Monthly Archives: December 2015

Toondah agreement to deliver $116m in community infrastructure


The Redlands will benefit from nearly $116 million worth of community improvements under an infrastructure agreement for the $1.4 billion Toondah Harbour project signed today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a wide range of community infrastructure would be provided to the City at no cost to ratepayers as part of the agreement with the  Continue reading…

Toondah Harbour public carparking to increase


Redland City Council will use part of the infrastructure charges paid by Walker Corporation to almost double the number of public car parks available at the Toondah Harbour precinct. Councillors on Monday voted 6-4 to use the charges to build a multi-deck carpark with a minimum of 500 extra public carparking spaces and the potential  Continue reading…

Industry leaders join the Redlands’ economic advisory board


Information and communications industry executive Samantha Kennedy has been appointed chair of the Redlands’ Economic Development Advisory Board. Ms Kennedy, the director strategy and innovation for Optus Business, has extensive corporate, government and legal experience across a diverse range of industries. She will be joined on the board by noted business leader Dr John O’Donnell,  Continue reading…

Who’s coming to Christmas by Starlight tonight? (Don’t forget the Aeroguard!)


Who’s coming to Christmas by Starlight this evening?The Redlands’ much-loved Christmas by Starlight family carols evening is kicking off from 4pm at Mount Cotton’s Sirromet Winery! (Don’t forget to bring the Aeroguard!) Hosted by The Block’s Shelley Craft and television personality Brett Annable, the free, non-ticketed family friendly event will feature more than 50 performers  Continue reading…

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Redland Art Gallery seeks Sheelah Mee works


The Redland Art Gallery is seeking the community’s help to bring together a major retrospective exhibition of the late Sheelah Mee’s works next year. Mrs Mee, who died in October 2013, played an integral role in consolidating a flourishing art community in Redlands and helped grow the Yurara Art Group at Pinklands. Redland City Council  Continue reading…

Council’s hosting a huge school holiday program


Redland City Council is coming to the rescue of local parents with another jam-packed school holiday program to keep kids happy. Coordinated by Council’s Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and Redland IndigiScapes Centre teams, the program runs through December and January and offers a huge range of free or low-cost activities. It caters for junior  Continue reading…

Welcome to Straddie program rolls out the red carpet


The red carpet will be rolled out for visitors to North Stradbroke Island with the first 18 participants graduating from the inaugural Welcome to North Stradbroke Island program today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the program – an initiative of Redland City Council, Brisbane Marketing and Tourism and Events Queensland – would see visitors  Continue reading…

Get Ready Straddie packs for holidaymakers


This weekend North Stradbroke Island accommodation providers will receive emergency packs giving visitors all the vital information about what to do in the event of an island natural disaster. A joint project between Redland City Council and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) will see 500 packs delivered across the Island with emergency contacts, evacuation  Continue reading…

Council voices concern on Gold Coast Speedway


Redland City Council has gone into bat for residents in Redland Bay who are opposing a Gold Coast speedway and motorsport complex that could cause noise and traffic disruptions for Redlanders in the south of the city. Councillors today supported a notice of motion by Cr Julie Talty to commission an independent peer review of  Continue reading…

Parks and conservation land to stay put


No local parks or environmental land will be lost after Councillors today supported a move from Mayor Karen Williams to rule out rezoning Council owned open space and conservation land in the new Redland City Plan. Cr Williams said she had taken the step to remove once and for all any suggestion that local parks  Continue reading…