Monthly Archives: July 2017

Review of city’s fire management to improve community safety


Redland City Council has received a report reviewing the way Council manages the risk of fire, including on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBIs). The 89-page report, by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ Training and Emergency Management Unit, contains 56 recommendations and was commissioned by Council following wildfires on Macleay Island in November 2016 and  Continue reading…

Queensland-first technology to keep Redlands’ wildlife safe


The Redlands will be home to Queensland’s first ever virtual fence designed to reduce the number of wildlife hit by cars. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the innovative technology would be trialled from late July along a two-kilometre stretch of Heinemann Road, Redland Bay, a known location of wallaby strikes in the city. “This  Continue reading…

Straddie offers a whale of a weekend


If you haven’t made it to North Stradbroke Island to experience the world-class whale-watching, the last weekend in July is the perfect time to take the trip across the water. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a host of Yura Yalingbila (welcome the whales) activities would be on offer from 29 – 31 July as  Continue reading…

Swap weeds for free trees


Swap your garden weeds for free native plants on Saturday 5 August (9am – 2pm) at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre during Trees for Weeds Day. Redland City Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary said Council was offering up to five local native plants per person in an effort to rid the Redlands of unruly, invasive weeds that threaten  Continue reading…

Latest Quandamooka public art connects family and culture


Artworks by Elisa Jane Carmichael are set to provide striking public displays of Quandamooka culture, highlighting the strong connections between country and generations past, present and future. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council, with Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), was delighted to announce Elisa as the feature artist for the 2017 Quandamooka Festival Temporary  Continue reading…

Join our National Tree Day community planting


Enjoy a morning in the great outdoors and help plant 2000 native plants in Fielding Park, Redland Bay on Sunday 30 July for National Tree Day. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said National Tree Day was committed to providing a green community for future generations across Australia, with the local planting a great opportunity for  Continue reading…

Council’s fight against domestic violence goes federal


Redland City Council this week took the fight against domestic violence to the nation’s capital with Mayor Karen Williams attending the inaugural Local Government Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Prevention Project Reference Committee meeting held in Canberra on Tuesday 11 July. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that as a member of the Local Government  Continue reading…

New Victoria Point Customer Service Centre now open


Redland City residents now have greater face-to-face access to Council with the official opening of its latest customer service centre in Victoria Point today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the opening of the new centre was in response to feedback from mainland and island residents in the south of the Redlands who identified a  Continue reading…