Category Archives: Disaster management

Christmas by Starlight to shine a helping hand on Queensland farmers


Queensland farmers doing it tough as a result of the drought will benefit from donations collected at Redland City Council’s annual Christmas by Starlight event in Cleveland later this month. Mayor Karen Williams said Council would partner with the Rotary Club of Cleveland to collect donations at the event for the Rotary Australia drought appeal.  Continue reading…

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Update – Water restored to Benfer Road, Victoria Point


Update: 12pm Thursday 28 November 2019 Water has been restored to the Benfer Road area, Victoria Point following emergency repairs to a burst water main this morning. Council crews are flushing the repaired main. You may see open hydrants with flowing water – this is necessary to flush pipelines. Please do not approach the hydrants  Continue reading…

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Trail creates new southern Russell Island evacuation route


 Works have begun this week on hardening a trail along Lagoon Road, Russell Island to create an alternate evacuation route on the southern end of the island. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said the works to the existing fire trail would ensure it could be used as  Continue reading…

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State of Fire Emergency partially lifted – Fire ban remains in place


While the State of Fire Emergency Declaration has been removed for Redland City Council, the local fire ban continues. This means there can be no open fires. QFES advises fires within a properly constructed barbecue are allowed provided they are not left unattended. Power tools can be used but must be used with extreme care. For  Continue reading…

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Protect your health from bushfire smoke


While there are no fires burning on Redlands Coast air quality is still being affected by smoke haze from fires around the rest of the state. The community is advised to remain alert to the levels of smoke, especially vulnerable people with asthma or pre-existing lung or heart conditions. What can you do: • Look after  Continue reading…

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State of Fire Emergency continues – Redland City is part of a total fire ban until further notice


A State of Fire Emergency declared earlier this month continues across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, which bans a range of activities that can cause fires to ignite and prohibits the lighting of specified outdoor fires. What you cannot do during a State of Fire Emergency: • No fireworks. • No hangis or pit ovens permitted.  Continue reading…

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Fire ban for Redlands Coast extended


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises the current fire ban across Redland City has been extended up to and including Friday 11 October, 2019. This means there can be no open fires. QFES advises fires within a properly constructed barbecue are allowed provided they are not left unattended. Power tools can be used use with  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 12.00pm, 26 September 2019


Update as at 12.00pm Thursday 26 September 2019 **This warning is no longer current. Please refer to the QFES Facebook page for updated information.**NORTH STRADBROKE… Posted by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Update as at 1.00pm Wednesday 25 September 2019 **Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no  Continue reading…

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Council urges community to be prepared for bushfires


Redland City Council is stepping up preparations and is urging residents to remain alert and be prepared as the bushfire rating on Redlands Coast remains dangerously high. Mayor Karen Williams said it was vitally important that residents were prepared should fires ignite. “Redlands Coast has been spared from major blazes to date but given the  Continue reading…

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UPDATE: Dunwich Fire as at 3.30pm 23 August 2019


UPDATE as at 3.30pm 23 August 2019 A bushfire near Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) is currently burning within containment lines. Crews were alerted to the fire burning within the vicinity of Mitchell and Rainbow Crescents at about 10pm on Thursday, 22 August. Fire crews from Redland City Council, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Queensland  Continue reading…

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