Monthly Archives: February 2017

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…

FIRE ON RUSSELL ISLAND: 11am Wednesday 8 February


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES are responding to a fire burning in an 80 acre privately-owned block of land off Centre Road between Cunningham Avenue and Glendale Road on Russell Island. Residents are advised to close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition. Motorists should drive  Continue reading…

Redland City Council appoints new CEO


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has today announced the appointment of Andrew Chesterman as Council’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Chesterman will take up the post on 18 April. “He brings a wealth of management experience in state and local government, most recently as a senior executive and program manager within Brisbane City Council’s Natural  Continue reading…

Council program brings libraries to you


Redland libraries are set to pop-up in parks across the city with Council launching a new alfresco reading experience. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland Libraries Connecting to You initiative would see library activities taken to local parks. “This initiative combines two things Redlanders love – our libraries and our local parks,” she  Continue reading…