Monthly Archives: April 2018

Bayview Conservation Area opening boasts crowds


The official opening of a $1.3 million upgrade to Bayview Conservation Area at Redland Bay was marked on Saturday 28 April with crowds gathering to enjoy free activities, view displays and explore new trails. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was wonderful to see so many people out enjoying the world-class facility. “Today’s opening  Continue reading…

A simple test could save your life


The 2018 Rotary Bowelscan Queensland campaign is under way and Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is urging locals to participate and help save lives. Coordinated by Rotarians from the local Rotary District 9630, the campaign launched at Princess Alexandra Hospital last week, with PAH Director of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Professor Gerald Holtmann  Continue reading…

Koala Detection Dogs coming to a place near you


From 23 April, specially trained Koala detection dogs, Maya and Baxter, and their expert handlers will be coming to Cleveland, Ormiston, Thorneside and Wellington Point to start a city-wide Koala Population Assessment with a focus on finding Koala scats (aka poop). Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said Redlands is a recognised population stronghold for koalas  Continue reading…

Councillors elect a new Deputy Mayor


Councillors elected Cr Lance Hewlett as Redland City’s new Deputy Mayor at the General Meeting this week. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams congratulated Cr Hewlett on his appointment. “I look forward to building on and strengthening the leadership legacy delivered in partnership with Cr Boglary and I sincerely thank her for her strong commitment. “I  Continue reading…

New Redlands publication honours local Diggers


Redland City Council today celebrated the launch of a First World War commemorative book developed through Redland Libraries with Queensland Government support. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the book launch of Remembering them: Honouring the First World War servicemen and women of the Redlands was a culmination of years of work and research. “The  Continue reading…

Business as usual for kerbside recycling collection in the Redlands


It is business as usual for Redland City Council’s kerbside recycling collection service with yellow-topped recycling bins continuing to be collected fortnightly from every Redland residence. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council has just renegotiated a two-year extension (until June 2020) with Visy, the supplier that sorts, processes or recycles the city’s recyclable materials.  Continue reading…

Redlands embraces the Games and the benefits flow


Redland City Council’s early and strong advocacy for opportunities with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has paid off, with a swathe of short and long term benefits already flowing for our region. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said, the Games was much more than just a sporting event, it brought the potential for benefits  Continue reading…

Mayor calls for early decision as QCA final report elevates water woes


Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams has called on the State Government to make their bulk water price decision by mid-May after the release of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) Final Report which imposes even higher water costs on Councils and their ratepayers. “We’re in budget mode now and need to understand the financial impact of  Continue reading…