Monthly Archives: August 2015

Council moves to open access to sports and cultural activities


Getting involved in sporting and cultural activities could become easier for low-income and disadvantaged Redlanders thanks to a Redland City Council decision today. Councillors agreed to investigate how struggling residents can be assisted to get out and active in the community. At this stage no commitment has been made with Councillors to discuss the matter  Continue reading…

Redland City celebrates the Ekka Show public holiday


Who wants a public holiday? Your wish has been granted! This Monday, 10 August, the city of Redlands celebrates the Ekka Show public holiday. Council services will be closed for the day, returning to normal business hours on Tuesday 11 August. All enquiries, including emergency services should contact the after-hours service on (07) 3829 8999. Then on  Continue reading…

Redlands gets real-time weather reports


Redlanders finally have access to real-time weather information with a national Bureau of Meteorology observation station opened today. The automatic weather station, funded through a $150,000 grant from the State Government’s Natural Disaster Mitigation Program, was launched by Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who had lobbied for its funding. “Until now real-time weather information hasn’t  Continue reading…

Out with the weeds and in with the trees


Island residents are invited to swap their weeds for a free native plant at Bushcare’s annual ‘Trees for Weeds Day,’ islands event on Saturday 15 August. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said participants could swap a shopping bag of weeds for a native plant between 8.30am and 10.30am on the weed awareness day. “This is  Continue reading…

Redland Snapshot – 5 August 2015


Win tickets to RedFest From 4-6 September, the Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds will come alive with a fantastic line-up of entertainment, fireworks spectacular, sideshow alley and the world famous strawberry-eating competition. We have 100 one-day tickets to RedFest 2015 to give away, valued at $15 each. Visit www.redfest.com.au for the program. Proudly supported  Continue reading…

Missed bin collections on Russell Island


Some streets on Russell Island did not have their waste bin collected today due to mechanical issues with a waste truck. These streets will be done first thing tomorrow, please leave your bin on the kerb before 6am to ensure it is collected. Here is the full list of streets affected: Aquarius Rd Dempsey St  Continue reading…