Monthly Archives: November 2015

IndigiScapes competition for photos and film


Do you love taking photos of our local flora and fauna? Or making short films that tell a story and make a difference?  Get your cameras snapping and rolling for a chance to win great prizes.

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre’s annual photography competition is now open, this year expanding to include a short film category.

The annual competition is a celebration of the diverse wildlife and habitats in Redlands.

With $500 prize money for the best overall wildlife photograph and a number of other categories with cash prizes, there is great incentive to get outside and capture images of local wildlife.

For budding future photographers, there is also a junior category for kids.

A first in 2015, the competition now has a short film category offering $300 to the film that best tells a ‘recycle more, waste less’ story.

Photography categories and prizes

  • Category 1: Wildlife in Redlands’ parks and reserves, $100 cash prize for each: best bird, best mammal and best other (frog, insect, reptiles etc)
  • ​Category 2: Wildlife in your suburbs – who lives in your backyard?, $100 cash prize
  • Category 3: Native plants, $100 cash prize
  • Category 4: Junior (14 years and younger), $75 cash prize
  • ​Category 5: Short film ‘Recycle more, waste less’, $300 cash prize

Judging and announcement of winners will take place on Friday 27 November. Competition entries close 4pm Thursday 26 November. Visit the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre website at indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au for details on categories and conditions of entry.

Entries will be digitally exhibited from 1 December 2015 until 5 January 2016 at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba.

Last year’s overall winning photograph was a stunning reptile picture taken by Rosalind Dyer.

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Be aware of bin day changes


From late November to early December, residential waste and/or recycling bin days and/or weeks will change for 102 Streets in Thornlands, Victoria Point, Sheldon and Mt Cotton.

The bin collection day for all residents on Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands will also change from Fridays to Thursdays.

These changes are necessary to make collection routes as efficient as possible.

Mainland residents: on certain streets there will be changes to recycling weeks or waste/recycling collection days.  If your collection is changing, a bin hanger will be attached to your bin the week before the change.

Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Island residents: your first Thursday waste collection will be 26 November, with your first Thursday recycling collection the following Thursday 3 December. We’ll deliver a flyer to you shortly with the details.

List of suburbs and streets with bin day changes

Mt Cotton

If your property is listed below, put your recycling bin out for collection on the 19 November by 6am to ensure collection on that day. Your next recycling bin collection will be Thursday 26 November and every fortnight thereafter. Keep an eye out for the flyer which will be attached to your bin, your front door or in your letterbox.

  • 1,3,7,9 and 11 Valley Way
  • All of Sunrise St, Homestead Pl, Sunrise Ct, Bohemia Ct

If your property is listed below, put your waste and recycling bins out for collection on Thursday 19 November by 6am to ensure collection on that day. Your next waste bin collection will be Friday 27 November and every week thereafter. Your next recycling bin collection will be Friday 4 December and every fortnight thereafter. Keep an eye out for the flyer which will be attached to your bin, your front door or in your letterbox.

  • 853, 877, 985, 1021, 1049, 1051, 1161, 1173, 1201, 1227, 1247, 1249, 1257, 1261, 1291, 1483, 1491, 1503, 1515, 1523, 1527, 1531, 1541, 1557, 1571, 1589, 1605, 1609, 1619, 1625, 1641, 1653, 1665, 1675, 1685, 1697, 1707, 1719, 1729, 1741, 848, 850, 984, 1050, 1200, 1246, 1336, 1424, 1470, 1482, 1506, 1590, 1612, 1634, 1644 Mt Cotton Rd
  • 85, 81-83, 73, 69, 65, 110, 96, 94, 92, 92A, 90, 88, 86 Double Jump Rd
  • 227 Bunker Rd
  • All of Warren St, Mount View Rd, Krause Rd, Seaview Rd, Darwalla Rd, Hillview Rd, Burkes Ave, Sanctuary Dr, Tallow-Wood Ct, Wrights Pl, Brushbox Ct, Sugar Glider Ct, Wedgetail Ct, Gramzow Rd, Eprapah Rd, Talty Rd, Kingfisher Rd, Karingal Rd

Sheldon

If your property is listed below, put your waste and recycling bins out for collection on Thursday 19 November by 6am to ensure collection on that day. Your next waste bin collection will be Friday 27 November and every week thereafter. Your next recycling bin collection will be Friday 4 December and every fortnight thereafter. Keep an eye out for the flyer which will be attached to your bin, your front door or in your letterbox.

  • All of Summit St, Pioneer Rd, Kiwi St, Campbell Rd, Hillcrest Rd, Avalon Rd, Jonathon Rd, Schoeck Rd, Henderson Rd, Winston Rd, West Mt Cotton Rd, Karingal Rd, Taylor Rd, Emu St, Woodlands Dr
  • 395-449, 463, 479-489, 491-503, 505, 511, 513, 515, 521, 527, 533, 539, 545, 551, 557, 563, 569, 575, 581, 587, 593, 599, 615, 625, 629, 635, 643, 651, 657, 663, 669, 675, 681, 687, 693, 699, 705, 711, 717, 723, 729, 735, 741, 749, 753, 759, 765, 773, 779, 791, 622, 624, 626, 630, 636, 644, 652, 660, 668, 672, 678, 684, 710, 714, 720, 726, 732, 738, 744, 750, 756, 760, 762, 772, 778, 784, 790, 796, 802, 808, 814, 818 Mt Cotton Rd
  • 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 17, 21, 29-35, 37, 45, 51, 57, 59, 63, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101, 111-117, 119, 127, 143, 165, 173, 175, 185 Duncan Rd

Thornlands

If your property is listed below, put your waste and recycling bins out for collection on Thursday 19 November by 6am to ensure collection on that day. Your next waste bin collection will be Friday 27 November and every week thereafter. Your next recycling bin collection will be Friday 4 December and every fortnight thereafter. Keep an eye out for the flyer which will be attached to your bin, your front door or in your letterbox.

  • All of Woodlands Dr, Boundary Rd, Venn Pde, Bonnie St, Katie Pl, Anisila Rd, The Grove, Woodhill Ct, Megan Ct, Luke St, Thornton Dr, Kodak Cl, Breckenridge Ct, Lungren Dr, Meadowland Rd, Ajinby Cl, Casasola Pl, Abeya St, Mango Pl, Platres Dr, Springacre Rd, Eprapah Rd, Taylor Rd

Victoria Point

If your property is listed below, put your waste and recycling bins out for collection on Thursday 19 November by 6am to ensure collection on that day. Your next waste bin collection will be Friday 27 November and every week thereafter. Your next recycling bin collection will be Friday 4 December and every fortnight thereafter. Keep an eye out for the flyer which will be attached to your bin, your front door or in your letterbox.

  • 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 65, 67, 67A, 69, 71, 71A, 73, 75, 77, 91, 93, 97, 99, 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 121, 123, 125, 119, 131, 141, 145A, 149A, 151, 169, 171, 181, 191, 201, 209 Bunker Rd
  • All of Kingfisher Rd, Worthing Rd, Estuary Ave, Whipbird Crct, Harpulia Cl, Liriope Pl, Penda Crct, Pinevale Court, Dunnart St, Pinecrest Pl, Crestlea St, Fiddlewood St, Camphor Ct, Brookvale Dr, Summerhill St, Ridgevale St, Burkett Cr, Gladerbourne Cr, Fernwood Ct, Creekside Crct W, Creekside Crct E, Kentia Ct, Glenbrook Ave, Parkvale St, Elysian St, Montesa St, Pellita Ct, Themedia Ct, Gahnia Ct, Culcita Ct, Aristida Ct, Placid Pl, Intrepid Dr, Kurrewa Ct, Apollo Ct, Piccolo Ct, Helsal Ct, Cherana Ct, Ondine Ct

Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands

Your bin collection day will change from Fridays to Thursdays. Your first Thursday waste collection will be 26 November, with your first Thursday recycling collection the following Thursday 3 December. Look out for a flyer in your letterbox.

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Redland Art Gallery ends the year on a local high


Redland Art Gallery’s 2015 exhibition calendar will end with a celebration of local artistry.

Redland City Council’s cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the final exhibitions for the year, In Focus 2015 (running over two galleries) and Sense of Coochie: Flying Arts Touring Curator Project would showcase Redlands’ talent.

“It has been another highly successful year for Redland Art Gallery,” Cr Hewlett said.

“We have once again seen thousands of people visiting our galleries, attracted major touring exhibitions, hosted school groups and holiday activities and connected artists with our local community.

“One of the gallery’s key priorities is nurturing local arts and culture, so it’s great to see us ending the year on a high note with a reminder of the talent right here in our City.

“These exhibitions are made up of diverse, thought-provoking, vivid and beautiful artworks that tell their own unique stories of Redlands.”

Presented simultaneously at both galleries, In Focus 2015 celebrates the important role art groups play in the cultural life of the region.

Art groups participating in In Focus 2015 are Redland Yurara Art Society, The Coochie Art Group, Hilary Wakeling Art Group, Macleay Island Arts Complex, Russell Island Community Arts, Salt Water Murris Quandamooka, The Fundamentalists, Smart Arts Creative Textiles, U3A Watercolour Group, Redlands Creative Alliance and The Old School House Gallery.

In Focus 2015 can be viewed at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from Saturday 14 November 2015 until Sunday 23 January 2016 and in the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from Sunday 29 November 2015 to Sunday 17 January 2016.

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In Focus 2015 image: Robert H Warren, Russell Island Community Arts, Sand hills, North Stradbroke Island 2015, watercolour on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Sense of Coochie: Flying Arts Touring Curator Project (at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Sunday 29 November 2015 – Sunday 17 January 2016) features new work by The Coochie Art Group members, curated by Nancy Brown.

The Coochie Art Group is a passionate group of local artists who have been holding Coochiemudlo Island art classes since the 1970s.

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Sense of Coochie image: Susan Kemp, Island sentry II 2015, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

To celebrate these exhibitions a free opening will be held from 6pm on Friday 27 November 2015.  RSVP acceptances by Wednesday 25 November 2015 to 3030 4163 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au.

A morning tea and floor talk with some of the exhibiting artists and the curators will also take place 11.30am on Sunday 29 November 2015.

For more information on these and other Redland Art Gallery activities and exhibitions, visit artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au

 

Council graffiti initiative tracks Redlands vandals


A Redland City Council anti-graffiti partnership with local police and a smart-phone app called Vandaltrak is literally “cleaning up” the City.

The joint effort, called Operation Hercinia, has recently led to two men being charged with more than 300 graffiti offences, with a new operation now being planned.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s use of the Vandaltrak app had provided important evidence during Operation Hercinia, helping to target graffiti offenders across the Bayside area.

“Officers from the Bayside Property Crime Team, working in partnership with Council and Vandaltrak, have been very successful in identifying and prosecuting recidivist graffiti offenders targeting the local area,’’ Cr Williams said.

“This is a powerful response to the problem of graffiti vandals who cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to Council infrastructure, fencing and signage, as well as private property. Vandals be warned – we will not let up.’’

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As part of Operation Hercinia, a Cleveland man, 19, has been charged with 182 counts of wilful damage and a Cornubia man, 18, charged with 145 counts of wilful damage.

“Council will continue to work with the police in the future to identify offenders and restore areas targeted by graffiti,’’ Cr Williams said.

Infrastructure spokesman Cr Paul Gleeson (Division 9), whose anti-graffiti campaign led to the Redlands becoming the first Queensland city to utilise VandalTrak, said Council was now working with the Bayside Property Crime Team to support a safer communities funding application to increase the ability of police to detect graffiti through the use of CCTV cameras.

“Since VandalTrak started in the Redlands in May 2013, more than 3500 jobs have been logged – that’s about five a day,’’ Cr Gleeson said.

“VandalTrak allows users to photograph graffiti and log the location and time it was found. The information is sent back to the administrators of the app, before it is passed on to police and Council.

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“It has made a huge difference to the City, particularly in the retail and commercial hub of Capalaba.”

The VandalTrak app is available for both iOS and Android devices or can be accessed at www.vandaltrak.com.au.

Girl’s best friend helps tackle domestic violence


Be in the running to win a stunning $5000 black-and-white diamond necklace and support those in the Redlands affected by domestic violence by buying a ticket in the Dîner en Rouge raffle, now on sale from the Redland Performing Arts Centre.

Generously donated by Cleveland jeweller Stephen Dibb, the elegant necklace features black and white diamonds set in 18 carat white gold and will be raffled during the annual fundraiser.

For those unable to attend the event, raffle tickets are available for purchase in person from the Redland Performing Arts Centre box office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland. Tickets are $20 each, with a maximum of 500 tickets available.

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Held at a secret location on Saturday 14 November, Dîner en Rouge raises funds for local advocate and support services for those affected by domestic and family violence, with the raffle drawn during the event.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards Maybanke Accommodation and Crisis Support’s housing application for Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence.

Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/dinerenrouge for more information.

Redland City part of the RV trail


Great news for those visiting Redland City’s great tourism locations with news two RV dump locations expect to be installed by the end of the year.

Council has been working closely with the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia to identify locations for RV dump locations in the Redlands and we hope to have two dump sites installed at John Fredericks Park, Capalaba and William Street Marine Facility, Cleveland in time for the busy Christmas period.

This project is great news for tourists as well as the Redlands tourism industry with it likely to result in an increase in tourism to the city.

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RV owners Jim and Roz Grevett from Capalaba, know only too well how important RV dump sites are for those who spend time on the road.

“We actually asked Cr Gleeson recently if they were going to install dump sites in the Redlands because if we go on a trip it is always good to know that there is a dump site to use when you return home,” Roz said.

“RV dump sites are very important for RV drivers.  A lot of drivers plan their trips based on where dump sites are so it’s great that two are being installed in the Redlands.”

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Council to remove and prune diseased trees


Redland City Council will remove a large diseased Norfolk Pine at Cleveland Point to ensure the safety of residents using the popular location.

Redland City Council CEO Bill Lyon said an arborist report showed the tree was a hazard to residents meaning Council had no choice but to remove it.

“The arborist report says this tree is beyond saving and is in danger of falling.  Considering it is over 26 metres tall and close to a popular playground, car park and restaurant Council has to remove it in the interests of public safety,” he said.

“It is a shame as this is one of those iconic trees that plenty of locals would recognise, but public safety is our focus so the tree will be removed over the next week or so.  We will be replacing the tree with another Norfolk Pine.

“A second large fig tree at Cleveland Point is also in poor health and will be heavily pruned with the hope of saving it.

“The arborist report says that while this tree has obvious signs of decay there is a chance of it recuperating, so we will cut it back and try to nurse it back to health.

“With storms already impacting the Redlands this year we are conscious of undertaking the necessary work as soon as possible and we expect it to take place in the week commencing 16 November.

“Because they are such large trees there will be quite a bit of machinery in place so residents should take care while the work is being completed.”

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Henrietta safely home thanks to Redland wildlife volunteers


A curious young koala is safely back in her home territory after her rescue by Redlands Wildlife Rescue volunteers.

Redland City Council’s Redlands Wildlife Rescue program coordinates volunteers for two local wildlife services: Redlands Wildlife Care Network (RWCN) and Redlands After-hours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA).

RAWA volunteer Jenny Brycker said the koala was rescued in the middle of a round-about trying to climb a steel power pole.

“‘We quickly collected the young koala from the unsafe site. Once in the cage, I didn’t want to disturb the koala further. I thought this little koala was a boy, so I named him Henry but it turns out Henry was actually a Henrietta,” Jenny said.

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She was taken to Moggill Koala Hospital, given a health check and released a day later into her home territory.

Redland City Council Wildlife Officer Lisa Bailey said Henrietta’s rescue was a great example of the work volunteers are doing to protect local wildlife.

“These volunteers are highly regarded and appreciated not only by Council, but other wildlife organisations and the Redlands community for the work they do to assist with sick, injured and orphaned wildlife,” Lisa said.

“These volunteers are an asset to the community and we’d love to see more people come on board and give their time to these services.  We really need more volunteers to join our roster and attend our upcoming induction days.”

RWCN (Telephone advice service) operates 8am to 5pm each day and needs volunteers for their phone roster. Volunteers work from home providing advice to the community and are rostered on for one week in every six to eight weeks.

RAWA (wildlife ambulance) operates from 5pm to 8am each day and needs volunteers to provide emergency rescue and transport for sick and injured wildlife in Redlands and adjoining areas of the Koala Coast. To join the RAWA, you must be 18 years of age, hold a current open or probationary driver’s license and live in the Redlands.

New volunteers are provided with comprehensive training and need to attend an induction session as follows:

RWCN Monday 23 November – 9am – 12pm
RAWA Saturday 28 November – full day

Jenny says volunteering for RAWA is time well spent.

“I encourage anyone who has a love of wildlife to join the Redlands Wildlife Rescue Service,” she said.

“Knowing we are helping sick, injured and orphaned animals like Henrietta as well as educating our community about living with them, is the real reward.”

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611 or email lisa.bailey@redland.qld.gov.au

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Redlands investigates aquaculture options


Untapped potential for aquaculture industries in Redland City will be examined following a decision today by Redland City Council.

Division five Councillor Mark Edwards, who put forward the notice of motion calling for a feasibility report to investigate possible aquaculture industries and their potential to create new and diverse economic opportunities for Redland City.

“The Redlands is perfectly situated to take advantage of the surrounding marine life and today’s decision means Council will look at all options for making the Redlands a location of choice for aquaculture businesses,” Cr Edwards said.

“It includes looking at collaboration with existing aquaculture businesses and investigating development opportunities on Council’s own landholdings.

“We have already been approached by at least two businesses recently wanting to invest in aquaculture and the aim of this report will be to look at city-wide options for economically and environmentally sustainable ventures.

“We need to know what industries may be possible, the infrastructure required to support these, their level of community support and whether there is sufficient business interest to make aquaculture a viable local industry.”

A report on the city-wide feasibility of aquaculture industries will now come back to Council in March 2016.

Today’s decision follows a notice of motion brought to Council in September by Cr Craig Ogilvie to investigate possible collaborations with an existing aquaculture business.

Cr Ogilvie said there are many advantages to helping aquaculture get off the ground in the City.

“This could provide diversity in our economy and there is enormous potential to see aquaculture thrive in Redlands –we know the interest is already there,” Cr Ogilvie said.

“The hope is that if aquaculture proves a viable industry for our City, in future years we won’t be known only for the marine life in Moreton Bay, but also the sustainable Redlands’ fish farms.”

 

‘Redlands on the move’ forum talks


Our ‘Redlands on the move’ transport forums kicked off yesterday in Cleveland (Sunday 1 November). Below are recordings from two of our experts.

Check out our ‘Redlands on the move’ website for details of the next two forums being held on Saturday 7 November and Saturday 14 November. First 33 attendees at each forum receive a Go Card with three days’ free travel!

Senior Research Fellow and Australian Research Council-Discovery Future Fellow Dr Matthew Burke of the Urban Research Program at Griffith University

CSIRO Principal Scientist Dr Stefan Hajkowicz