Monthly Archives: June 2014

Budget 2014-15: Reducing debt


Redland City has the lowest Council debt per household in South East Queensland and continues to work hard to reduce this debt.  While other Council’s debt continues to rise, along with State and Federal Government, our debt is half of what it was ten years ago and our forward projections show it remaining low, with  Continue reading…

Keeping rates low


Redland City Council has worked hard to keep rates rises low. Our 2014-15 Budget includes a Headline Rate increase of 3.48 per cent, which is one of the lowest increases across South East Queensland. Under this year’s budget the average owner-occupied property in rating category 1A will see a General Rate increase of 3.5 per  Continue reading…

Planned hazard reduction burn at Alexandra Hills: 26 June 2014


Our Conservation Fire Management Team is undertaking a planned burn on Thursday 26 June, in the Scribbly Gums Conservation Area at Alexandra Hills (see below – area within the blue boundary in the centre of the map). Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and  Continue reading…

Toondah Harbour Boat Ramp – temporary closure from 26 June 2014


Toondah Harbour Boat Ramp will be temporarily closed to recreational and commercial vessels while Council undertakes dredging activities nearby. Works will start from Thursday 26 June and take approximately 25 days, weather permitting. You’ll need to use an alternative public boat ramp during this period. The nearest ramp is located at William Street, Raby Bay, Cleveland. For more  Continue reading…

Echidna trains on the move


It’s echidna mating season and Council is reminding everyone to slow down when driving through wildlife areas. These quirky creatures have quite a mating ritual, with male echidnas lining up behind the female for their chance to woo her. It’s a risky business when the echidna train tries to cross a road. In the last  Continue reading…

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Banish school holiday boredom!


With winter school holidays under way, Council is on the job of banishing dreaded ‘I’m bored’ declarations. Redland Art Gallery, Redland Libraries and Redlands IndigiScapes Centre all have holiday programs to entertain your children. Redland Art Gallery has interactive art sessions including wearable art, creating curious creatures, freestyling and Yunggulba (floodtide) – a special NAIDOC  Continue reading…

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Redland Art Gallery showcase


Redland Art Gallery also has two exhibitions launching on Sunday 6 July, Yunggulba (floodtide) by Megan Cope and Convolution: A woven sculptural installation with Casselle Mountford and Anaheke Metua. Yunggulba (floodtide) opens as part of Council’s NAIDOC Week celebrations and combines military topographical maps with layering to reveal the legacy of government policy on Aboriginal people.  Continue reading…

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