Category Archives: Environment

Volunteer call-takers urgently needed for injured wildlife


The Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue (RWR) service urgently needs more phone roster volunteers to join the dedicated team who facilitate the rescue and care of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in the Redlands. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the service is a vital community program operated by volunteers and is highly regarded by wildlife  Continue reading…

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Horses, bikes and walkers welcome at Bayview opening


Editor’s note: This event has now been moved to Saturday 28 April due to inclement weather. Residents are invited on foot, horseback or mountain bike to the official opening of Bayview Conservation Area’s new day use area from 7.30am on 24 March 2018. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Redlanders shouldn’t miss the opportunity to  Continue reading…

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IndigiScapes’ Garden Expo is all grown up


IndigiScapes’ renowned Good Gardening Expo just got bigger, broadening its focus beyond the garden to sustainability, and rebranding the event on Saturday 24 March as Redlands Living Green Expo. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the impact of waste on our ecosystems just can’t be underestimated and that’s why this year’s Expo has an emphasis  Continue reading…

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Redland Council’s corridor plan grounded in science


Council adopted the Wildlife Connections Plan 2018-2028 at the recent General Meeging, including the associated action plan and corridor descriptions and locations.  This plan provides priority actions for the management, protection and enhancement of a network of core wildlife corridors across the city. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the Plan not only meets rigorous  Continue reading…

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Use your brain before you put it down the drain


Recent reports of illegal dumping into the City’s waterways have sparked a message to residents to be mindful of what you pour down the stormwater drain. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, who also sits on the Healthy Land and Water Board, said Council is committed to protecting our waterways and will respond to incidents of  Continue reading…

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Council acts on North Stradbroke Island erosion and safety


Redland City Council will be undertaking emergency work over coming days to try to slow or halt a second outbreak of shoreline erosion on North Stradbroke Island and make the area safe for the coming holidays. General Manager, Infrastructure and Operations, Peter Best said that since last weekend’s high tides, erosion has been occurring on  Continue reading…

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Redlands maintains water report card rating despite dry year


The 2017 Healthy Land and Water Report Card has revealed the Redlands area has held its C+ (fair) rating for the overall environmental condition of its catchments. The Healthy Land and Water Monitoring Program – which delivers a regional assessment of the environmental condition and benefits of waterways throughout south-east Queensland – launched its annual  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council secures funding for lndigiScapes expansion


Redland City Council has been successful in securing State funding for the stage two expansion of its IndigiScapes Environment Education Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams welcomed the $916,137 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (2017- 19 LGGSP).funding towards the $1,526,895 stage two costs. “Ongoing State support and investment in projects such as this is  Continue reading…

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