Monthly Archives: August 2019

$34.1 million Southern Islands passenger ferry terminal upgrade


Redland City Council and the Queensland Government are a step closer to a $34.1 million upgrade of Redlands Coast’s four Southern Island passenger ferry terminals.

Council has welcomed a State Government offer to design and co-fund with Council the long-awaited rebuild of the terminals and will now commence negotiations for a Deed of Agreement with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Mayor Karen Williams said the State’s offer followed negotiations over many months with TMR and Translink to upgrade the passenger ferry terminals at Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra islands.

“Council has been determined to negotiate a deal that best serves the interests of island residents and visitors to use these terminals well into the future,” she said.

“The upgrade of the Russell Island ferry terminal will be given top priority, because of the condition of the facility, with sequencing of the other upgrades determined during the planning phase.”

“The State and Council are working together to share the construction costs, ensuring this vital infrastructure provides reliable and safe transport for our Southern Islands.

“This infrastructure is the lifeblood of the communities they service and it is great to see Council and the State partnering to upgrade it.

“Unlike most residents, these communities have no other transport options available to them.”

Redland City Councillor for Division 5 Mark Edwards welcomed the development of a partnership and said the project had many benefits for the four island communities.

“We know these communities rely on this infrastructure to access everything from employment to critical health services and this project will enhance commuter safety, as well as improve access to these vital services” he said.

“Council is keen to work with TMR to develop an operating model that ensures the long-term viability of this significant community infrastructure.”

Member for Redlands Kim Richards said the ferry terminal upgrades were not only a vital piece of infrastructure for local residents, but important destination experiences to showcase arrival to our magnificent Redlands Coast islands.

“The $34.1 million upgrades to the terminals were a significant investment by both State Government and Redland City Council and is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate on delivering for our island communities.”

6 August 2019 – Controlled Burns, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)


Redland City Council’s Parks & Conservation crews will be undertaking multiple planned burns in the Point Lookout area on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, starting today Tuesday 6 August and going through to Friday 9 August 2019, commencing each day at approximately 9.30am (weather permitting).

Location

George Nothling Drive, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island (Tramican Street and George Nothling Drive Conservation Areas).

These burns are being undertaken for hazard reduction and ecological purposes.

It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work. Traffic management will be in place as a contingency.

Motorists are advised to drive with cautions and to conditions. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering a respiratory condition.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, please visit our Parks and Conservation Planned Burn Program

 

Find out about ageing well at free community events


Redlands Coast residents wanting to find out about ageing in their own homes are encouraged to attend a special presentation focussed on creating and maintaining a connected and supportive community for local seniors.

Redland City Mayor Karen William said Council would be hosting two special presentations by Waverton Hub (NSW), free to the community.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Redlands Coast seniors, community groups and providers of social services to investigate a very successful Australian model for ageing well in the community,” Cr Williams said.

“Waverton Hub – run by 300 volunteer members – exists solely to enable its members to age well within their own homes – for as long, as meaningfully and inexpensively as possible.

“The group has been so successful that it has received an Australian Government grant to travel the nation, sharing its experiences to encourage other communities to set up their own senior hubs.

“We know Redlands Coast has an ageing community and Council is committed to looking for innovative approaches that empower people to play an active role in their retirement years.

“To cater for our mainland and island residents, there will be two events to choose from.”

“Book now to learn about the benefits to members and resources available to set up a hub; and explore whether with this model could be adapted for local use.”

Waverton Hub Events: Find out about ageing well

Capalaba Event
10am – 11.30am, Monday 26 August
Capalaba Place Hall
9 Rickey Street

Macleay Island Event
2pm – 3.30pm, Monday 26 August
Macleay Island Community Centre Hall
32 High Central Road

RSVP: Email Council’s Strengthening Communities team or phone 3829 8999. Note: Please book for one event only.

More information about Waverton Hub

1 August 2019 – controlled burn, Greater Glider Conservation Area, Alexandra Hills


Redland City Council Parks & Conservation crews will be undertaking a planned burn starting today Thursday 1 August 2019 in Alexandra Hills at approximately 9.30am (weather permitting).

Location: Greater Glider Conservation Area, 250-354 Redland Bay Road, Alexandra Hills

It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work. Traffic management will be in place as a contingency, in case smoke presents a hazard to localised streets.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering a respiratory condition.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, please visit our Parks and Conservation Planned Burn Program