Category Archives: Council

Designer appointed for SMBI ferry terminals upgrade

Engineering and design firms Cardno and Architectus have been engaged by the Queensland Government and Redland City Council to design an upgrade of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) ferry terminals. Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said Southern Moreton Bay Island ferry services were an important link to the mainland for island residents and visitors with  Continue reading…

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Council invests in environmental education

The proposed expansion of the Redlands Indigiscapes Centre.

Redland City will be home to a first-class native botanical garden and environmental education centre after Council today approved a master plan to expand its IndigiScapes Centre at Capalaba. Redland City Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary said today’s decision would see the local award winning environmental facility transformed over the next five years. “This already popular  Continue reading…

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Door to door inspections to ensure pet registration

Redland City Council will undertake its regular city-wide systematic inspection of domestic animals between January and April next year to ensure owners are registering their pets. Redland City Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary said Councillors yesterday voted in favour of the inspections, which occur every two to three years as part of Council’s compliance strategy to  Continue reading…

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Innovation summits to drive economic growth

A series of summits will be held in the Redlands to investigate a local innovation hub and how innovative businesses can create local employment and training opportunities. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the first summit would target local youth as recommended in a report from the Redland City Economic Development Advisory Board tabled in  Continue reading…

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Redlanders encouraged to have their say on draft SEQ Regional Plan

Redlanders are being urged to review the State Government’s draft SEQ Regional Plan that was released for public comment today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was important locals got involved by viewing and commenting on the State Government’s new regional planning framework, ShapingSEQ. “This State Government’s blueprint will provide 50 year vision and  Continue reading…

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Queensland-wide financial audit highlights Redlands strengths

A Queensland Audit Office (QAO) report has highlighted the strength of Redland City Council’s long-term financial strategy, in comparison with other councils across the State. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the QAO report – recently tabled in the Queensland Parliament – identified a number of shortcomings for Queensland councils, while highlighting Redland City Council’s  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council announces CEO succession plan

Redland City Council has agreed to a succession strategy for its Chief Executive Officer. It follows a decision that CEO Bill Lyon will stand down to allow a new Chief Executive Officer to be appointed. Under the strategy, Mr Lyon will continue in the role for a short amount of time to ensure stability and  Continue reading…

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Asbestos dumping a costly clean-up

Council officers quickly removed the dumped asbestos

Recent illegal asbestos dumping at Redland Bay and Sheldon has raised health and safety concerns and left Redland City Council and local ratepayers bearing a costly $8000 clean-up bill. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said suspected asbestos material had recently been dumped at Double Jump Road, Redland Bay and West Mount Cotton Road, Sheldon. “Council  Continue reading…

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Redland City going solar

Redland City Council will investigate building a local solar farm and installing solar panels at several Council owned sites to reduce power costs and provide greater energy efficiency. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar projects had the potential to save more than $10 million over 20 years and were part of a Renewable  Continue reading…

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