Monthly Archives: January 2021

Council seeks input on draft Age-friendly Action Plan


Redland City Council is inviting the community to have its say on the draft Redlands Coast Age-friendly Action Plan 2021-2026. Mayor Karen Williams said the draft plan was based on the World Health Organisation’s Age-friendly Cities model that was developed in 2004 as a planning response to population ageing. “It explores how a city’s landscape,  Continue reading…

Local heroes honoured at Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards


A community leader who has been influential within her North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) community for more than 40 years was named Citizen of the Year at the Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards 2021. Mayor Karen Williams said Aunty Lyn Shipway was a passionate advocate for her community. “Aunty Lyn is CEO of North Stradbroke Island  Continue reading…

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Council closes walking tracks during aerial spraying for mozzies


In response to heavy rain earlier in the week, Redland City Council will close some of its walking tracks at Victoria Point and Wellington Point on Friday morning, 22 January 2021, to conduct an aerial treatment of mosquito breeding sites. Mayor Karen Williams said the larger additional treatment will target both freshwater and saltwater areas.  Continue reading…

Implementation Plan adopted for Amity Point erosion management


Redland City Council has adopted an Implementation Plan to assist Council and property owners manage erosion along the Amity Point coastline on North Stradbroke Island. Under Council’s Coastal Adaptation Strategy, Amity Point has been identified as a high-priority locality and has been the focus of Council-led Shoreline Erosion Management Planning (SEMP) since 2015, which sets  Continue reading…

Fire review response has actioned and progressed all 56 recommendations. 


Council has completed all 56 recommendations included in the 2017 Fire Review by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chairperson, Cr Karen Williams said the QFES report was commissioned by Council following the 2016 fires on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and resulted in significant improvements across  Continue reading…

Redlands motorists urged to heed ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’ warnings


Redlands Coast residents are urged not to drive through flood water over roads after emergency services attended five swift water incidents overnight. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Karen Williams said one driver had to be rescued after her car ended up on a guard rail on Springacre Road, Thornlands. “While last  Continue reading…

Sandbagging stations available on Redlands Coast from Tuesday 19 January, 8am until 4pm Wednesday 20 January


Redland City Council will establish self-serve sandbagging stations from Tuesday 19 January, 8am until 4pm Wednesday 20 January. Self-service sandbagging stations are located at: Cleveland – Redland City Council South Street Depot – Click here for directions Council staff and SES will be onsite to assist. Sand, bags and shovels will be supplied. North Stradbroke Island  Continue reading…

Australia Day celebrations on Redlands Coast


Celebrate Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January, on Redlands Coast at one of the free community events organised by Redland City Council. Get ready for a stellar line-up of live entertainment and a feast of local foods as Great Australian Bites comes to Raby Bay Foreshore Park from 11am to 3pm on the day. Kick back  Continue reading…

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Mayor achieves stop work order on demolition of historic homestead


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has won a reprieve for a local heritage building after Acting Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch agreed to a Stop Work Order on the proposed demolition of a 136-year-old Wellington Point homestead. Cr Williams wrote to Minister Enoch earlier in the week after being alerted to the potential demolition of  Continue reading…

E-waste collection planned for island communities


Redland City Council is hoping to collect three tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) for recycling during an annual collection drive for the island communities in February 2021. Mayor Karen Williams said e-waste was one of the fastest growing types of waste worldwide and most could be recycled. “Australians generate about 73kg of e-waste per household  Continue reading…