Monthly Archives: August 2013

Disability Action Week


Breaking down the barriers to employment for those suffering a disability will be a central theme during Disability Action Week 2013. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a number of events would be held during the week, which commences on 8 September. “This statewide event holds special significance for the Redlands, as one in five  Continue reading…

Major Day Out for Redlanders


Redlanders who care about our natural bush and its inhabitants should set aside Sunday 8 September for a special free family event. It’s Bushcare’s Major Day Out, where you can learn more about the City’s wonderful natural environment and how to protect it. The event, a new feature on the City’s environmental calendar, is on  Continue reading…

Pulse Community eNewsletter – August 2013


Message from the Mayor Good consultation on priority development areas Coochie Jetty – Have your say Recycle clutter for a good cause More accolades for IndigiScapes New vandalism-busting phone app More fun in the Redlands Step up with a Redland City Council traineeship Date claimer: 2013 koala count Message from the Mayor Redland City has  Continue reading…

Good gardening: Soils good enough to eat


Experienced horticulturalist Linda Brennan from EcoBotanica has listed her top 5 tips for soils good enough to eat. In the Redlands gardeners have a range of soils to contend with. If you are on acreage, the soil in your front garden may be different to that in the back. It pays to have a dig and a close  Continue reading…

An emotional journey comes to an end


Nick Clarke met and spoke with many people during his epic 17-day fundraising journey around Queensland including Mayors and local dignitaries, but it was a two-year old girl from outback Queensland that made the biggest impact. The Redland City Council Organisational Services General Manager landed back in the Redlands today, bringing to an end a  Continue reading…

Boost for Redlands Parks


Redland families have been having fun times thanks to recent makeovers of parks throughout the City. It is part of Redland City Council’s continuing commitment to ensuring residents, particularly those with young families, have well-maintained open spaces and appropriate equipment where they can play and socialise. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had recently  Continue reading…

More environmental gongs for Redlands


The Redlands has added two more significant awards to its environmental credentials. The City was today unveiled as the winner of Keep Queensland Beautiful’s 2013 Environmental Innovation and Protection and Young Legends awards. The honours are part of Keep Queensland Beautiful’s annual Sustainable Cities judging. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the awards were due  Continue reading…

Help save our Glossy Black-cockatoos


Bird lovers have been invited to flock to a special event to help a rare bunch of Redlanders. As part of Threatened Species Week 2013, they can join the 10th annual Glossy Black-cockatoo Planting from 9am-11am on Saturday 31 August at Russell Island. Redland City’s Cr Mark Edwards, whose Division 5 includes the bay islands,  Continue reading…

Cleveland CBD offers great potential: report


Redland City Council has today tabled the first report designed to identify future opportunities to rejuvenate the Cleveland CBD. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Commercial Investment Attraction Study phase one and two was part of a four phase project to breathe new life into the heart of Cleveland. “The consultant’s report identified a  Continue reading…

Council responds to need for greater flexibility in Weinam Creek mooring permits


Redland City Council has reinstated a 48-hour permit to the new mooring options for the Weinam Creek marina, offering users more flexibility. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had adopted new flexible mooring permits in June following feedback from the community, which would now be complemented by the reinstatement of 48-hour option. “Previously the  Continue reading…