Monthly Archives: May 2019

Redland Bay on show in Harrow Season 2

Redlands Coast is set to again be showcased to a global audience when Harrow Season 2 – a 10-part Australian crime drama series – premieres on Sunday 12 May at 8.40pm on ABC TV.

Harrow is a crime drama series, made by Hoodlum Entertainment for ABC Australia and Disney-owned ABC Studios International. The series has been supported by Screen Queensland.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that four Harrow cast members including Welsh star and lead actor Ioan Gruffudd, who plays Dr Daniel Harrow, and Jolene Anderson (All Saints, Home and Away) as well as 55 crew were on location filming at Redland Bay for episode two for a day in January.

“Film-friendly Redlands Coast was fortunate to welcome the cast and crew of Harrow including lead actor Ioan Gruffudd to Cleveland for Season 1 in November 2017,” Cr Williams said.

“I’m pleased that Hoodlum Entertainment has again recognised the versatility of Redlands Coast’s naturally wonderful locations and that Redland Bay was a location of choice for its second season of Harrow.”

“Redlands Coast community groups that directly benefitted from the filming of Harrow Season 2 included the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association Redland Bay and Redland Bay Amateur Fishing Club,” Cr Williams said.

Harrow Season 2 Executive Producer Nathan Mayfield said: “We look forward to filming here every season – there are so many places to explore, most of which have never been seen on TV before. A lot of crew live in Redlands so it’s great to have an opportunity to work in our backyard and show off what the area has to offer”.

Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said Harrow Season 2 created approximately 300 jobs for Queensland cast and crew as well as 800 extras and provided three training opportunities for new and emerging practitioners across editing, writing and the camera department.

“We are committed to investing in Queensland’s screen industry and home-grown productions that provide economic, employment and training opportunities for our community and strengthen our local capability to create world-class screen content for global audiences,” Ms Vieira said.

Harrow was co-created by writer Stephen M. Irwin (Australia Day, Wake in Fright, Secret & Lies) and Leigh McGrath (Australia Day, Secrets & Lies, Strange Calls), and was again produced by Brisbane-based Hoodlum Entertainment’s Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield.

Harrow Season 2 synopsis

The brilliant, unorthodox pathologist Dr Daniel Harrow is back. After surviving an attempted murder, Harrow gets back to work solving baffling cases, all the while on a very personal mission that cuts closer to home than ever before. 

Council continues assessment of Redlands Coast fire risks

Redland City Council today announced it had engaged an external consultant to complete an independent review of fire risk for Redlands Coast.

Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said consultants Ten Rivers, who undertook the Russell Island Fire Review, had been engaged to complete a detailed fire strategy review for Council land across the remainder of the city.

“Council has undertaken significant fire risk mapping and planning on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands as part of the Russell Island Fire Review, and is now broadening its focus to key mainland bushland areas,” Cr Williams said.

“The review will consider a host of issues, from public awareness and education to critical asset management and mapping of ‘hot spot’ areas to allow us to focus our fire management resources where there is the greatest need.”

Cr Williams said Council’s fire management programs were year round, with winter months switching the focus to completing future planning and undertaking controlled burns.

“Cooler months provide better weather for undertaking controlled burns, so while waiting for the review findings, Council will continue its ongoing fire management programs to take advantage of conditions,” she said.

“In addition to the upcoming review, Council officers have also provided an initial assessment of the community’s mainland fire risk to develop our controlled burns program for the remainder of 2019.

“Priority parks and reserves under Council’s control were identified through assessments, including physical site inspections or ‘ground truthing’, to visually assess fuel loads, and include areas in Redland Bay, Mount Cotton, Birkdale, Alexandra Hills, Cleveland and Sheldon.

“Burns are planned to take place across the mainland and bay islands in 2019, weather and QFES approval permitting.

“Autumn and winter are also ideal times for private landowners to assess their property’s bushfire risks and take actions to reduce them.”

Labour Day Public Holiday Closures

Council offices, customer service centres and libraries

Redland City Council offices, customer service centres and libraries will be closed on Monday 6 May 2019, returning to regular operating hours on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

During this time after hours return chutes will be closed. No items will be due during this time.

Redland IndigiScapes Centre & Nursery

Redland IndigiScapes Centre is currently closed for renovations.

The IndigiScapes Nursery and Gardens will be open from 10am – 4pm on Monday.

Bin collections

Please report any missed services on 3829 8999.

Waste transfer stations

All mainland and island waste transfer stations will be open. Residents should check the website for all other opening times.

RecycleWorld Redland Bay

RecycleWorld Redland Bay is open from 10am-2pm Saturday and Tuesday

Redland Animal Shelter

The Redland Animal Shelter will operate as per regular operating hours.

Redland Performing Arts Centre

The RPAC Box office is closed on Monday 6 May for Labour Day.

During this time bookings can be made online via

We will reopen on Tuesday 7 May at 10am.

Redland Art Gallery Cleveland

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland will be closed Monday 6 May, reopening 9am Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Redland Art Gallery Capalaba

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will Monday 6 May, reopening 9am Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Out of hours emergencies

For council-related emergencies, please phone 3829 8999.

Redland City Council acquires strategic waterfront land near lighthouse

Redland City Council has acquired a strategic parcel of prime waterfront land adjacent to one of the city’s most popular landmarks, Cleveland Point Recreation Reserve.

The three adjoining blocks, which cover 1859 square metres and have panoramic views across Moreton Bay, are considered of great historical and community value.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council determined that the opportunity to acquire the freehold undeveloped land at 232, 234 and 236 Shore Street North for $3.6 million was too good to pass up.

“This was a chance for Council to bring this land into community ownership and to do something really special with it,” Cr Williams said.

“Being just south of where the lighthouse is today and adjoining the Council park makes it well worth the investment, allowing us to make what is one of Redlands Coast’s best known and loved landmarks even more attractive.

“It will certainly improve access to the bay and coastline, providing our residents with the chance to enjoy what they love most about the Redlands Coast.

“At the end of the day Council felt we would rather see local families enjoying fish and chips by the bay on this land instead of houses, so we have acquired it and we will now undertake engagement to ask the community what we should do with it.

“While we don’t yet have a final use, I don’t think the land should be used for houses or units; it has the potential to boost Cleveland Point’s reputation as a regionally significant destination by providing an even better spot for locals and visitors.”

Cr Williams said the positioning of the land on the western foreshore of Cleveland Point with its stunning outlook offers many possibilities to create a memorable quality tourism experience.

“The area epitomises the natural wonder of Redlands Coast. It is a unique foreshore destination and its historic character is a big part of our identity,” Cr Williams said.

There was good reason this area was selected as the location to film scenes for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader a decade ago and why it remains so popular with locals and visitors today.”

Cr Williams said that while the future use of the land was being decided, the land would be maintained “as is”.

Meanwhile, Council is keen to hear stories and uncover old photographs of Cleveland Point, which is home to one of the first lighthouses in Queensland, built in 1865.

“As we look at the future use of this land, it’s a great time to develop the story of this important place in Redlands Coast’s maritime and farming history,” Cr Williams said. “We would love to hear your stories about Cleveland Point and what it means to you.”

Stories and photographs of Cleveland Point can be emailed to,  drop them in at one of our customer service centres or telephone Council on 3829 8999.

Rich history

  • The traditional Quandamooka owners knew the Cleveland area as Nandeebie or Nandillie.
  • The Cleveland Point Lighthouse was built in 1864-65 to guide the small coastal steamers that travelled between Brisbane and farming settlements along the Logan and Albert Rivers.
  • One of Queensland’s first lighthouses, it is one of only two surviving examples of its type.
  • Cleveland Point was briefly known as Pumpkin Point and Emu Point.
  • The first public jetty was built at Cleveland Point in 1866 and extended towards Peel Island.
  • Cleveland was proclaimed in December 1850, at time when many hoped to make Cleveland Point the main port of Moreton Bay, with either Brisbane or Ipswich as the commercial centre.
  • Cleveland Point was once a busy commercial centre. In 1859, following the failure of the port bid, squatter and investor Francis Bigge converted his wool store complex on Cleveland Point into a sawmill. It was operated by shipbuilder Taylor Winship, who set up a shipbuilding yard next door soon after.
  • In 1861, Cleveland’s first post office began operating on the tip of Cleveland Point with Taylor Winship as the first postmaster. This allotment later included the telegraph office and the Bank of Queensland.
  • In 1866, the Queensland Government finished the 1000-foot jetty off the eastern side of Cleveland Point.
  • In 1880, Cleveland’s third hotel, the Pier Hotel, was established on Cleveland Point. It burnt down in 1936, its site is now occupied by the Lighthouse Restaurant.
  • In 1885, the Queensland Government built a new jetty on Cleveland Point, this time on the western (Raby Bay) side.
  • In 1897, the railway line was extended to Cleveland Point, terminating near Paxton Street.
  • The Cleveland Pier Kiosk was built next to the western jetty at Cleveland Point in 1920. Visitors were charged tuppence to go out onto the jetty to fish or swim. The kiosk operated until its owners, the Galloways, pulled it down around 1936-1937.
  • For six months from the beginning of 1944, the Ship and Gun Crew Command No. 1 occupied the Cleveland Point Reserve as a firing range, installing a concrete gun platform.
  • In 1978, the jetty on the western side of Cleveland Point was demolished.

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