Monthly Archives: July 2014

Council offers tourism accommodation incentives


Tourism accommodation providers now have even more reason to invest in the Redlands with Council today adopting a tourism accommodation incentives package. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said today’s decision follows a Council resolution in June to investigate incentives that could be offered to tourism accommodation providers to generate investment in the Redlands. “These incentives  Continue reading…

Redland City waterfront projects receive strong market interest


The potential of the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek waterfront projects has translated into strong interest from investors during the Expression of Interest phase, which closed this week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the interest from the market to develop the two Priority Development Areas (PDA) was positive for Redland City. “Eight strong Expressions  Continue reading…

HAZARD REDUCTION BURNS: RUSSELL ISLAND


Our Conservation Fire Management team in conjunction with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES (Urban and Rural Fire Brigade) are conducting a series of hazard reduction burns on Russell Island starting this morning. Tuesday 29 July: Whistling Kite Conservation Area- Centre Road, Russell IslandWednesday 30 July: Melomys Wetlands Centre Road, Russell Island and Bilbungra  Continue reading…

Exhibitions draw on essence of Quandamooka


Two intriguing exhibitions with connections to Quandamooka country are now featuring at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. Convolution, a woven sculptural installation, and Yunggulba (floodtide) by Megan Cope of the Brisbane-based Aboriginal Collective proppaNOW, will be on show until Sunday 17 August. Redland City Council art, culture and innovation spokesman Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibitions  Continue reading…

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Council and emergency agencies combat major headache


Redland City Council has put its emergency management capabilities to the test as part of a multi-agency exercise to combat a fictitious but potentially very real scenario for the Redlands. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, Cr Karen Williams, said Exercise Headache was run over the last three days and  Continue reading…

Good sports help disadvantaged youngsters


Disadvantaged youngsters are getting a chance to join organised sports thanks to a pilot project at Capalaba. The project, which will provide grants to help keen eight to 12-year-olds, has already been boosted by a $1200 donation from Capalaba Sports Club. A special information session will be held at 6pm on Monday 4 August at  Continue reading…

Get the facts: tree clearing article on Redland City Bulletin website


The article in the online Redland City Bulletin (25 July 2014) around tree clearing incorrectly states that Council has been found guilty of illegal clearing of marine plants. Council has been working with representatives of the  Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for more than 12 months regarding  Continue reading…

Disaster manager urges residents to prepare emergency management plans


Our disaster manager Mike Lollback urges residents to have an emergency management plan.A joint emergency services and council fire management exercise over the last three days reinforces the real bushfire threat to parts of Redland City, particularly Mt Cotton and the Bay Islands. Download these plans: Red Cross Australia RediPlan: http://redlnd.cc/1nFlgsY Queensland Fire and Emergency Services bushfire  Continue reading…

Residents urged to be bushfire ready


Redlanders have been urged to be bushfire ready as continuing dry conditions and high winds increase the risk of fires. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Cr Karen Williams said the heightened level of bushfire risk had led to Wildfire Alert 2 status being declared. “While the elevated alert status  Continue reading…