Monthly Archives: April 2013

Congratulations to Thornlands local Reid Anderton for completing the fastest solo assisted ride around Australia!


Congratulations to Thornlands local Reid Anderton for completing the fastest solo assisted ride around Australia in 37 days, 1 hour, 18 mins! Mayor Karen Williams presented Reid with an honourary ‘Swipe card to Redland City’ at Victoria Point this morning. Pictured with them are Reid’s wife Chantelle and his daughter Sierra. The ride has raised  Continue reading…

Snapshot: 16 April


Meet author Dick Lee Come and talk to author Dick Lee about his novel Skipper, a tale of coming-of-age at sea. As a former commanding officer of a number of surplus hand-me-down vessels, Lee knows his topic well. When: 11am -12pm Tuesday 23 April Where: Capalaba Library Mother’s Day at IndigiScapes Treat your Mum at  Continue reading…

Council witnesses erosion control in action


Redland City Councillors yesterday (Wednesday 10 April) saw firsthand how erosion and sediment control help to maintain the region’s pristine waterways during a visit to the national Erosion and Sediment Control Demonstration Facility. Mayor Cr Karen Williams said the Redlands’ location meant erosion and sediment control was an important topic. “Being situated among some of  Continue reading…

Redlands 2030 Community Plan – Have your say


Council is inviting residents to comment on the progress of implementing the Redlands 2030 Community Plan. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that Redlands 2030 is the community’s long term plan for creating a better future for Redland City. “The plan articulates the community’s vision for Redlands in 2030 and is a blueprint for residents,  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Ochna


Name: Ochna Scientific name: Ochna serrulata How to identify the weed: A small woody shrub growing to around 1.5m in height. It has glossy leaves with serrated margins. Flowers are yellow and have five petals. When the petals fall they leave sepals that turn bright red when the fruit appears which come through green and  Continue reading…

Snapshot: 9 April 2013


NSI Resilience Centre opening – Sat 13 April Come along to a free community event to celebrate the official opening of the North Stradbroke Island Disaster Resilience Community Education and Resource Centre. There will be activities for kids and adults, including learning about disaster preparedness, emergency services and how to become a volunteer SES member.  Continue reading…

Redlands to benefit from planning ‘health check’ pilot


Redland City will be one of three beneficiaries of a Queensland Government plan to deliver Australia’s best planning scheme. Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council will join Rockhampton and Mackay Regional Councils in a planning system ‘health check’ pilot program. “I applaud Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and his department for identifying the need to  Continue reading…

Thankyou


We often receive positive comments from members of our community. We recently received this lovely feedback from a local resident: Dear Sirs and Madam, I wish to formally thank you all for the efforts taken to clear and tidy up the areas along the coastline at Thornlands over the last few weeks, commencing prior to  Continue reading…

Fast Facts: Glossy Black-Cockatoo


Did you know? The Glossy Black-Cockatoo is the smallest of all the Black Cockatoos at around 43cm. Did you know? The Glossy Black-Cockatoos only eat with their left foot! Did you know? That Glossy Black-Cockatoos only have one chick every two years! The chick is dependent on its parents for a year. Did you know? After breeding, the  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Cats claw creeper


Name: Cats claw creeper Scientific name: Macfadyena unguis-cati How to identify the weed: A long-lived woody climber with fibrous roots and tubers.  Stems become woody with age and adhere to supports via short rootlets.  The leaves are oppositely arranged, consisting of a pair of oval leaflets and a claw-like leaf tendril that enables the plant to grow  Continue reading…