Monthly Archives: October 2014

Relief scheme changes would be a disaster: Mayor


Proposed changes to the Federal Government’s natural disaster relief scheme would be a disaster for local government, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said today. Cr Williams said Redland City residents would have borne much of the $2 million cost of fighting the North Stradbroke Island fires under the proposed changes. “Redland City Council and other smaller councils  Continue reading…

Get the facts: Bats


A story that appeared in the Redland City Bulletin Wednesday 29 October entitled “Redland Council called to take further action after $15k failed bat colony bid” incorrectly stated that Redland City Council had elected to not apply to the Federal Government for a permit to carry out works on a bat colony at Lawn Terrace  Continue reading…

Water interruptions for Capalaba


There are expected to be some isolated water interruptions in Capalaba this afternoon due to Energex crews damaging a water main in the area. The damaged water main will require urgent shutdown of the water supply to some businesses including the Capalaba Central shopping complex, Koala Tavern and a business located at 68A Redland Bay Road. Repairs  Continue reading…

New wastewater treatment plant for Point Lookout


A new state of the art Wastewater Treatment plant at Point Lookout has taken the next step with Redland City Council calling for Expressions of Interest to design and construct the facility. Division 2 Councillor for North Stradbroke Island Cr Craig Ogilvie said while the final design of the new plant was yet to be  Continue reading…

Wildlife ambulance needs willing helpers now!


Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) has put an urgent call out for volunteers to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals in the Redlands. Redland City Council’s environmental spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the service needed new people to put their hand up. “The rich and diverse wildlife in Redlands is one of the things  Continue reading…

Residents urged to prepare for heightened fire conditions


Below is a media release from the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) about the increased fire risk due to the current high temperatures.  With hot, dry conditions continuing and strong gusty winds and lighting storms across the state, the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) is urging Queenslanders to be vigilant with heightened fire conditions predicted over the  Continue reading…

Help spot a koala


Helping the Redlands’ koala population is as easy as reporting sightings during the annual koala count-a-thon on 25-26 October. During the weekend event, supported by RCC and organised by the Koala action group locals and visitors are urged to report all sightings to gain an understanding of the location and number of koalas in the  Continue reading…