Monthly Archives: February 2015

New Trade College a coup for Redland City


Redland City students and businesses are the big winners with the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) announcing the Redlands as the location for its new education facility. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has had ongoing discussions with AITC to lure the independent co-educational senior college to the Redlands and said it would provide huge benefits  Continue reading…

Council amends proposed City Plan for Ministerial sign-off


Redland City Council today agreed to submit an amended draft Redland City Plan to the Queensland Government that addresses matters raised through a state interest review. The details of the new City Plan review remain confidential until Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Hon Jackie Trad, agrees to its public  Continue reading…

One Mile upgrade to provide residents with safer jetty access


A $450,000 joint State Government and Council project to improve safety and access for residents parking at One Mile Jetty, North Stradbroke Island, will commence from March. Division 2 Councillor for North Stradbroke Island Craig Ogilvie said the project was co-funded by Redland City Council ($100,000) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR)  Continue reading…

Redlands in business thanks to new advisory services


A new advisory service will provide Redlands City businesses with invaluable guidance and complement Council’s strategic and proactive support for the local business sector. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Business Enterprise Centre had won a Federal Government AusIndustry contract to provide services to the Redlands under the Commonwealth’s Australian Small Business Advisory Services  Continue reading…

Community education the focus of Council’s flying-fox management approach


Council will focus on community education and identifying areas for flying-fox roosts that don’t conflict with residential areas, following the adoption of a voluntary flying-fox statement of management intent today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the statement of management intent took steps to separate urban communities from flying-fox roosts in the long-term, while recognising  Continue reading…

Council ready to battle Redlands’ mozzies


Redland City Council will immediately step up its mosquito management program following the drenching by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Mayor Karen Williams said surveys began first thing Sunday morning followed by aerial spraying yesterday, under a plan to contain mosquito numbers. “Mozzies can present a significant public health issue, they are more than just a nuisance  Continue reading…

Redlands Australia Day honourees celebrated at reception


Redland City Council has (this evening) held a reception bringing together locals recognised in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the reception, hosted at Fiction Bar, Raby Bay Harbour, was an opportunity to highlight and thank inspirational people in the community who had received a Medal of the Order  Continue reading…

Council closes Thompson’s Beach


Redland City Council has taken the precautionary action of closing Thompson’s Beach after routine monitoring showed elevated levels of enterococci bacteria. Council has erected warning signs advising residents of the temporary closure and will undertake ongoing sampling to advise when the beach is reopened. While low levels of Intestinal enterococci are often found in waterways,  Continue reading…

Redlands responds to Cyclone Marcia


Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair Karen Williams has congratulated emergency services and Council staff for the first-class response to Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Mayor Karen Williams said that while Redland City was spared the brunt of the weather, it was an amazing effort to ensure the City was prepared for the worst.  Continue reading…