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National Reconciliation Week Council Activities 2018


National Reconciliation Week (NRW- 27 May – 3 June) is an annual celebration enabling all Australians to come together in the spirit of mutual respect. The 2018 theme is Don’t Keep History a Mystery. During this week all Australians are invited to learn, share, and grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal  Continue reading…

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A simple test could save your life


The 2018 Rotary Bowelscan Queensland campaign is under way and Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is urging locals to participate and help save lives. Coordinated by Rotarians from the local Rotary District 9630, the campaign launched at Princess Alexandra Hospital last week, with PAH Director of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Professor Gerald Holtmann  Continue reading…

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Koala Detection Dogs coming to a place near you


From 23 April, specially trained Koala detection dogs, Maya and Baxter, and their expert handlers will be coming to Cleveland, Ormiston, Thorneside and Wellington Point to start a city-wide Koala Population Assessment with a focus on finding Koala scats (aka poop). Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said Redlands is a recognised population stronghold for koalas  Continue reading…

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Business as usual for kerbside recycling collection in the Redlands


It is business as usual for Redland City Council’s kerbside recycling collection service with yellow-topped recycling bins continuing to be collected fortnightly from every Redland residence. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council has just renegotiated a two-year extension (until June 2020) with Visy, the supplier that sorts, processes or recycles the city’s recyclable materials.  Continue reading…

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Local priorities set in regional mayors visit to Straddie


Redland City has played host to the South-East Queensland Council of Mayors with the group’s first board meeting for the year being held at IndigiScapes in Capalaba last Friday. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Hon. Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts also dropped  Continue reading…

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Koala food tree and others icons at risk from vandalism


Two significant, iconic trees, including a tier-one, high-value Koala food tree, have been vandalised by hacking,  drilling, nailing, and poisoning, and Council is calling on anyone noticing suspicious behaviour to report it to Council or Crimestoppers immediately. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the eyes and ears of Redlanders are needed to catch these vandals.  Continue reading…

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Make ‘No Plastic Bags’ your New Year resolution for 2018


Redland City Council’s environmental education centre, Indigiscapes is encouraging Redlanders to create a new habit by trading plastic bags for more sustainable options. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a new education campaign at IndigiScapes showed residents how they could make a difference to the local environment by reducing waste. “While we do make a  Continue reading…

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Council Christmas closure dates 2017-2018


All non-essential Council services will close Friday 22 December 2017 from close of business, and reopen Tuesday 2 January 2018. This includes Customer Service Centres and mainland libraries. The Community Piano will be located in the Cleveland Library during Council’s Christmas closure. After hours emergency number: 3829 8999 Specific closures and information: Redland Art Gallery,  Continue reading…

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Amity Point erosion update – December 2017


Redland City Council has completed works to Council-owned land used to provide track and beach access near Toompany Street, Amity Point following a shoreline erosion event in November. The main rock wall at the site of the erosion event has had a substantial amount of rock placed behind the face and a 27m wall extension  Continue reading…

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