Category Archives: Community

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…

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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…

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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…

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Council says transformation of Cleveland rail station needs more parking


Redland City Council has asked for more parking to be included to support a residential, tourism and retail hub proposed for the Cleveland train station. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that the result of a Council vote today states that car parking will need to increase by 25 percent, as part of a preliminary  Continue reading…

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Redland City Honours Local Heroes


Redlanders who have gone “above and beyond” in helping their community have been recognised at the annual Redland City Australia Day awards last night (Tuesday 24 January 2017), at the Alexandra Hills Hotel Function Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the awards were a way for the community to thank the real heroes who  Continue reading…

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Wellington Point Australia Day arrangements


Special Australia Day parking and management arrangements will operate at popular Wellington Point Recreation Reserve again this year. 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 Thursday 26 January. Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council to undertake fire preparedness review


Redland City Council has begun a full review of fire preparedness in the wake of the fire on Russell Island in December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the review would include engaging Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to look at Council’s annual prescribed burn plan. “Council has an annual conservation management plan based  Continue reading…

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Redland City seeks land for sport


Redland City Council is looking to buy land for new sports grounds and amenities in the city. It follows studies which show Council has a shortage of suitable land to meet residents’ future sporting and recreational needs. Mayor Karen Williams said Council wanted to talk with landowners who might be interested in selling their land  Continue reading…

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Redlanders urged to be wary of stonefish


Redlanders and visitors should take care when wading in the bay and estuaries due to the possible presence of stonefish. It follows an unusually high occurrence of stonefish last January, particularly at Raby Bay. Tourism operators have advised of recent sightings at Peel Island. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was erecting warning signs  Continue reading…

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