Monthly Archives: November 2019

Redlands Coast Receives Top Award For Garage Sale Trail


Redland City Council has been rewarded for encouraging residents to be part of last month’s national Garage Sale Trail. Council has received the Trail’s Outstanding Achievement Award for best overall campaign in the nationwide community event, supported by more than 140 councils around Australia. Only 10 councils received awards for their work in encouraging and  Continue reading…

State of Fire Emergency partially lifted – Fire ban remains in place


While the State of Fire Emergency Declaration has been removed for Redland City Council, the local fire ban continues. 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 but must be used with extreme care. For  Continue reading…

Mayor Calls For End To Confusing Vegetation Clearing Laws


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has called on the Queensland Government to review legislation relating to vegetation clearing for bushfire management, over concerns the current laws are too confusing. Cr Williams has written to three Queensland Ministers calling for a review of the legislation, which has caused community concern. “At the moment there is inconsistency about what landholders can and can’t  Continue reading…

Protect your health from bushfire smoke


While there are no fires burning on Redlands Coast air quality is still being affected by smoke haze from fires around the rest of the state. The community is advised to remain alert to the levels of smoke, especially vulnerable people with asthma or pre-existing lung or heart conditions. What can you do: • Look after  Continue reading…

State of Fire Emergency continues – Redland City is part of a total fire ban until further notice


A State of Fire Emergency declared earlier this month continues across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, which bans a range of activities that can cause fires to ignite and prohibits the lighting of specified outdoor fires. What you cannot do during a State of Fire Emergency: • No fireworks. • No hangis or pit ovens permitted.  Continue reading…

Moreton Bay Cycleway extension opens


This week marked a high point for Redlands Coast cyclists and recreational trail users, with the completion of Stage 1 of a multi-million dollar extension to Moreton Bay Cycleway. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Stage 1 was part of a multi-stage cycleway extension jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government, due for completion  Continue reading…

Centre for Women moves into new historic home


Cleveland’s historic Station Master’s Cottage is now home to the Redlands Centre for Women (RCW). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams officially opened the Centre’s new headquarters at the Cleveland historical precinct last Saturday, after RCW signed a five-year lease to occupy the Council building. “Council is pleased to have been able to offer RCW more  Continue reading…

Security cameras to keep watch on Weinam Creek precinct


A unique agreement across three levels of government will see security cameras installed at the Weinam Creek marina precinct in Redland Bay. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said work starting this week on the installation of the security cameras came after funding from the Federal Government and a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Government  Continue reading…

Redland City Council Annual Report tells of positive performance


Redland City Council today endorsed its Annual Report 2018 – 2019, highlighting positive financial and operational results and Council’s significant activities for the year. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the report showed Council’s continued financial sustainability and also outlined where the money goes, with a 100 per cent delivery of its Operational Plan 2018  Continue reading…

Financial Hardship Policy adopted by Council


Redland City Council will work with residents struggling to pay their rates and charges after Council today voted to adopt a new Financial Hardship Policy. Redland Mayor Karen Williams said the policy ensures debt collection practises are sensitive to a ratepayers’ financial situation. “We know that some ratepayers experience difficulty in paying rates or charges  Continue reading…