Monthly Archives: February 2017

Intersection tragedy highlights need for urgent road upgrades


The tragic death of an elderly motorist at Redland Bay yesterday highlights the urgent need for the State Government to deliver on its year-old promise to upgrade Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, says Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said the State had promised in February 2016 to install traffic lights to address a black spot at the  Continue reading…

New ecological tourism experience for Redland City


Visitors will soon be able to swing through the Victoria Point canopy with Redland City Council approving a new tree-tops adventure experience at today’s General meeting. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said today’s decision would add to the city’s already impressive ecological tourism offering. “The tree-tops recreation facility on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road will include flying  Continue reading…

Get ready for the heat in the Redlands


Redlanders have been urged to take care, with a severe heatwave forecast to hit the region over the next few days. Temperatures are predicted to well exceed February averages and continue into Monday, peaking on Sunday with a forecast maximum of 39C. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair Karen Williams said the  Continue reading…

Girt by Sea competition a Bay Island art boon


A week remains for artists to submit works to the lucrative 2017 Girt by Sea art competition and exhibition, which this year boasts a $94,000 prize pool. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Council-supported competition, run in conjunction with Macleay Island Arts Complex (MIAC) and Russell Island Community Arts (RICA), offered outstanding opportunities to  Continue reading…

Disaster prep street meets across City


Redland City Council is taking to the streets in its latest effort to help people be prepared for natural disasters such as storms and bushfires. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Chair of the local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) said a series of City-wide pop-up stalls would give people the chance to meet front-line emergency  Continue reading…

Rates arrears properties to go to auction


Redland City Council will hold an auction in March to sell properties with overdue rates of three years or more to recoup almost $280,000 in unpaid rates. Redland City Council Chief Executive Officer Bill Lyon said the auction followed extensive efforts to get the property owners to pay their rates and was a practice followed  Continue reading…

Bushfire Advice message for Russell Island as at 3:15pm Wed 8 Feb


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising: As at 3.15pm, two vegetation fires are burning in the vincity of Glendale Road, Centre Road, Cunningham Avenue and Stradbroke Drive, Russell Island. Seventeen fire crews are working with aerial support to monitor and extinguish the blazes which broke out earlier today. There is no threat to  Continue reading…

QFES responding to fire on Russell Island as at 3:05pm – 8 February 2017


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Russell Island Rural Fire Brigade crews are continuing to respond to a vegetation fire that is burning in the vicinity of Glendale Road, Centre Road and Cunningham Avenue, Russell Island. The blaze, which broke out around 9am this morning, is now burning within containment lines. Thirteen fire crews are  Continue reading…