Monthly Archives: June 2015

Planned burn at Birkdale: Tuesday 9 June

Council’s Conservation Fire Management team will be undertaking a planned burn next Tuesday 9 June (weather permitting) at Quarry Road Birkdale for hazard reduction and ecological purposes.

Location/size: approximately two hectares at Quarry Road Park- 49-57 Quarry Road, Birkdale

Smoke dispersal: Smoke may affect some areas near the burn site but this will be minimal.

For safety reasons we ask residents not to come out to the site to watch the burn.


See Johnny Depp’s pirate ship at Raby Bay pontoon Friday on morning

Come and see Johnny Depp’s pirate ship The Dying Gull at Redland City Council’s pontoon at Raby Bay Harbour Park (Shore Street West between Cleveland train station and the restaurants) from 8am to 9am tomorrow morning before it sets sail out of the beautiful Redlands!

Thanks so much to the ship’s skipper who is providing this rare glimpse of The Dying Gull up close and uncovered!


Mayor presents Depp with Redlands gift

Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp has been presented with a parting gift from the Redlands in front of record crowds at Raby Bay this afternoon, as he returned to shore on what is believed to be his final day of filming locally for the fifth instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean.


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who presented Depp with a collection of local wares, said the filming had brought far more than photo opportunities for fans, with the production bringing significant and immediate economic benefits to the local area.


“Many of the 250 cast and crew have been staying in Redlands accommodation since Monday, eating at our local restaurants, filling their tanks at our petrol stations and spending locally on a range of products and services,” she said.

“Filming has occurred in the region thanks to Council’s tireless work with the film’s location manager since late last year to get the crew here, bringing priceless international tourism coverage for the Redlands now and when the film is released.

“With an enviable location and a commitment to economic development, the Redlands continues to build its reputation as an ideal location for international movie shoots and Council is committed to fostering these relationships.

“Community spirit has been in full force this week, with star spotters, film buffs and locals rolling out the Redlands carpet, eager for a glimpse of Johnny Depp.

“The fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean is the third time international stardom has been on the shores of Redland City with this the biggest international film project since part of Angelina Jolie’s movie Unbroken was filmed here in 2013.”

Cr Williams thanked Johnny Depp for taking the time to speak with many of his loyal fans while filming in the Redlands, with some waiting all day to catch a glimpse of the star returning to dry land after a day of filming in Moreton Bay.

“Despite early starts and long days filming on the water, Depp has been incredibly gracious when returning to shore in the afternoons, greeting hundreds of fans while still in costume and soaking up the local hospitality,” she said.


To celebrate this week’s filming in the Redlands, two Johnny Depp blockbusters will be screened in Raby Bay Harbour Park on Saturday 13 June. Wear your onesie to this night of free, big screen entertainment in support of St Vinnies homeless appeal.

Event details

When: Saturday 13 June
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)
6.30pm – 8.45pm Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (M)
Where: Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cnr Harbour View Ct and Shore St West, Cleveland

Cleveland Point parking fines waived

Redland City Council will waive parking fines received today at Cleveland Point for those residents trying to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp. If you received a fine, please contact us on 3829 8999 or we will contact you. We were concerned about safety as there were many cars and kids as well as people with disabilities. Demonstrating our commitment to being a film and community friendly City, we will be helping people to park safely tomorrow. Please park safe and enjoy Johnny Depp.

Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 3 June

Indigi Day Out – FREE family fun

  • When: Saturday 6 June 2015, 10am-8pm
  • Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba

Learn to cook with bush tucker flavours, weave with weeds and meet a koala at Indigi Day Out. From market stalls, native plant sales and native animals, to arts and craft, kids’ activities and music and food, this popular annual event has something for the whole family. Stay after dark for a bush dance hosted by Folk Redlands and a fundraising barbecue.

Visit for the program events.

Review of Council electoral divisions

The Queensland Change Commission is undertaking an independent assessment of Redland City Council electoral divisions. Interested community members can submit formal suggestions to the Commissioner before 5pm Friday 5 June 2015.

For more information, visit Local Government Reviews on the Electoral Commission Queensland website at

Dredging of Weinam Creek

Dredging of Weinam Creek will commence this month as part of Council’s commitment to providing safe, reliable access to Moreton Bay. The eight-week project is part of Council’s regular maintenance schedule and will involved two dredge vessels operating in the creek. Minor disruptions may be caused during this period. Work is expected to be completed early August, weather permitting. For more information contact Council on 3829 8999.

New bypass lane at Birkdale

Construction of a bypass lane at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station has commenced and will be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting. The bypass lane will enable vehicles with green waste to pass the queue of traffic to the gatehouse during peak periods, significantly reducing delays for all vehicles.

To avoid delays during construction, Council recommends residents minimise visits to Birkdale Transfer Station or use the Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station at 761-789 German Church Road. Please note Redland Bay station accepts all residential waste, however, can only accept commercial green waste.

A double does of Depp!

Come to Raby Bay for FREE MOVIES in the park and see two Johnny Depp blockbusters:

  • 4.30pm-6.30pm – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)
  • 6.30pm-8.45pm – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (M).
  • When: Saturday 13 June, 2015
  • Where: X marks the spot – Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cnr Harbour View Court and Shore Street West, Cleveland ( near Cleveland train station)

In true Willy Wonka style there will be sweet treats available for purchase and plenty of food available from nearby restaurants and cafes.

Bring you blanket and chair but leave ye treasure and gold tickets at home – this adventure is free.

This night of big screen entertainment is presented by Redland City Council.

Wear your onesie and support St Vinnies homeless appeal.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 3 June 9.30am

General meeting: Wednesday 17 June 9.30am

Discoloured water in parts of Redlands today

Residents in Capalaba, Alexandra Hills, Wellington Point, Thorneside and Birkdale may experience discoloured water today Wednesday 3 June due to works at Capalaba Water Treatment Plant.

The discolouration is harmless and safe to drink, although you may wish to consider postponing washing whites.

If residents have questions or concerns, please phone 3829 8999.

Pop family ecstatic with new puppy Harvey

It is a month since Council took over re-homing unclaimed and abandoned animals from Redlands Animal Shelter and six families have gained great family pets over that time.

Council’s animal management spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said more animal-lovers are needed to adopt the shelter’s dogs and cats.

“We have received overwhelming support from the community since making the decision to adopt animals at the shelter after the RSPCA advised us it was unable to continue providing this service,” Cr Hewlett said.

“A total of 80 residents have volunteered to help the animal shelter and many more have donated, blankets, dog beds and toys.

“We have animals of top temperament and all shapes and sizes available at the shelter.

“If you are interested in purchasing a new pet or would like to volunteer in any way, please phone 3829 8663 or connect with the shelter via Facebook at Redland Animal Shelter.”

Les Pop of Redland Bay purchased new puppy Harvey from the shelter a fortnight ago (Thursday 22 May).

Harvey is a 16 week-old, fully-vaccinated Bull Mastiff-cross puppy and cost $400.

Mr Pop said he and Harvey sparked up a friendship immediately when he visited the Thornlands shelter.

“After seeing a pic of Harvey on Facebook, I went into the shelter and spent some time with him in his pen,” Mr Pop said.

“I gave him a treat and sat down. He wandered around playing with a toy for a while and then he came and laid beside my leg, so we bonded straight away.

“One of the great things I found in getting Harvey from the shelter is that the staff had followed all the proper processes with him to determine whether he had a good temperament and was vaccinated, so when I picked him up, I knew he was ready to take home.”

Cr Hewlett said the process council staff follows when they find a lost animal is to identify its owner by checking the animal’s microchip or registration tag.

If the owner cannot be found or the animal is voluntarily surrendered to the shelter by the owner, the animal is assessed to determine whether it is suitable for adoption.

“Before an animal is adopted out, it will undergo a behavioural and health assessment, including heartworm test, flea and worm prevention and being vaccinated, desexed and microchipped,” he said.

“Residents can be confident the animals at the shelter can go on to make great pets.”

Dog Harvey and Les Pop 2

New artwork recognises reconciliation in the Redlands

Two sculptural metal panels recognising the traditional identity, culture and connections of the Redlands will be unveiled in Cleveland tomorrow (Wednesday), the final day of National Reconciliation Week 2015.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who will officially unveil the Quandamooka Statement of Recognition, said the artwork represented a proud milestone in the relationship between Council and the Traditional Owners of the region.

“The Quandamooka Statement of Recognition has been installed at Council’s administration building in Cleveland as a permanent acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners of the lands, winds and waters of Quandamooka Country,” Cr Williams said.

“Designed by local artist Sandra Delaney, a Quandamooka woman from North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), the two panels tell a powerful story of the Quandamooka People’s connection to the Redlands, stretching back tens of thousands of years.”

Cr Williams said while the two panels were works of art in themselves, the true beauty lay in what they represent, specifically the legal recognition of Native Title of the Quandamooka People on 4 July 2011, almost four years ago.

“Both panels give unique insights into Quandamooka culture and heritage, as well as credence to the importance of Redland City Council and the Quandamooka People working together for the future of our region,” she said.

“Capturing the essence of our partnership in words and art, the panels were more than a year in the making and the design focuses on the foundations of respect, acknowledgement, commitment, friendship and peace.

“By installing the Statement of Recognition at the heart of our City, where much of the planning for the future of our community takes place is testament to what can be achieved in the spirit of reconciliation and respect.”

The community and media are invited to attend the unveiling of the Quandamooka Statement of Recognition, a partnership project between Redland City Council and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC).

Event details

When: Wednesday 3 June, 10 am
Where: Redland City Council Cleveland Administration Building, corner Bloomfield and Middle Streets, Cleveland.