Category Archives: History

Bring out your stories about Birkdale land


Redland City Council has put out the call for residents to share any historic or cultural information they may have about land at Birkdale which has now been purchased by Council from the Commonwealth Government. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was inviting personal stories about the 61 hectares of land at 362-388 Old  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council takes next reconciliation step


Redland City Council today endorsed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), an internal document formalising its organisational vision for reconciliation, and a set of principles and actions for the next two years. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the adoption of Kanara Malara – One People 2019 – 2021, Internal Redland City Council Reconciliation Action  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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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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Redlands Coast to mark Centenary of Armistice


Remembrance Day this year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice – the end of World War I. Redland Mayor Karen Williams encouraged the Redlands Coast community to take time on Sunday 11 November to remember Australia’s brave servicemen and women who went into battle for the safety of future generations. “These were real people –  Continue reading…

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Get filming ‘Get Ready’ for great prizes


An Apple iPad Pro or a GoPro HERO6 are up for grabs as part of Redland City Council’s new ‘Get Ready’ youth video competition. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Karen Williams said the competition aimed to involve young people of Redlands Coast with community messaging around storm and bushfire season preparedness.  Continue reading…

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Council sets out on Redlands Coast transport journey


How residents travel around the Redlands Coast was at the centre of two decisions made by Redland City Council in today’s General Meeting. The first decision saw Councillors endorse the Draft Redlands Coast Transport strategy for community engagement, while councillors also unanimously supported a Mayoral Minute for Council to make a submission to a State Government inquiry into  Continue reading…

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Council endorsed Education and Training Industry Sector Plan for Redlands Coast


Council today endorsed its Education and Training Industry Sector Plan 2018-2023, which supports the delivery of Council’s Economic Development Framework 2014-2041(EDF). With the education and training industry being Redlands Coast’s third largest employer, contributing 4.5 per cent of the Coast’s economic output, the Education and Training Industry Sector Plan focuses on three areas: Fostering collaboration  Continue reading…

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Council continues to negotiate over Commonwealth-owned Birkdale land


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will meet with yet another Federal Government MP in Canberra later this month as Council continues to try and secure the Federal Government land in Birkdale for the community. Cr Williams told today’s Council meeting that the recent Federal Government reshuffle would mean starting from scratch with new Assistant Minister  Continue reading…

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