Monthly Archives: July 2014

Dunwich sewerage extensions get underway


Almost 200 Dunwich properties will soon be sewered, as part of a $2.26 million Council project beginning next week (4 Aug). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the project would be a ‘big tick’ on the community’s wish list for infrastructure. “Council is committed to providing essential infrastructure for our island communities, so it is  Continue reading…

Council commitment provides lifesaving services on Straddie


North Stradbroke Island beachgoers are in safe hands with Council today signing a contract with Surf Lifesaving Queensland to provide lifesaving services on Straddie beaches for the next three years. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s commitment meant professional lifesaving services would be provided year round at Main and Cylinder Beaches as well as  Continue reading…

New swing to bring liberty


Children with a disability will benefit from a new Liberty Swing to be unveiled at Raby Bay Foreshore Park in August. The swing, which is specially designed to accommodate children with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, was made possible thanks to the joint fundraising efforts of Council, Variety Queensland, Variety Bash Car ‘Aussie Rock’ and  Continue reading…

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Koalas on the move


Keep your eye out for our koalas, because they are on the move! This time of year heralds the beginning of key movement activity for our koalas from now until December. Last year’s youngsters are packing up and leaving home to find a place of their own and during their travels they are often reported  Continue reading…

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It’s time to talk free trees!


Redland IndigiScapes Centre has a number of ‘trees for weeds’ events happening soon to help make Redlands home to more native trees. A mainland event will be held Saturday 2 August, where for every bag of weeds you bring to IndigiScapes between 10am – 4pm, you will receive a free native seedling (up to five  Continue reading…

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Kids get coding at Cleveland Library


It’s now a given that kids need to be tech-savvy, and in an exciting pilot project at Cleveland Library they can go one step further and get code-savvy too. Thanks to a partnership between Redland Libraries, the State Library of Queensland and Cleveland State School, a project allowing school children to gain experience writing computer  Continue reading…

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Our Redlands – out this week


The latest edition of Council’s free Our Redlands magazine is loaded with stories about philanthropic and talented Redlanders, community news and events, and what’s happening in our City’s arts world. You will be inspired by one local’s work to help the “poorest of the poor”, find out why international stars such as Mirusia Louwerse still  Continue reading…

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Grants and sponsorship available for community projects


Do you have a great community event or project that needs some extra help? You may be able to access funding through one of three programs that help support exciting local initiatives. Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants support arts projects with eight categories of funding available. They are now open, accepting applications until Friday  Continue reading…

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Get Engaged on City Plan


What is needed to make the Redlands prosper? What sort of housing would you like to see in the Redlands and where? How easy or hard is it to make changes to your property? What is already working well and what can we do better to assist our local economy? Council wants to get you  Continue reading…

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Have your say on Redlands’ local laws


Residents can have their say on the review of Redland City’s local laws, with draft laws to be open for formal public comment from August 13. The eight week formal public engagement period was endorsed by Council at today’s General Meeting and follows minor amendments based on advice from the State Government. Redland City Mayor  Continue reading…