Monthly Archives: April 2015

Snapshot – 29 April 2015


Plant a tree and help local koalas Free sausage sizzle and plant to take home! Join us for our annual Koala Community Planting as we put 1500 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor. When: Sunday 3 May, 9-11am Where: Three Paddocks Park, Thomas St, Birkdale (UBD Ref. Map 164 p19) Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water  Continue reading…

More award recognition for PDA projects


Redland City Council has received its fourth commendation in less than six months for work on its two Priority Development Area projects. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the team was thrilled to receive the 2015 Excellence in Collaboration gong at the Local Government Managers Australia Awards in Brisbane last night. “This is yet another  Continue reading…

Join Redlands’ wildlife-saving ambulance team


Volunteer Induction Day: 9am Saturday 9 May at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, register to attend on 3824 8611. The Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) urgently needs more helping hands, currently running at only around 50% of its ideal volunteer numbers. The RAWA service provides emergency rescue and transport for sick, injured and orphaned native animals in  Continue reading…

Get the facts: Reference group claims ‘false’


Redland City Council has refuted claims that that an industry reference group working with Council was “secret” and formed without the knowledge of councillors. CEO Bill Lyon said the Development Industry Reference Group was established almost three years ago, was approved by councillors and had reported to Council on a number of occasions since 2012.  Continue reading…

Standing together in Reconciliation Week


In celebration of National Reconciliation Week 2015 (27 May – 3 June), Redland Libraries has engaged local Aboriginal artists-in-residence to work with community members to create artworks that symbolise reconciliation, rights and respect. The project Standing Together: The Art of Reconciliation aims to create a visual display of what reconciliation means in our community. Final  Continue reading…

New local laws adopted


Council has adopted a new set of local laws following two rounds of stakeholder and public consultation. The new laws include allowing Council to enforce the clean-up of unsightly properties, clearer requirements for temporary signs and provisions making it easier to run events. A requirement for dog owners on properties 2000m2 or larger in koala  Continue reading…