Monthly Archives: April 2014

Redland City ANZAC Day Services


Information courtesy of Bayside Bulletin

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Cleveland

Dawn Service

  • 5am: Veterans assemble at Redlands RSL.
  • 5.15am: Veterans march to the cenotaph in Anzac Memorial Park. ( note best to get there by this time, as this is when the activity starts)
  • 5.30am: Dawn service commences at the cenotaph.

Day Parade and Service

  • 10am: Parade assembles in Middle Street, between Island and Fitzroy streets.
  • 10.30am: Parade marches to cenotaph in Anzac Memorial Park.
  • 11am: Commemorative service commences at the cenotaph.

Enquiries to Redlands RSL on 3488 1199.

Redland Bay

Dawn Service

  • 4.45am: Veterans assemble in Banana Street, near Redland Bay Community Centre.
  • 4.50am: Veterans march to cenotaph in Neville Stafford Park.
  • 5.10am: Dawn Service commences.

A breakfast by gold coin donation will be held after the service at Redland Bay Community Centre for veterans and their partners only.

North Stradbroke Island

Dawn Service

  • 4.45am: Veterans assemble at the butcher shop in Welsby Street, Dunwich for the march to the cenotaph.
  • 5am: Memorial service commences at the cenotaph.

A traditional gunfire breakfast will be held after the service at the RSL club in Mallon Street, Dunwich.

Day Service

  • 10.30am: Marchers assemble at the Little Ship Club for the march to the cenotaph.
  • 11am: Commemorative service commences at the cenotaph.

The RSL bus will be available on the day; bookings essential by 3pm on April 24. Enquiries to the RSL on 3409 9318.

Macleay Island

Dawn Service

  • 5am: Veterans assemble in Kate Street.
  • 5.15am: Veterans march to the cenotaph in Pat’s Park.
  • 5.40am: Dawn Service commences.

A gunfire breakfast will be held after the service at the cenotaph, followed by fellowship at Club Macleay (bowls club).

RSL prepares for big day

ARRANGEMENTS are well in hand for Anzac Day 2014. Information is available from RSL Headquarters, Bay Breeze magazine, Redlands RSL website or club reception.

If you or your organisation wishes to lay a wreath at either service, please advise on 3488 1105.

On Thursday, April 24 from 9am, ladies from ex-service groups will make posies with poppies and rosemary at the Veterans Centre. Anyone with rosemary, please drop off that morning. Phone and make arrangements for any veteran who would like transport. Contact 3488 1105.

Lay a wreath at Redland Bay

ANY person or organisation wishing to lay a wreath at the Dawn Service at Redland Bay, please contact John Clifton 3206 9524 or Bruce Robinson 3207 8495 from the Redland Bay South RSL Sub Branch.

Hazard reduction burn: 17 April 2014


Our Conservation Fire Management Team is undertaking a planned burn on Thursday 17 April, in the Don & Christine Burnett Conservation Area at Sheldon (see below – area within the blue boundary in the centre of the map).

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Queensland Fire & Emergency Service (QFES) communication centre has been notified. The burn will be completed by the afternoon with mopping up of the fire site occurring until the area is safe. All residents surrounding the area have been notified via letterbox drop.

Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

For further information, please view the fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456 or mobile 0419 929 177.

Plant a tree for our koalas


Residents can help provide homes for our local koala population by taking part in the annual Koala Community Planting on Sunday 4 May.

Council’s environmental spokesperson Cr Paul Gleeson said the initiative would see 1,000 trees planted to expand the Moogurrapum Creek Corridor for the furry friends of Redland Bay.

“This is a great way residents can help provide future homes for the Redlands’ favourite furry friend the koala,” he said.

“With one of the most significant urban koala population in Australia, the Redlands plays an important role in koala survival nationally.  Our Koala Community Planting event is now in its seventh year and has helped plant more than 10,000 trees for Redlands’ koala population.

“The event is a great day out for families and will include a free sausage sizzle after the planting event and native plants will be available to take home to make your backyard that little bit more animal friendly.”

Event details:
Sunday 4 May, 9am – 11am
Moogurrapum Creek Corridor, Main St, Redland Bay, UBD Reference: Map 226 J17
Bring sun protection, plenty of drinking water and enclosed shoes.
Supported by Fund for National Parks and Wildlife.
For more information contact Indigiscapes on 3824 8611 or www.indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au

Snapshot – Tuesday 15 April 2014


Russell Island Event

Free digital marketing workshop

Council invites you to come along to a free business workshop ‘Practical Ways to Build Your Digital Marketing’. The digital economy is changing the way we do business. This interactive workshop gives practical steps you can take to:

  • build a robust digital marketing strategy
  • improve the performance of your website
  • use social media to build your brand.

When: Wednesday 16 April 2014
Where: Russell Island Community Hall,
Russell Island
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
RSVP: karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au 3829 8507

Places are limited. A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

 

Leslie Harrison Dam

Information display Thursday 17 April

You may notice Leslie Harrison Dam at Capalaba receding over the next couple of months.
Seqwater has advised it is reducing dam levels from 80% to 42% to undertake important works. Seqwater is holding an information display with staff members available to answer questions.

When: Thursday 17 April 2014, 10am – 1pm
Where: Capalaba Library, Noeleen Street, Capalaba
To view details of the works, visit the Seqwater website or contact 1800 771 497.

 

Public holiday closures

Easter and ANZAC Day

Council facilities will be affected by the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays as follows. Unless indicated below, normal operating hours apply:

  • Council offices and mainland libraries, as well as the Redland Performing Arts Centre, closed from Good Friday 18 April, reopening Tuesday 22 April. They will also be closed Friday 25 April for the ANZAC Day public holiday.
  • Animal Shelter: open 9am to 12pm only on Good Friday (18 April), Easter Monday (21 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April).
  • IndigiScapes Centre and Visitor information Centre: closed Good Friday (18 April) and open 12pm to 4pm only ANZAC Day (25 April)
  • Redland Art Gallery: closed Good Friday (18 April), Easter Monday (21 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April)
  • All waste transfer stations: closed Good Friday (18 April) – please note kerbside bin collections will continue as normal.

For more information, contact 3829 8999.

 

Hazard reduction burns at Sheldon

Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 29 April

Council advises it will be conducting hazard reduction burns at Don & Christine Burnett
Conservation Area, Sheldon on Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 29 April (weather permitting).

Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel and reduce potential wildfire hazards. They also provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. All attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards. For information, please view the fire management page on our website or call 3829 8456.

 

Water meter readings

It’s time to prune to prickly pear! We are reading water meters in Capalaba and on North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Redland City shines as it grants Freedom of Entry to the City Air Force


Redland City celebrated its proud military history by granting Freedom of Entry to the City to the No. 95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today (Saturday 12 April).

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams granted entry to the City to the 150 RAAF personnel who marched up Middle Street, Cleveland cheered on by residents and visitors.

“This unique event not only celebrates Redland City’s proud military history, it has also provided an exciting event for locals and visitors,” Cr Williams said.

“The Redlands has been the scene of many key events in military history and with Anzac Day approaching today’s event is even more significant.

“There was a real sense of excitement generated from the parade today. I spoke with many at the event who have been part of Australia’s military past and the sense of pride was obvious.”

“And into the future, Redland City can look forward to a strong relationship with No. 95 Wing, the largest wing in the Air Force with more than 2600 personnel posted to every Air Force base in Australia.

Cr Williams said today’s event included a range of interesting activities for the community.

“The Protected Mobility Vehicle (an armoured military vehicle) was an obvious favourite with the excited kids, as were the RAAF trained dogs and the Air Force displays at the Cleveland Library Square,” she said.

“We also rolled out the Redlands red carpet for a host of VIPs, including Premier Campbell Newman’s wife Lisa Newman, who were welcomed at a special function at the Redlands RSL following the Freedom of Entry to the City parade.”

Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty, who has been a driving force behind the event, thanked the Air Force, particularly the No.95 Wing, for entering the Redlands in such spectacular ceremonial style.

“I’d also like to thank the Bayside Bulletin who partnered with Council in promoting the event and the rich history between the city and the Air Force, as well as thank Redlands RSL and the Rotary Club of Cleveland who helped to cater for today’s event in association with Redland City Council,” Cr Talty said.

“The Redlands is a fantastic place to live and visit and had a strong sense of community. It was great to be able to showcase the strengths of the city to the visiting RAAF, cadets and many people who came to see the event.”

A commemorative program featuring the proud history of the Redlands and the Air Force as well as today’s ceremony details was handed out at the parade and is available on Council’s website.

Unique event offers plenty of excitement for the whole family


The final polish is being put on the military brass for this weekend’s inaugural Freedom of Entry to Redland City.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event would see 150 armed Royal Australian Air Force personnel march on the city during a day of celebration that will offer plenty for local families, particularly during the current school holidays.

“This tradition dates back to medieval times when armed forces would march to a city’s walls where they would be challenged by city representatives before being allowed to enter with their weapons sheathed, to show their peaceful intention,” she said.

“In addition to the ceremony that comes with this unique event, there will also be a great deal of colour and excitement for local families, including Air Force displays in the Cleveland Library Square such as trained RAAF dogs and an armoured military vehicle (Protected Mobility Vehicle).

“In the Cleveland Library staff will get in the spirit of the event by wearing medieval costumes and there will also be a display of World War One memorabilia on loan from Redlands RSL Museum.

“Military members will march in ceremonial attire displaying medals, carrying swords and rifles and military colours. They will be accompanied by a military band and mounted police, so there will be plenty of activity.

“Redland City’s Town Crier Max Bissett will be part of the festivities along with Air Force cadets who will be handing out commemorative programs.

“The tradition and fanfare of this event is not to be missed, so I encourage all locals and visitors to line the street to witness the parade.”

Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said the event would also hold special significance leading up to Anzac Day.

“During the event the Redlands will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to the No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF),” she said.

“The No.95 Wing is the Air Force’s response wing and are often the first on ground to assist following a disaster, so it is appropriate that these remarkable men and women are recognised leading up to Anzac Day.

“The Redlands also has a proud military history and many local cadets, so it is understandable that there is an air of excitement leading up to this weekend.  The event will go ahead rain or shine, so bring the kids and camera.”

Come along to the Air Force Ceremonial Parade
11am Saturday 12 April 2014 – Middle Street, Cleveland

Get ready to cheer as the Redlands celebrates awarding of Freedom of Entry to the City to the No. 95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force.

  • 10:30am          Military members, supported by local air cadets and a band, will gather outside the Redland Performing Arts Centre.
  • 10:45am          Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will inspect the parade and present the official scroll offering Freedom of Entry to Redland City to Group Captain Peter Davis, who will formally request permission to march through Cleveland.
  • 11:00am          Official parade commences along Middle Street, Cleveland

As part of the ceremony, marchers will be challenged by the police officer in charge outside the Redland Art Gallery, before passing Library Square, where they will offer traditional salutes to the Mayor and Air Commodore Tim Innes.
The march will then continue along Middle Street toward the Redlands RSL.

All Redlanders – and visitors – are encouraged to line Middle Street to show their support and cheer the contingent along the parade route.

For more information visit Redland City Council’s website at www.redland.qld.gov.au/freedom

 

 

2014 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program


The Redlands’ aspiring indigenous leaders are encouraged to apply now for the 2014 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 18 to 25 years are eligible for the program, which attracts a diverse group of aspiring leaders from urban, regional and remote communities across the state.

For information, visit email iylp@communities.qld.gov.au, call 3006 8866 or visit www.qld.gov.au/atsi/.

Forty applicants will be selected for the program, which focuses on the development of leadership skills and democratic processes.

It will run from 21 to 26 June in Brisbane and include workshops, presentations and cultural activities.

Participants will also have opportunities to work with mentors and network with elders and other respected indigenous community leaders, as well as Members of Parliament.

The last day of the program will provide a mock legislative experience — the Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament. Workshops leading up to the day will prepare participants to develop a debate for or against a proposed Bill, and raise issues of personal importance in the presence of elected Members of Parliament.

Pulse eNewsletter – April 2014


Freedom of Entry to the City
An Epic Day Out for local youth
Help plant a koala habitat
Give me #Redlandsanyday
How engaging
School holiday activities
Redland Retail Awards
Dob in a dumper
What’s on?

Mayor’s message: Redland City – a strong financial performer

Redland City Council’s financial performance has been given a big tick by the Queensland Audit Office.

The QAO singled Council out for special mention as a continuous improver. Our efforts were acknowledged in its report – tabled recently in the Queensland Parliament.  Our relatively debt-free financial standing makes us the envy of other South East Queensland councils.

The result also drew an accolade from Local Government Minister David Crisafulli, who sent me a personal message of congratulations on our improved position.

Our current financial position has not come easily. It is the result of two years of hard work and tough decisions and is a credit to Council’s finance team.

What makes our result even more impressive is that it has been achieved at a time other councils are struggling under the weight of debt and rising costs of doing business.

I am committed to keeping rates as low as possible.

I am proud that Redland City Council has reduced debt and therefore the cost to ratepayers, and delivered two consecutive budgets with the lowest headline rate in SEQ, again lessening the cost of living impact on residents.

To get to this enviable position we have re-thought our long-term financial strategy, cut costs and reduced waste. We have been able to absorb millions of dollars that normally would have been passed on to ratepayers in higher rates.

We have made many tough decisions to put Council in its current financial position, but it will get much tougher in coming years.

We continue to face hurdles over which we have no control  – such as revaluation of assets, increasing water regulation and electricity price hikes. Each impacts on our bottom line and each will need to be addressed in coming years.

I am committed to continuing to provide cost of living relief to Redlands residents wherever we can, but as the cost of living continues to rise, so too will our cost of delivering services and infrastructure.

We have managed for two years to stall passing on costs – in fact we have absorbed millions of dollars of charges imposed by other levels of government.

Maintaining this focus will require more tough decisions and we are currently assessing our options as we prepare the budget for 2014-15.

Find out the latest from your local Councillor by reading their latest community newsletter >>

Freedom of Entry to the City

The military brass is being polished as the final preparations are put on this weekend’s Freedom of Entry to the City.

The unique event will see the centre of Cleveland transformed into a military parade, with 150 armed RAAF personnel to march up Middle Street before requesting entry to the city.

The tradition dates back to medieval times when armed forces would march to a city’s walls where they would be challenged by city representatives before being allowed to enter with weapons sheathed, colours cased and drums silent to ensure their peaceful intention.

This weekend’s event will include military members parading in ceremonial attire displaying operational medals, carrying swords and rifles and military colours as well as battle honours being flown and a band supporting.

There will be plenty for the kids to see and do with Mounted Police also taking part in the parade through the city and a variety of medieval events to be held in the Cleveland Library Square.

  • 10.30am
    Around 150 members of No. 95 Wing of the RAAF, supported by local air cadets and a band,will gather outside the Redland Performing Arts Centre for the march along Middle Street, Cleveland
  • 10:45am
    Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will inspect the parade and present the official scroll offering Freedom of Entry to Redland City to Group Captain Peter Davis, who will formally request permission to march through Cleveland.
  • 11:00am
    Official parade commences along Middle Street, Cleveland

More information >>

 

An Epic Day Out for local youth

Tomorrow (Friday 11 April) promises to be epic for the youth of the Redlands, as the annual National Youth Week celebrations wrap up.

With food, music, skateboarding, BMX and scooter riding, dancers and plenty more, the Epic Day Out will be held at Capalaba’s Skate Park, Cleveland and is sure to be a hit.

The largest celebration of young people in Australia, National Youth Week kicked off last week with a variety of activities including the Australian Skate Tour held Monday 7 April Thornlands Skate Park.

All events are sponsored by Redland City Council and Redlands Youth Network and are drug and alcohol free .

For more information visit Redlands City Youth Facebook page or the National Youth Week website.

 

Help plant a koala habitat

You can help provide homes for our local koala population by taking part in the annual Koala Community Planting on Sunday 4 May.

The initiative will see 1000 trees planted to expand the Moogurrapum Creek Corridor for the furry friends of Redland Bay.

The event will include a free sausage sizzle after the planting event and native plants will be available to take home to make your backyard that little bit more animal friendly.

Event details:
Sunday 4 May, 9am – 11am
Moogurrapum Creek Corridor, Main St, Redland Bay, UBD Reference: Map 226 J17

 

Give me #Redlandsanyday

The beauty of the Redlands was showcased to 400,000 people with the click of a button recently thanks to the magic of social media.

Redland City welcomed four of Australia’s leading Instagrammers who captured local tourist locations and shared them with their combined following of 391,662 from across the world.

As part of the Brisbane Marketing initiative, locations visited included Straddie, Wellington and Cleveland Point with some amazing photos taken along with a breathtaking up close video of dolphins off Straddie.

You can see the great photos and video on our news site.

You can help fly the Redlands flag by taking a great photo of the Redlands and uploading it to Instagram and tagging it as #Redlandsanyday.

You can also be part of the Redlands fan-club through our other great social media platforms:

 

How engaging

SMBI Sport Clubs Partnership community workshop.

Redland City Council recognises the importance of community groups working together to build the capacity for sport and recreation at the local level. Register for this workshop which will discuss the concept of a Southern Moreton Bay Island (SMBI) Sport Clubs Partnership.

  • When: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 3pm – 5pm (registration from 2:30pm)
  • Where: Russell Island Community Hall, 1 Alison Crescent, Russell Island
  • RSVP: Wednesday 30 April 2014, Karen Purdy on 3829 8512 or sport@redland.qld.gov.au

Local laws

The process of adopting a new set of local laws has begun. Local laws provide a framework for the city, helping to protect all the things we love about the Redlands.

Recently a set of draft local laws were adopted by Council, these have now been sent to the State Government for review and will then be made available to the public for comment.

Following this input from the community, the new local laws are then expected to come back to Council for adoption early in 2015.

To be part of the process you can register your interest online.

For more engagement opportunities check Council’s website.

 

School holiday activities

Local children have no excuses to be bored over the school holidays with some great activities on offer.

  • Where’s Wally Afternoon
    Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2 – 3pm
    Cleveland Library, Corner of Bloomfield and Middle streets
    Ages 6-12
    Dress up as your favourite striped character and enjoy a fun afternoon of craft, games and quizzes. Please note that parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the activity.
  • Holiday Story Fun
    Monday 14 April and Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10 – 10:45am
    Cleveland Library, Corner of Bloomfield and Middle streets
    Ages Preschool Kids (2-5) and Kids (6-12)
    Enjoy a fun morning of stories and craft. Please note that parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the activity

For a full list of School holiday activities visit our Libraries What’s on calendar.

 

Redland Retail Awards

This week the 11th annual Redlands Retail Awards were launched, providing a chance to acknowledge the city’s best retailers and nominations are now open.

The retail sector is not only one of our largest employers; it is also the face of the Redlands with retail employees welcoming customers to the city as well as their businesses.

The Redland Retail Awards encourages business development and job growth in the Redlands, as well as rewarding excellence in customer service.

Sponsored by Redland City Council there will be 26 separate categories on offer, including family entertainment venues, pharmacy, supermarket and department stores, news and books, auto service and hairdressers.

Voting is now open so show your support by nominating your favourite retailer.

Vote today >>

 

Dob in a dumper

Council is asking residents to keep an eye out for people dumping asbestos illegally in the Redlands.

There has recently been an increase in reports of asbestos being left along roadsides and in nature reserves, prompting Council to issue a warning – either dispose of asbestos properly or face the consequences.

Council has cleaned up more than two tonnes of asbestos containing material over the last three years, costing ratepayers’ money and presenting potential health risks for the community.
Recently there was almost 600 kg of asbestos dumped along Rocky Passage Road, including one load of 300 kg.

Council has deployed CCTV cameras in an attempt to catch those responsible in the act, but help from residents is needed.

Anyone with information regarding illegal dumping can call Council on 3829 8999 or it can be reported directly to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on 13 74 68 or via a Smart phone or mobile device app available on their website.

 

What’s on?

  • Kodo Dragons Toddlers Karate Classes 
    Thursday, 10 April 2014, 9:30 – 10:30am, Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:30 – 10:30am
    Alexandra Hills Community Hall, Cnr Windemere and Finucane Roads, Alexandra Hills,
    Ages Preschool Kids (2-5)
    Kodo Dragons aims to teach young children (aged 3-4 years) some basic, yet fundamental skills – such as self control, manners and confidence, among others. The aim is for children to learn valuable life lessons, as well as have fun, keep active, and develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
    More information >>
  • Seniors Refresh
    Thursday, 10 April 2014, 9am – 12pm
    Capalaba Library, Noeleen Street
    Ages Seniors
    Enjoy a coffee, tea and biscuits and meet other seniors in the Art Space
  • Pinhole Photography workshop
    Friday, 11 April 2014, 10am – 3pm
    Long before selfies, there was another style of photography – Pinhole Photography.
    An upcoming workshop will show participants how to make a pinhole camera, which can be made from anything – coffee tins, biscuit tins, biscuit boxes and learn the photo developing process using black and white photo paper.
    Ages 12-18
    Covered footwear must be worn during workshop.
    Cost: $20 non refundable fee
    Bookings: Are essential as sessions are strictly limited to 20 people. To reserve a place telephone (07) 3829 8463 or email megan.imber@redland.qld.gov.au

Exhibition continues until Saturday 3 May 2014 at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba.
For a full list of the great activities happening in the Redlands visit Council’s What’s On calendar

RESIDENTS URGED TO DOB IN A DUMPER


Asbestos dumped on local roads cause potential health risk

Redland City Council is issuing a warning – dispose of asbestos properly or face the consequences.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said recent incidents of asbestos being dumped along local roads and in nature reserves was concerning and called on the community to help by dobbing in a dumper.

“Council has cleaned up more than two tonnes of asbestos containing material over the last three years, costing ratepayers’ money and presenting potential health risks for the community,” she said.

“Just recently there was almost 600 kg of asbestos dumped along Rocky Passage Road, including one load of 300 kg. 

“This is a massive amount and there can be no doubt it was a deliberate act, which is very concerning. 

“We believe this asbestos was dumped by a commercial operator, which seems to be the main source of illegal asbestos dumping in the city.

“Council has removed all costs for residents to dispose of asbestos correctly at transfer stations, but commercial operators still have to pay which is fair because they are often disposing of large quantities and are paid by their customers to remove the asbestos.

“Because they are paid by their customers, but then are not paying to dispose of the material correctly, they are in effect stealing from customers.

“In another incident there was asbestos dumped right next to a public boat ramp where residents including children regularly swim and canoe.

“We have reported these incidents to the police and will not hesitate to use the full force of the law on anyone caught dumping asbestos in our community.”
 
Council’s environmental spokesperson Paul Gleeson said there were also other hazardous substances being dumped in the community.

“There have been other substances dumped in public places, including 20 litres of Sulfuric Acid, while in another incident 200 kg of cement was dumped alongside a road reserve,” he said.

“The health consequences of exposure to asbestos fibres and similar hazardous waste are well known, so for any person or commercial business to put the health of locals at risk is disgraceful and must be stopped.

“Illegal dumping can result in fines up to $1,760 for individuals and up to $110,000 for businesses and corporations and criminal penalties can apply.

“The community should not have to wear the costs and suffer the potential health impacts of some people’s laziness and lack of consideration.

“Council continues to use in-car cameras for littering offences and static cameras at various locations across the city. 

“My warning to anyone planning to dump anything illegally is simple: don’t, because we are out to get you, either on camera or other ways and we will not hesitate to seek the maximum penalties for these acts.

“As most of the material is dumped at night or on the weekends, Council needs residents to keep an eye out for suspicious vehicles or activity and report it immediately.”
Anyone with information regarding illegal dumping can call Council on 3829 8999 or it can be reported directly to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on 13 74 68 or via a Smart phone or mobile device app available on their website www.ehp.qld.gov.au.

Redland Snapshot – Tuesday 8 April


Get ready to cheer: 11am Saturday 12 April 2014

Air Force Ceremonial Parade

Redland City will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force on Saturday 12 April 2014.

The Air Force Ceremonial parade will be an impressive sight, with around 150 military personnel dressed in ceremonial attire and displaying operational medals and military colours; carrying swords and rifles; battle honours being flown; and a band supporting.

Redlanders are invited to line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland to watch this historic event and give the Air Force a warm Redlands welcome.

Please note: There will be changed traffic conditions including temporary closures along Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland from 6am and some changes to public transport and taxi rank locations on event day.

Check our website for more details.

 

Redlands Good Gardening Epo

This Sunday 13 April

Don’t miss the second annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Sunday 13 April from 9am to 3pm. Enjoy a free, fun and informative day out set in the picturesque surrounds of IndigiScapes.

This popular event is perfect for the home gardener. Learn about composting, worm farming, mulching and how to grow organic food. There’ll also be plants and seeds for sale, kids’ activities and great workshops.

Visit IndigiScapes at 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba or check out the program online.

 

Cleveland Aquatic Centre

Maintenance works

Cleveland Aquatic Centre will be closed for maintenance from 5.30pm Thursday 17 April 2014, reopening at usual business hours at 5am on Tuesday 22 April. For more information on Cleveland Aquatic Centre, contact Belgravia Leisure on 3286 2723.

 

Victoria Point

Dredging works begin Monday 14 April 2014

Dredging works at Victoria Point are scheduled to begin on Monday 14 April 2014 and will be
completed by the end of May 2014 (weather permitting). Council is supervising the dredging, which is being undertaken with funding support from the State Government.

Council advises that the public boat ramp at Victoria Point will be closed for short periods on weekdays when the dredge is working adjacent to the ramp. Alternate ramp access is available at Victoria Point North.

 

Water meter readings

Time to get out the tree trimmers! We are reading meters in Alexandra Hills and North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am