Monthly Archives: December 2013

North Stradbroke Island bushfire update: 4.05pm Tuesday 31 December 2013.


Approximately 900 campers at Main Beach, North Stradbroke Island, are being advised they need to evacuate by 4pm tomorrow due to predicted changes in weather conditions over the next two days that may result in increased smoke. EVACUATION ROUTES AND ROAD SAFETY Alfred Martin Way (formerly Tazi Rd and also known as Trans Island Way)  Continue reading…

North Stradbroke Island bushfire update: 7.50am Tuesday 31 December 2013


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES, Redland City Council, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Seqwater and Redland SES Unit officers have had a successful night containing the fire at North Stradbroke Island. Weather conditions are volatile however and conditions could change. Campers at Main Beach should be prepared to leave the campsite today should changes occur.  Continue reading…

Council keen to examine detail of Barro Quarry approval


Redland City Council has expressed disappointment with the State Government decision to approve the Barro Quarry application to extend its Mt Cotton quarry operations. The decision by the Deputy Premier, and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, follows the government’s formal decision to ‘call in’ the application, after Council rejected the application in June  Continue reading…

Council decision protects 130 year-old tree


A 130 year piece of local history will be protected after Redland City Council today voted not to revoke a Vegetation Protection Order (VPO) on a Wellington Point Cook Island Pine. Division 1 Councillor for Wellington Point Cr Wendy Boglary said Council’s decision was in response to feedback from the community. “This Vegetation Protection Order  Continue reading…

Fluoride a State Government responsibility: Council


Redland City Council has passed the decision on fluoridation of the city’s water supply back to the State Government. Mayor Karen Williams said fluoridation was a health issue and as such was the responsibility of the State Government. “Fluoridation was forced on councils by the former State Government and the current Government should have accepted  Continue reading…

All signs point to Redland City


Visitors and residents may soon be welcomed to Redland City by new signs featuring digital message boards, following a Redland City Council decision today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had today voted to initiate an expression of interest process to install eight new signs at key entry points to the city. “The door  Continue reading…

Mobile microchipping improves pet safety


Residents do not even have to leave the house to be responsible pet owners thanks to a Redland City Council initiative offering mobile microchipping and mobile Eftpos payment.   Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the service would help residents keep their animals safe over the Christmas holiday season. “Council officers can visit pet owners  Continue reading…

Redlands’ volunteers to be honoured


The vital contribution of the Redlands’ dedicated volunteers will be celebrated at a Christmas brunch on Saturday (14 December) at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. More than 200 volunteers are expected to attend the Redlands Volunteers’ Christmas Celebration at the centre at 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba, from 9am–10.30am Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event was  Continue reading…