Category Archives: Environment

Updated Flood and Tidal Responds To Community Needs


Redland City Council has listened to the community by refining the storm tide hazard mapping in the latest Draft City Plan endorsed by councillors at a Special Meeting today (Tuesday 28 Feb). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council responded to community feedback by engaging an independent expert to ensure the draft plan was built  Continue reading…

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Environment and Heritage Winners Under Amended Draft Plan


Environment and heritage outcomes for Redland City have been strengthened in the amended Draft City Plan. The updated plan was endorsed by Council at a special meeting today (Tuesday 28 February), and will now be sent to the State Minister for Planning for review. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said changes included strengthening regulations around  Continue reading…

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Council adopts Draft City Plan Submission Review


Council has listened to community feedback in its updated response to over 5000 Draft Redland City Plan submissions at a Special Council meeting today (Tuesday 28 February). The Draft plan had already removed the opportunity for multiple dwellings in the low density residential zones and increased minimum lot sizes from 350m2 to 400m2 across the significant  Continue reading…

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Funding approved for Redlands’ coastal strategy


Funding has been confirmed for the development of Redland City Council’s comprehensive Coastal Adaptation Strategy. Council will receive $195,650 from the State Government’s QCoast2100 Program for phases 1-5 of the strategy, which will identify and develop management plans for coastal hazard. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the funding, approved by the Local Government Association  Continue reading…

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Redlanders urged to be wary of stonefish


Redlanders and visitors should take care when wading in the bay and estuaries due to the possible presence of stonefish. It follows an unusually high occurrence of stonefish last January, particularly at Raby Bay. Tourism operators have advised of recent sightings at Peel Island. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was erecting warning signs  Continue reading…

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Russell Island bushfire rolling blog: latest update 19 December at 3:00pm


3:00pm Monday 19 December The fire on Russell Island is now mostly smouldering and well under control within blackened out areas inside the containment lines. The Local Disaster Co-ordination Centre has now determined that the fire is well managed and has formally stood down its emergency coordination role from 3:00pm this afternoon. A staged stand-down of  Continue reading…

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Residents updated at Russell Island bushfire community meeting


A public information session, organised by Redland City Council, QFES and the Queensland Police, was held this morning at the island’s recreation hall to inform residents about the fire-fighting operations and ongoing fire risk and how they can best prepare. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams began the meeting, attended by 70 island residents, by emphasing  Continue reading…

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Mosquito spraying this afternoon – Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island as of Friday 16 December at 2:00pm


Redland City Council is conducting aerial spraying of the Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island this afternoon to manage the potential public health risks from mosquito breeding. The aerial spraying for mosquitoes will occur in the vicinity of Giants Grave wetland, south of Deenya Parade and Currong Street, at the northern end of  Continue reading…

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Russell Island Bushfire, 15 December at 5:13pm


The fire is located at Centre Road west to Hemp Hill Road and south and east from centre Road to Rampart drive, which is in the lower southern area of the island towards the middle of the island. There are approximately 60 homes currently under threat, but as yet none have been lost. Queensland Police  Continue reading…

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