Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hunt around for your hidden hazards


Redland City Council is urging residents to do a pre-Christmas clean-out of their sheds and storage cupboards and bring their household hazardous waste in for safe disposal at a free surrender day. The next free Household Hazardous Waste Surrender will be held on Sunday 7 December from 9am – 1pm at Redland Performing Arts Centre  Continue reading…

Walker Group working on PDA vision detail


The highly respected Walker Group has been selected to provide its vision for the future of Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek marine hubs after winning the expression of interest process as preferred partner for the two declared Priority Development Areas (PDAs). The timetable set for the two PDAs managed by Economic Development Queensland and Redland  Continue reading…

PDA projects win double award recognition


Redland City Council and Economic Development Queensland received two major planning awards in November in recognition of the project work for the two Priority Development Area projects at Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek. The two Priority Development Area projects were judged the best for any Queensland-based project by the Planning Institute of  Continue reading…

City’s event calendar to expand


The economic benefits of community events ranging from art exhibitions to cycle races and community carnivals are well recognised by towns and cities across Australian and overseas. Events can help to activate public open space, encourage community heath and cultural activities and foster community creativity that offers both intrinsic benefits as well as direct economic  Continue reading…

Park better by design


Bloomfield Street Park is one step closer to becoming a vibrant centre of community events and activities. After extensive feedback from local businesses and the community, final plans are underway to transform the popular space with improved seating and lighting, free wi-fi, new trees, a performance stage, open grass spaces and refurbished amenities. Power will  Continue reading…

Momentum building for local economy and jobs growth


Signs of strengthening growth in the local economy and jobs are evident right across the Redlands as infrastructure and investment projects start to take shape. Council’s promotion of the City as the best place in South-East Queensland to live, play and do business is also bearing fruit. The involvement of the Walker Group in the  Continue reading…

Council delivers first surplus in more than a decade


Redland City Council has once again shown its strong financial performance, confirming a $14 million operating surplus for the 2013-14 financial year. The surplus was revealed in Council’s Annual Report adopted by Council today, and signed off by the Queensland Audit Office. “This is the first surplus achieved for 15 years and shows the financial  Continue reading…

City Plan one step closer to public review


Redland City Council today endorsed its draft City Plan, which will now be sent to the Queensland Government for review, before being opened for public comment. Council requires state approval to release its draft City Plan for community review and held today’s special meeting to avoid any delays with this process, meaning the community will  Continue reading…

Second planning gong for Redlands’ waterfront precincts


Redland City’s Priority Development Area projects have received their second major accolade from the Queensland planning industry in as many weeks. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exciting waterfront projects at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek had won an Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Wildcard Award at the state awards on Friday night.  Continue reading…