Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hilliards Creek cycleway officially opened


Cyclists will welcome the new Hilliard’s Creek crossing Cycleway officially opened today by State Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson and Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. Mr Robinson said he was pleased to open the cycleway today along with the Mayor, and representatives from Bicycle Queensland, Redlands U3A Cycling Group and the Wynnum Redland Cycling Club.  Continue reading…

Budget 2014-15: Council’s budget lays the foundations for a strong and secure future


Redland City Council’s 2014-15 Budget will lay the foundations for a strong future and ease cost of living pressures on residents by again keeping rate rises to a minimum. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s $259 million Budget included a headline rates increase of 3.48 per cent, one of the lowest increases in  Continue reading…

Budget 2014-15: Community grants and cultural funding


Redland City Council’s 2014-15 Budget includes funding for local community groups and facilities such as our art galleries and performing arts centre. This funding includes: Community halls: $803,659 to maintain and operate the city’s community halls that are used by local community groups. Cultural Centres and Art galleries:  $2.74 million to operate our art galleries  Continue reading…

Budget 2014-15: Southern Bay Islands to benefit


Redland City Council has committed nearly $6 million over the next two years for projects on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands as part of its 2014-15 Budget. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s Budget included important community infrastructure for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, including $1million for road upgrades, taking the total spend  Continue reading…

Budget 2014-15: Nearly $14 million in marine projects floated


Redland City’s reputation as a city of islands will be enhanced, thanks to almost $14 million of marine infrastructure projects in the 2014-15 Budget. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the funding would include new jetties and boat ramp upgrades. “Redland City has a large coastal population including about 10,000 residents who live on islands,  Continue reading…

Budget 2014-15: Maintaining parks and sports fields


Everyone loves our open spaces and parks and this year Council has committed approximately $22.6 million to maintain this land, including mowing, landscaping and conservation. Council owns approximately 620 hectares of parkland, 11 hectares of streetscapes and 9,650 hectares of conservation land. All of this land combined is equal to nearly three times the size  Continue reading…

Budget 2014-15: A clean and green community


Waste collection is an important service that Council provides to its residents. Each year Council spends about $7.8 million to operate the eight Redland City transfer stations and a further $11.2 million collecting waste and recycling from local homes and businesses. This commitment maintains our strong environmental character by maximising resource recovery and reducing waste  Continue reading…

Budget 2014-15: Play time to be enhanced thanks to almost $6 million injection


Local parks and sporting fields will receive nearly $6 million in upgrades as part of Redland City Council’s 2014-15 Budget. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s $259 million Budget included a $1.27 million lighting upgrade for local sports fields. “Redland City is known for its active and healthy lifestyle and upgrading lighting at local  Continue reading…