Monthly Archives: December 2015

Council wants road infrastructure fast-track partnership


Redland City Council is considering partnering with the State Government and private sector to fast-track construction of priority state-controlled road infrastructure in the city. Mayor Karen Williams today received support for her proposal to investigate options for market-led proposals to deliver essential roadworks. “Redland City is competing directly with other fast-growing SEQ councils for roads  Continue reading…

Council to build a Bay Islands Memorial Garden


Southern Moreton Bay Island residents will have a new place to pay their respects with Council today signing off on a new Bay Island Memorial Garden at Russell Island. Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said the proposal would allow residents to intern the ashes of family and friends on the island. “The idea is for  Continue reading…

Council supports new Cleveland Community Hub


Redland City Council has thrown its support behind a new community hub that would support the Redlands’ ageing population and those with disabilities. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Councillors today endorsed plans for the new facility, as well as agreeing to apply to the Federal Government for funding towards its construction. Artists impression “Redland  Continue reading…

Strategy predicts a decade of budget surpluses


Redland City Council today adopted a new Financial Strategy 2016-2026 that predicts a decade of strong financial performance and budget operating surpluses. Mayor Karen Williams said the strategy also predicted ongoing annual CPI-linked rates increases that would continue to ease cost of living pressures on residents. “This is the financial strategy our residents have told  Continue reading…

Visitor experience to be enhanced


The Redlands great outdoors is set to get even greater under a program designed to improve the experience for tourists visiting the city’s natural attractions. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Enhancing the Visitor Experience program, which would be tabled at tomorrow’s General Meeting aimed to make the most of the Redlands natural beauty.  Continue reading…

Waste Strategy sets targets for Redlands


By 2024 approximately 55 per cent of household waste will either be recycled or reused under Redland City Council’s new waste strategy, to be tabled at tomorrow’s General Meeting. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2015 – 2020 looked at Council’s last five years of waste performance  Continue reading…

Green waste bypass lane opens


A new bypass lane has opened at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station, allowing residents carrying green waste to skip the queue at the gatehouse during weekends and peak periods. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who officially opened the new infrastructure today, said the bypass lane was constructed over a four-week period as part of the  Continue reading…

Council takes a short Christmas break


All non-essential Council services will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening 4 January 2016. This includes Council Customer Service Centres, art galleries, libraries and Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). RPAC tickets can still be purchased online during the closure. Emergency contacts: For emergencies such as road repairs, fallen trees or water supply issues over the  Continue reading…

Help a Redlander in need


Redlanders in need will get a leg-up this festive season with Mayor Karen Williams today launching the 2015 Mayor’s Christmas appeal. Mayor Williams said the initiative would ensure those in need receive the best gift of all this Christmas – Redlands’ strong community spirit. “Christmas is a time for celebration, but unfortunately there are those  Continue reading…

Redlands has its say on the draft city plan


More than 4,000 Redlanders are estimated to have helped shape the future of their city by having their say on the Draft City Pan 2015 which closed for public consultation last Friday 27 November 2015. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that in addition to the formal submissions received Council had engaged with 13,400 people  Continue reading…