Monthly Archives: June 2014

Serving Country – remembering local Indigenous heroes


Visit Cleveland Library from 7 – 12 July 2014 as part of NAIDOC Week and learn about the important role Redland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen have played during times of war.

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Council will officially launch its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorabilia Display 10am on Monday 7 July.  The display ties in with the 2014 NAIDOC theme of Serving Country- Centenary and Beyond and includes local photographs and artefacts.

It will also be the first opportunity to view the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen Redlands ‘Honour Roll’, a new poster honouring those who have served country.

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Footy fever to hit Straddie


Queensland Rugby League’s Intrust Super Cup comes to North Stradbroke Island on Sunday 13 July, with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls set to take on the Central Queensland Capras.

The round 19 match, to be televised on Channel 9, will help celebrate NAIDOC Week (6 – 13 July) and pays tribute to the island’s Quandamooka people and the club’s Indigenous greats including Lionel Morgan.

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There’ll be ceremonial dancing, a jumping castle, food, entertainment and an earlier local Straddie Sharks footy match. The first game of the day starts at 11.45am, with the Intrust Super Cup match kicking off at 2.15pm.

This drug and alcohol free event is proudly supported by Redland City Council.

Visit Council’s What’s on Calendar for event details

Picture credit: Wynnum Manly Seagulls

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Council hands down a budget for the future


Redland City Council’s 2014-15 Budget, adopted this week, will lay the foundations for a strong future while easing cost of living pressures by continuing to keep rates low.

This year’s $259 million Budget included a headline rates increase of 3.48 per cent, one of the lowest increases in South East Queensland for the third consecutive year.

This has been achieved while at the same time funding the commencement of key long-term strategic projects that will create a positive legacy for Redland City for generations to come.

This year’s budget also maintains existing concessions for pensioners, with a full pension discount of $330, providing $2.7 million in rebates for local pensioners.

See what the Budget means for you with our interactive Budget infographic

Budget highlights video

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Hazard Reduction Burn on Coochiemudlo Island: Postponed


The burn that was planned for the Melaleuca Wetlands, Coochiemudlo Island on Thursday 26 June, has been postponed until further notice.

Planned burns assist in reducing fire danger and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. They are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel and assist with hazard reduction.

If you require further details of planned burns, phone Council on 3829 8456.

Next step in revitalisation of Redland sites


Media Release from the office of Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning The Honourable Jeff Seeney

Families in the Redland City will enjoy vibrant new waterfront communities with the development of two key sites. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff

Seeney called for expressions of interest and said it was part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan that would create a brighter future for families.

“We promised at the election to deliver better infrastructure and planning and the declaration of Priority Development Areas at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek are strong examples of our policies at work in cities, towns and suburbs across Queensland,” Mr Seeney said.

“The developments planned for these sites will create exciting waterfront communities for families to enjoy and help grow the local tourism industry, as we promised we would do.

“They could include open spaces for families to visit and play as well as retail and residential opportunities. “Labor ignored the potential and bogged regional planning down in red tape, but we want to create a brighter future.

“Redland City is located in one of the fastest growing areas in Australia and the development of these areas marks a new economic era for the region.”

Mr Seeney said the overarching plans have now been finalised and have incorporated changes requested by the community such as reduced building heights, retention of existing open space and the requirement that developments respect amenity issues such as local character, views and breezes.

“The next stage is to go out to the market and gauge interest in developing the sites,” he said.

“We are confident developers will share our vision to enhance Toondah Harbour as the gateway to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island, and Weinam Creek as the gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.”

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the two projects at Cleveland and Redland Bay Toondah had enormous potential to be transformed into dynamic waterfront precincts that are destinations in their own right.

“These are the two most exciting projects to ever take place in the Redlands,” Ms Williams said.

“The community has been calling for these two sites to be developed for many years so there is a real sense of excitement now that we have moved to the next stage of inviting expressions of interest from investors.

“Council has always said the redevelopment of these key sites should be taken up by the market rather than left to the ratepayers and the Expression of Interest stage is our chance to sell the Redlands to the world to secure the investors needed to make these projects a reality.

“Desired outcomes for Toondah Harbour include a new plaza and passenger ferry terminal, marina precinct and mixed-use urban village that will be the heart of the area, delivering a range of community, tourism and recreational experiences.

“There is also the potential for marine and tourism-associated retail, business and residential opportunities.

“All of this will be balanced with community open space and parks that will enhance the bayside location.

“At Weinam Creek there is a potential for a new waterfront esplanade and public space to be lined with shops, cafes and apartments to attract locals and tourists, as well as a marina.

“At the same time it is also important to ensure locals have the amenity and services they require including sustainable long-term parking for island residents and facilities for existing community groups.

“Existing commercial centres such as the Cleveland CBD will also be considered as part of the overall process, to ensure these exciting projects complement the city’s existing strengths.”

Interested groups have six weeks to submit an Expression of Interest, which closes on 28 July 2014.

For more information visit www.edq.qld.gov.au or www.redland.qld.gov.au To view the EOI documents visit www.etender.qld.gov.au and use reference no: EDQ-10-229/14

Snapshot – Tuesday 17 June


School holiday activities

This winter school holidays Redland Libraries, Redlands IndigiScapes Centre and Redland Art Gallery have lots of activities to keep youngsters entertained! From spotlighting and earth exploring, to dinosaur days out, wearable art and drop-in art sessions, there’s a great range to suit kids of all ages.

All activities are free or low cost. Bookings for library activities and art gallery workshops are now open. Bookings for IndigiScapes activities open Monday 23 June. For dates, details and booking information visit our libraries, Art Gallery and IndigiScapes.

 

NAIDOC Week Display

Request for war memorabilia

We will host an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Serving Country – Centenary and Beyond display during NAIDOC Week (7 – 12 July) at Cleveland Library. We are seeking local photographs, small artefacts and/or stories which relate to all wars in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders serving Country.

Council is also seeking names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen for a Redlands ‘Honour Roll’ poster. To contribute memorabilia or add a name to this display, contact Di Andews by email or phone 3829 8914.

 

Waste safety message

EPIRB disposal

Council cannot accept Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) at Waste Transfer Stations or in kerbside waste bins. Incorrect disposal can cause serious safety issues or trigger false distress alarms wasting taxpayers’ money and valuable resources.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority advises unwanted or expired EPIRBs can be taken to any Battery World store for free disposal. The nearest store in Redlands is at Capalaba.

For more information visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website.

 

Tapas and music at RPAC

This Friday 20 June

Come along to the Piazza at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) from 5-7pm this Friday 20 June for a night of tapas and free live entertainment.

The night’s entertainment includes original music and covers of popular songs from Eva Cassidy, Sting, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Justic Crew, Sia, Sheppard and Michael Jackson performed by Noisy Minors and other artists from Vocal Manoeuvres.

Tapas Friday

When: Friday 20 June, 5 – 7pm
Where: RPAC Piazza, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland (Parking available on site)

For more information on upcoming RPAC events, visit the RPAC website.

 

Are you building a fence?

Council needs access to your water meter for quarterly meter reading,as well as maintenance and replacements. It you are considering building a retaining wall or installing a new fence or locked gates on your existing fence, please call us on 3829 8999 or discuss accessibility requirements.

 

Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 25 June, 9.30am
Special meeting – adoption of 2014/15 budget – Thursday 26 June, 9.30am

Redlands onesie day! Go comfy for a cause.


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The Cleveland Library staff getting into the #Redlandsonesie spirit

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Tapas and free tunes at RPAC


The Piazza at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), Cleveland will again be brought alive with a night of tapas and free live entertainment on Friday 20 June from 5-7pm.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Tapas Friday was a perfect way to catch up with friends and family and wind down to start the weekend.

“This is the second in the series of Tapas Fridays, and Council is delighted to continue its support for this new and fresh idea,” Cr Williams said.

“The first RPAC Tapas Friday was a raging success and a great addition to the music and food scene in the Redlands. I am confident the second night will be even more popular.

“I can’t think of a better way to see out the working week than enjoying the relaxed Redlands atmosphere, eating delicious tapas and soaking in the sounds of free musical performances.”

RPAC Manager of Creative Arts, Zane Trow, said the night’s entertainment included original music as well as covers of popular songs from Eva Cassidy, Sting, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Justice Crew, Sia, Sheppard and Michael Jackson.

“The Tapas evenings promote a variety of artists and we again have a fabulous line-up, including the talented Noisy Minors and a number of other artists from Vocal Manoeuvres,” he said.

“You don’t have to travel outside the Redlands to have a wonderful night of entertainment – it’s right here for locals to enjoy.

“Tapas Fridays are also a great chance for visitors outside Redlands to have a taste of the great arts culture in our City, showcasing all the Redland Performing Arts Centre has to offer.

Tapas Fridays are presented by RPAC in association with Vocal Manoeuvres.

Event details- Tapas Friday

When: Friday 20 June, 5 – 7pm
Where: RPAC Piazza, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland (Parking available on site)
What: bar, tapas and free music

For more information on upcoming RPAC events, visit www.rpac.com.au

Queen’s birthday marks double celebration for new citizens


A touch of the old blighty will come to Redlands Performing Arts Centre for the next Citizenship Ceremony on Tuesday 10 June.

The ceremony, which has a British theme marking the Queen’s birthday, will see 132 people become Australian citizens.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who will preside, said citizenship ceremonies were a chance to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Redlands.

“During this ceremony, we welcome new citizens from 26 counties around the world,” she said.

“At the end of the ceremony we will have welcomed 436 new citizens to date in 2014, with each person bringing unique skills, experiences, knowledge and culture to our City.”

Redland City Senior Citizen of the Year Julie Porteous, who emigrated from the United Kingdom and became and Australian citizen in 1985, is guest speaker at the event.

Entertainment includes a Vocal Manoeuvres performance of Sing, written by the United Kingdom’s Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber especially for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

51 of the candidates, or 39 per cent, are from the United Kingdom.

New citizens are from: Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Germany, HKSAR of the PRC, India, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Malaysia, New, Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam and Wales.

Redlands Snapshot – Tuesday 10 June


Redlands Biggest Onesie Challenge

Raise money for homeless this Friday 13 June

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on everyone to don their onesies this Friday 13 June and help raise money for the estimated 100,000 homeless in Australia.

It’s easy to get involved – wear your favourite onesie or PJs on Friday and make a donation to Vinnies CEO Sleepout (St Vincent de Paul) in collection tins at Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries and other locations around Redlands. You can also donate through our website.

Share your onesie selfie on Instagram  – #RedlandsOnesie

 

NAIDOC Week Display

Request for War Memorabilia

Council will host an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Serving Country – Centenary and Beyond display during NAIDOC Week (7 – 12 July) at Cleveland Library. We are seeking local photographs, small artefacts and/or stories which relate to all wars in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served Country.

Council is also seeking names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen for a Redlands ‘Honour Roll’ poster. To contribute memorabilia or add a name to this display, contact Di Andrews: di.andrews@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8914

 

Doing business with Council

Free information session for suppliers

Council is hosting a suppliers’ information session offering businesses the chance to learn how Council procures goods and services and how you can maximise your business opportunities with Council.

This session will outline our procurement policies, how Council offers business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Monday 16 June 2014, 1 – 3pm
Where: Stradbroke Rooms, first floor, Council’s Cleveland Administrative Building, Corner Middle & Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland
RSVP: email your name, business name and contact details by 11.00am Monday 16 June
beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8645.

 

Waste safety message

EPIRB disposal

Council cannot accept Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) at Waste Transfer Stations or in kerbside waste bins. Incorrect disposal can cause serious safety issues or trigger false distress alarms wasting taxpayers’ money and valuable resources.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority advises unwanted or expired EPIRBS can be taken to any Battery World store for free disposal. The nearest store in the Redlands is at Capalaba. For more information visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website.

 

Check your water meter

Checking your water meter weekly or monthly can help you monitor your usage and detect water leaks early, saving you water and money. It’s easy to do – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the meter. Do not use water any water for at least 2 hours then check to see whether the meter dials have changed since your first reading.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 25 June – General Meeting, 9.30am