Monthly Archives: June 2014

Planned hazard reduction burns – Pt Lookout and Alex Hills

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.

The following burns are scheduled for May:

  • Tuesday 3 June, 3pm 
    Corner of East Coast Road and George Nothling Drive, Point Lookout
  • Wednesday 11 June, 9am
    Flinders Street, Alexandra Hills, Scribbly Gums Conservation Area

It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

If you require further details of planned burns, phone Council on 3829 8999.

Entries called for new Redland Art Awards

Entries are now open for the prestigious biennial Redland Art Awards.

This national painting prize is now presented by Redland Art Gallery as a major Redland City Council initiative.

First held in 1981, Redland Art Awards was established by a small group of local artists known as Redland Yurara Art Society, which is among Queensland’s oldest art societies.

The contemporary painting competition, which offers a prize pool of more than$20,000, is open to all Australian artists.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s support for the long-running competition underscored the City’s reputation as a significant regional arts centre.

“That this event is now in its 29th year is testament to our thriving arts community and strong cultural appreciation in the Redlands,’’ Cr Williams said.

“It is why the Redland Art Awards have become so popular with artists across Australia as well as residents who appreciate and enjoy our galleries.’’

Redland City Arts, Culture and Innovation spokesman Paul Bishop said 390 entries were submitted for last year’s competition, with 45 short-listed for display.

“We are expecting that to be exceeded this year,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“This is a highly regarded competition with an acquisitive first prize of $15,000 and $4000 for the runner-up,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“There’s also $2500 for the winner of the Local Environment Prize and $500 for the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by Redland Yurara Art Society.

“The real highlight though comes on Sunday 12 October when all the finalists go on display at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.’’

This year’s judges are Maud Page (Acting Deputy Director, Curatorial and Collection Development, Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art), Joe Furlonger (award-winning Australian artist and former recipient of Moet & Chandon Fellowship) and Stephanie Lindquist (Director, Redland Art Gallery).

Entries for the Redland Art Awards close on 29 July.

Download an entry form or contact Redland Art Gallery on (07) 3829 8484.

Mayor’s charity onesie challenge

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on all Redland residents and business owners to don their onesies on Friday 13 June and help raise money for the homeless.

Cr Williams has already pledged to wear her onesie for the day in support of the Vinnies 2014 CEO Sleepout, which she will be taking part in on Thursday 19 June and now she wants others to get on board.

Cr Williams said Redlands Biggest Onesie Day, was a lighthearted way to raise money for a serious community issue.

“The sad reality is no community is immune to homelessness and this is a lighthearted way to raise money and awareness for a serious community issue,” Cr Williams said.

“Homelessness isn’t just about sleeping rough, it’s also the people who have no stable accommodation, sleeping in cars or relying on friends’ and family’s couches to get them through.

“Wearing your favourite onesie or PJ’s and making a donation is a way to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul, but also a very visual way of generating conversation and interest in this problem,” Cr William said.

“We already have some local businesses on board, but we’d love to see more.”

“I was honoured to be part of the CEO sleepout in 2013 and will sleep rough for a night again this year.  In the morning I get to go home, but it is a humbling experience knowing it is a nightly reality for some 100,000 Australians.”

It’s easy to participate in Redlands Biggest Onesie Day for the Homeless – wear your onesie or PJ’s to work, shopping, meeting your friends or around home on Friday 13 June and donate on the Vinnies CEO Sleepout website.

Collection tins will also be a various locations around the Redlands, including Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

You can also share your onesie selfies on Instagram @ #Redlandsonesie

Council to explore tourism incentives

Redland City Council will look at an incentives package to attract more tourism investment and more tourists to the Redlands.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a shortage of tourist accommodation options was preventing the city reaching its potential as a tourism drawcard.

“The Redlands has some beautiful tourist destinations that attract about a million visitors each year,” she said.

“But it is no secret that the majority of these tourists are day trippers, with the Redlands acting as the transit lounge for their South East Queensland visit.

“Redland City has major advantages over our neighbours – position, position, position. We are just 35km from the third largest city in Australia, in close proximity to the Brisbane port and airport and ideally situated on magnificent Moreton Bay, midway between the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

“We want the Redlands to not just be part of the journey, but for it to be the main attraction.

“For this to happen we need a range of accommodation choices so people can stay longer.

“Tourism is identified as one of the key growth sectors of the Redland economy over the next 30 years, so it is important we support this growth.”

Cr Williams today tabled a Mayoral Minute asking Council to explore options for an incentive package to attract investment in tourism accommodation.

“We already have some great tourism accommodation in the Redlands, but we need more, so we will look at incentives to encourage accommodation providers to set up here,” she said.

“We expect new tourism accommodation will come with the two Priority Development Areas, at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek, and this package will complement those exciting projects.

“We have been hamstrung in bringing conventions and other major events to the city because of a shortage of suitable accommodation.

“New tourism accommodation has the potential to not only generate jobs during construction but to flow through to the rest of the city with more people staying in the Redlands longer.

“Council has been very clear in declaring the Redlands open for business and this has yielded some great outcomes for the city. 

“A tourism accommodation incentives package is yet another example of Council looking for ways to get the investment wheels turning in Redland City.”

Cr Williams has asked that the incentives options report be completed and brought back to Council.


Water restored to Point Lookout – residents asked to continue to reduce usage

Water has been restored to the township of Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island this morning.

The reservoir remains low so residents are asked to continue to conserve water to allow the reservoir to replenish.

Crews worked overnight after the reservoir was found to be depleted late yesterday and have now successfully returned supply to residents.

Fresh crews will arrive this morning to continue work and investigate the cause of the problem.

A fresh water tanker will be sent on the first barge this morning as a backup water supply.

Point  Lookout residents without water: 11pm Tuesday 3 June

The reservoir at Point Lookout is now empty and township residents are without water supply.

Our crews believe they have found the problem and are hopeful water will be restored by the time residents wake up.

A fresh water tanker is planned for the first barge as a back up to supply water.


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URGENT INFORMATION: Point Lookout residents asked to conserve water overnight

Point Lookout residents are asked to restrict their water usage to kitchen and bathroom uses overnight after a loss of all water from the Point Lookout Water Treatment Plant to the local reservoir.

Redland City Council has advised the reservoir has dropped from its usual 80-100 per cent full to only 20 per cent.

It is asking all Point Lookout residents and visitors to limit water use to uses such as drinking, cooking, flushing toilets, washing if required, and other critical uses.

There should be no outside usage of water such as watering or cleaning.

Crews have been sent to the island to determine the cause of the loss of water.

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Friday 13 June: Redlands’ biggest onesie day for the homeless!

Support Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Bayside Bulletin to raise money for the homeless in the 2014 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

Wear your onesie or PJs to work, shopping, meeting your friends or around home on Friday 13 June and help raise money to show your support for the homeless.


Free concert in the park – wear your onesie!

Also wear your onesie to the B105 and Channel Nine pop up show on Friday 13 June. Live performances by X Factor winner Dami Im and lots of other entertainment.

When: Friday 13 June
Where: G J Walter Park, Shore Street East, Cleveland
Time: 6 – 9am


More than 100,000 Australians find themselves homeless each night of the year. The Redlands is not immune from homelessness with people sleeping rough and couch surfing.

Wear your onesie and make a donation online or visit any council building to make a donation.

Don’t forget to share your onesie selfie with us on Instagram at Twitter using the hashtag #redlandonesie.

Businesses getting involved

Don’t be surprised when your local business serves you in an onesie on Friday 13 June as a number of businesses around the Redlands are already putting their support behind this great event.

To register your business or find out more about getting involved please contact our Communications Group at or on 3829 8581.

Find out more about the Vinnies CEO sleepout.



Snapshot – 3 June

Indigi Day Out

This Saturday from 10am

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this Saturday 7 June with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit the IndigiScapes website or call 3824 8611.


Free business workshop

‘How to network’

Council is hosting a free ‘How to Network’ workshop for local business. This hands-on workshop will discuss the importance of business networking and give you practical steps to do it successfully. A light snack and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 11 June 2014
Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: The Red Place, Shop 14a, 99 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland
RSVP: Friday 6 June 2014, or 3829 8507 (places are limited)
Light refreshments will be served.


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 Monday 16 June to phone 3829 8645.


Resilient Australia Awards

Applications now open

The 2014 Get Ready Queensland – Resilient Australia Awards celebrate and highlight the resilient nature of Queenslanders in the face of natural disasters.

There are several award categories, so you can nominate a person, organisation or business you believe deserves recognition. Applications close on 2 July 2014. These awards are a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland Governments. More information can be found at


Water meter readings

It’s time to rev up the hedge trimmer! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 4 June and 25 June

General Meeting, 9.30am

Regional Development Australia (Logan & Redlands Inc.) Housing & Society Forum – Building Blocks for Change 10th – 11th June 2014 Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton

RDA Logan & Redlands (Queensland) will hold a two day housing and society forum in June to explore issues such as disability, youth and aged care needs, social housing and homelessness, new funding models and building partnerships.

Building Blocks for Change 2.0, co-hosted with Griffith University and facilitated by the former Premier of Tasmania David Bartlett, will be held at Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton on June 10 and 11.

It will be the second housing forum for the Logan and Redlands region, following the RDA’s highly successful inaugural event in 2012. Housing, a national concern, is a significant and complicated issue in the region, with some of the most densely concentrated public housing in the state located in Logan, and Indigenous communities facing geographic disadvantage on Redlands’ islands.

The 2014 forum is expected to attract a broad range of participants, including researchers, housing service providers, non-government agencies, property developers, social and urban planners, economic development practitioners and all levels of government.

Key forum outcomes will include a new push towards integrated decision-making in the region and a greater awareness of the latest research and best practice examples.

“Forum thinker” will be Architect, Policy Adviser and CEO of Committee for Adelaide  Tim Horton, the former South Australian Integrated Planning Commissioner, while Jude Munro AO, a former CEO of both Brisbane City Council and the City of Adelaide, will give the keynote address on “shaking up” governance and planning in Australia.

Speakers and panellists will include national renowned researchers, planners, economists and community representatives, as well as elected representatives The Hon Tim Mander MP, State Minister for Housing and Public Works, Cr Karen Williams, Mayor of Redland City and Senator The Hon Jan McLucas, Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness.

Contact RDA Logan & Redlands on 07 3441 8154 or email