Monthly Archives: April 2019

Council trials ‘seapots’ to give local waters a boost


Redland City Council is trialling specialised ‘seapots’ in Sovereign Waters Lake, at Wellington Point, to encourage marine life and assess their potential to improve water quality. The first stage of the proof-of-concept trial involves 20 seapots the size of large flower pots, which have been attached to the lake’s seawall to create rock pools. Redland  Continue reading…

Redlands Animal Shelter continues to evolve


Redlands Animal Shelter has established an internal onsite veterinary service at its Thornlands-based facility in a bid to further streamline its animal adoption program. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that as the vet service would not be available to the general public, it wouldn’t compete with local vets. “Its purpose will be to support  Continue reading…

Dead fig tree scheduled for removal


Redland City Council will remove a dead tree in Fig Tree Place, Ormiston after losing a long battle to save it. The tree had been closely monitored over several years but remediation treatments to rejuvenate its health unfortunately were unsuccessful. Council’s decision to remove it and replace it with another tree was validated by a  Continue reading…

Thompson’s Beach temporarily closed for swimming


Redland City Council is advising residents and visitors that swimming at Thompson’s Beach, Victoria Point is not recommended from today. After routine sampling revealed elevated levels of enterococci bacteria, Council has temporarily closed the beach,erected no swimming signs and will undertake ongoing sampling. While low levels of enterococci bacteria are often found in waterways, particularly after  Continue reading…

250,000 Redlands Coast plants … and growing


Redland City Council this week achieved an important milestone, reaching the 250,000 mark in an initiative to plant one million native plants across Redlands Coast by 2026. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the achievement, reached at Smith Street, Capalaba, was part of an ongoing planting program to enhance existing, and create new, wildlife corridors  Continue reading…

Council advises of Lyngbya at Coochiemudlo Island


Signs have been erected at Coochiemudlo Island’s Main and Norfolk beaches to advise residents and visitors of the presence of Lyngbya (Lyngbya majuscule), a naturally occurring blue-green algae that can cause skin, eye and respiratory irritations if people come in contact with it. The presence of Lyngbya is not uncommon for waters around the Redlands  Continue reading…

Council adopts new policy on the temporary commercial use of public open space


A new Council policy will help activate local open spaces and parks, generating economic opportunity while allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the Redlands Coast naturally wonderful locations. Council’s Temporary Commercial Use of Public Open Space Policy is designed to ensure a vibrant, local economy while minimising impacts on nearby businesses and residential properties. Mayor  Continue reading…

Council to ask State for more detail on its Draft Waste Management Strategy


Redland City Council will write to the State Government with detailed feedback on its Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, before public consultation closes on 5 April. Mayor Karen Williams said it was important to express Council’s concerns about the State’s draft strategy, which was likely to incur significant costs and have implications for  Continue reading…