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Redlands Coast not-for-profits now eligible for grants funding due to drought declaration


As a drought-declared area, Redland City Council, not-for-profit organisations and non-distributing co-operative organisations within Redland City are now automatically eligible to apply for funding under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 4. Applications close on 19 December 2019. The grants are for infrastructure projects or community initiatives such as new or expanded  Continue reading…

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Drought declaration


The drought has closed in on South East Queensland with eight local government areas, including Redland City Council, being drought-declared by the Queensland Government, effective from 1 December 2019. Drought declarations are based on a number of factors including significant lack of rain, depleted pasture reserves and escalating concerns about agricultural water supply. Primary producers  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast volunteers recognised at Christmas brunch


Redland City Council has acknowledged the efforts of Redlands Coast volunteers with a special Christmas brunch at Historic Ormiston House. The event, held on Saturday, 7 December, followed International Volunteers Day, which falls on 5 December each year. Mayor Karen Williams said the event was staged to thank the hundreds of volunteers across Redlands Coast  Continue reading…

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Christmas by Starlight to shine a helping hand on Queensland farmers


Queensland farmers doing it tough as a result of the drought will benefit from donations collected at Redland City Council’s annual Christmas by Starlight event in Cleveland later this month. Mayor Karen Williams said Council would partner with the Rotary Club of Cleveland to collect donations at the event for the Rotary Australia drought appeal.  Continue reading…

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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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Drones could take the bite out of mosquitoes on Redlands Coast


Drones could be used within five years to help Redland City Council manage mosquito numbers across Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams said this was an option being explored as part of Council’s Mosquito Management Action Plan for 2019-2024. “The health and wellbeing of Redlands Coast residents is a priority for Council and this includes managing  Continue reading…

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Council and museum to enter into MOU for restoration of Willards Farm homestead


Redland City’s historic Willard’s Farm could get a new lease on life with Council and the Redland Museum to join forces to help restore the property for community use. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Councillors today supported her request for Council to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Redland Museum. “We know  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast set to again shine on screen


Redlands Coast is once again set to star on screen, with filming of Australian production Great White, wrapping up its local location shoots last week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that the cast and crew of Great White, produced by Thrills & Spills along with Silver Wings Films and Piccadilly Pictures, filmed on location  Continue reading…

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Christmas tree aglow on Redlands Coast


The festive season on Redlands Coast was ushered in on Friday, 29 November when crowds turned out at Cleveland’s library square to see the city’s Christmas tree light up. A popular annual event, Council’s Lightup Your Christmas decorated Bloomfield Street and Raby Bay Harbour with live entertainment, children’s activities, twilight markets, a visit from Santa  Continue reading…

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