Tag Archives: North Stradbroke Island

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…

City of islands to host unique forum


The benefits of living in an island community will be discussed when the Redlands hosts the first South East Queensland Island Forum next week. Redland City Councillor for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Division 5) Mark Edwards said the unique forum would focus on topics specific to island communities. “This forum is an opportunity for  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…

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 open for business and visitors: 7.30am Tuesday 7 January


North Stradbroke Island is open for business and visitors as of today following more than a week of severe bushfires. Emergency Services this morning lifted their advisory around non-essential travel to the island. Visitors and residents should be aware that some roads may continue to be impacted by operations of emergency services. Visitors are encouraged to  Continue reading…

Bushfire Community Information Meetings: Friday 3 January 2014


Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES and Redland City Council invite North Stradbroke Island residents and visitors to attend a public meeting where the latest fire information will be provided and questions can be answered. Meeting times DUNWICH 12pm–1pm Dunwich Community Hall, cnr Ballow Road and Junner Street, Dunwich (near the police station) POINT LOOKOUT  Continue reading…