Tag Archives: North Stradbroke Island

Quandamooka artwork installed as festival closes


A public art project exploring aboriginal history through cartographic records has been installed at two sites this week as part of the second Quandamooka Festival. Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said the artwork, by acclaimed Quandamooka artist Megan Cope, had been installed on the wall of Council’s main administration building adjacent to the Redland  Continue reading…

Council calls on the community to Sink Tobruk for Straddie!


Redland City Council has launched a community campaign calling on the State Government to select the waters off North Stradbroke Island as Queensland’s choice as the final resting place for the ex-warship HMAS Tobruk. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the campaign would support a formal expression of interest Council will lodge asking Queensland Premier  Continue reading…

Government faces acid test on Straddie mining transition


The Palaszczuk Government must back its North Stradbroke Island mining decision with funding in its coming Budget to start the transition, says Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said while the decision of Parliament to re-commit to ending mining by 2019 ended uncertainty about the cessation date, it also presented enormous challenges. “This is  Continue reading…

Straddie decision reinforces need for Toondah project


The decision to end sand mining on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 reinforces the importance of the Toondah Harbour development, says Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said the $1.4 billion Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area project would be a catalyst for Straddie to stake its position as a leading tourism destination. “But the  Continue reading…

Iconic Straddie Gorge Walk to get upgrade


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has welcomed an announcement by Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey that the popular North Stradbroke Island Gorge Walk will receive a $600,000 upgrade. Cr Williams said the joint Council and State Government funding as part of the Queensland Government’s Scenic Lookout Upgrade Program was great  Continue reading…

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 8 April


Redlands Good Gardening Expo This Saturday 11 April 2015 Don’t miss the third annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo this Saturday 11 April from 9am to 3pm. Enjoy a free, fun and informative day out in the picturesque surrounds of IndigiScapes. This popular event is perfect for the home gardener. Learn about composting, worm farming, mulching and how to grow organic food.  Continue reading…

NSI Economic Transition Group Media Release


Community, business leaders attend inaugural NSI Economic Transition Group meeting The inaugural meeting of the North Stradbroke Island (NSI) Economic Transition Group, established to chart the island’s transition from sand mining to an alternative economy, was held yesterday, the same day that Sibelco announced it would close one of its mines next year. The group  Continue reading…

Planned hazard reduction burns – Point Lookout


Planned burns assist in reducing fire danger and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. They are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel and assist with hazard reduction. The following burns are scheduled for May: Tuesday 20 May, 1pm – 12am BA18NSI – North of Tramican Street, Point Lookout Wednesday 21  Continue reading…

Top teamwork accolade for Redland City Council


Redland City Council’s Communication, Engagement and Tourism team has earned the state’s highest local government teamwork award for its efforts during the North Stradbroke Island bushfires. The team was recognised with a Local Government Managers Association Queensland (LGMAQ) Award for Excellence for its 24/7 communication strategy during one of the biggest emergencies to ever confront  Continue reading…