Category Archives: Environment

Ross Creek catchment works a waterways success story


Cleveland is reaping significant environmental benefits following a decade of revegetation work culminating in more than 12,000 additional native plants now stabilising the Ross Creek catchment area and enhancing an important wildlife corridor from Long Street to Smith Street. Mayor Karen Williams said the site was a great example of the environmental projects being undertaken  Continue reading…

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Community celebrates opening of new IndigiScapes nursery


Redlands IndigiScapes’ new nursery welcomed hundreds of visitors on Saturday 19 January when Redland City Council opened the native plant facility to the community. The new nursery completes the first stage of a multi-million dollar project, jointly funded by Redland City Council and the Queensland Government, to upgrade and expand Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. The official  Continue reading…

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New nursery set to open as IndigiScapes prepares to expand


Nursery coordinator Ben Webb and volunteers Ron Dunlea and June Gibb put finishing touches to the new nursery ahead of the official opening on Saturday, January 19.

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre will officially open its new native plant nursery at a community event on Saturday 19 January, two weeks before the main centre building closes for refurbishment. Mayor Karen Williams said the nursery opening ensured the community would still be able to access IndigiScapes’ display gardens and local native plants during construction. “Council  Continue reading…

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Bligh Street property a conservation win


Redland City Council has confirmed the future use of 30-40 Bligh Street, Wellington Point, a property purchased in early 2018 through the City’s environmental levy. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the 4.55 hectare property was of high environmental value, sitting at the heart of Geoff Skinner Wetlands, and its purchase had completed a significant  Continue reading…

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Birkdale gas extraction a local energy boost


Redlands Coast received an energy boost this week, with an extension to a project extracting power from old waste going live. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Stage 2 of the Birkdale Landfill Gas extraction project included gas wells being drilled on the western side of the Birkdale Landfill to capture methane for electricity generation.  Continue reading…

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Upsize your bin for Recycling Week and save money


To celebrate National Recycling Week (12 to 18 November), Redland City Council is offering a special deal on upsizing household recycling bins. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was waiving the one-off bin establishment fee when households upgraded from a regular size (240 litre) recycling bin to a large (340 litre) recycling bin. “That  Continue reading…

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Extended hours and asbestos collection at island Waste Transfer Stations


Redlands Coast Southern Island residents will be able to dispose of their waste seven days a week after Council today voted to permanently extend opening hours at Russell and Macleay islands’ Waste Transfer Stations. Mayor Karen Williams said the extended hours followed a 12-month trial, a key recommendation of Council’s Fire Management Plan Review Report  Continue reading…

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Council to investigate ways to keep food waste out of landfill


Redland City Council will investigate options to divert food and garden waste from landfill, while at the same time creating a nutrient rich product for local gardens. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams asked today for Council to investigate a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) service across the city, helping the environment and residents’ hip-pockets.  Continue reading…

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Land for Wildlife 20-year celebrations on Redlands Coast


Around 90 people came together for a special event on Saturday 29 September at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre celebrating 20 years of the Land for Wildlife (LFW) program in south east Queensland. Redland City Council hosted drinks and canapés at IndigiScapes as a way of saying thank you to local landowners for their environmental stewardship. Among  Continue reading…

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Help count the glossy black-cockatoo


Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Redland City Council is calling for volunteers for the annual Redlands Coast survey of glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), to be held on Sunday 14 October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the survey was an important part of ongoing efforts to protect one of the rarest and most threatened cockatoos in Australia. “We are blessed  Continue reading…

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