Category Archives: Council

Hot coffee and croissant celebrate Redlands new MTB facilities


MTB Trail head launch

Over sixty people, including Australia’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Mountain Bike (MTB) coach, cycling groups, politicians, a Commonwealth Games organisation representative and supporters celebrated the opening of new Redland Track Park Trail Head additions with hot coffee and croissants this morning. The new trail heads provide shelter, bike racks, bike repair stations, maps and information, water  Continue reading…

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Public Notice: Adoption of administrative and minor amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme (RPS)


Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that: Council resolved to adopt Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 on 8 June 2016. Under delegated authority, the Chief Executive Officer resolved to adopt Administrative Amendment Package 01/2016 on 31 May 2016. Part 1 Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 will result in changes to the following sections of  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council looks to traffic congestion-busting alternatives


The absence of funding in the State Budget for Redlands roads highlights the need for alternative and innovative options to be considered to clear traffic congestion hotspots, says Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said a market-led proposal (MLP) remained the best option to fast-track much-needed roadworks to address worsening traffic congestion in a number of  Continue reading…

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Two more heritage sites protected


Local heritage in the Redlands has been expanded today with Councillors unanimously voting to add two sites of local historical significance to the city’s Heritage Places Register. Redland Mayor Karen Williams said Willard’s Farm at Birkdale and an ancient Tallowwood tree at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre would now be protected. “Local cultural heritage gives our city  Continue reading…

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Redlanders to pledge citizenship


Redlanders from 25 countries around the globe will become the city’s newest Australian citizens tomorrow night in a ceremony at the Redland Performing Arts Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said 124 people would participate in the city’s citizenship ceremony, further enriching the cultural diversity of the Redlands. “With much of the Redlands pioneered by  Continue reading…

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Redlands backs State koala protection initiative


Mayor Karen Williams has pledged Redland City Council’s support to work with the State Government to identify areas within the Redlands that can become safer koala habitats. Councillor Williams welcomed today’s pre-Budget announcement by the State Government of $12 million in new funding to help protect koalas. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles today announced funding  Continue reading…

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Grant supports stars to end violence


Thousands of woven stars will sparkle in the Redlands thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) towards a series of community weaving workshops by Birkdale weaver and artist Maryann Talia Pau. Redland Mayor Karen Williams said the woven stars were symbols of solidarity, light and courage to end all forms of  Continue reading…

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Council calls for bulky waste collection tenders


Residents are a step closer to being able to rid their homes of clutter for free with a tender being released this week for an on-demand bulky household item collection service. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the release of the tender was great news for residents who had been calling for a free bulky  Continue reading…

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Summit shows the future is bright for Redlands tourism


The importance of tourism to the local economy was today highlighted during a summit attended by more than 100 tourism operators at Sirromet Winery. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams addressed the summit and highlighted the vital role tourism operators played in attracting investment to the city. “As an industry we have all known for some  Continue reading…

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Redlanders encouraged to have their say on blueprint for South East Queensland


Residents are encouraged to be part of South East Queensland’s future by taking part in a State Government engagement opportunity coming to the Redlands on Monday 6 June from 6pm to 7.30pm Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was critical Redlanders took part in the Shaping SEQ  program which will help inform a review  Continue reading…

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