Monthly Archives: December 2013

New bulk bins boost Straddie recycling efforts


The recycling efforts of North Stradbroke Island businesses have been given a boost with new bulk bins being rolled out by Redland City Council. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the first businesses to sign up to the new initiative had received their new recycling bins. “These new larger bulk recycling bins will make it  Continue reading…

Get the facts: Clarification on Thornlands development approval


A report in the Bayside Bulletin on Tuesday 10 December relating to Redland City Council’s approval of a development at Thornlands needs clarification. Council approved the Ausbuild development application for the Boundary Road site last week based on advice that it met the planning scheme provisions for the site. Council officers assessed the application against  Continue reading…

Be campfire safe this holiday season


Redland City Council is reinforcing the importance of campfire safety in the lead up to the holiday season. Redland City Deputy Mayor Alan Beard has supported the Queensland Government’s campaign of extinguishing campfires safely, which they launched in the Redlands today. “Redland City is a city of islands with plenty of campsites to enjoy over  Continue reading…

Stay safe at Redlands beaches this summer


Redland City Council and Surf Life Saving Queensland are supporting the summer safety message by donating two surf rescue boards to local surf lifesaving clubs. Council Deputy Mayor Alan Beard was joined by Des Kerr from Surf Life Saving Queensland to present the rescue boards to Point Lookout and Coochiemudlo volunteer surf lifesaving groups today.  Continue reading…

Don’t let dodgy decorations take the sparkle out of your Christmas


With Christmas less than a month away, Queensland Fire and emergency Services (QFES) have issued the following media release urging people to keep safety in the forefront of their minds when putting up lights and decorations for the festive season. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Lee Johnson said the last thing families need  Continue reading…

Council project helps to deck the halls


Community halls in the Redlands have been made more accessible and many have been given a facelift following a Council project. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the project , which was adopted at today’s Council meeting, was designed to review the utilisation of local community halls and implement ways to ensure they remain accessible  Continue reading…

North Stradbroke Island bushfire update: 2.45pm Wednesday 4 December


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) have issued the following update regarding the bushfire burning approximately 2km south of the Yarraman Mine on North Stradbroke Island. The fire is burning safely within containment lines and is expected to burn for some time. Blue Lake National Park and Fishermans Track have been closed for precaution and  Continue reading…

Redland Snapshot: 3 December 2013


Free Christmas by Starlight Concert Saturday 7 December Don’t miss the FREE Christmas by Starlight concert at Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds in Long Street, Cleveland. There’ll be Santa, food stalls, roving performers, an animal farm, displays and activities from 3pm, followed by a children’s concert at 5.30pm. Traditional twilight carols begin at 6pm and end around 8pm with a fireworks finale! For more information and  Continue reading…

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND BUSHFIRE UPDATE: 10.15am Wednesday 4 December


Fifteen Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at the bushfire burning approximately 2km south of the Yarraman Mine. Crews worked through the night to conduct backburning in the area. The fire is burning within containment lines and poses no threat to property. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has closed  Continue reading…