Category Archives: Waste and recycling

Council asks for residents’ help to reduce fire risk in Redlands


Redland City Council is encouraging property owners and residents to join the city’s spring clean as bushfire season begins. Areas being targeted are those identified as having the highest fuel loads (dry leaf litter, long grass and overgrown vegetation). They include Redland Bay, Mount Cotton, Sheldon, the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and North Stradbroke Island.  Continue reading…

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Never miss garbage day again with the ‘When Is My Bin Day?’ online calendar


“When is my bin collected?’ is one of the most frequently asked questions by Redland residents. To assist residents, Redland City Council has launched a ‘When Is My Bin Day?’ calendar, which can be accessed on your desktop, mobile, tablet and is printer-friendly. Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said the city-wide initiative was in  Continue reading…

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Bay islands’ budget boost


Redland City Council‘s 2017-18 budget includes substantial allocations for the bay islands, with nearly $4 million earmarked for road sealing alone. Mayor Karen Williams said the Budget underscored the City’s commitment to island communities. “From improving roads and marine transport infrastructure to upgrading community facilities such as ramps, carparks and sportsgrounds, this budget addresses island  Continue reading…

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Redland budget invests in infrastructure


Redland City’s 2017-18 budget invests heavily in community infrastructure, from new roads to better parks and sportsfields. Mayor Karen Williams said the budget went well beyond the “three Rs” of roads, rates and rubbish investing $82 million to cater for key City priorities identified by residents and the business community. “The foundations of this year’s  Continue reading…

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Redland City budget targets key priorities


Redland City Council has unanimously adopted a budget for 2017-18 which keeps residential rate increases to a minimum while investing heavily in the City. Mayor Karen Williams said the budget was the first framed around the six strategic priorities agreed to by all Councillors after last year’s election. “Under this $300 million Budget, a typical  Continue reading…

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New wastewater treatment plant opened


A new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island was officially opened today ahead of the busy summer holiday period. A joint initiative of Redland City Council and the State Government, and designed to serve the needs of the township for the next 30 years, the new plant is a crucial  Continue reading…

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Asbestos dumping a costly clean-up


Recent illegal asbestos dumping at Redland Bay and Sheldon has raised health and safety concerns and left Redland City Council and local ratepayers bearing a costly $8000 clean-up bill. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said suspected asbestos material had recently been dumped at Double Jump Road, Redland Bay and West Mount Cotton Road, Sheldon. “Council  Continue reading…

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Redland City going solar


Redland City Council will investigate building a local solar farm and installing solar panels at several Council owned sites to reduce power costs and provide greater energy efficiency. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar projects had the potential to save more than $10 million over 20 years and were part of a Renewable  Continue reading…

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