Monthly Archives: February 2019

Redlands Coast supports 2032 Olympic catalyst for essential local and regional infrastructure


Redlands Coast could play a key role in the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games according to a Council of Mayors (SEQ) Olympic feasibility study released today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the feasibility study indicated south-east Queensland could host the 2032 games, with Redlands Coast earmarked as a potential venue location. “It is early  Continue reading…

Tropical Cyclone Oma: Redlands Coast update at 2pm


Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) remains at ‘Alert’ status as Tropical Cyclone Oma continues to track towards the Queensland coast. Although the Cyclone Watch has been cancelled, a Severe Weather Warning for dangerous surf, abnormally high tides, and damaging wind gusts remains current. There is potential for significant beach erosion. Residents are asked to  Continue reading…

Sandbag stations available on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is establishing self-service sandbagging stations as Tropical Cyclone Oma continues to move slowly toward the Queensland Coast. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said while the full impacts and final path of TC Oma were unknown, Council was offering the service so Redlands Coast residents  Continue reading…

New sculpture set to ‘rays’ the bar in Wellington Point Streetscape upgrade


The streetscape beautification of Wellington Point (Cullen-Cullen) has hit another high, with a spectacular sculptural installation now adorning the roundabout at the intersection of Birkdale and Main roads. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the sculpture – by prominent Queensland public artist Braham Stevens – was modelled on the dynamic and captivating Eagle Rays that  Continue reading…

Council security camera policy to include antisocial behaviour


Redland City Council has responded to a request from the community to broaden its security camera policy to include the term antisocial behaviour. Mayor Karen Williams said the term had been added to the policy section that described the cameras’ purpose, with antisocial behaviour defined as: ‘riotous, disorderly, indecent, offensive, threatening or insulting behaviour, as  Continue reading…

Council calls on State to prioritise Redlands Coast transport projects


Redland City Council is calling on the State Government to include in its Draft Regional Transport Plan an extension to Capalaba of the Eastern Busway and duplication of the Cleveland rail line as priority projects. Mayor Karen Williams said Councillors unanimously supported a formal submission to the State’s draft transport plan that asked for a  Continue reading…

Call for Redlands Coast to prepare for bad weather


Redlands Coast residents are being urged to take precautions now against expected bad weather in coming days, as Tropical Cyclone Oma tracks toward the Queensland Coast. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said the Bureau of Meteorology was keeping a close eye on the cyclone’s path. “While there  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast joins neighbouring councils to explore new waste management options


Redland City Council has joined four other south-east Queensland councils in seeking regulatory approval to explore options for future waste management services. Redland City Council, along with Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Somerset Regional Council, has applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for authorisation to invite  Continue reading…

Council calls on State for free bus loop to ease hospital parking pressures


Redland City Council is calling on the State Government to implement a free bus loop servicing Cleveland, marine transport hubs and Redland Hospital. Mayor Karen Williams said she wrote to Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, asking him to consider implementing the service to help alleviate the parking pressures at the hospital. “There has  Continue reading…

Council tells Federal Government to “put a bow on it” and gift Birkdale land to Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is calling on the Federal Government and Opposition to publicly commit to gifting the Commonwealth land at 362-388 Old Cleveland Road, Birkdale to the Redlands Coast community. Mayor Karen Williams is currently in Canberra lobbying for federal funding and has met with both the government and opposition seeking a public commitment that  Continue reading…