Monthly Archives: December 2016

Large bushfire Fire Watch and Act and issued for Russell Island (Moreton Bay) – Community Hall opened, 15 December at 3:44pm


Residents of Russell island who wish to self-evacuate due to the current large fire can go to the community recreation hall at corner Alison Crescent and High Street. Residents should avoid relocating to Sandy Beach as this area may be cut off in the future. They should move to the Recreation Hall. Redland City Council  Continue reading…

Council strategic priorities reflect community sentiment


Redland City Council today endorsed five strategic priorities to guide the organisation for the remainder of this local government term. Mayor Karen Williams said the priorities – transport and connectivity; sport, education and the arts; economic development; planning; and branding identity – reflect the views of the community. “As well as continuing to deliver our  Continue reading…

Council to breathe new life into historic farm


A piece of Redlands history will be rejuvenated after Redland City Council today adopted a plan to breathe new life into the historic 19th century Willard’s farm. Redland City CEO Bill Lyon said the Willard’s Farm Conservation Management Plan included immediate work to be undertaken at the property, as well as a strategy for long-term  Continue reading…

Council releases renewed five year koala action plan


Redland City Council has renewed its five year koala action plan calling for all levels of community and government support for targeted and practical efforts to for koala conservation. Mayor Karen Williams said the revised the Redland Koala Conservation Action Plan 2016-2021 followed a substantial internal review of past actions and outcomes. “Despite decades of effort  Continue reading…

Council adopts rigorous coastal risk assessment framework


Council today endorsed its Coastal Adaption Strategy Phase One – Current Hazards a short to medium-term management plan to assist decision-makers in the identification, assessment and management of areas already experiencing shoreline erosion issues. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the purpose of the Coastal Adaptation Strategy when finalised will be to outline a consistent approach  Continue reading…

Events boost for Redland City


Redland City Council has endorsed a comprehensive events strategy and action plan as part of its suite of moves to stimulate the local economy. Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Events Strategy and Action Plan 2017 – 2022, approved at today’s general meeting, would help define the Redlands as an events destination, boost jobs  Continue reading…

Redland City Council opens catchment’s first ‘fishway’


The Redlands first ‘fishway’, which allows important native fish species to migrate through Hilliards Creek, will be opened on Friday. Redland City Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary said Council provided $7,000 towards construction of the fishway, the first to be completed in south-east Queensland under Reef Catchment’s federally funded project. “Redland City Council is proud to  Continue reading…

Starlight to shine on Redlands’ talent


The depth of top-class talent in the Redlands will be on show at this month’s Christmas by Starlight with a cast of 30-plus local performers joining the free family event. They will perform with a line-up of highly acclaimed national stars such as Christine Anu and Thirsty Merc at Mt Cotton’s Sirromet Winery on Sunday  Continue reading…

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Disappointment over ex-HMAS Tobruk not coming to Redlands


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said she was disappointed Redlands was not successful in its spirited campaign to bring the ex-HMAS Tobruk to Straddie, however congratulated Wide Bay on their win. “This is particularly disheartening given the urgent need for a transition out of mining to other industries at Straddie by 2019. Scuttling this ship  Continue reading…