamlined planning assessment process thanks to new amendments to the Redland Planning Scheme (took effect on 15 April 2013). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the minor amendments would improve the planning process by reducing red-tape and duplication with other legislation, such as the Queensland Development Code.  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Salvinia


Name: Salvinia Scientific name: Salvinia molesta How to identify the weed: A floating aquatic fern with green, spongy oval leaflets from 0.5cm – 3cm wide. Leaves are covered with water-repellent hairs which give buoyancy to the plant. Mature leaves have a mid-rib fold. Juvenile plants are a lot smaller, lay flat on the surface of  Continue reading…