Monthly Archives: January 2014

Wellington Point Australia Day arrangements

Special Australia Day parking and management arrangements will operate at popular Wellington Point Recreation Reserve to help ensure celebrations are enjoyed by all park users.

The Redland City Council arrangements include controlled entry to the reserve from 7am to 6pm on Sunday 26 January.

Councillor for the area Wendy Boglary (Division 1) said the assistance of Council officers would make it easier for local families and visitors to enjoy one of the Redlands’ best-loved outdoors destinations.

“Wellington Point is a wonderful spot to spend Australia Day but its popularity means it gets very busy, so special measures are needed to ensure everyone gets to appreciate it,’’ Cr Boglary said.

“Council officers and police will be there to assist and once available parking spaces are full, drivers will be directed to parking spots outside the reserve.

“A free shuttle bus will run from 7am to 6pm along Main Road between the reserve and Wellington Point shops. It will also pick-up from the Wellington Point Community Hall car park on Birkdale Road.’’

Cr Boglary said people would still be allowed to walk dogs on-leash at Wellington Point Reserve before 9am and after 4pm on the day.

Dogs are also allowed on-leash on the sandbar (that is exposed at low tide) between the reserve and King Island during these times. Between 9am and 4pm dogs are prohibited.

The reserve’s popular boat launching ramp will continue to be available throughout the day but, once the boat trailer parking spaces are full, users will be directed to use legal parking spaces outside the reserve. Cars without trailers are not to park in boat trailer parking spaces.

Police officers will be on patrol to ensure public safety.

Council’s Open Space, Sport and Recreation spokesman Councillor Lance Hewlett said additional Council staff would be on duty across the city’s major parks on Australia Day, including the Raby Bay Foreshore, to ensure grounds and facilities remain clean and tidy.

“For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we urge you to be respectful of other people in our public areas and to use the bins to dispose of rubbish,’’ Cr Hewlett said.

“And please remember that facilities such as barbecues are there for everybody, so be considerate of others and patient.’’

Straddie Bushfire – Community Feedback Survey

Community feedback survey

With the bushfires on North Stradbroke Island declared out, Redland City Council, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Police Service are seeking your feedback on how this event was managed.

You can provide your feedback through this short survey or by emailing

This survey contains seven questions and should take approximately five minutes to complete.



Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have provided a map which shows the burn areas day by day.

(Click image for enlarged view)


Help Straddie Heal Poster [PDF 100KB]
Keep dogs on leashes to protect wildlife, report foxes and feral cats and stick to tracks to protect regenerating vegetation.



Redland Snapshot – 14 January 2014

Straddie open for business

Council and the Straddie Chamber of Commerce are encouraging visitors back to Straddie in the wake of the bushfires. Explore beautiful beaches, enjoy stunning ocean views and help our Straddie operators at the same time. Check out the latest images on our Facebook page. For camping inquiries contact Straddie Camping on (07) 3409 9668.


Be bushfire and storm safe

The North Stradbroke Island bushfires have emphasised the need for residents – particularly those on the bay islands – to be prepared for emergency situations.

Stay connected

Keep up-to-date with the latest information on potential storm or bushfire threats through Redland City Council’s community media services. You don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account to access these pages:

Bay Islands emergency guide: For our island residents, the Redland City Council’s Disaster Management Plan is full of important information tailored specifically for the Islands of Moreton Bay. You can access it on Council’s website.


Healthy Waterways Report Card 2013

Community Forum – 15 January 2014

Healthy Waterways invites you to attend a free 2013 Ecosystem Health Report Card community forum presented by our Chief Scientist Dr James Udy.

A special presentation will also be provided by Council staff on the outcomes of the Redlands Waterway Recovery Report. The evening will include a free supper.

  • When: Wednesday 15 January 2014, 6pm – 8pm
  • Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

To book: Email Rachael or phone 3177 9100



Straddie E-Waste drop-off point

Council had opened a temporary e-waste drop-off on North Stradbroke Island, providing free disposal of e-waste (e.g. televisions without broken glass, computers, laptops, cables, printers, scanners and hard drives) for residents and businesses until the end of January 2014. Normal restrictions on accepted types of e-waste apply.

  • Collection dates: Now open until 31 January 2014
  • Collection times: 8am – 2pm weekdays; 7.30am – 3pm weekends
  • Drop-off location: North Stradbroke Island Waste Transfer Station, East Coast Road, Myora

For a complete list of approved e-waste, visit our website.


Mobile Library

Interruption to services

The Mobile Library will be out of service until Monday 3 February 2014 due to repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Alexandra Hills and on Russell and North Stradbroke Islands this week. Make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek draft plans released

Draft plans for the Redlands’ two most important and exciting new projects are now available for public viewing.

It is a significant step in the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas into integrated transport, tourism, residential and business hubs.

Redland City Deputy Mayor Councillor Alan Beard urged Redlanders to check out the draft plans for the two projects that will help shape the future of the city.

He said the draft plans were the result of extensive consultation with the community and businesses and that process would continue.

“These Priority Development Areas mark a coming of age for the Redlands and will boost the city’s tourism credentials,” Cr Beard said.

“They herald an exciting new era of growth and promise a massive and much needed boost for business, jobs and community facilities.

“I encourage all residents to have their say on these plans during the public notification period which continues until 24 February.

“A range of community improvements, such as waterfront walkways and cycle paths and long-standing community concerns about car parking arrangements at Weinam Creek, are among the features being addressed as part of this planning process, so we urge all to be involved.’’

The Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area at Cleveland, on the southern shores of Moreton Bay, covers about 67 hectares, including 17.5ha of land and 49.5ha within Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Plans for the area will seek to reinforce the harbour as a point of community focus and a regional gateway to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island.

Cr Beard said there were opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development as well as tourism and retail-based development, dedicated ferry terminals, public open space and the potential for a private berth marina.

Community information forums on this project will be held on:

  • Saturday, 1 February, 1-3pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal.
  • Friday, 7 February, 3.30pm-5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal.
  • Saturday, 8 February, 1-3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

The Weinam Creek Priority Development Area at Redland Bay covers about 42ha including 36ha over land and 6ha over water.

Cr Beard said the area offered opportunities for mixed use and medium density residential development.

Community information forums on the Weinam Creek plan will be held on:

  • Thursday, 30 January, 5-8pm at Redland Bay Community Hall, Redland Bay.
  • Thursday, 6 February, 5-8pm at Macleay Progress Hall, Macleay Island.

The Toondah Harbour draft plan and the Weinam Creek draft plan can be viewed online.

The draft plans also can be viewed at the Cleveland Customer Service Centre, Cleveland Library, Capalaba Customer Service Centre, Capalaba Library or Victoria Point Library, Russell Island Library and Bay Island Community Services on Russell and Macleay islands until 24 February.

The Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas were requested by Redland City Council and were declared in June 2013.

Straddie fire update and feedback sessions: Wednesday 15 January

As the severity of the bushfires on North Stradbroke Island reduces, Redland City CouncilQueensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES and Queensland Police Service invite North Stradbroke Island residents and visitors to attend a get-the-facts public meeting.

The latest fire information will be provided and questions can be answered on topics including:

• An overview of the Straddie bushfires and where to from here
• Wildlife – what to do and who to call if you find an injured animal
• Emergency planning for the islands of Moreton Bay
• New emergency signs for Straddie
• Straddie – open for business
• Electricity update.

You will also have an opportunity to provide your feedback and view images of the bushfire.

Meeting times – Wednesday 15 January 2014

10am, Dunwich Community Hall, Corner Ballow Road and Junner Street, Dunwich

Amity Point
12 Noon, Amity Point Hall, 16 Ballow Road, Amity Point

Point Lookout
2pm, Point Lookout Community Hall, East Coast Road, Point Lookout

Alfred Martin Way (formerly Tazi Road) is open. Brown Lake, Blue Lake, Keyholes and the Main Beach camp grounds are also open. Tree loppers are continuing work along East Coast Road. There may be some traffic delays.

Straddie bushfire update – Saturday 11 January

Blue Lake, Keyholes and Alfred Martin Way at Straddie, have reopened today after nearly two weeks of bushfires. Brown Lake is still closed.


Update from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES):

UPDATE North #Stradbroke Island. Crews remain on scene at multiple fires burning on North Stradbroke Island. Today crews will water bomb a slow burning fire located near Native Companion Lagoon. Crews are also fighting a small fire in the vicinity of Brown Lake. Multiple firefighters are patrolling older fires on the island to ensure they remain contained and dampening down. These fires are not threatening any properties. Motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution.

Straddie – Open for business

The sky is blue, the water crystal clear and the ocean views as breathtaking as ever. Redland City Council invites you to visit Straddie! The world’s second largest sand island is well and truly open for business after almost two weeks of bushfires. Not only will you have a wonderful break, you’ll be helping Straddie businesses that have been affected by the bushfire at their busiest time.

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Change to Redland Water on Tues 14 and Wed 15 Jan

On Tuesday 14 January and Wednesday 15  January the North Stradbroke Island water treatment plant will  be offline to allow Energex to install critical electrical switching equipment to the plant. This is essential work and will greatly add to security of the power supply and enable rapid recovery in events such as the fire on the island. During this period, Redlands’ mainland and Southern Moreton Bay Islands water supply will be provided via the Eastern Pipeline Interconnector, with water from both Logan and the Capalaba water treatment plant. Some customers may notice a different taste and odour to our usual Redland water that comes mainly from North Stradbroke Island. Please be assured the water is completely safe.

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30 minute power outage planned for Thu 16 Jan at Straddie

Energex has advised that as part of its ongoing repairs and network upgrades following the bushfires on North Stradbroke Island a number of crews will be operating in the area over the coming week.

On Sunday, Energex crews will commence a week worth of pole replacements and upgrades to the fire-damaged sub-transmission powerline which runs from the southern end of North Stradbroke to the island’s main substation at Mining Company Road at Dunwich. During this period power on the island will be provided by either the backup 33,000 volt powerline and for a period mobile generators.

A short power interruption will be required (likely to run around 30 minutes) in the window between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday, January 16, when Energex technicians transfer power from generators to mains power supply. Energex understands the inconvenience of another power interruption after the recent bushfires, but the repairs are necessary and the improved network will enhance future reliability.

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