Category Archives: Water

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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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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$2.7 million State boost for Thorneside Wastewater Treatment Plant


A $5.5 million upgrade to the Thorneside Wastewater Treatment Plant and its connecting sewerage network has received a major boost with the State Government contributing more than $2.7 million towards the project. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had received funding through the 2016-17 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program towards upgrading crucial community  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council opens catchment’s first ‘fishway’


The Redlands first ‘fishway’, which allows important native fish species to migrate through Hilliards Creek, will be opened on Friday. Redland City Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary said Council provided $7,000 towards construction of the fishway, the first to be completed in south-east Queensland under Reef Catchment’s federally funded project. “Redland City Council is proud to  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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Redlands waterways health remains steady


Redland City catchments have remained in an overall fair condition this year, according to the Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card 2016 released today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card gave Redlands an overall 3 ½ star rating for social and economic benefits, and a C+ for ecological  Continue reading…

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Council requests additional testing around Leslie Harrison Dam


Redland City Council has requested Seqwater do additional soil testing around Leslie Harrison Dam to ensure community safety in the wake of recent asbestos contamination in the area. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams wrote to the State Government bulk water supplier after a Seqwater investigation found asbestos contaminated soil at the dam. The Seqwater investigation  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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