Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘MP to raise quarry issue with Seeney’ – Bayside Bulletin, 15 October


Redland City Council has rejected comments reported in today’s Bayside Bulletin regarding its Barro quarry decision. Mayor Karen Williams said Council would have welcomed a right of reply to the article which makes a number of wrong assertions about Council’s position. “Despite assertions that Council rejected the proposal to ‘avoid the political heat’; Council has  Continue reading…

This could save your life


Two information booklets which could save your life will be distributed in the Redlands by volunteers on Saturday 26 October. On the back of Get Ready Queensland Week (Oct 14-18) the booklets are being circulated as part of Redland City Council’s efforts to ensure residents are ready for bushfire and storm season. Redland City Mayor  Continue reading…

Join the bargain hunt


Redlanders who sign up for the national Garage Sale Trail on 26 October may spot a familiar face among the bargain hunters. Logie-nominated screen and stage actor Paul Bishop, aka Sergeant Ben Stewart of the long-running hit police drama Blue Heelers and now Redland City Council’s Division 10 representative, can’t wait to hit the trail.  Continue reading…

Game on for the opening of the Russell Island Sport and Recreation Park


The Southern Moreton Bay Community will be home to a multi-million-dollar sporting facility with the Russell Island Sport and Recreation Park opening on Thursday (17 October). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who will officially open the $2 million first stage of the facility, said the site boasts a number of sporting fields for the community.  Continue reading…

International investors eye the Redlands


Redland City is wooing international investors with a delegation of Chinese businessmen visiting this week to discuss potential investment opportunities. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the visit included a Beijing-based investor and came on the back of her recent business mission to Asia. “While I was in Asia I spoke with a number of  Continue reading…

Koalas are counting on you!


Helping the Redlands koalas is as easy as reporting sightings during the Koala Action Group’s annual koala count-a-thon on 19-20 October. During the weekend event, supported by Redland City Council, locals and visitors are urged to report all sightings in a bid to protect our koala population. Council environment spokesman Paul Gleeson (Division 9) urged  Continue reading…

Free film fun for the whole family


With the news that Angelina Jolie will film parts of her next blockbuster Unbroken in the Redlands, Redland City Council is hosting a free family movie night featuring another Angelina film. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Shark Tale, an animated film featuring Angelina Jolie as the voice of Lola, would be screened in Raby  Continue reading…

Redlands libraries offer a literary triple treat


Redland libraries are offering a trio of free literary treats next week. Redland City Council spokesman for Arts, Culture and Innovation Paul Bishop said the three events were part of council’s busy Authors in Action program and highlighted the Redlands’ status as a vibrant regional cultural centre. “On October 15, residents can hear inspirational best-selling  Continue reading…

Cat registrations remain


Redlanders will continue to be required to register their cats after Council recently voted to retain compulsory cat registrations in the interests of the environment and the community. The Council decision follows the State Government’s announcement it would repeal sections of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, removing mandatory state-wide cat registrations and leaving  Continue reading…