Category Archives: Environment

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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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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