Category Archives: Environment

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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Wet weather brings a mozzie-check reminder


Following recent wet weather, Redland City Council is encouraging all residents to get on the front foot with mosquitoes and search their own backyards for possible breeding sites. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the rain, coupled with warmer weather, provided ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes but there were measures people could take to protect  Continue reading…

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Local Fire Bans declared


The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have declared a total fire ban for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) and North Stradbroke Island (NSI) beginning from 12:01am on Friday 15 September through to midnight on Monday 2 October, 2017 A 24 hour fire ban has also been declared for the rest of the south-east. Fires  Continue reading…

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Fun for the whole family at Bushcare’s Family Day Out


How much family fun, under the Redland sun, can you handle? Hopefully a lot, because there will be tonnes of fun for the whole clan at Bushcare’s annual free family fun day at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on Sunday, 10 September, 10am to 2pm. Come and meet Calypto, a very friendly Glossy-Black cockatoo and learn about  Continue reading…

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Site compound marks start of $8.5m Macleay Island foreshore work


An onsite construction compound established today at the Macleay Island foreshore marks the beginning of $8.5 million of Council works to improve the foreshore. Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said civil construction group Pensar Civil Pty Ltd had been awarded the contract for the construction of the upgrade of the Macleay Island foreshore precinct  Continue reading…

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Raised fire alert level a call to action for Southern Moreton Bay Island residents


Redland City Council is calling on residents of Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands to help ‘spring clean’ their properties, with the region’s fire alert level raised to 2 on Tuesday. The increase in the fire alert level to 2 means temperatures are increasing, humidity is decreasing, and fuel levels are drying out, which could  Continue reading…

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First sod turned on IndigiScapes expansion


The first stage of a five-year $3.7 million expansion of Redlands IndigiScapes Centre at Capalaba kicked off today with the turning of the first sod for a bigger and better native plant nursery. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and the Hon Mark Furner, Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, today  Continue reading…

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