Monthly Archives: November 2013

Public Notice: Adoption of an administrative amendment to the Redlands Planning Scheme


Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that Redland City Council under delegated authority by its Chief Executive Officer, resolved to make and administrative amendment to the Redlands Planning Scheme on 30 October 2013. The administrative amendment involves removing Domestic Additions and Private Swimming Pools from the Habitat Protection Overlay. These types of  Continue reading…

Take care of vulnerable residents


The Queensland Department of Community Safety is reminding residents that some people in our community may need extra help during an emergency.  They have issued the below media release with some helpful information. Natural disasters affect everyone, but for vulnerable residents an emergency event is particularly challenging. The State Emergency Service (SES) is encouraging residents to  Continue reading…

Redland City welcomes record intake of new citizens


A record 184 people will take the Australian Citizenship Pledge at Redland City’s biggest ever citizenship ceremony on Wednesday, 13 November. It will bring the number of Redlanders awarded citizenship this year to 763 and surpasses the previous record for a single ceremony (180) set in September. Mayor Karen Williams, who will preside over the  Continue reading…

New ‘Caring for Straddie’ campaign begins


Redland City Council, Island businesses, holiday letting agents, police and community members are getting behind the new “Caring for Straddie” summer holiday campaign. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a key focus of the campaign is to encourage North Stradbroke Island holiday makers to think of the island environment and community when holidaying on ‘Straddie’.  Continue reading…

TransLink information sessions for bus and train network changes


Since the start of the year, TransLink has been working with the local community and operators to deliver an improved public transport network for the entire Redlands region and surrounds. From early 2014, the local bus network will be restructured and a new train timetable will be introduced on the Cleveland line. Some of the features of the TransLink  Continue reading…

Re-think your rubbish – small changes can make a big difference


Residents are being encouraged to “re-think their rubbish” with next week (November 11-17) being National Recycling Week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the week’s increased focus on recycling was a timely reminder that small changes could make a big difference to the environmental health of the city. “People need to be aware that what  Continue reading…

Green light for $6.5m Macleay Island boat ramp and car parking


Redland City Council has given the green light to finalise approvals for the construction of a new recreational boat ramp, sea wall and car parking facilities on Macleay Island. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the estimated $6.5 million project would resolve long-term conflicts over the shared use of limited space at the Macleay Island  Continue reading…

Freedom of the City honour for Air Force


The Redlands will celebrate its proud military past and build stronger links with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) by granting Freedom of Entry to the City to an RAAF unit. The major community event was approved by Council at its general meeting yesterday (6 November) and will see approximately 100 personnel from RAAF Base  Continue reading…

Islands get their own emergency plans


Island communities of the Redlands are now covered by their own tailored disaster management plans. Compiled into a booklet available free online and at Council Customer Service Centres and libraries, it provides detailed hazard assessments, safety information and potentially life-saving tips for each of the islands. Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Mayor Karen  Continue reading…

Get the facts: Red or green substance appearing in waterways


Council has recently been contacted by residents regarding a red or green substance in local waterways; which is a naturally occurring substance called Trichodesmium.  There has also been some discussion in local media regarding the material, in particular a story that appeared in the Bayside Bulletin recently entitled “Beachgoers warned to avoid toxic algae’’. This  Continue reading…