Monthly Archives: October 2019

Youth reference group for Redlands Coast

Redland City Council will hear more from the city’s young people following a decision this week to establish a youth reference group on Redlands Coast.  

Deputy Mayor Lance Hewlett, who presided over this week’s general meeting, said Council had already delivered a range of activities for young people, and a youth reference group would further provide Redlands Coast’s younger residents the opportunity to provide Council feedback on issues that affected them. 

“A youth reference group will also offer a platform for young people to voice their opinions to effect change,” he said.  

“Our young residents are the future of our Redlands Coast community, and this is a great opportunity for them to have a say in how our community takes shape into the future.” 

Cr Hewlett said the youth reference group model to be developed would enhance existing targeted activities, including forums and summits, to engage with the city’s youth. 

“The reference group will include school leavers, young professionals and innovators, and will give feedback to Council on youth issues, with the group meeting on an as needs basis,” he said.    

The reference group stems from a Notice of Motion put before Council last year by Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty, who said being involved in a youth reference group was a great chance for young residents to also build leadership skills. 

“Having an open, direct and productive relationship with the young people of our city will ensure Council hears their voices now and into the future,” Cr Talty said. 

“It will allow our young people to have more of a voice and give their thoughts on subjects that matter to them, such as youth facilities, public transport, youth events and more.” 

Cr Hewlett said Council would advise the community when expressions of interest for the youth reference group were open. 



Queensland Triathlon Road Closures 2019 – 2020

Event Dates:

  • Queensland Triathlon Series Round 2 – Sunday 13th October 2019 – Event Manual
  • Queensland Triathlon Series Round 4 – Sunday 8th December 2019 – Event Manual
  • Queensland Triathlon Series Round 7 – Sunday 8th March 2020 – Event Manual

The roads that will be effected and times for all 3 events are as follows: 

  • Harbourview Ct (4:30am to 11:00am)
  • Shore St West (from Waterloo st to Masthead Dr, 6:15am to 10:45am)
  • Shore St West (from Masthead dr to Wellington, St 6:15am to 10:30am)
  • Gordon St (from Shore St West to Bainbridge st West, 6:15am to 10:30am)
  • Bainbridge St East (from Gordon to Bainbridge St West, 6:15am to 10:30am
  • Wellington St/Northern Arterial Rd (from Bainbridge St West to Sturgeon St, 6:15am to 10:30am)
  • Waterloo St (from Shore St West to Middle St, 6:15am to 10:30am)

More information:

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday Closures 7 October 2019

Council offices, customer service centres and libraries

Redland City Council offices, customer service centres and libraries will be closed on Monday 7 October 2019, returning to regular operating hours on Tuesday 8 October 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 will be closed on Monday 7 October 2019.

The Native Gardens will be open from 10am – 4pm on Monday 7 October 2019.

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 7 October, reopening 10am Tuesday 8 October 2019.

During this time bookings can be made online via

Redland Art Gallery Cleveland

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland will be closed Monday 7 October, reopening 9am Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Redland Art Gallery Capalaba

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will Monday 7 October, reopening 8:30am Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Out of hours emergencies

For council-related emergencies, please phone 3829 8999.

Fire ban for Redlands Coast extended

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises the current fire ban across Redland City has been extended up to and including Friday 11 October, 2019.

This means there can be no open fires.

QFES advises fires within a properly constructed barbecue are allowed provided they are not left unattended.

Power tools can be used use with extreme care.

The fire ban will also cover our neighbours in Brisbane and Moreton Bay Regional council areas.

More information:

Koala selfie statue wins art challenge

The popularity of selfies is behind the winning entry in Redland City Council’s Koalas in Design art challenge.

The competition focused on promoting the importance of koala conservation and how students could help protect them, with winners presented with their awards at the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) by Mayor Karen Williams.\

The overall winner was an entry from Wellington Point State High School students, who tapped into the digital selfie photo craze to promote the message of koala protection.

It features an oversized koala sculpture with its legs acting as a seat on which people can sit and take a selfie to share on social media to encourage cyberspace conversations about koalas.

Two runners’ up awards went to Cailin Baynton from Victoria Point State High School for a sculpture design titled ‘How much can a koala bare’ and Lili Leaney from Cleveland District State High School for her mural design called ‘The only tree’.

Cr Williams said all the entries were thought provoking.

“Redlands Coast young artists have used this challenge to showcase their talents to promote ways to protect our region’s koalas,” Cr Williams said.

“The conservation of our koalas is a priority for the whole of Council but we also need to tap into the younger generation to get their ideas as well.

“The quality of the entries we received demonstrates not only the wealth of creative talent across Redlands Coast but also that our younger residents share our goals of keeping koalas safe and healthy.

“I know judges had a tough time selecting a winner and I commend all the entrants on their great efforts.”

The winning team will now work with an artist at RPAC to bring the sculpture to life and it will become part of Redland City Council Art Assets for placement in the city at a site yet to be decided.

All entries in the challenge will be on display at RPAC until October 31.