Monthly Archives: January 2016

Possible severe storms forecast


With the Bureau of Meteorology predicting possible severe thunderstorms for large parts of southeast Queensland over the coming few days, we’re reminding everyone to make sure they’re storm ready. For tips on getting your property ready for storms, please visit www.redlanddisasterplan.com.au In the case of a severe storm you should: Move cars under cover or  Continue reading…

Council proposal offers security to local child care centre


Redland City Council is close to delivering a solution that enables the St James Lutheran Community Kindergarten and Child Care centre to continue operating on Council-owned land. At this week’s General Meeting Redland City Mayor Karen Williams received support from Councillors for her motion for Council to enter into a lease-to-buy agreement with the Lutheran  Continue reading…

Council-owned land at 61 McMillan Road not to be sold


A Council-owned land parcel at Alexandra Hills has been nominated to become conservation land after Deputy Mayor Alan Beard successfully brought a notice of motion at today’s General Meeting. Councillor Beard said the move to repeal a resolution of Council from 2010 would keep the land in Council’s ownership and maintain this parcel as bushland  Continue reading…

$400,000 boost for Redlands tourism and investment


Redland City Council has boosted incentives to attract more tourism accommodation and investment to the city. It follows keen interest in building new places for visitors to stay in the City and last year’s adoption of a five-year tourism action plan which sets out how the tourism industry and Council can work together to increase  Continue reading…

Redlands investigates water-play parks


Water play may become a feature of Redlands parks in the future following a decision by Redland City Council today to investigate options for installing water-based play equipment in the city. Division six Councillor Julie Talty today called for a briefing paper about installing water-play equipment in playgrounds, citing the infrastructure was popular with local  Continue reading…

Ground-breaking chlamydia vaccine trials begin for Redland koalas


Redlands koalas have been thrown a lifeline with a potentially life-saving chlamydia vaccine trial beginning last week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had provided $30,000 to the joint University of the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital trial aimed at finding a vaccine to fight devastating chlamydia disease. “These trials are an  Continue reading…

A celebration of our Redlands culture


Cultural diversity in the Redlands will be celebrated on Tuesday when 144 residents from across the globe take part in the City’s Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will preside over the ceremony at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre to welcome people from 31 countries as Australian citizens. “Throughout last year, we  Continue reading…

Council calls for community grant applications


Got a great idea for a community focused project? Apply now for a community grant from Redland City Council and turn your ideas into reality. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of community grants wil open next week, with applications accepted until Friday 26 February. “Last financial year, Council provided more than $500,000  Continue reading…

Local heroes recognised at Redland City Australia Day Awards


Australia Day award winners

The selflessness and dedication of Redland City’s Adrian Addicott has resulted in him being named Redland City Citizen of the Year last night. The community volunteer was presented with the prestigious award by Redland City Mayor Karen Williams during a special ceremony along with other award recipients in eight categories. “Redland City residents are known  Continue reading…

Trade college a coup for Redland City


Redland City students and businesses will soon be reaping the benefits of the Australian Industry Trade College’s new education facility at Cleveland. Work on the college is complete with the first trainees starting on Wednesday 27 January. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who inspected work on the new education facility today, said the independent co-educational  Continue reading…