Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hazard reduction burns on Russell Island: Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August


Our Conservation Fire Management Team in conjunction with Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) Urban and Rural will be undertaking a series of hazard reduction burns this week on Russell Island. The planned burns will take place from Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August 2013 at the following locations:  Melomy’s Wetlands (see first map  Continue reading…

Sponsoring community spirit


Applications for funding under Redland City Council’s new and fairer sponsorship program will open on Monday 29 July. Sponsorship will be available for events that benefit the local community and enhance the reputation of the Redlands. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the streamlined Council sponsorship program was vital in promoting a strong and involved  Continue reading…

New plan makes Redlands safer


Redland City Council is leading the way in disaster management with the adoption of the first phase of an innovative and user friendly plan for dealing with potential major crises. For the first time, Redlanders will get access to information specific to their local community on what to do in the event of a disaster.  Continue reading…

Literary treat: author Steve Worland visiting Capalaba Library


Noted script writer and author Steve Worland will talk about his passion for writing at a special event at the Capalaba Library from 11am-noon on July 30. Steve, husband of award-winning Australian actor Georgie Parker, has just published the sequel to his first novel Velocity and is visiting the Redlands as part of Redland City  Continue reading…

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING: 1.09pm Saturday 20 July


UPDATE: BOM cancelled the warning at 1.39pm.  The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND at 1:09pm for people in parts of REDLAND CITY including North Stradbroke Island. BOM warns that at 1:10 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Hope Island, Jacobs Well and mouth of  Continue reading…

Redlands businesses scoop tourism awards


Redland businesses last night scored six of 12 awards presented at the 2013 Moreton Bay & Islands Tourism Awards. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the result was a ringing endorsement of the professionalism and vitality of Redlands tourism. “The winners should be commended for their strong commitment to excellence and for strengthening the Moreton  Continue reading…

Residents urged to ‘dig in’ to support National Tree Day


As part of National Tree Day, Redland City Council is encouraging residents to enhance the City’s environment by helping to plant 3000 native plants. Council’s environment spokesperson Cr. Paul Gleeson said the event would not only strengthen the Redlands’ environment, but it would also provide a fun activity for residents to participate in. “As Australia’s  Continue reading…

Our safe suburbs


The Redland City suburb of Alexandra Hills is the greater Brisbane area’s safest when it comes to home theft. The 2013 RACQ Insurance Home Security Index shows Alexandra Hills has had the fewest home theft insurance claims in the past year for the Brisbane region. And Cleveland is not far behind, also making the state’s  Continue reading…

Say YES for your community


When Redland City residents go to the polls for the federal election, they will also have the opportunity to make a real contribution to the future of their City. A referendum will be held in conjunction with the Federal Government election. Redlanders and other Australians will have the opportunity to ensure local government – the  Continue reading…

Come to the Family Fun Day tomorrow in Cleveland


Redlands families can celebrate the best of local business with a free fun day tomorrow (Saturday 13 July) at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre, Middle Street, Cleveland. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the family fun day was open to all. “The family event is part of the Redlands Business Expo 2013, a showcase of  Continue reading…