Monthly Archives: June 2016

Be prepared for severe storms and heavy rain this weekend


Redlands residents have been advised to prepare for severe storms and potentially heavy rain this weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast  severe weather for South East Queensland from Saturday, with the possibility of heavy rain and isolated  thunderstorms on Sunday. Redland City Council’s Local Disaster Coordination Centre has been placed on alert status and  Continue reading…

Public Notice: Adoption of administrative and minor amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme (RPS)


Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that: Council resolved to adopt Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 on 8 June 2016. Under delegated authority, the Chief Executive Officer resolved to adopt Administrative Amendment Package 01/2016 on 31 May 2016. Part 1 Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 will result in changes to the following sections of  Continue reading…

Mayor to sleep out for homelessness


Did you know that every night in Australia more than 105,000 people brave cold park benches, shelter in damp underpasses or rest uncomfortably in their cars? Support Redland City Mayor Karen Williams as she takes part in the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout on Thursday 23 June in support of ending homelessness in our country. “The  Continue reading…

Redland City Council looks to traffic congestion-busting alternatives


The absence of funding in the State Budget for Redlands roads highlights the need for alternative and innovative options to be considered to clear traffic congestion hotspots, says Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said a market-led proposal (MLP) remained the best option to fast-track much-needed roadworks to address worsening traffic congestion in a number of  Continue reading…

Two more heritage sites protected


Local heritage in the Redlands has been expanded today with Councillors unanimously voting to add two sites of local historical significance to the city’s Heritage Places Register. Redland Mayor Karen Williams said Willard’s Farm at Birkdale and an ancient Tallowwood tree at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre would now be protected. “Local cultural heritage gives our city  Continue reading…

Redlanders to pledge citizenship


Redlanders from 25 countries around the globe will become the city’s newest Australian citizens tomorrow night in a ceremony at the Redland Performing Arts Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said 124 people would participate in the city’s citizenship ceremony, further enriching the cultural diversity of the Redlands. “With much of the Redlands pioneered by  Continue reading…

Redlands backs State koala protection initiative


Mayor Karen Williams has pledged Redland City Council’s support to work with the State Government to identify areas within the Redlands that can become safer koala habitats. Councillor Williams welcomed today’s pre-Budget announcement by the State Government of $12 million in new funding to help protect koalas. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles today announced funding  Continue reading…

Grant supports stars to end violence


Thousands of woven stars will sparkle in the Redlands thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) towards a series of community weaving workshops by Birkdale weaver and artist Maryann Talia Pau. Redland Mayor Karen Williams said the woven stars were symbols of solidarity, light and courage to end all forms of  Continue reading…

Redland severe weather update – power outages, beach closed, tree down, Leslie Harrison Dam not expected to flood


Power outages Energex has advised a total of 608 properties on Russell Island are without power. The power outages are affecting the southern and mid regions of the island, located in southern Moreton Bay. Energex is investigating. Go to www.energex.com.au for further information on outages. Beach closed Surf Lifesaving Queensland has advised it has closed  Continue reading…