Monthly Archives: July 2015

Council to investigate solar farms


Redland City Council today voted to investigate creating and managing local solar farms to create alternative revenue streams and green energy. The decision was made after Councillors supported a Notice of Motion from Division 9 Councillor Paul Gleeson tabled at today’s General Meeting. “Today’s decision is really about exploring any and all options and bringing  Continue reading…

Boaties to benefit from Council planning


The Redlands’ reputation as a boaties’ paradise is set to continue with Councillors today supporting a request from Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards for a report identifying potential boat ramp locations in the Redlands. Cr Edwards said his Notice of Motion, presented at today’s General Meeting, provided boaties with confidence they were being considered in  Continue reading…

Council says no to Government Road Service Station


Redland City Council today voted to refuse a development application for a service station on Government Road. Divisional Councillor Mark Edwards said today’s decision was a win for nearby residents who had voiced their concern about the potential impact of the proposed 24-hour service station. “Residents in surrounding streets told us they were worried the  Continue reading…

Council looks at new events spaces


Redland City Councillors today supported a request from Mayor Karen Williams to investigate establishing dedicated spaces to support existing events and help attract new events to the city. Cr Williams said the Redlands was fast becoming an events hot-spot and so it made sense to look at whether new venues and facilities were needed to  Continue reading…

Council plan to help struggling families access sport


Junior sports could become more affordable for struggling local families after Redland City Council today voted to investigate a financial assistance program for children’s sports. Division 9 Councillor Paul Gleeson, who is Council’s sport and recreation spokesperson and put forward the motion, said it followed a successful trial in his Capalaba division that saw local  Continue reading…

Redland Snapshot – 29 July


Trees for Weeds Day When: Saturday 1 August, 10am-4pm Where: Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba Exchange unruly, invasive weeds for native plants at our mainland Trees for Weeds Day. Claim a free native plant for every plastic shopping bag of weeds you bring along (up to five plants per person). Council’s weed experts will be  Continue reading…

‘Standing Together’ exhibition celebrates community collaboration


Redland City Council will unveil its Standing Together: the Art of Reconciliation exhibition on Tuesday 4 August at Cleveland Library as part of ongoing NAIDOC celebrations. The exhibition showcases artworks created during National Reconciliation Week 2015 by Quandamooka artists Josh Walker, Shara Delaney, Craig Tapp and Mandy Blivett with members of the public and students  Continue reading…

Community grants available now


Applications are now open for Redland City Council’s 2015/16 Community Grants Program, with Round 1 closing on Friday 28 August 2015. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the program supported community projects and initiatives across the city, with $434,000 awarded last year to community-driven ventures that enriched the broader Redlands community. “Last year, local residents  Continue reading…

Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 22 July


National Tree Day Come to our community planting. When: Saturday 26 July, 9-11am Where: Tingalpa Creek Conservation Corridor, Catherine St Birkdale Off-street parking available, UBD Ref. Map 184 A3 Join in the fun of National Tree Day and help plant 3000 native habitat plants along Tingalpa Creek. Free sausage sizzle, displays, certificates for kids &  Continue reading…