Monthly Archives: September 2014

Glossy Black-Cockatoo plant and seek


Did you know that Redland City includes habitat for the Glossy Black-Cockatoo? Glossy Black-Cockatoos are one of the more threatened species of cockatoo in Australia, and listed as vulnerable in Queensland. Redland City Environmental Spokesperson Councillor Lance Hewlett said Redland IndigiScapes Centre had two events happening to help ensure the survival of these magnificent birds.  Continue reading…

Volunteer in running for premier art prize


When Brian Hatch started volunteering at the Redland Art Gallery Cleveland six years ago, little did he know he would go on to become a finalist in the City’s premier painting prize. “I came down here eight years ago and thought ‘what a lovely gallery’, so I decided to volunteer and put something back into  Continue reading…

Council moves to fast track SMBI footpaths


Redland City Council voted today to accelerate spending for footpath construction on Southern Moreton Bay Island (SMBI). Divisional Councillor Mark Edwards said the decision would allow Council to respond to safety issues that currently existed on the bay islands. “We will now begin scoping costs for accelerated infrastructure, which importantly includes footpaths, as residents have  Continue reading…

Council backs calls for Russell Island name change


Redland City Council has backed a call from the Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce for the State Government to change the name of Russell Island to its traditional indigenous name Canaipa Island. Council today supported a motion from Division 5 Councillor for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Cr Mark Edwards to provide a letter of  Continue reading…

For Broadcast: Russell Island controlled burns Thursday 4 September 2014


Redland City Council will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on Russell Island tomorrow Thursday 4 September 2014. The planned burn will take place in the Whistling Kite Conservation Area, off Centre Road from 9am (weather permitting). The planned burn is necessary to lessen the potential for fire by reducing fuel loads and to allow  Continue reading…

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 3 September


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre – Dad’s Day Out Free entry and all activities are free of charge! Bring dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and Bushcare workshops. When: Sunday 7 September, 10am – 2pm Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus  Continue reading…

Residents urged to be bushfire ready


Redlanders have been urged to be bushfire ready with the State Disaster Coordination Centre issuing a severe fire warning for South East Queensland including Redland City. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said the fire warning had been issued due to forecast weather conditions for today. “The Bureau  Continue reading…