Monthly Archives: October 2015

Purpose–built sport and resilience hub opens for Bay Islands


A new $1 million Bay Islands Sport and Resilience Hub was officially opened yesterday on Russell Island. The facility was opened by Federal MP Andrew Laming, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Divisional Councillor Mark Edwards at an event attended by emergency services and community representatives. Cr Williams said the Sport and Resilience Hub complemented  Continue reading…

Domestic violence advocates partner with Dîner en Rouge


Local Zonta clubs and other community groups have given their support to Dîner en Rouge 2015, a domestic and family violence service fundraiser to be held on Saturday 14 November 2015. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said partnerships with local advocate and support services would ensure funds raised would go where they’re needed most. “We  Continue reading…

Redland City leads the charge for clearer planning direction across Queensland


Councils from across Queensland have backed a call from Redland City Mayor Karen Williams for a clearer approach to planning for the future. Mayor Williams received unanimous support for her motion to this year’s annual LGAQ conference in Toowoomba, calling for the State Government to reconsider performance-based planning. “For planning policy to succeed the community  Continue reading…

Free go cards for early birds at transport forums


Pick up a go card with three days’ free travel and have your say at Redland transport forums that start this weekend. Whether it’s lack of parking at train stations or the need for more express bus routes to the city, Redland City Council, the Queensland Government and Redland City Bulletin want to hear from  Continue reading…

Council rejects Ausbuild Thornlands development application


Redland City Council today refused Ausbuild’s application for a proposed Thornlands residential development, with Councillors deciding that the development did not comply with the Redlands Planning Scheme. The application for a 43-lot development at 35-41 Wrightson Road, Thornlands was called in by Division 3 Councillor Kim-Maree Hardman and City Planning and Assessment portfolio spokesperson Cr  Continue reading…

Council to look at options to buy historical Birkdale property


Redland City Council’s investment arm Redlands Investment Corporation will look at options for buying a Birkdale property in an attempt to protect the site’s historical significance. Redland City Councillor Mark Edwards brought an urgent motion to today’s Council meeting asking for the Redlands Investment Corporation (RiC) to investigate buying the land at 302 Old Cleveland  Continue reading…

Redland City SES makes it seven in a row


Redland City’s all conquering SES crew was again named best in the Brisbane region at last weekend’s Brisbane region SES awards. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was the seventh year in a row the Redland City SES Unit had been awarded the honour, a remarkable effort that showed their commitment to protecting the  Continue reading…

Telephone outages (19-20 October)


Council would like to apologise to customers who were inconvenienced this morning or yesterday morning due to telephone outages. Customers calling between 8am to 8.30am today (Tuesday 20 October) and between 8am to 8.45am yesterday (Monday 19 October) were diverted to our after-hours number. This was due to an internet outage on Monday 19 October  Continue reading…