Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 24 June

Winter school holiday fun!

Wondering how to entertain the kids during school holidays?

Redland Art Gallery, IndigiScapes Centre and Redland Libraries have a jam-packed program of activities on offer for all ages.

Make a video game, a music video or a fairy tale film at Redlands Libraries. With technology projects, art, craft, stories and song, their holiday program offers loads of creative and engaging activities for youngsters aged four to 16 years. Activities are free. Bookings required for some activities.

Kids can try their hand at creating jewelry from natural materials, weaving baskets from garden cuttings or learn how to transfer their own design on to a timber block the Redland Art Gallery’s workshops local artists. Bookings essential. Fees apply. 3829 8463

Come along to Seek Unearth Explore at IndigiScapes on Friday 3 July, a free family fun day packed with outdoor, environmentally-focused activities, including water bug discovery, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, plant bingo, face painting, biscuit making, weed weaving and a sausage sizzle.

Visit for further details and booking information.

Watch out for koalas

The mercury may be falling but things are hotting up for our koalas with an early start to the breeding season this year. Not only are the adults on the move, but last year’s young are heading off to find their own space. Keep an eye out for koalas in unexpected places, especially when driving.

Whale survey in progress

Scientists from the University of Queensland are currently on North Stradbroke Island as part of a long-running research project to monitor humpback whale migration. Based at Point Lookout, an internationally recognised site for observing the migration of humpback whales, this year’s survey will run for eight weeks during June and July, which is the peak period for the northward migration of whales to the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef where they breed.

One of the two Council viewing platforms at Frenchman’s Beach Foreshore Reserve, off Timbin Road at Point Lookout, will be closed to the public until 9 August for the project. Follow the whales on Facebook. Go to

Water meter reading

We need access to your water meter for quarterly meter readings, ongoing maintenance and replacement. If you are considering building a retaining wall, installing a new fence or adding locked gates to an existing fence, please call us on 3829 8999 to discuss accessibility options.

Open meetings

Special meeting: Thursday 25 June 9.30am
(Adoption of 2015/16 Budget)

General meeting: Wednesday 19 July 9.30am