Snapshot – 30 April 2013

Healthy Waterways People’s Choice Award
Vote for us online!
Redland City Council has been announced as a finalist in two categories of the Queensland 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards! Our Waterways Recovery Program is a finalist for the Sustainable Development Award. This program involved six years of monitoring, evaluation and reporting on Redland City waterways.

It also incorporates targeted investigations, trials, works and collaborative community waterway projects. This effort led to our best ever regional report card result. Our Floating Wetlands Project is a finalist for the Product and Manufacturing Award. This project is a trial to see the effects on water quality by installing low-cost ‘do-it-yourself’ wetlands on private property and small scale commercial wetlands on council water bodies.

Both projects have required collaboration between other government organisations, business, landowners and community volunteers. We share this success with everyone involved and thank them for their efforts. Both projects are also eligible for the Healthy Waterways People’s Choice Award. You can vote for them online.

By voting you will go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $200 Coles Myer Gift Vouchers. Healthy Waterways will announce a voucher winner each week on Facebook until voting closes on 20 May 2013. Please note, only one vote per person will be counted. The winners of the Healthy Waterways Awards will be announced on 31 May 2013.

Redlands 2030 Community Plan – Have your say
From now until Friday 7 June you can have your say on the progress of Council’s Redlands 2030 Community Plan by completing our online survey.You can also access a copy of the plan and fill out and submit a printed survey form at Council customer service centres and Redland libraries.

The plan is a blueprint for residents, businesses, community organisations, Council and other levels of government and outlines the community’s vision for Redlands in 2030.Adopted by Council in 2010, the plan is regularly reviewed to make sure it meets the needs of the community.

Hazard Reduction Burn
Thornlands and Redland Bay
Council will be carrying out the following hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) at:

•Tuesday 30 April – Howlett Road, Capalaba.
•Tuesday 30 April – Illawong Crescent, Dunwich (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines).
•Tuesday 30 April – East Treatment Plant, Point Lookout (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines).
•Thursday 2 May – Dinwoodie Road, Thornlands.
•Tuesday 7 May – Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Serpentine Creek Road, Redland Bay.

While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays. More information: 3829 8456

Rates Notices have now been issued
Residents are reminded rates are due Wednesday 8 May 2013. After this date, compound interest at the rate of 11% per annum is calculated on overdue daily balances. A full list of payment options is on the front of your rates notice. If you did not receive your rates notice, have moved address or you would like to discuss your payment options please call 3829 8446.

Koala Community Planting – 18 May
Everybody welcome!
Get your hands dirty and enjoy the great outdoors at this annual event.
By planting koala food trees you will be creating future wildlife habitat.
Join in the fun afterwards with a free sausage sizzle and take home a native plant.
Where: Norm Dean Park, Smith Street, Cleveland
When: Saturday 18 May, 8.30am – 10.30am
UBD: 185, K19
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
Provided: Plants, tools, gloves and sunscreen.
More information: 3824 8611

2013 Redlands Koala Fun Run
Register now!
Enjoy a range of entertainment, fun activities and great prizes for the whole family.
When: Sunday 26 May
Where: Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland
Details: Three circuit lengths are available, catering for all ages – 3.5km, 5km and 10km.
To register visit or
Registration forms are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centres or 3829 8288.

Council meetings
Wednesday 1 May – General Meeting (incorporates Coordination Committee Meeting) – 10.30am