Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rates reform aligns communities


Redland City Council has rationalised rating categories in its 2016-17 Budget to provide a simpler system that allows for consistence across the City. The changes, adopted today, will see the rate in the dollar on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands decreased to bring them in line with mainland communities, while the same minimum rate will  Continue reading…

$25 million to help Redlanders on the move


Redland City Council will spend more than $25 million to make it easier and safer for residents to get around the City. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s 2016-17 budget provided a boost for roads, transport upgrades and pedestrian and cycle paths. “Transport and traffic are major issues for all growing communities, with this  Continue reading…

Redland City Council limits rates rise


Redland City Council’s 2016-17 Budget will see a typical Redlands household’s rates increase by just 0.7 per cent or about 43 cents a week – the lowest rise in South-East Queensland. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s $288 million Budget, adopted unanimously, also predicted a fourth successive operating surplus while maintaining Council’s low  Continue reading…

New exhibitions in the Redlands


Watercolour paintings, strands of woven ribbon stars and colourful native textiles will feature in three new exhibitions to open this month at Redland Art Gallery. Cleveland painter and printmaker Brian Hatch will showcase a series of miniature watercolours and imaginative land and seascapes, as well as engraved zinc plates inspired by whale bone engraving techniques,  Continue reading…