Category Archives: Environment

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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Redlands Indigenous knowledge to contribute to coastal hazard study


Redland City Council has announced the engagement of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) in partnership with David Brewer Consulting and Healthy Land and Water to undertake Part 2 of its Coastal Adaptation Strategy. Mayor Karen Williams said that Council was delighted with the successful consulting partnership proposal that brings together world leading coastal science  Continue reading…

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Queensland-first technology to keep Redlands’ wildlife safe


The Redlands will be home to Queensland’s first ever virtual fence designed to reduce the number of wildlife hit by cars. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the innovative technology would be trialled from late July along a two-kilometre stretch of Heinemann Road, Redland Bay, a known location of wallaby strikes in the city. “This  Continue reading…

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Join our National Tree Day community planting


Enjoy a morning in the great outdoors and help plant 2000 native plants in Fielding Park, Redland Bay on Sunday 30 July for National Tree Day. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said National Tree Day was committed to providing a green community for future generations across Australia, with the local planting a great opportunity for  Continue reading…

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Bayview Conservation Area upgrade to begin


Work is set to begin next week on more than $1.3 million worth of upgrades to the day use area at Bayview Conservation Area, Redland Bay. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the current trailhead entry off German Church Road would be transformed from a vacant grassed area to a family-friendly outdoor recreational destination for  Continue reading…

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