Snapshot – 7 May 2013


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.

When: 8.30-10.30am, Saturday 18 May
Where: Creek Road Park, Parkridge Place (off Creek Road) Birkdale
UBD: 184, D5
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
Provided: Plants, tools, gloves and sunscreen.
More information: 3824 8611

 

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.

 

Redland Libraries 

Redlitzer writing competition

Calling all local unpublished writers! Entries are now open for the 2013 Redlitzer Anthology. A professionally printed book of short stories, Redlitzer is a great opportunity for local authors to see their stories in print. Entries are open until Friday 31 May, with two categories for works up to 3000 words. Shortlisted entries receive a $100 book voucher and the opportunity to workshop their manuscript with published authors. For all the details go to Council’s website or phone 3829 8779.

 

Rates due this week 8 May

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.

 

Healthy Waterways

People’s Choice Award Redland City Council is a finalist in two categories of the Queensland 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards, to be announced on Friday 31 May 2013!

Our Waterways Recovery Program is a finalist for the Sustainable Development Award. This program involved six years of monitoring, undertaking works, evaluating and reporting on Redland City waterways.

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-ityourself’ wetlands on private property and small scale commercial wetlands on council water bodies.

Both initiatives required collaboration between government organisations, business, landowners and community volunteers. We share this success with everyone and thank them for their efforts. These projects are also eligible for the Healthy Waterways People’s Choice Award. You can vote for them online until 20 May and go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $200 Coles Myer Gift Vouchers at http://healthywaterwaysawards.org/award/peoples-choice-award/.

 

2013 Redlands Koala Fun Run

Register now! Enjoy a range of fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. When: Sunday 26 May

Where: Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland

 

Council meetings

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

Details: Three circuit lengths are available, catering for all ages – 3.5km, 5km and 10km. To register visit www.redland.qld.gov.au or www.koalacentral.com.au. Registration forms are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centres or phone 3829 8288.