Category Archives: Council

Council delivers first surplus in more than a decade.


Redland City Council has once again shown its strong financial performance, confirming a $14 million operating surplus for the 2013-14 financial year. The surplus was revealed in Council’s Annual Report adopted by Council today, and signed off by the Queensland Audit Office. “This is the first surplus achieved for 15 years and shows the financial  Continue reading…

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City Plan one step closer to public review


Redland City Council today endorsed its draft City Plan, which will now be sent to the Queensland Government for review, before being opened for public comment. Council requires state approval to release its draft City Plan for community review and held today’s special meeting to avoid any delays with this process, meaning the community will  Continue reading…

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Get the facts: postal voting still available at next election


An article in the Redland City Bulletin on Wednesday 19 October entitled “Council denies electors postal voting option” incorrectly reported that residents would not have the option to postal vote in the March 2016 Local Government election. Council wishes to reassure residents that their voting options for the 2016 election remain the same as previous  Continue reading…

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High schools in focus: take two


Image: Chloe Treurnich, Sheldon College, The many voices of Barbie 2014, mixed media sculpture. Courtesy of the artist.

People inspired by the artworks of local teenagers in High Schools in Focus I, or those who missed their chance to see this art exhibition, can soon view its sister exhibition High Schools In Focus II. High Schools In Focus II celebrates the artistic talent of Redland high schools students, capturing the works from Cleveland  Continue reading…

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Council to take reins at 2016 election


Redland City Council will take control of its 2016 Council election, potentially saving ratepayers close to $100,000 per election. Redland City Council Organisational Services General Manager Nick Clarke said changes to the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 meant councils could once again conduct their own elections, as was the case prior to 2008. “Early indications  Continue reading…

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Council decision to protect community safety


Redland City Council has moved to protect community safety by granting permission to remove a large Cook Island Pine that has been declared unsafe by an independent arborist report. Council’s city planning and assessment spokesperson Cr Julie Talty said while Council recognised the tree’s significance and had previously voted to retain its Vegetation Protection Order  Continue reading…

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Local free expo puts Redland seniors ‘in the know’


Redland City Council is hosting a free expo on Thursday 20 November to help seniors connect to local services, information and activities. Council’s community and cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the expo, being held from 9am – 1pm at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), would be a ‘one-stop shop’ for people wanting information on  Continue reading…

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Relief scheme changes would be a disaster: Mayor


Proposed changes to the Federal Government’s natural disaster relief scheme would be a disaster for local government, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said today. Cr Williams said Redland City residents would have borne much of the $2 million cost of fighting the North Stradbroke Island fires under the proposed changes. “Redland City Council and other smaller councils  Continue reading…

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Wildlife ambulance needs willing helpers now!


Paula and koala  2014

Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) has put an urgent call out for volunteers to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals in the Redlands. Redland City Council’s environmental spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the service needed new people to put their hand up. “The rich and diverse wildlife in Redlands is one of the things  Continue reading…

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