Monthly Archives: August 2020

Recycled tyres drive change at Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre


An innovative tyre recycling program is driving change at Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre. Council is working with road construction company RPQ Group to use crumbed rubber blended bitumen to resurface a 22,000sq m upper level section of the recycling and waste centre. Mayor Karen Williams said the upgrade works would repurpose 550 used tyres.  Continue reading…

Island recycling and waste centres now accept asbestos materials


Redlands Coast island residents and commercial customers are now permitted to dispose of asbestos-containing materials, fibro and cement sheeting materials at their local recycling and waste centres. Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council would now permit asbestos-containing materials, fibro and cement sheeting disposal at the recycling and waste centres on Russell, Macleay, Coochiemudlo and  Continue reading…

Have your say on Beth Boyd Park upgrades


Redland City Council is inviting the Redlands Coast community to have a say on the upgrade of Thorneside’s Beth Boyd Park. Mayor Karen Williams said Beth Boyd Park was a special area that had been enjoyed by generations of locals and visitors alike. “This coastal park has been popular with many people for a long  Continue reading…

EKKA Redlands Coast Public Holiday Closures for 10 August, 2020


Council Offices & Customer Service Centres Redland City Council offices and customer service centres will be closed on Monday 10 August 2020, returning to regular operating hours on Tuesday 11 August 2020. Bin Collections Normal bin services will occur on the public holiday. Remember to put your bin out the night before as trucks start  Continue reading…

Charlie Buckler Sportsfield car park upgrade underway


Redland City Council has commenced construction on an $800,000 upgrade to the car park at Charlie Buckler Sportsfield on Boundary Road, Redland Bay. Mayor Karen Williams said work started at the beginning of July and would include resurfacing as well as the installation of stormwater pipes, kerb and channelling, 14 street lights, footpaths and landscaping.  Continue reading…

Council supports Covid-19 urban planning flexibility – not unintended legacies.


Redland City Council will not opt into state government Covid-19 planning regulation changes, for now, saying the Redland City Plan already aligns well with the majority of proposed changes. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council fully supports the need to facilitate flexible support for businesses, jobs and economic growth in response to impacts of  Continue reading…

Council to speak up at 124th LGAQ Conference


Redland City Council will use October’s Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) conference to advocate for several key issues on behalf of the community, including encouraging more respectful debate in parliament, clearer planning outcomes and regional recognition for local islands. Mayor Karen Williams said the full list of motions, which were supported unanimously at today’s  Continue reading…

Russell Island botanical garden a step closer


Russell Island residents are a step closer to having their own botanical garden after Redland City Council today resolved to enter into a three-year trustee lease with the State Government over about three hectares of Kings Road land. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was progressing the arrangement after receiving advice from the State  Continue reading…

Council invites expressions of interest for eco-friendly tourism opportunity


Redland City Council is inviting expressions of interest for the development and operation of a high quality tourist park on the former Department of Agriculture and Fisheries land in MacArthur Street, Alexandra Hills. Council purchased the land in 2018 after many years of negotiation with consecutive state governments. Mayor Karen Williams said the land had  Continue reading…