Category Archives: Community

More land for local sports fields


The future of sport, recreation and conservation in the Redlands has received a boost with 159 hectares of land acquired at Mt Cotton. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said 277-293 Heinemann Road had recently been purchased by Council, with about a third of the area to be used for sports and recreation in the future  Continue reading…

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Seek, discover, listen and learn this NAIDOC Week


A showcase concert with Coloured Stone and family day out are just two of the ways Council is celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was committed to providing a free community program to ensure all of Redlands could be part of NAIDOC Week 2017 (2-9 July). “We kick off our  Continue reading…

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Bay islands’ budget boost


Redland City Council‘s 2017-18 budget includes substantial allocations for the bay islands, with nearly $4 million earmarked for road sealing alone. Mayor Karen Williams said the Budget underscored the City’s commitment to island communities. “From improving roads and marine transport infrastructure to upgrading community facilities such as ramps, carparks and sportsgrounds, this budget addresses island  Continue reading…

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Redland City budget targets key priorities


Redland City Council has unanimously adopted a budget for 2017-18 which keeps residential rate increases to a minimum while investing heavily in the City. Mayor Karen Williams said the budget was the first framed around the six strategic priorities agreed to by all Councillors after last year’s election. “Under this $300 million Budget, a typical  Continue reading…

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Explore the great outdoors at IndigiScapes


Redland children will soon be free to seek, unearth and explore their natural environment and local Aboriginal culture during a school holiday fun day at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Seek, Unearth, Explore, Quandomooka Country was a popular annual winter holidays event that drew hundreds of children from across the Redlands  Continue reading…

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SES Street Speaks head to Straddie


Redland City Council is heading to Straddie on Saturday 17 June in its latest effort to help people be prepared for natural disasters such as storms and bushfires. The Straddie ‘Street Speaks’ displays will run in each township on the Island from 8am – 12pm and give people the chance to meet front-line emergency staff.  Continue reading…

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Exercise Exodus heads to Russell Island


Next Thursday 8 June, Redland City will be conducting its latest disaster management training event Exercise Exodus, on Russell Island. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said Exercise Exodus was part of Council’s regular commitment to in-the-field training of its disaster preparedness. “On Thursday 8 May, people on  Continue reading…

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Queensland’s first chaplaincy workshop


Chaplains and church leaders from across the Redlands will learn more about caring for people during a disaster at a special Council-organised workshop on 24-25 May. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the workshop would be the first of its kind in Queensland and followed recognition by Council that chaplains played an important role in  Continue reading…

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Redlands to celebrate a historic National Reconciliation Week


Redland City Council is calling on all residents to get involved with this year’s National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrations held from 27 May – 3 June 2017. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said NRW 2017 held particular significance and would provide community groups and Council the opportunity to embrace the 2017 theme ‘Let’s take the next steps’.  Continue reading…

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Little Free Library part of much bigger story


A bright blue beach hut mounted prominently near its front door proudly proclaims Cleveland Library’s arrival in the Little Free Library movement. Beckoning to passers-by, it has a very clear call to action – put away your smart phones and tablets, and get stuck into a good old-fashioned book! The brainchild of international not-for-profit organisation  Continue reading…

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