Category Archives: Environment

Redlanders urged to be wary of stonefish


Redlanders and visitors should take care when wading in the bay and estuaries due to the possible presence of stonefish. It follows an unusually high occurrence of stonefish last January, particularly at Raby Bay. Tourism operators have advised of recent sightings at Peel Island. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was erecting warning signs  Continue reading…

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Russell Island bushfire rolling blog: latest update 19 December at 3:00pm


3:00pm Monday 19 December The fire on Russell Island is now mostly smouldering and well under control within blackened out areas inside the containment lines. The Local Disaster Co-ordination Centre has now determined that the fire is well managed and has formally stood down its emergency coordination role from 3:00pm this afternoon. A staged stand-down of  Continue reading…

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Residents updated at Russell Island bushfire community meeting


A public information session, organised by Redland City Council, QFES and the Queensland Police, was held this morning at the island’s recreation hall to inform residents about the fire-fighting operations and ongoing fire risk and how they can best prepare. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams began the meeting, attended by 70 island residents, by emphasing  Continue reading…

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Mosquito spraying this afternoon – Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island as of Friday 16 December at 2:00pm


Redland City Council is conducting aerial spraying of the Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island this afternoon to manage the potential public health risks from mosquito breeding. The aerial spraying for mosquitoes will occur in the vicinity of Giants Grave wetland, south of Deenya Parade and Currong Street, at the northern end of  Continue reading…

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Russell Island Bushfire, 15 December at 5:13pm


The fire is located at Centre Road west to Hemp Hill Road and south and east from centre Road to Rampart drive, which is in the lower southern area of the island towards the middle of the island. There are approximately 60 homes currently under threat, but as yet none have been lost. Queensland Police  Continue reading…

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Large bushfire Fire Watch and Act and issued for Russell Island (Moreton Bay) – Community Hall opened, 15 December at 3:44pm


Residents of Russell island who wish to self-evacuate due to the current large fire can go to the community recreation hall at corner Alison Crescent and High Street. Residents should avoid relocating to Sandy Beach as this area may be cut off in the future. They should move to the Recreation Hall. Redland City Council  Continue reading…

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Council releases renewed five year koala action plan


Redland City Council has renewed its five year koala action plan calling for all levels of community and government support for targeted and practical efforts to for koala conservation. Mayor Karen Williams said the revised the Redland Koala Conservation Action Plan 2016-2021 followed a substantial internal review of past actions and outcomes. “Despite decades of effort  Continue reading…

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Council adopts rigorous coastal risk assessment framework


Council today endorsed its Coastal Adaption Strategy Phase One – Current Hazards a short to medium-term management plan to assist decision-makers in the identification, assessment and management of areas already experiencing shoreline erosion issues. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the purpose of the Coastal Adaptation Strategy when finalised will be to outline a consistent approach  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council opens catchment’s first ‘fishway’


The Redlands first ‘fishway’, which allows important native fish species to migrate through Hilliards Creek, will be opened on Friday. Redland City Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary said Council provided $7,000 towards construction of the fishway, the first to be completed in south-east Queensland under Reef Catchment’s federally funded project. “Redland City Council is proud to  Continue reading…

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Disappointment over ex-HMAS Tobruk not coming to Redlands


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said she was disappointed Redlands was not successful in its spirited campaign to bring the ex-HMAS Tobruk to Straddie, however congratulated Wide Bay on their win. “This is particularly disheartening given the urgent need for a transition out of mining to other industries at Straddie by 2019. Scuttling this ship  Continue reading…

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