Monthly Archives: October 2016

Launch of support services for SMBI


Residents of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) will soon have local access to a range of support services with the launch of the SMBI Community and Wellbeing Hub on Macleay Island. A partnership initiative between Redland City Council and 10 community organisations, the service will be officially launched on Thursday 17 November. Redland City Mayor  Continue reading…

New user feedback group for shared trails


A new user group of mountain bikers and horse riders has been formed to provide feedback on shared recreational trails in the Redlands. Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said the community representatives would contribute their ideas and experiences towards improving the network of shared, multiuse trails across the Redlands. “Our city has a wealth of  Continue reading…

Parking increased at Weinam Creek ferry terminal


Residents parking at the Weinam Creek ferry terminal now have an extra 100 car parks available after Redland City Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads constructed a new $150,000 parking area. Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said Council had moved quickly to build the new car park after a State Government project  Continue reading…

Redlanders encouraged to have their say on draft SEQ Regional Plan


Redlanders are being urged to review the State Government’s draft SEQ Regional Plan that was released for public comment today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was important locals got involved by viewing and commenting on the State Government’s new regional planning framework, ShapingSEQ. “This State Government’s blueprint will provide 50 year vision and  Continue reading…

Get spotting Glossy Black-Cockatoos


Help conserve a vulnerable local species by volunteering for the annual Glossy Black-Cockatoo survey this month. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said sharp eyes were needed in Redlands on Sunday 30 October searching for Glossy Black-Cockatoos or the tell-tale signs they leave behind. “These magnificent birds are a vulnerable species in Redlands and it can  Continue reading…

Redland Art Awards winner announced


A contemporary monochromatic painting by Sydney artist Pollyxenia Joannou has won first prize in the 2016 Redland Art Awards, announced Friday night at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s awards had attracted a very high standard of works, which ensured judging the biennial awards was incredibly difficult. “Congratulations  Continue reading…

Queensland-wide financial audit highlights Redlands strengths


A Queensland Audit Office (QAO) report has highlighted the strength of Redland City Council’s long-term financial strategy, in comparison with other councils across the State. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the QAO report – recently tabled in the Queensland Parliament – identified a number of shortcomings for Queensland councils, while highlighting Redland City Council’s  Continue reading…

Redland City Council announces CEO succession plan


Redland City Council has agreed to a succession strategy for its Chief Executive Officer. It follows a decision that CEO Bill Lyon will stand down to allow a new Chief Executive Officer to be appointed. Under the strategy, Mr Lyon will continue in the role for a short amount of time to ensure stability and  Continue reading…

Online services outage 15-16-17 October


We are doing some planned maintenance on our network this weekend. MyServices and other online services such as Red-e-Map will be unavailable on Saturday 15 October from 5:30pm to 3:30am and Sunday 16 October from 5:30pm to 3:30am. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Asbestos dumping a costly clean-up


Recent illegal asbestos dumping at Redland Bay and Sheldon has raised health and safety concerns and left Redland City Council and local ratepayers bearing a costly $8000 clean-up bill. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said suspected asbestos material had recently been dumped at Double Jump Road, Redland Bay and West Mount Cotton Road, Sheldon. “Council  Continue reading…