Monthly Archives: September 2018

New bespoke Redlands Coast canoe and kayak pontoon now open


Redland City Council has completed a new purpose built canoe and kayak launching ramp and pontoon at Raby Bay Esplanade Park, Ormiston. Redland City Mayor, Cr Karen Williams said the $600,000 pontoon construction project, opened today with the removal of bunting, will cement Redlands Coast as the region’s premier canoe and kayaking destination. “This new  Continue reading…

Media release – Redlands Healthy & Active program – Spring into Term 4!


Spring into action with another term of the Redlands Healthy & Active Program kicking off on Monday 8 October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s popular group exercise program would again offer a diverse range of low-cost activities across Redlands Coast, primarily in our naturally wonderful outdoor spaces. “This latest term follows great feedback  Continue reading…

Council begins $10 million Collins Street-School of Arts Road works


Redland City Council has commenced major road construction works on School of Arts Road and Collins Street at Redland Bay. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the work was part of Council’s commitment to improve road congestion and operation of the overall transport network for all users. “This $10 million project will complete the road  Continue reading…

Help count the glossy black-cockatoo


Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Redland City Council is calling for volunteers for the annual Redlands Coast survey of glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), to be held on Sunday 14 October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the survey was an important part of ongoing efforts to protect one of the rarest and most threatened cockatoos in Australia. “We are blessed  Continue reading…

Redland Art Award 2018 winners announced and exhibition open


Redland Art Awards 2018

Winners of the prestigious Redland Art Awards 2018 have been revealed at a Redland Art Gallery cocktail evening, with the esteemed judges selecting from a record number of high caliber entries. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who together with Redland City Council CEO Andrew Chesterman announced the winners, said the 499 entries received from across  Continue reading…

Whale Interpretive Facility – North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy


All parties involved in the Queensland Government’s North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (NSI ETS) are approaching the transition in good faith. Council has been encouraging the State Government to increase communication with residents and is pleased to see this message is being heard. The Whale Interpretive Facility planned for Point Lookout is project 22  Continue reading…

Get filming ‘Get Ready’ for great prizes


An Apple iPad Pro or a GoPro HERO6 are up for grabs as part of Redland City Council’s new ‘Get Ready’ youth video competition. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Karen Williams said the competition aimed to involve young people of Redlands Coast with community messaging around storm and bushfire season preparedness.  Continue reading…

Council sets out on Redlands Coast transport journey


How residents travel around the Redlands Coast was at the centre of two decisions made by Redland City Council in today’s General Meeting. The first decision saw Councillors endorse the Draft Redlands Coast Transport strategy for community engagement, while councillors also unanimously supported a Mayoral Minute for Council to make a submission to a State Government inquiry into  Continue reading…

Council endorsed Education and Training Industry Sector Plan for Redlands Coast


Council today endorsed its Education and Training Industry Sector Plan 2018-2023, which supports the delivery of Council’s Economic Development Framework 2014-2041(EDF). With the education and training industry being Redlands Coast’s third largest employer, contributing 4.5 per cent of the Coast’s economic output, the Education and Training Industry Sector Plan focuses on three areas: Fostering collaboration  Continue reading…

Council continues to negotiate over Commonwealth-owned Birkdale land


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will meet with yet another Federal Government MP in Canberra later this month as Council continues to try and secure the Federal Government land in Birkdale for the community. Cr Williams told today’s Council meeting that the recent Federal Government reshuffle would mean starting from scratch with new Assistant Minister  Continue reading…