Tag Archives: bushfire

Russell Island bushfire rolling blog: latest update 19 December at 3:00pm


3:00pm Monday 19 December The fire on Russell Island is now mostly smouldering and well under control within blackened out areas inside the containment lines. The Local Disaster Co-ordination Centre has now determined that the fire is well managed and has formally stood down its emergency coordination role from 3:00pm this afternoon. A staged stand-down of  Continue reading…

Residents updated at Russell Island bushfire community meeting


A public information session, organised by Redland City Council, QFES and the Queensland Police, was held this morning at the island’s recreation hall to inform residents about the fire-fighting operations and ongoing fire risk and how they can best prepare. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams began the meeting, attended by 70 island residents, by emphasing  Continue reading…

Russell Island Bushfire, 15 December at 5:13pm


The fire is located at Centre Road west to Hemp Hill Road and south and east from centre Road to Rampart drive, which is in the lower southern area of the island towards the middle of the island. There are approximately 60 homes currently under threat, but as yet none have been lost. Queensland Police  Continue reading…

Large bushfire Fire Watch and Act and issued for Russell Island (Moreton Bay) – Community Hall opened, 15 December at 3:44pm


Residents of Russell island who wish to self-evacuate due to the current large fire can go to the community recreation hall at corner Alison Crescent and High Street. Residents should avoid relocating to Sandy Beach as this area may be cut off in the future. They should move to the Recreation Hall. Redland City Council  Continue reading…

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT message for Macleay Island as at 3:40pm Friday 18 Nov


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising residents in the vicinity of Tim Sheas Wetland Reserve, Macleay Island to enact their bushfire plan. At 3.40pm Friday 18 November a large bushfire was located at Tim Sheas Wetland Reserve, Macleay Island. The large fire is travelling in a westerly direction and is expected to impact  Continue reading…

Pulse eNewsletter – January 2014


Mayor’s Message See the PDA plans Next round of grants open soon Save Ziggy’s mates Fluoride a State responsibility Sign of the times Quarry queries Things to do   Mayor’s message Redland City’s heartfelt thanks go out to all those who helped battle the fires which raged across North Stradbroke Island over the New Year.  Continue reading…

Straddie fire update and feedback sessions: Wednesday 15 January


As the severity of the bushfires on North Stradbroke Island reduces, Redland City Council, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES and Queensland Police Service invite North Stradbroke Island residents and visitors to attend a get-the-facts public meeting. The latest fire information will be provided and questions can be answered on topics including: • An overview of the Straddie bushfires and  Continue reading…

Straddie bushfire update: Tuesday 7 January


3pm – Tuesday 7 January The Queensland Rural Fire Service reports that: In addition to the Watch and Act Message for Stradbroke Island, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises multiple crews are responding to a bushfire currently burning in inaccessible country in the vicinity of Brown Lake. Crews are monitoring the situation and water  Continue reading…

North Stradbroke bushfire updates live: Tuesday 7 January 2014


We will be updating this page with all of the latest updates about Straddie on Tuesday 7 January 2014. 9.00pm Watch and act message CANCELLED for Straddie 2.30pm New update: Reduced ferry services to Straddie – Tuesday 7 January 1.20pm New update: Straddie bushfire update: Tuesday 7 January 9.10am New update: Straddie bushfire update: 9.10am Tuesday 7 January  Continue reading…