Monthly Archives: September 2013

Coochiemudlo dredging update: 30 September


Council has just been advised by the contractor that dredging will occur near the Coochiemudlo Jetty this week. Swimming in the immediate vicinity, including jumping from the jetty, is not permitted, due to safety reasons. Stay safe and obey the signage. The dredging has been brought forward and will now take place closer to the  Continue reading…

Pulse eNewsletter – September 2013


Mayor in Asia Get Ready Redlands – fire alert Squashing litterbugs! Council projects make the grade Feedback on priority projects Koalas counting on you Game on   Mayor in Asia The Redlands’ “open for business” strategy has been drawing strong interest during my trade mission to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. The positive feedback  Continue reading…

Coochiemudlo Island dredging to begin


Redland City Council has assured the Coochiemudlo Island community that the proposed beginning of dredging work next week for the islands new jetty will be conducted in a manner to minimise any impacts on recreational activities. The dredging contactor is expected to set up operations on the site on 30 September following Notices to Mariners  Continue reading…

Council welcomes Barro “Call-in” decision


Redland City Council has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney to “call-in” the decision on the Barro Quarry expansion proposal. Mayor Karen Williams said the “call-in” meant the Government would now reassess the approval process and re-determine the proposal. “Council had formally advised the Minister of the grounds for its refusal of the  Continue reading…

Economic Development eNewsletter – September 2013


In the September 2013 issue: Asia beckons Driving development Great potential Development going digital Free workshop ‘Know your I.T. Systems’ Information session with Graham Leishman   Asia beckons Mayor’s trip to China – investment attraction Welcome to the September edition of Redland City Council’s Economic Development Newsletter. I write this message from Asia where I  Continue reading…

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Residents urged to be bushfire ready


Redlanders have been urged to get bushfire ready as continuing dry conditions increase the risk of fires. The heightened level of bushfire risk has led to Wildfire Alert 2 status being declared and Redland City Council and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service increasing personnel and equipment in preparation. Council’s Community and Environmental Health and  Continue reading…

Looking forwards looking back


Artists from the Coochie Art Group have come a long way since they strung their paintings between trees on the island for their very first exhibition in 1973. This month they are celebrating all the creative energy and successes in between as part of their Then & Now: Coochie Art Group 40th Anniversary Retrospective, opening  Continue reading…

Good trees for bad weeds


Here’s a good deal for the garden – free native trees in exchange for bags of weeds! Redland City Council’s IndigiScapes environmental centre is running its popular Trees for Weeds Day on Saturday 5 October to raise awareness of plants that are bad for the environment and local wildlife and encourage residents to replace them  Continue reading…

For he’s a jolly good fellow


Redland City Council’s General Manager Organisational Services Nick Clarke has been honoured by his Queensland local government peers for his outstanding contribution. Better known in the community as the fund-raising pilot for Angel Flight and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nick has been made a Fellow of Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Queensland for his services to  Continue reading…

In-car litter cameras


People littering in the Redlands may be captured on camera thanks to new in-car litter cameras being rolled out. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the in-car cameras would enable Council officers to regulate against littering while they are driving around the community. “People should be aware that some Council vehicles are fitted with these  Continue reading…