Category Archives: Parks

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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Memorial garden soon a reality


Work will start soon on the new Bay Island Memorial Garden on Russell Island. Local Councillor Mark Edwards (Division 5) said the memorial garden would allow Southern Moreton Bay Island residents to pay their respects to lost family and friends without having to travel to the mainland. “Island residents have long wanted a place of  Continue reading…

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Red or green substance appearing in waterways


Recently we have had reports from the public of a red or green substance appearing in waterways around the Redlands, notably at Wellington Point. The substance is Trichodesmium, which is a bright green naturally occurring algae that releases a pink substance. What is Trichodesmium and how does it occur? Subtropical climates provide warm and sunny conditions. These  Continue reading…

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Redlands wins again for outdoor recreation


The accolades keep coming for Redland City’s outdoor recreation and events, with major wins at the recent Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation Awards (QORF). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the QORF Government Achievement Award recognised Council’s Enhancing the Visitor Experience Program and the highly-popular Redlands Track Park. “The QORF awards celebrate excellence in outdoor recreation  Continue reading…

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New user feedback group for shared trails


A new user group of mountain bikers and horse riders has been formed to provide feedback on shared recreational trails in the Redlands. Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said the community representatives would contribute their ideas and experiences towards improving the network of shared, multiuse trails across the Redlands. “Our city has a wealth of  Continue reading…

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Help needed to solve mangrove vandalism


An investigation has been launched into the destruction of marine vegetation at Wellington Point, with mangroves at the Wellington Point Reserve vandalised and a number of trees and plants showing signs of deliberate poisoning in the Geoff Skinner Wetlands. Redland City Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Wellington Point Wendy Boglary has urged the public to  Continue reading…

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Council takes steps to protect koalas


Redland City Council has further strengthened its support for koalas by allocating five new Koala Management Areas in key locations across the city. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the addition of the new koala areas were part of an amendment to Local Law 2 and were adopted by Council at today’s General Meeting. “We  Continue reading…

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Hot coffee and croissant celebrate Redlands new MTB facilities


Over sixty people, including Australia’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Mountain Bike (MTB) coach, cycling groups, politicians, a Commonwealth Games organisation representative and supporters celebrated the opening of new Redland Track Park Trail Head additions with hot coffee and croissants this morning. The new trail heads provide shelter, bike racks, bike repair stations, maps and information, water  Continue reading…

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Iconic Straddie Gorge Walk to get upgrade


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has welcomed an announcement by Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey that the popular North Stradbroke Island Gorge Walk will receive a $600,000 upgrade. Cr Williams said the joint Council and State Government funding as part of the Queensland Government’s Scenic Lookout Upgrade Program was great  Continue reading…

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