Category Archives: Environment

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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More land for local sports fields


The future of sport, recreation and conservation in the Redlands has received a boost with 159 hectares of land acquired at Mt Cotton. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said 277-293 Heinemann Road had recently been purchased by Council, with about a third of the area to be used for sports and recreation in the future  Continue reading…

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Greenlight for environmental impact study on Toondah Harbour


The Commonwealth Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg has today given the greenlight to progress the environment referral application for the Toondah Harbour project in Cleveland. Walker Group will now be able to take the application to the next stage of the process, which is to have the science tested. Redland City Mayor Karen  Continue reading…

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Notification of planned burn – Hilliards Creek Platypus Corridor – McMillan Rd, Alexandra Hills


Redland City Council’s Parks & Conservation Crew’s are intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn in a section of bushland in McMillian Road on Tuesday the 6th June 2017, dependant on weather conditions at the time. The location of the burn area is 116-122 McMillian Road, Alexandra Hills. The purpose of the burn will be  Continue reading…

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Council crews working on park clean-ups


Redland City Council park maintenance crews and mowing contractors are working extended six-day weeks, as clean-up efforts continue after recent bad weather. Redland City Council Chief Executive Officer Bill Lyon said the weather from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie had caused some delays with park maintenance works and asked that residents be patient. “Following the weather, we  Continue reading…

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