Category Archives: Community

Nominate an outstanding Redlander


Redlanders are being urged to recognise the outstanding work of fellow locals by nominating them for the city’s annual Australia Day Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2018 awards in categories ranging from citizen, young citizen and senior citizen to “local hero”. There are also awards for outstanding community organisation, as well as work  Continue reading…

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Local laws changes proposed


Council agrees to draft Local laws amendments for public consultation Residents will have the chance to provide feedback on proposed amendments to 11 local laws, after Council today agreed to proceed with the proposed amended local laws. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the proposed changes followed requests from the community, with public consultation on  Continue reading…

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New Redland citizens welcomed


Redlands’ cultural diversity was celebrated on Tuesday night with 73 residents from 18 countries becoming Australian citizens during a ceremony at the Redland Performing Arts Centre. Redland City Mayor and the ceremony’s presiding officer Karen Williams said the city’s newest Australian citizens were now part of a proud migrant heritage. “The names of pioneering migrant  Continue reading…

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Help at hand with Straddie dog control


New partnerships between Redland City Council and Quandamooka Traditional Owners are set to improve dog control on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that Council had provided training and given limited delegated authority to Straddie-based organisations to assist with some animal management functions on the island. “Delegation has been given to three  Continue reading…

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Story winners loving life in the Redlands


A love of life in the Redlands has been captured in verse, prose, film and photographs by the winners of the Our Redlands Story Competition announced today. The competition, part of Redland City Council’s development of a brand which best defines the city, encouraged Redlanders to share stories about their home and what it meant  Continue reading…

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Two strategies to support economic growth unveiled


Redland City Council today received two strategies and action plans to inform its efforts to drive economic and employment growth in the Redlands. Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said the Education and Training and Health Care and Social Assistance Industry Sector Strategies and Action Plans were a key part of the City’s economic framework  Continue reading…

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Progress of SMBI ferry terminals upgrade


Redland City Council is developing business plans and applications to seek funding from the state government towards the upgrade of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands’ (SMBIs’) ferry terminals. The move follows community engagement on the project in February last year, which informed initial concept plans developed by Cardno and Architectus – the design and engineering  Continue reading…

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RedFest gets bigger and gets better


RedFest, one of Australia’s oldest community festivals, is set to light up the Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds next week, starting with some great Celtic ‘craic’ with Irish music, dancing and fireworks on the evening of Friday 8 September. Over the following days, RedFest will host an amazing array of more than 300 talented  Continue reading…

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Raised fire alert level a call to action for Southern Moreton Bay Island residents


Redland City Council is calling on residents of Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands to help ‘spring clean’ their properties, with the region’s fire alert level raised to 2 on Tuesday. The increase in the fire alert level to 2 means temperatures are increasing, humidity is decreasing, and fuel levels are drying out, which could  Continue reading…

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