Monthly Archives: October 2014

Announcement of prize winners ─ Redland Art Awards 2014


A cocktail evening on Friday 10 October marked the official opening of Redland Art Awards 2014. Three prize winners were nominated by judges Maud Page (Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery │ Gallery of Modern Art), Joe Furlonger (Award-winning Australian artist and former recipient of Moet & Chandon Fellowship) and Stephanie Lindquist (Director,  Continue reading…

Local laws consultation gets extended


Redland City residents will have more time to have their say on the City’s proposed new local laws after Council voted to extend the public notification period by a month to 5 November. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams asked Council to extend the consultation period beyond the original 8 October deadline to give residents greater  Continue reading…

Redland City launches local online disaster plans


 Redland residents now have easy access to suburb-specific emergency planning information thanks to an online service launched by Redland City Council.  Redland City Mayor Cr Karen Williams said the www.redlanddisasterplan.com.au website, launched as part of ‘Get Ready Queensland Week’ from 13 – 19 October 2014, gives all the information people need to be prepared for  Continue reading…

The Happiness Cycle rides in to Redlands


More than 200 Redland teenagers now have a new bike thanks to the Happiness Cycle, a community event held today at Redlands PCYC. The Happiness Cycle is a national program initiated by Coca-Cola and Bicycle Network who partnered with Redland City Council to deliver the event in Redlands. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the initiative  Continue reading…

Be prepared: heightened fire conditions in the Redlands


A reminder that the precautionary Wildfire Alert 2 status is still active in Redland City: everyone should take steps now to ensure they are prepared. The Bureau of Meteorology have predicted higher temperatures and low rainfall over the coming months which will contribute to a higher than average risk of bushfire this summer.  Prepare your Bushfire  Continue reading…

Facelift for Bloomfield Street Park


Bloomfield Street Park will become a vibrant centre of community events and activities under upgrades proposed by Council. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the concept design, available for the public to review from 7-21 October, echoed community feedback received during recent consultation with key stakeholders. “We have listened to the community and the concept  Continue reading…

Big name acts to bring Christmas to the Redlands


Redland City Council has announced a program of big name entertainment to headline this year’s Christmas by Starlight on 6 December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the list of performers would feature The Voice 2013 runner up Luke Kennedy and this year’s The Voice Kids winner, Redland’s own Alexa Curtis.“Securing Luke and Alexa is  Continue reading…

New SES Depot a boost for Russell Island


Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey officially opened the Russell Island State Emergency Service (SES) Depot alongside Redland City Councillor Mark Edwards at a ceremony today. “It gives me great pleasure to officially open the new Russell Island SES Depot, which will provide a welcome boost to emergency services volunteers on the  Continue reading…

Redland library programs inspire new literacy app


A new app to improve children’s literacy that took its inspiration from Redland City library programs was launched at the Cleveland Library today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams was joined by Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek to launch the SPEAK App at the very place it began as a conversation with Redland  Continue reading…

New online voice for Redlands precious history


Redland Libraries officially launched ‘Redland Voices’ on 30 October 2014, an initiative giving new voice to some of our City’s most treasured recollections. Redland Voices came about through ‘Playback’, a Qld State Library project designed to digitise, preserve and provide access to un-digitised oral history material throughout the state. As one of the successful applicants,  Continue reading…