Redlands invests in the future


Redland City Council will use its strong balance sheet and borrowing power to invest in the future of the Redlands Coast under the 2019-20 Budget adopted today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s budget included a small operating surplus and a $58.4 million capital works program targeted at growing and sustaining community infrastructure vital  Continue reading…

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Redland City delivers affordable 2019-20 budget


“Affordability” is the focus of Redland City Council’s balanced budget for 2019-20 which was adopted today. The budget delivers a small projected operational surplus while keeping the average rates and charges increase to 2.66 percent – or about 62 cents a week – for a typical category 1a, owner-occupied household, excluding utilities and State Government  Continue reading…

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Water supply notice – Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands


Seqwater will be undertaking essential maintenance work on Russell Island between Thursday 27 June and Friday 28 June 2019.  Timing is subject to weather conditions and other unexpected delays. No full loss of supply is expected during works. Scheduled work  Thursday 27 June, between 9pm – 5am Friday 28 June:  no loss of supply expected but residents  Continue reading…

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Councils unite to seek new options for waste and recycling solutions


A combined effort by five South-East Queensland councils to find feasible and progressive methods of resource recovery and waste disposal has taken a significant step forward. Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council – in collaboration with Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Somerset Regional Council – was seeking expressions  Continue reading…

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Council adopts erosion plan for Amity Point


Redland City Council has endorsed the Amity Point Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP), outlining its strategy to manage and respond to current and future erosion issues. Redland City Mayor and Chair of Redland City Coastal Adaptation Strategy Steering Committee Karen Williams said the formal adoption of the Amity SEMP followed significant research and consultation with  Continue reading…

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Wellington Point a designated bathing reserve


Redlands Coast’s popular Wellington Point Reserve will be safer for bathers and watercraft users, with Wellington Point beach recently designated as a bathing reserve. Mayor Karen Williams said Council had applied to the State Government in January this year for part of the Wellington Point Reserve to be gazetted as a bathing reserve. “The State  Continue reading…

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Planned burn notification – IndigiScapes, Runnymede Road, Capalaba


Redland City Council will start a hazard reduction burn at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba at about 10.30 this morning. Burning is expected to take a couple of hours, with mop-up activities continuing throughout the afternoon until the fire is extinguished. The burn will take place in a two hectare section of bushland with  Continue reading…

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Digital literacy boosted on Redlands Coast


Digital literacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Redlands Coast has been bolstered through Council’s delivery of a Deadly Digital Communities literacy program. The program, which ran from March to May this year at Dunwich on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), saw more than 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people participate. Mayor Karen Williams  Continue reading…

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Update on planned burns for Macleay Island: 11-14 June 2019


Redland City Council – along with the Macleay Island Rural Fire Brigade – is intending to undertake hazard reduction burns at six Macleay Island locations from Tuesday 11 June to Friday 14 June, depending on weather conditions throughout the period. Weather conditions have made it difficult to establish fires in the two locations that were  Continue reading…

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Council repeats calls for State to implement concealed leaks policy


Redland City Council today voted to repeat its continued requests for the State Government to introduce a concealed leaks policy to refund residents for the costs of the State’s bulk water lost through a concealed leak. Mayor Karen Williams said today’s decision would also investigate allowing local charities and not for profit organisations that use  Continue reading…

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