Monthly Archives: January 2018

DIY burn offs not the answer – Council strengthening compliance


While extremely dry weather conditions have increased risk of fire across the city, Redland City Council is concerned residents are carrying out their own private burn-offs, putting themselves and the rest of the community at risk. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while Council encourages all residents to ensure their properties are fire safe, ‘DIY  Continue reading…

Council ramps up lobbying on State water pricing


Redland City Council yesterday voted to ramp up its continued fight against the cost of bulk water charged by State Government. The move comes as the Queensland Competition Authority calls for submissions on two preferred options for charging for bulk water through state-owned Seqwater from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. Redland City Mayor  Continue reading…

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Redlands honours local heroes


The real heroes of the Redlands were celebrated tonight (Tuesday 23 January 2018) at the annual Redland City Australia Day Awards at the Alexandra Hills Hotel Function Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the awards were a fitting way of thanking those in the community who continually went “above and beyond” to make the  Continue reading…

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Wellington Point Australia Day arrangements


Special Australia Day parking and management arrangements will operate at the popular Wellington Point Recreation Reserve again this year. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Council measures, which are designed to ensure celebrations are enjoyed by all park users, include controlled entry to the reserve from 7am to 6pm on Friday 26  Continue reading…

Mayor throws down the gauntlet on getting active


Mayor Karen Williams - healthy and active

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is challenging Redlanders to get up and get active by registering for one of the fantastic activities on offer in the Redlands Healthy and Active Program which commences on Monday 22 January. “The program is designed to promote the importance of physical activity and lifelong involvement in physical activity for  Continue reading…

Queen’s Baton receives a Traditional Redlands welcome


Today, the Redlands was connected with communities across Australia and the Commonwealth when the Queen’s Baton was welcomed on Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island, by Quandamooka Traditional Owners, a host of special guests and many other locals and visitors. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Queen’s Baton event, which featured an afternoon of free  Continue reading…

Make ‘No Plastic Bags’ your New Year resolution for 2018


Redland City Council’s environmental education centre, Indigiscapes is encouraging Redlanders to create a new habit by trading plastic bags for more sustainable options. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a new education campaign at IndigiScapes showed residents how they could make a difference to the local environment by reducing waste. “While we do make a  Continue reading…