Category Archives: Tourism

New temporary public art– striking photography not to be missed


Redland City Council yesterday unveiled a stunning reproduction of a photograph by nationally-acclaimed artist Christian Thompson in its latest rotation of temporary large-scale public art installations. Christian Thompson’s Black Gum 2 photograph from his ‘Australian Graffiti’ series will be on prominent display in Cleveland and Dunwich until July 2017. Born in Gawler in South Australia  Continue reading…

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Easter holiday makers to enjoy extra parking at Toondah Harbour


Visiting Straddie over the Easter break is about to get easier, with Council providing additional parking areas to accommodate the busy holiday period. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council would open up the temporary parking area behind the old CSIRO building at Toondah Harbour from 12-17 April, with access available through the Wharf Street  Continue reading…

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Macleay Is foreshore redevelopment a step closer with invitation to tender


Another major milestone has been reached this month with Council advertising for tenders for the multimillion dollar Macleay Island Foreshore redevelopment, one of the largest single infrastructure projects currently planned for Redland City. The tender invitation calls for civil and marine engineering to construct a new seawall and sealed carpark, associated road works and ancillary  Continue reading…

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Notorious pirate ship targets Raby Bay


First it was The Dying Gull and now another notorious ship is about to transform Raby Bay Harbour into a pirate’s cove. The Notorious, a recreation of a 500-year-old caravel, will be open for inspection from 10am-4pm daily from Friday 20 January until Sunday 22 January. Quandamooka dancers will perform a Welcoming Ceremony on Friday 20  Continue reading…

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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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Events boost for Redland City


Redland City Council has endorsed a comprehensive events strategy and action plan as part of its suite of moves to stimulate the local economy. Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Events Strategy and Action Plan 2017 – 2022, approved at today’s general meeting, would help define the Redlands as an events destination, boost jobs  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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Council invests in environmental education


Redland City will be home to a first-class native botanical garden and environmental education centre after Council today approved a master plan to expand its IndigiScapes Centre at Capalaba. Redland City Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary said today’s decision would see the local award winning environmental facility transformed over the next five years. “This already popular  Continue reading…

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Twenty good reasons to head to Christmas by Starlight


The line-up of talent for this year’s Christmas by Starlight has been released, with Christine Anu and Thirsty Merc amongst those joining talented local performers to belt out tunes at the free concert at Sirromet Winery on Sunday 18 December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the star-studded modern line-up, mixed with the traditional carols,  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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