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 and relax by the stage as Torres Strait Islander singer, songwriter and musician Chris Tamwoy and a range of local artists deliver some great sounds.

Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod will be there to shine a culinary spotlight on Redlands Coast’s thriving food scene with cooking demonstrations, while some of Redlands Coast’s best food producers plus popular food trucks will serve up a range of delectable treats.

Mayor Karen Williams said the community could also enjoy live music, activities and food truck delights in other areas of Redlands Coast from 11am to 3pm on Australia Day.

“Bring the family and enjoy the food, activities and music celebrations,” she said.

“These pop-up park events will bring the community together to celebrate the contribution that every Australian makes to our nation, from our Traditional Owners, who have been here for more than 65,000 years, to others who have lived here for generations and those who have come from across the world to call Australia home.

“At Wellington Point Reserve, the ever-popular Little Steely Brothers will entertain, while Capalaba Regional Park will feature activities for our younger residents, including a reptile show and children’s stage entertainment.

“Or head to Mount Cotton Community Park and enjoy jumping castles as well as some great music and food trucks.”

Cr Williams said Council wanted to ensure everyone could enjoy Redlands Coast’s beautiful open spaces on Australia Day, so Council would run courtesy buses and have extra traffic and litter patrols in place for the comfort and amenity of all.

“It would be appreciated if everyone celebrating outdoors could assist by being patient and respectful of others,” she said.

“To help keep our community safe, these events will have COVID-safe measures in place, including a limit on the number of people permitted inside the event fencing, and it is especially important that people adhere to physical distancing and regular hand washing or sanitising.

“We also urge people to help keep Redlands Coast the naturally wonderful place it is by not littering, and taking their waste home where possible and disposing of it there.”

The Australia Day Celebration events on Redlands Coast are hosted by Redland City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government and National Australia Day Council, and proudly supported by B105, Triple M, BayFM and Rotary clubs across Redlands Coast.

COVID SAFETY

Redland City Council’s Australia Day events will operate under a State Government COVID-Safe Event Checklist, which will facilitate contact tracing and manage attendance numbers.

This includes QR code registration, additional fencing, physical distancing requirements and monitors, hand sanitiser stations and enhanced cleaning.

QR code scanning is essential to monitor and control attendance numbers at the events.

EVENT DETAILS

Great Australian Bites on Redlands Coast

When: 11am-3pm, Tuesday 26 January 2021

Where: Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Masthead Drive, Cleveland

What: Free entry; live stage entertainment by some of our finest local talent, including Chris Tamwoy; celebrity chef cooking demonstrations by Alastair McLeod; local food producer showcase; wine and craft beer bar; cultural demonstrations; Australia Day activities. Limited to 1500 people for COVID safety requirements.

Courtesy bus: A free event courtesy bus will operate on a loop from 10am-4pm, picking up and dropping off at the following Cleveland CBD car parking locations:

  • Wynyard Street car park
  • Middle Street bus stop
  • Doig Street car park
  • Cleveland train station bus stop
  • Event Location – Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Masthead Drive, Cleveland

For further information about Great Australian Bites on Redlands Coast, visit Council’s website.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government as part of Queensland’s Australia Day program.

Other park events:

Wellington Point Reserve

When: 11am-3pm, Tuesday 26 January 2021

What: Free entry; live stage entertainment; food trucks; Australia Day family-fun activities. Limited to 1000 people for COVID safety requirements.

Courtesy bus: A free event courtesy bus will operate between 10.30am-4.00pm on a continuous loop from:

  • Wellington Point train station bus stop,
  • Wellington Point Community Hall car park – E.G.W Wood Sports Field, Birkdale Road, Wellington Point
  • Village Green car park, Main Road, Wellington Point
  • Event Location – Wellington Point Recreation Reserve, Main Road, Wellington Point

Mount Cotton Community Park

When: 11am-3pm, Tuesday 26 January 2021

What: Free entry; live stage entertainment; food trucks; Australia Day family-fun activities. Limited to 1500 people for COVID safety requirements.

Courtesy bus: A free event courtesy bus will operate between 10.30am-4.00pm on a continuous loop from:

  • Mount Cotton State School Public car park, Sanctuary Drive, Mount Cotton
  • Bayview Conservation Park car park, German Church Road, Mount Cotton
  • Event Location – Mount Cotton Community Park, Valley Way, Mount Cotton

Capalaba Regional Park

When: 11am-3pm, Tuesday 26 January 2021

What: Free entry; live stage entertainment; food trucks; Australia Day family-fun activities. Limited to 1000 people for COVID safety requirements.

Courtesy bus: A free event courtesy bus will operate between 10.30am-4.00pm on a continuous loop from:

  • John Fredericks Park, Banfield Lane, Capalaba
  • Park and Ride car park, Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba
  • Event Location – Capalaba Regional Park, Pittwin Road, Capalaba

For further information about the pop-up park events, visit Council’s website.

 

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