Monthly Archives: December 2014

Redlands’ selfless volunteers honoured


Several hundred Redlands volunteers attended a special Redlands Volunteers’ Christmas Celebration on Saturday to recognise their vital contribution to the city. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the brunch and entertainment event at the award winning Redlands IndigiScapes Centre marked thousands of volunteer contributions across a wide diversity of roles. “We have volunteers contributing to  Continue reading…

ANZAC Centenary memorial approved


An ANZAC Centenary memorial in Kinsail Court Park Cleveland has been given the go ahead following endorsement by Redland City Council and the State and Federal Governments’.   Council’s General meeting today approved the proposed design and location of the memorial to be constructed in time for the special 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary commemorations around  Continue reading…

Redland City mapping for a strong environmental future


Redland City Council has completed a two-year program to map key corridors and priority conservation areas across the City. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council could now make more informed decisions about conservation and the environment. “Now that we know where our key habitats and connections are, our chances of achieving positive conservation and  Continue reading…

Historic pine at risk of collapse


An historic Cook Island pine tree recently removed from a Wellington Point property would have been prone to “unpredictable collapse’’ within two to three years, an analysis of the tree has revealed. A report by Redland City Council’s arboriculture technical advisor has found one section of the 45m tree was 90 per cent decayed, with  Continue reading…

NSI Economic Transition Group Media Release


Community, business leaders attend inaugural NSI Economic Transition Group meeting The inaugural meeting of the North Stradbroke Island (NSI) Economic Transition Group, established to chart the island’s transition from sand mining to an alternative economy, was held yesterday, the same day that Sibelco announced it would close one of its mines next year. The group  Continue reading…

Redlanders to get weather station


Redlanders will finally get real-time weather information with a local Bureau of Meteorology observation station due to begin operating late next year. The weather station will be funded through a $150,000 grant from the State Government’s Natural Disaster Mitigation Program after Redland City Mayor Karen Williams lobbied for the funding. “At the moment real-time weather  Continue reading…

Redland Snapshot – 3 December


Council Christmas closures All non-essential Council services will be closed from Christmas Day to reopen 5 January 2015. This includes Council Customer Service Centres, art galleries, mainland libraries and Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). For island library closures visit our website. RPAC tickets can be purchased online during the closure. Emergency contacts: For road repairs and fallen tree  Continue reading…

Get the facts: State Act dictates development fees


A social media report suggesting that Redland City Council has granted a developer a 96 per cent fee “discount” is grossly misleading and ignores significant facts, including Council’s obligations under the Local Government Act. It ignores the fact that Council’s ability to charge fees is prescribed under Section 97 the Local Government Act 2009, which  Continue reading…

Water update – Mount Cotton


UPDATE at 1.45PM: Further to our update below, the routine maintenance that caused the water outage at Mt Cotton was undertaken by SEQWater without prior notification to Redland City Council. Our Redland Water crews have been on site since early this morning working on restoring the water supply. Due to routine maintenance being undertaken residents  Continue reading…

Bloomfield Street Park set to buzz


Bloomfield Street Park, Cleveland will be buzzing with exciting performances and art installations on Saturday 6 December 2014. Buzz in the Park, organised by Curated Spaces, will be happening from 10am – 1pm in the heart of Cleveland at Bloomfield Street Park and will combine art and music displays. Mayor Karen Williams said this free  Continue reading…