Monthly Archives: November 2016

Redlands waterways health remains steady


Redland City catchments have remained in an overall fair condition this year, according to the Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card 2016 released today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card gave Redlands an overall 3 ½ star rating for social and economic benefits, and a C+ for ecological  Continue reading…

Piece of local rail history retained for community


A piece of Redlands history has been retained with Redland City Council agreeing to relocate the former Central Cleveland Station Masters Cottage from the Redland Returned Services League (RSL) land at 204 Middle Street Cleveland. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the RSL had offered to gift the historic building to Council on the condition  Continue reading…

Council requests additional testing around Leslie Harrison Dam


Redland City Council has requested Seqwater do additional soil testing around Leslie Harrison Dam to ensure community safety in the wake of recent asbestos contamination in the area. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams wrote to the State Government bulk water supplier after a Seqwater investigation found asbestos contaminated soil at the dam. The Seqwater investigation  Continue reading…

Innovation summits to drive economic growth


A series of summits will be held in the Redlands to investigate a local innovation hub and how innovative businesses can create local employment and training opportunities. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the first summit would target local youth as recommended in a report from the Redland City Economic Development Advisory Board tabled in  Continue reading…

Red or green substance appearing in waterways


Recently we have had reports from the public of a red or green substance appearing in waterways around the Redlands, notably at Wellington Point. The substance is Trichodesmium, which is a bright green naturally occurring algae that releases a pink substance. What is Trichodesmium and how does it occur? Subtropical climates provide warm and sunny conditions. These  Continue reading…

Redlands wins again for outdoor recreation


The accolades keep coming for Redland City’s outdoor recreation and events, with major wins at the recent Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation Awards (QORF). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the QORF Government Achievement Award recognised Council’s Enhancing the Visitor Experience Program and the highly-popular Redlands Track Park. “The QORF awards celebrate excellence in outdoor recreation  Continue reading…