Tag Archives: Russell Island

Memorial garden soon a reality


Work will start soon on the new Bay Island Memorial Garden on Russell Island. Local Councillor Mark Edwards (Division 5) said the memorial garden would allow Southern Moreton Bay Island residents to pay their respects to lost family and friends without having to travel to the mainland. “Island residents have long wanted a place of  Continue reading…

Redland City Council to undertake fire preparedness review


Redland City Council has begun a full review of fire preparedness in the wake of the fire on Russell Island in December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the review would include engaging Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to look at Council’s annual prescribed burn plan. “Council has an annual conservation management plan based  Continue reading…

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…

Mosquito spraying this afternoon – Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island as of Friday 16 December at 2:00pm


Redland City Council is conducting aerial spraying of the Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island this afternoon to manage the potential public health risks from mosquito breeding. The aerial spraying for mosquitoes will occur in the vicinity of Giants Grave wetland, south of Deenya Parade and Currong Street, at the northern end of  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…

Improved parking at Weinam Creek jetty


Parking around the Weinam Creek jetty will be reviewed following a decision by the Redland City Council today to support a request from Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards to improve accessibility for residents. Cr Edwards said his request to review timed parking zones around the Weinam Creek jetty came after calls from the community for  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…

For Broadcast: Russell Island controlled burns Thursday 4 September 2014


Redland City Council will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on Russell Island tomorrow Thursday 4 September 2014. The planned burn will take place in the Whistling Kite Conservation Area, off Centre Road from 9am (weather permitting). The planned burn is necessary to lessen the potential for fire by reducing fuel loads and to allow  Continue reading…