Category Archives: Council

Prayers for Redlands school chaplaincy programs


More than 200 people attended the 13th annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast at Wellington Point this morning to pray for the community and raise funds for school chaplaincy programs across the Redlands. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the popular annual event brought residents, business and community leaders together in prayer and surpassed last  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council to review events fees


Redland City Council will investigate cutting fees for events held in City parks. Councillors today agreed to a call by Cr Wendy Boglary (Division 1) to look at ways to either reduce or eliminate fees and charges where the event organisers can show they have economic or social benefits. “The level of fees and charges  Continue reading…

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Join the yarn at Aboriginal Speakers Forums


Redland City Council will host its first ‘Let’s Listen, Let’s Yarn’ Speakers Forum on Saturday 22 August as part of the inaugural Quandamooka Festival celebrations. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the day, to be held from 11am at the Learning Centre in Dunwich, would focus on Aboriginal arts, heritage and storytelling in three sessions  Continue reading…

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Council to entice sporting elite to the Redlands


Redland City Councillors today supported a request from Cr Mark Edwards to encourage athletes and officials from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to visit the Redlands while they are in South East Queensland for the event. Cr Edwards said the city’s proximity to the venues hosting the Commonwealth Games provided an ideal opportunity to  Continue reading…

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Council to reopen damaged South Gorge stairs


Redland City Council has allocated $180,000 to rebuild the popular South Gorge stairs on North Stradbroke Island, which were washed out during heavy rain in January. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the funding allocated during today’s General Meeting was an interim measure while a permanent solution was designed. “The South Gorge pedestrian walk is  Continue reading…

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Council moves to open access to sports and cultural activities


Getting involved in sporting and cultural activities could become easier for low-income and disadvantaged Redlanders thanks to a Redland City Council decision today. Councillors agreed to investigate how struggling residents can be assisted to get out and active in the community. At this stage no commitment has been made with Councillors to discuss the matter  Continue reading…

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Redland City celebrates the Ekka Show public holiday


Who wants a public holiday? Your wish has been granted! This Monday, 10 August, the city of Redlands celebrates the Ekka Show public holiday. Council services will be closed for the day, returning to normal business hours on Tuesday 11 August. All enquiries, including emergency services should contact the after-hours service on (07) 3829 8999.  Continue reading…

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Boaties to benefit from Council planning


The Redlands’ reputation as a boaties’ paradise is set to continue with Councillors today supporting a request from Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards for a report identifying potential boat ramp locations in the Redlands. Cr Edwards said his Notice of Motion, presented at today’s General Meeting, provided boaties with confidence they were being considered in  Continue reading…

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Council looks at new events spaces


Redland City Councillors today supported a request from Mayor Karen Williams to investigate establishing dedicated spaces to support existing events and help attract new events to the city. Cr Williams said the Redlands was fast becoming an events hot-spot and so it made sense to look at whether new venues and facilities were needed to  Continue reading…

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