Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cleveland train incident report


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its preliminary report on the collision at Cleveland Station on 31 January 2013. Both a summary of findings and the full report can be read on ATSB’s website http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/rair/ro-2013-005.aspx A media statement from the Queensland Government Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Scott Emerson, can be read at http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2013/3/13/federal-investigation-rules-trains-safe

Weed of the Week: Madeira vine


Name: Madeira vine Scientific name: Anredera cordifolia How to identify the weed: A long-lived vine capable of climbing 30m into the canopy.  Its reddish stems have alternately arranged fleshy, heart-shaped leaves.  When mature, the stems produce warty aerial tubers at each node, which germinate on contact with the ground. This vine produces masses of drooping, cream flower  Continue reading…

Council urges residents to have a 3-5 day emergency plan


In light of the Australia Day weekend’s Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald and in preparation for future severe weather events, Redland City Council urges residents to plan for emergency situations. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was encouraging residents and businesses to have a 3-5 day emergency plan in place for their homes, families and work  Continue reading…

Free e-waste recycling event from Friday until Sunday


Do you have unused TVs or computer items that you would like to dispose of safely? From Friday until Sunday, we are holding a free disposal event for householders, small businesses and schools to surrender e-waste items. Time: 9am-4pm Dates: Friday 15 March, Saturday 16 March, Sunday 17 March Venue: Redland Performing Arts Centre carpark,  Continue reading…

Sewer inspection works – Victoria Point


Redland Water has started urgent work to inspect the sanitary sewers in the Victoria Point area. This work aims to indentify sources of water infiltration to the sewerage network during wet weather. This infiltration causes excessive load on the pumping and treatment infrastructure. The inspection will be carried out using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) equipment  Continue reading…

Men’s Shed finds a home to renovate


Deputy Mayor Alan Beard today handed members of the Alexandra Hills Men’s Shed a “Permit to Occupy” the old Alexandra Hills Scout Hall – giving the group a new home of its own. The group, which has been meeting at the Redlands Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) in Capalaba for more than a year, will renovate  Continue reading…

SMBI residents to have their say on emergency planning


Redland City Council is inviting Southern Moreton Bay Islands’ (SMBI) residents to have their say on how Council, emergency services, residents and businesses can be better prepared to respond to severe weather and emergency events on the islands. Two face-to-face SMBI Emergency Planning and Resilience Community Forums will be held on Thursday 14 March on  Continue reading…

12,000 new trees for the Redlands


Redland Mayor Karen Williams this week joined SEQ catchments and Energex to plant new trees at Homestead Park, Mount Cotton, which will restore wildlife habitat. And on Saturday 23 March the community is invited to pitch in and help to plant trees at a community planting event, hosted by SEQ Catchments and Energex, and including  Continue reading…