Tag Archives: environment

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…

ADVICE- Bushfire Warning for Carbrook (Logan) as at 12.20pm, Wednesday 17 Feb 2016


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising: As at 12.20pm, a large grass fire is burning near Beenleigh Redland Bay Road and west of Teviot Road, Carbrook, Logan. Currently, seven fire crews are working with water-bombing aircraft to contain the blaze, which broke out on Sunday. There is no threat to homes at this time  Continue reading…

Smoke from Carbrook fire may affect Redland City this afternoon


Residents across Redland City, particularly the southern areas, may be affected by smoke haze this afternoon due to a fire burning along Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road at Carbrook. The six hectare fire is slow moving – there is no threat to life or property. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES advise keeping windows and doors closed  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…

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…

Hazard Reduction burn in Capalaba: 7 July


As part of Redland City Council’s ongoing fire management program, a hazard reduction burn will take place today, Tuesday 7 July at 9am. Swampbox Conservation Area: 87A Lyndon Road, Capalaba The planned burn is necessary to lessen the potential for fire by reducing fuel loads and to allow for the regeneration of native plant species. All attempts will  Continue reading…

Roaming dogs endanger wildlife


Pet-owners urged to Help Straddie Heal This cute koala was meant to be one of the “lucky ones” … but having escaped the worst of North Stradbroke Island’s firestorm using his natural instinct to seek safer ground, he was mauled by domestic dogs near Dunwich. The dogs – family pets – were roaming free despite  Continue reading…

Weed of the Week: Broad-leaf Pepper Tree


Name: Broad-leaf pepper tree Scientific name: Schinus terebinthifolius How to identify the weed: Commonly found in backyards in the Redlands this is a large spreading tree, 3-10 metres in height, often with multiple trunks.  The shiny, hairless  leaves are arranged alternately along the stems, with 5-9 stalkless leaflets on each leaf. Toothing is often observed on  Continue reading…

Redlands wins national environmental innovation award


Redland City Council has won the Environmental Innovation and Protection category at the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams accepted the Keep Australia Beautiful award for Environmental Innovation and Protection at an awards ceremony in Sydney yesterday. “While Redland City Council has been judged Queensland’s Most Sustainable City, this is the first  Continue reading…