Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mayor’s message to China – we want strong relationships and have marine expertise to share


Mayor Karen Willians with Qinhuangdao Mayor Shang Liguang.

An indigenous message stick was the gift and the message was loud and clear from Redland City Mayor Karen Williams to Chinese government officials this week – Redlands wants to strengthen relationships. Cr Williams said discussions with government officials from our sister city, Qinhuangdao, provided a timely opportunity for her to highlight our willingness to  Continue reading…

New koala habitat for the Redlands


Koalas in the Redlands have every reason to feel safer in their city habitat, thanks to the declaration of a 4.6 hectare site as a koala reserve. Not only is September Save the Koala Month – dedicated to protecting our iconic creatures – but Redland City Council has been blessed with an additional parcel of  Continue reading…

Re-opening of Bay Island pool


The Bay Island pool on Russell Island is open at the following times: Public opening hours School Terms: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 7am – 10am & 3pm – 6pm Saturday/Sunday: 10am – 5pm Public holidays: 10am – 4pm School Holidays: Monday to Friday: 7am – 6pm Saturday/Sunday: 10am – 5pm Public holidays: 10am – 4pm  Admission charges Individual  Continue reading…

Redland City celebrates with QLD’s largest citizenship ceremony


Redland City will welcome almost 200 new citizens tonight in the largest National Citizenship Day ceremony in Queensland. The new Australian citizens from 21 countries will take the Citizenship Pledge at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, in what will be the second largest Citizenship Day ceremony in Australia. Deputy Mayor Cr Alan Beard will preside  Continue reading…

Redlands in frame as pre-commonwealth games base


Six countries from across the Caribbean and Africa attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games are interested in visiting the Redlands in the lead-up to the Gold Coast event. And more nations are expected to accept the city’s offer of a convenient rest, relaxation and potential training zone as part of their visit to Queensland. The early  Continue reading…

Council telecommunications issue resolved


Redland City Council experienced technical difficulties with its phone system this morning following a Telstra Network Outage (Monday 16 September). The phone system is now operational. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this outage.

Snapshot – Tuesday 17 September 2013


Paid traineeships available Earn and learn with a 12-month Redland City Council traineeship, commencing this December. Business Administration, Horticulture and Water Operations traineeships are on offer across varying Council departments. Successful applicants will gain a nationally recognised qualification while learning on-the-job. Applications for Redland City Council’s traineeships are open until Friday 4 October with a selection process to follow. Find more information on our website  Continue reading…

Dunwich Hall work applauded


Redland City Council has been commended by the Queensland Heritage Council for its sensitive conservation work on Dunwich Hall on North Stradbroke Island. The high commendation in the 2013 Queensland Heritage Awards is very timely for the popular community hall in its hundredth year. Division 2 Councillor for Cleveland and Stradbroke Island Cr Craig Ogilvie  Continue reading…

Council traineeships offer real world experiences


When Laura Denmeade applied for a Redland City Council traineeship last year, she never expected her role description would include feeding live crickets to frogs. But after working at Redland City Council’s IndigiScapes centre as a trainee business administration officer, the 17-year-old knows a council traineeship can include all sorts of unexpected fun activities. “It  Continue reading…