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Snapshot – Wednesday 6 May 2015


Minor home modifications

Redland Home Assist Secure can help improve your safety and access at home.

  •  Are you under 65 years of age?
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • Do you have a disability or need assistance with daily living activities?

You may be eligible for financial assistance for minor home modifications that improve your safety and access in and around your home. Extra funding is available but only until the end of June 2015 so phone now 3383 3030.

Redland Home Assist Secure closed for one day on Wednesday 27 May.

To help improve our services to you, all Home Assist staff will be off-site on mandatory training on this day and will be unable to take or return calls. We apologise for any inconvenience and will respond to your enquiries when we re-open the following day on Thursday 28 May.

 

Council is in the ‘hearing’ loop!

Council is leading the way with amplification systems installed at its main community facilities to make it easier for hearing-impaired people to pick up the speaker’s voice and other important audio.

Facilities with an amplification system include Council Chambers, Customer Service Centres, mainland libraries, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), the Donald Simpson Centre and community halls at Capalaba, Thorneside, Redland Bay, Point Lookout (North Stradbroke Island), Macleay Island and Russell Island.

Please let our staff know you’d like to use the amplification system and they will be happy to assist.

 

Are you wild for wallabies, crazy for koalas or excited about echidnas?

Volunteer for the Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) and put your passion of wildlife to good use!

We are urgently seeking volunteers to provide emergency rescue and transport for sick and injured wildlife in the Redlands and adjoining areas of the Koala Coast. You need to live in the Redlands, be 18 years or older and hold an open or probationary driver’s licence.

Hours are from 5pm to 8am daily, with volunteers rostered on for one week in every five to six weeks. Training is provided, with the next full day induction session set for this Saturday 9 May.

For more information or to book in for induction training, phone IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or email
lisa.bailey@redland.qld.gov.au

 

Planned hazard reduction burns

Weather permitting, Council is undertaking planned vegetation burns for hazard reduction and ecological purposes at the following locations in Mount Cotton this month:

  • Sandy Creek Conservation Area, 2-80 Warren Street – Thursday 7 May (7am-4pm)
  • Orchid Drive – Tuesday 26 May (7pm-12am)

 

Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Wellington Point and North Stradbroke Island this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to to water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 6 May 9.30am
General meeting: Wednesday 20 May, 9.30am

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. There’ll also be plants and seeds for sale, kids’ activities and great workshops.

Visit IndigiScapes at 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba or check out the program online >>

 

Minor home modifications

Redland Home Assist Secure can help people with disabilities improve their safety and access at home.

  • Are you under 65 years of age?
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • Do you need assistance with daily living activities?

You may be eligible for financial assistance for minor home modifications that improve your safety and access in and around your home. Extra funding is available but only until June 2015 so phone now: 3383 3030.

 

Help save the glossy black-cockatoo

Council is calling for volunteers to help with the annual survey of the glossy black-cockatoo on Sunday 3 May 2015.

The glossy black-cockatoo is one of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia and listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland. To find out how to get involved, visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or 3824 8611.

 

Free Business Workshop

Attracting Investment for your Business

Thinking about taking your business to the next level? Book in for this free business workshop, presented by capital-raising expert John Burkett.

 

Birkdale Landfill Rehabilitation works update

Works are progressing well with the recent purchase of high quality clay material to be used for soil capping prior to adding a grass cover. This treatment will improve water and storm water quality on the site.

Expect delays at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station.
Trucks are now bringing in this clay, to be transported on week days up until the end of May (weather permitting).

To avoid delays during these works:

  • Minimise visits to Birkdale tip
  • Use the Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station at 761-789 German Church Rd
    (Redland Bay accepts all residential waste, however can only accept commercial greenwaste.)

Thank you for your patience. For more information phone 3829 8999.

 

Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Birkdale and Thorneside, and on North Stradbroke and Russell islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to the water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 22 April, 9.30am

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 3 September


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre – Dad’s Day Out

Free entry and all activities are free of charge!

Bring dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and Bushcare workshops.

When: Sunday 7 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus tour, entertainment, prizes and meet a live koala

For more information phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.

 

Free author talk at the library

Brisbane-based author Kylie Kaden talks about her first novel Losing Kate, a romantic love story set in suburban Brisbane.

When: Wednesday 10 September, 10.30am – 11.30am
Where: Cleveland Library, Cnr Bloomfield and Middle Streets
RSVP: Free for library members, but bookings are essential – phone 3829 8770

 

Meet our ‘Wonderful Wildlife’

IndigiScapes celebrates Save the Koala month!

Enjoy a family fun day out and learn about our wonderful wildlife. Come dressed as your favourite animal for our fashion parade at 12.30pm, prizes for best dressed!

When: Friday 26 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Meet a koala and wedge tailed eagle, wildlife presentations, art classes, colouring-in competition and craft

For more information, phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.

 

Draft Economic Development Strategy

Feedback closes this Friday

Hurry to have your say on Council’s Draft Economic Development Strategy. We’ll be accepting community feedback and submissions until this Friday 5 September 2014. For more information and to complete the short online survey visit our website.

 

Rethink your rubbish

Find out more about waste and recycling

Council’s Waste Education Officer is available to visit your community group to talk about waste minimisation, recycling, composting, worm farming, or any related topic that interests you!

Visits and presentations can be booked through IndigiScapes – phone 3824 8611 or visit our website.

 

Drive safely to help protect koalas

It’s koala breeding season until December. Adult koalas are on the move in search of a mate and last year’s young koalas are in search of a new home.

Drive carefully on our roads, especially between dusk and dawn, slow down to give yourself time to see wildlife on the roads. Please also restrain dogs at night to help koalas move around safely. If you see an injured koala, please phone 3833 4031.

 

Water meter readings

Time to prune the poinsettia! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 3 September, 9.30am
General meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

Snapshot: Tuesday 26 August 2014


Bloomfield Street Park Transformation

Help shape our future park!

It’s time to breathe new life into Bloomfield Street Park, located in Cleveland central business district. Come along and let us know what you’d like to see.

Meet us for a chat at the park:

  • Friday 29 August, 9.30 – 11.30am. There’ll be free face painting for the kids.

Come to our Family Fun Day:

  • Saturday 30 August, 9am – 12pm. Includes free face painting, ukulele workshop and other treats.

You can also email your ideas to rcc@redland.qld.gov.au. For more information, phone 3829 8746.

 

Sustainable Energy Advisory Service

Free to home owners and small businesses

Book in for your personalised 20 minute meeting with sustainable energy systems expert Trevor Berrill to learn how to save on your energy bills.

When: Saturday 6 September, 10am – 12 noon (and first Saturday of each month thereafter)
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

Bookings essential – phone 3824 8611.

 

Free Suppliers Briefings

Do you own a business in the Redlands area?

Come along to this free information session and find out about procurement, business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12 noon
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 – 16 Noeleen Street
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au

 

New opening hours for Recycleworld

Council’s Recycleworld at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays, 9am – 2pm. Visit this treasure hunter’s dream to pick up pre-loved items such as books, bicycles, gardening tools, bric-a-brac, furniture, toys and spare parts.

 

Draft Economic Development Strategy

Have your say on Council’s draft Economic Development Strategy. We are still accepting community feedback and submissions. More information and a short survey are online.

 

Free Digital Workshop

Power-Up Small Business – 10 and 24 September

Take the very first steps towards getting your business online! These beginner workshops include real-life examples and practical advice, covering different aspects of digital technology and how to apply it. Choose from a breakfast or evening session. See full details in our advertisement in this paper or visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/businessworkshops

 

Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meeting … Wednesday 3 September, 9.30am

Redlands Snapshot – Tuesday 19 August 2014


Doing business with Council

Do you own a business in the Redlands area? Come along to this free information session and find out about procurement and business opportunities with council and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12 noon
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 –16 Noeleen Street
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email your name, business name and contact details to Beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au by 3pm, Wednesday 27 August.

 

Local law review

Community consultation period now open

Council has completed a review of our local laws. We’ve proposed a set of draft laws to replace our existing ones. They include a number of changes that may interest residents including changes
to animal management, parking and signage. To have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – make a submission to Council by 8 October 2014.

Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/DraftLocalLaws to:

  • view the draft local laws
  • view fact sheets, frequently asked questions and information on the law making process
  • lodge your online submission.

You can also visit our library, customer service centre and shopping centre displays and pick up a submission form to complete and return.

 

Bloomfield Street Park transformation

Have your say on new park features

Council and State Government have dedicated funds to create an exciting new design for Bloomfield Street Park, located in Cleveland central business district.

We need your help! Let us know what you’d like to see at this popular local park.

Meet us for a chat at the park:

  • Friday 22 and Friday 29 August, 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Saturday 30 August, 9.00am – 12pm

You can also email your ideas on what would make a great park to rcc@redland.qld.gov.au

For more information, phone 3829 8746 or visit www.redland.qld.gov.au

 

Join us for Dad’s Day Out

Bring Dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and bushcare workshops at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre.

When: 10am – 2pm Sunday 7 September 2014
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus tour, entertainment, prizes and meet a live koala

For more information, phone 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au

 

Water meter readings

Time to restrain the roses! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure our water readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General Meeting: Wednesday 20 August 9.30am
General Meeting: Wednesday 3 September 9.30am

 

Redlands Snapshot: Tuesday 12 August


Local law review

Community consultation period now open

Council has completed a review of our local laws. To have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – make a submission to Council by 8 October 2014.

Some changes that may interest you relate to:

  • keeping roadside memorials appropriate and safe
  • clearer requirements for temporary signs
  • making it easier to run events in the City
  • making it easier for Council to direct people to clean
  • up unsightly and overgrown properties
  • feeding native birds in a way that does not cause
  • nuisance to neighbours
  • allowing a miniature pig as a pet
  • aligning parking infringements with State
  • Government penalty criteria
  • controlling dogs on properties sized 2000m2 or more in koala management areas.

Visit our website to:

  • view the draft local laws
  • view fact sheets, frequently asked questions and information on the law making process
  • lodge your online submission

You can also visit our library, customer service centre and shopping centre displays and pick up a submission form to complete and return.

Please see our public notice in the classifieds section of this paper for more information, including the full list of laws reviewed.

 

Grants and sponsorships

Did you know you may be able to access funding through one of three programs that help support exciting local initiatives?

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants support arts projects with eight categories of funding available. Applications close this Friday 15 August.

Council’s Sponsorship Program supports events and projects that provide measurable benefits to Council and the community. Applications for round one are open until Friday 29 August 2014.

Council’s Community Grants Program offers organisations support, conservation and capital infrastructure funding. Applications for round one are open until Friday 12 September.

To apply visit our website www.redland.qld.gov.au/grants or phone 3829 8912.

 

Prepare. Act. Survive Day

North Stradbroke Island, 23 August 2014

Come and meet your community emergency services and land management groups and learn about bushfire preparedness and island emergency services. Free sausage sizzle and rides on Flick and Squirt, the mini fire trucks.

When: Saturday 23 August 2014, 9am – 1pm
Venue: Point Lookout Function Centre – East Coast Road, Pt Lookout, North Stradbroke Island

For more information, phone: 3829 8999

 

Trees for Weeds Day

Straddie and Bay Islands events

Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a free native plant* at five island locations.

When: Saturday 16 August, 8.30am – 10.30am
Where: Point Lookout Bushcare Nursery, Karragarra Island Foreshore Park, Coochiemudlo Island Jetty, Macleay Island Progress Hall, Russell Island Pool Carpark

*limit five plants per person

For more information phone 3824 8611 or  visit the IndigiScapes website.

 

Water meter readings

Time to shear those sharp shrubs! We are reading water meters in Sheldon and Thornlands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meetings: Wednesday 20 August, 9.30am

Snapshot: Tuesday 5 August


Trees for Weeds Day

Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a free native plant* at five island locations.

Straddie and Bay Islands
When: Saturday 16 August, 8.30am – 10.30am
Where: Point Lookout Bushcare Nursery, Karragarra Island Foreshore Park, Coochiemudlo Island Jetty, Macleay Island Progress Hall, Russell Island Pool Carpark

*Limit five plants per person

More information: phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.

 

Apply for sponsorship of a grant

Sponsorship Round 1 now open

Council offers sponsorship and community grants across a range of areas.
Sponsorship applications are open until 29 August 2014. Community grant applications funding round one will run 11 August – 12 September 2014.

To apply visit the Redland City Council website or phone 3829 8912.

 

Mayoral Prayer Breakfast 2014

Friday 29 August 2014

Redlands residents are invited to join community and business leaders for the Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards local school chaplaincy programs.

To purchase tickets phone RPAC: 3829 8131 or visit the RPAC website.

 

Free suppliers briefing

Do you own a business in the Redlands area? Come and find out about procurement, business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12pm
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 – 16 Noeleen St
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au by 27 August.

 

Rates notice due soon

Tuesday 12 August 2014

After the due date, interest will accrue at 11% per annum, compound interest calculated on daily balances. A full list of payment options is on the front of your rates notice.

If you didn’t receive your rates notice, have moved address or you would like to discuss your payment options, please phone 3829 8999.

 

New local laws

Have your say: 13 August – 8 October 2014

Council has completed a review of our local laws. Have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – from 13 August to 8 October.

All details will be updated on Council’s website by 13 August. Please note the current web information is not final and can only be used as a guide.

 

Water meter readings

Time to cut back the carnations! This week we are reading water meters in Cleveland and on Macleay and Lamb islands. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 20 August, 9.30am

Snapshot – 3 June


Indigi Day Out

This Saturday from 10am

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this Saturday 7 June with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit the IndigiScapes website or call 3824 8611.

 

Free business workshop

‘How to network’

Council is hosting a free ‘How to Network’ workshop for local business. This hands-on workshop will discuss the importance of business networking and give you practical steps to do it successfully. A light snack and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 11 June 2014
Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: The Red Place, Shop 14a, 99 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland
RSVP: Friday 6 June 2014, karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Doing business with Council

Free information session for suppliers

Council is hosting a suppliers’ information session offering businesses the chance to learn how Council procures goods and services and how you can maximise your business opportunities with Council.

This session will outline our procurement policies, how Council offers business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Monday 16 June 2014, 1 – 3pm
Where: Stradbroke Rooms, first floor, Council’s Cleveland Administrative Building, Corner Middle & Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland
RSVP: email your name, business name and contact details by Monday 16 June to
beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au phone 3829 8645.

 

Resilient Australia Awards

Applications now open

The 2014 Get Ready Queensland – Resilient Australia Awards celebrate and highlight the resilient nature of Queenslanders in the face of natural disasters.

There are several award categories, so you can nominate a person, organisation or business you believe deserves recognition. Applications close on 2 July 2014. These awards are a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland Governments. More information can be found at
getready.qld.gov.au/ResilientAustraliaAwards

 

Water meter readings

It’s time to rev up the hedge trimmer! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 4 June and 25 June

General Meeting, 9.30am

Snapshot – 27 May 2014


Indigi Day Out

Saturday 7 June, 10am – 9pm

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this year with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit IndigiScapes or call 3824 8611.

 

National Reconciliation Week

Short Film Festival at Cleveland Library

National Reconciliation Week starts today (27 May – 3 June) and is a time to reflect on working together to celebrate our diversity, our cultural differences and our shared values.

Council is hosting a free short film festival during National Reconciliation Week in Cleveland Library with daily sessions at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Come along and enjoy Ace of Spades, The Caretaker, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina, Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, Blackbuster and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun as they make you make you laugh, think and learn more about issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Free business workshop

‘How to network’

Council is hosting a free ‘How to Network’ workshop for local business. This hands-on workshop will discuss the importance of business networking and give you practical steps to do it successfully. A light snack and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 11 June 2014
Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: The Red Place, Shop 14a, 99 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland
RSVP: Friday 6 June 2014, karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Library activity

Join the Adventurer’s Book Club

Calling all kids! Come and join the fun at the Adventurer’s Book Club, held monthly at Capalaba Library for children over eight years old. It’s a free afternoon of activities and book discussion, with all members also receiving a Reading Passport! The next session is 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Thursday 29 May. No bookings needed.

For more information on the great range of free library activities available, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/Library

 

Water meter readings

Time to clip back the cacti! We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 4 June – General Meeting, 9.30am

Redlands Snapshot – 20 May 2014


National Reconciliation Week

Short Film Festival at Cleveland Library

National Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June is a time to reflect on working together to celebrate our diversity, our cultural differences and our shared values.

Council is hosting a free short film festival during National Reconciliation Week in Cleveland Library with daily sessions at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Come along and enjoy films Ace of Spades, The Caretaker, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina, Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, Blackbuster and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun as they make you make you laugh, think and learn more about issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Free business workshop

‘People Matters’ Wednesday 28 May

Council is hosting ‘People Matters’ – a fun, free workshop providing tips and techniques for improving your people skills and ensuring ongoing business success.

  • When: Wednesday 28 May 2014, 7am – 9am
  • Where: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point
  • RSVP: Wednesday 23 May 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Library activity

Join the Adventurer’s Book Club

Calling all kids! Come and join the fun at the Adventurer’s Book Club, held monthly at Capalaba Library for children over eight years old. It’s a free afternoon of activities and book discussion, with all members also receiving a Reading Passport! The next session is 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Thursday 29 May. No bookings needed.

For more information on the great range of free library activities available, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/Library

 

Indigi Day Out

Saturday 7 June, 10am – 9pm

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this year with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runneymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or call 3824 8611.

 

Water meter readings

Time to restrain the Rhododendrons! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 21 May and 4 June

General Meeting – 9.30am