Category Archives: Disaster management

Ferry operator details: check for service disruptions during inclement weather


Ferry operator Sealink Travel Group has advised that although ferry services are expected to operate to schedule over the next few days, conditions are being closely monitored and updates will be provided if any changes are anticipated. Updates for Stradbroke Ferry Services – including the Southern Moreton Bay Island (SMBI) barge – are being posted  Continue reading…

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Prepare now for severe weather conditions


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is urging residents – especially those along coastal areas and on the islands – to prepare and act with caution over the next 48 hours. “While Tropical Cyclone Linda has now been downgraded to a vigorous subtropical low, the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest report still warns of gale force winds  Continue reading…

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Prep for the wet – Fill your own sandbags


Redland City Council is establishing self-service sandbagging stations across the City ahead of heavy rainfall and strong winds expected later this week. The sandbagging stations will open Tuesday 13 March and Wednesday 14 March 10am to 6pm weather permitting. Self-service sandbag stations are located at: Cleveland Cleveland Showgrounds (Norm Price Park), Long Street, Cleveland Council  Continue reading…

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DIY burn offs not the answer – Council strengthening compliance


While extremely dry weather conditions have increased risk of fire across the city, Redland City Council is concerned residents are carrying out their own private burn-offs, putting themselves and the rest of the community at risk. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while Council encourages all residents to ensure their properties are fire safe, ‘DIY  Continue reading…

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Update on construction site incident in Middle Street, Cleveland: 9.30 am Monday 13 November


About 60 customers in Cleveland remain without gas and hot water today due to the collapsed retaining wall at a building site at 140 Middle Street. Gas supplier APA Group and an independent engineer will be assessing the gas pipeline at the construction site today. The gas has been isolated as a precaution until safe  Continue reading…

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Update on construction site incident in Middle Street, Cleveland: Sunday 12 November


Stabilisation works overnight by the contractor at 140 Middle Street Cleveland have shored up the collapsed retaining wall. Energy, water and sewerage services are working. About 60 properties in the area between the site and Toondah Harbour and Cleveland Point have no gas. APA Gas engineers will be on site working to reinstate gas when  Continue reading…

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Council urges Redland residents to ‘get connected’ with neighbours


Redland City Council is urging residents to connect with their neighbours to discuss vegetation and property management and for support during disasters. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair Karen Williams said Council has been proactive asking residents to help ‘spring clean’ their properties this season. Cr Williams says it’s also important to  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council committed to ongoing protection of residents from fire risk


Redland City Council has solidified its commitment to protecting its residents from fire risk with work now well underway on 52 of the Fire Management Review’s 56 recommendations. The remaining four recommendations rely on the finalisation of other work. Council received a status report at Council’s General Meeting today containing a progress update against the  Continue reading…

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Street Speak to the experts on storms, cyclones and bushfires


Redland City Council is hosting its next disaster preparedness Street Speak event at Mount Cotton on Saturday 21 October. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Karen Williams said the Street Speak series aimed to provide practical advice and take-home information for residents to be prepared for the coming storm and bushfire season.  Continue reading…

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