Monthly Archives: November 2018

North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 4.40pm Friday 30 November – Residents gather at North Stradbroke Island for community meeting


More than 60 residents attended the community meeting at Dunwich this afternoon to find out the latest information about the fire on North Stradbroke Island.

North Stradbroke Island residents have gathered at a community meeting in Dunwich this afternoon to find out the latest information about a fire burning in 18 Mile Swamp, near Blue Lake on the eastern side of the island. More than 60 residents gathered to hear from representatives from Redland City Council, QFES, Qld Police, Traditional  Continue reading…

North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 10.15am Friday 30 November – Generators, water bombing and a community meeting at NSI


While there are no immediate threats to townships, generators are being taken to North Stradbroke Island as a precaution. Water bombing and backburning are also continuing ahead of anticipated increased temperature and winds across the weekend. A community meeting is also planned for 3pm today at Dunwich community Hall, Ballow Street to provide the latest  Continue reading…

North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 12.15pm Thursday 29 November 2018 – Straddie residents urged to stay alert – Dunwich township meeting 3pm tomorrow


A township meeting will be held at Dunwich at 3pm on Friday 30 November to provide an update on the fire currently burning at 18 Mile Swamp, near Blue Lake on the eastern side of North Stradbroke Island. Residents are advised to keep updated with community messaging. The township meeting, with representatives from emergency services  Continue reading…

Overnight backburning at 18 Mile Swamp fire, North Stradbroke Island


Overnight backburning at 18 Mile Swamp fire, North Stradbroke Island  A fire is burning at 18 Mile Swamp on North Stradbroke Island, near Blue Lake on the eastern side of the island. The Redlands Local Disaster Management Group has been stood up. Qld Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Parks and Wildlife and Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal  Continue reading…

Stay healthy during the heat


Stay healthy during hot conditions such as those we are currently experiencing in Redlands Coast. Stay hydrated, out of the sun and check on neighbours. And don’t forget to keep your pets cool also. See Queensland’s health information sheets for more information. https://www.qld.gov.au/emergency/dealing-disasters/disaster-types/heatwave Staying safe and healthy in hot weather poster

Redlands Coast Fire Ban


A total fire ban is in place for all of Redland City up until 11.59pm tonight, Wednesday November 28. Power tools and mowers can be used with extreme care. More information on fire bans: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au  

Council refuses to make SMBI residents keep paying for free inter-island travel


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said an announcement by the State Government that they would fund inter-island travel on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) was a win for the community. “Minister for Transport Mark Bailey and Kim Richards have been trying to get Council to continue making residents pay through the SMBI Translink levy  Continue reading…