Monthly Archives: October 2015

Eprapah responding to waterways remediation


Improved water quality in Eprapah Creek and continued community involvement in waterways programs are good news stories from the Redlands Waterways Recovery Report, released this week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that while the report acknowledged that there was still work to be done, there were some promising results about local remediation works. “The  Continue reading…

Temporary weekday closure of Birkdale Waste Transfer Station


The Birkdale Waste Transfer Station will be closed on weekdays from 19 to 30 October as part of landfill rehabilitation works at the site, with the facility open as usual on the weekend of 24-25 October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had decided to temporarily close the Birkdale tip to reduce traffic management  Continue reading…

Russell Island bushfire update: 4.35pm Thursday 8 October


A fire is currently burning on Russell Island in the swamp area south of Stradbroke Street. The fire is within containment lines but is causing large amounts of smoke particularly around Stradbroke Street which has been closed by Queensland Police Service​. Rural Fire Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES​, Redland SES Unit​, Queensland  Continue reading…

Russell Island fire


A fire is currently burning on Russell Island in the swamp area south of Stradbroke Street. The fire is within containment lines but is causing large amounts of smoke particularly around Stradbroke Street which has been closed by Queensland Police. Rural Fire Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, SES, Queensland Police and Council are on  Continue reading…

Russell Island (Moreton Bay) – vegetation fire as at 12.45pm Thurs 8 Oct


Below is a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services statement about the fire currently burning on Russell Island. Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) and Redland City Council crews are currently on scene at a vegetation fire burning in inaccessible land near Centre Road and Shore Street, Russell Island. This fire is posing no threat to properties at  Continue reading…

Russell Island bushfire update 11.55am 8 October 2015


There is currently a small fire burning on Russell Island near Centre Road and Stradbroke Avenue. The fire is being attended to by Rural Brigades and is within containment lines. We have also sent Council crews to provide assistance. There is currently no threat to property but due to high winds the fire is producing  Continue reading…