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More land for local sports fields


The future of sport, recreation and conservation in the Redlands has received a boost with 159 hectares of land acquired at Mt Cotton. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said 277-293 Heinemann Road had recently been purchased by Council, with about a third of the area to be used for sports and recreation in the future  Continue reading…

Redland City Council looks to traffic congestion-busting alternatives


The absence of funding in the State Budget for Redlands roads highlights the need for alternative and innovative options to be considered to clear traffic congestion hotspots, says Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said a market-led proposal (MLP) remained the best option to fast-track much-needed roadworks to address worsening traffic congestion in a number of  Continue reading…

New fire trails for the Redlands


Community safety in the Redlands has received a boost with the State Government committing more than $330,000 towards fire trails at Mt Cotton and North Stradbroke Island. Redland City Disaster Planning Manager Mike Lollback said the community resilience funding came after two years of lobbying by Council, in the wake of the devastating bushfires on  Continue reading…

Redlands investigates water-play parks


Water play may become a feature of Redlands parks in the future following a decision by Redland City Council today to investigate options for installing water-based play equipment in the city. Division six Councillor Julie Talty today called for a briefing paper about installing water-play equipment in playgrounds, citing the infrastructure was popular with local  Continue reading…

Ground-breaking chlamydia vaccine trials begin for Redland koalas


Redlands koalas have been thrown a lifeline with a potentially life-saving chlamydia vaccine trial beginning last week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had provided $30,000 to the joint University of the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital trial aimed at finding a vaccine to fight devastating chlamydia disease. “These trials are an  Continue reading…

Council calls for community grant applications


Got a great idea for a community focused project? Apply now for a community grant from Redland City Council and turn your ideas into reality. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of community grants wil open next week, with applications accepted until Friday 26 February. “Last financial year, Council provided more than $500,000  Continue reading…

Local heroes recognised at Redland City Australia Day Awards


Australia Day award winners

The selflessness and dedication of Redland City’s Adrian Addicott has resulted in him being named Redland City Citizen of the Year last night. The community volunteer was presented with the prestigious award by Redland City Mayor Karen Williams during a special ceremony along with other award recipients in eight categories. “Redland City residents are known  Continue reading…

Redlands volunteers celebrated


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and councillors will host a celebratory barbecue for hundreds of the city’s volunteers tomorrow to thank them for their contribution to the Redlands community. Volunteers from across the community will join the Mayor and councillors for the barbecue at Norm Price Park- Redland Showground and presentation of certificates of appreciation  Continue reading…

Council grants support broad range of community projects


Rooftop solar panels for Cleveland Bowls Club, a custom built native animal release trailer for the Wildlife Action Group and $70,000 in support for emergency services first responders are among the 32 projects funded in Redland City Council’s latest round of community grants.. Mayor Karen Williams said Council had contributed $360,252 to support organisations and  Continue reading…

Say thanks to a volunteer in SES Week


This week’s national SES Week celebrations are a great chance to say thanks to the SES volunteers who help keep us safe and secure all year round, says Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. “Our 220-strong Redland City SES unit has a proud history of selfless contribution by ordinary people doing extraordinary things with several this week  Continue reading…