Category Archives: Environment

Councils unite to seek new options for waste and recycling solutions


A combined effort by five South-East Queensland councils to find feasible and progressive methods of resource recovery and waste disposal has taken a significant step forward. Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council – in collaboration with Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Somerset Regional Council – was seeking expressions  Continue reading…

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Wellington Point a designated bathing reserve


Redlands Coast’s popular Wellington Point Reserve will be safer for bathers and watercraft users, with Wellington Point beach recently designated as a bathing reserve. Mayor Karen Williams said Council had applied to the State Government in January this year for part of the Wellington Point Reserve to be gazetted as a bathing reserve. “The State  Continue reading…

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Planned burn notification – IndigiScapes, Runnymede Road, Capalaba


Redland City Council will start a hazard reduction burn at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba at about 10.30 this morning. Burning is expected to take a couple of hours, with mop-up activities continuing throughout the afternoon until the fire is extinguished. The burn will take place in a two hectare section of bushland with  Continue reading…

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Update on planned burns for Macleay Island: 11-14 June 2019


Redland City Council – along with the Macleay Island Rural Fire Brigade – is intending to undertake hazard reduction burns at six Macleay Island locations from Tuesday 11 June to Friday 14 June, depending on weather conditions throughout the period. Weather conditions have made it difficult to establish fires in the two locations that were  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast family honoured in McMillan Road land naming


A local family’s long association with farming on Redlands Coast will be acknowledged after Council agreed today to name an area of urban habitat in Alexandra Hills after the family. The 9415 sq m property, located at 61 McMillan Road, will be named ‘Wehr Urban Habitat’ in accordance with Council’s Park Naming Guidelines. Mayor Karen  Continue reading…

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New public art banners bring Libby Harward exhibition outdoors


The latest temporary art banners in Redland City Council’s public art program have been revealed today, with works by artist Libby Harward installed as part of Quandamooka Festival and NAIDOC Week 2019 celebrations. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the pieces were an extension of Already Occupied: Libby Harward, on display at Redland Art Gallery,  Continue reading…

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Quandamooka artists to create iconic township place markers on Minjerribah


Belinda Close and Delvene Cockatoo-Collins have been announced as the artists tasked with designing new place markers to the townships of Amity Point (Pulan Pulan) and Point Lookout (Mooloomba), on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the appointment of the two prominent Quandamooka artists was a milestone in the project, with  Continue reading…

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Council signs deed for Birkdale Commonwealth land


Redland City Council has signed a heads of agreement with the Australian Government to buy 61.78 hectares of Commonwealth land at Birkdale for environmental and community purposes. Mayor Karen Williams said the $4.1m purchase provided great value for the community. “The land at 362-388 Old Cleveland Road East is the latest significant strategic purchase of  Continue reading…

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Thompson’s Beach re-opens for swimming


Redland City Council has today re-opened Thompson’s Beach, Victoria Point, which was temporarily closed after routine monitoring showed elevated levels of enterococci bacteria. Thompsons Beach is again suitable for swimming and other recreational water activities, in accordance with Healthy Waterways Healthy Waterplay guidelines. Recent sampling has confirmed that the bacteria, which is often found in  Continue reading…

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250,000 Redlands Coast plants … and growing


Redland City Council this week achieved an important milestone, reaching the 250,000 mark in an initiative to plant one million native plants across Redlands Coast by 2026. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the achievement, reached at Smith Street, Capalaba, was part of an ongoing planting program to enhance existing, and create new, wildlife corridors  Continue reading…

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