Monthly Archives: March 2021

Explore the past and help shape the future for Birkdale Community Precinct


Redland City Council is urging the community to consider Birkdale Community Precinct’s fascinating past when imagining future uses for the land. Mayor Karen Williams said the land’s past was an important part of the discussion and its heritage values should be considered when imagining how to best use the 62-hectare site. “With Aboriginal heritage and  Continue reading…

Update – Les Moore Park, Victoria Point re-opens for swimming


Redland City Council has today re-opened the beach at Les Moore Park, which was temporarily closed for swimming due to elevated levels of bacteria. Recent sampling confirmed the enterococci bacteria  – which is often found in waterways and can cause mild illnesses such as stomach upsets and infections – is no longer at high levels.  Continue reading…

Council closures during Greater Brisbane COVID-19 lockdown


The Queensland Government has today announced a three-day lockdown due to COVID-19 for Greater Brisbane, including Redland City, from 5pm Monday 29 March 2021 to 5pm Thursday 1 April 2021. Other local government areas affected by the health directive are Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Logan. Queensland Health has advised that from 5pm today, people  Continue reading…

Pop-up points to good Neighbour Day


Redland City Council has partnered with Carers Queensland and HeadSpace Capalaba in a relaxed community event designed to connect Redlands Coast residents who might otherwise be vulnerable to social isolation. Mayor Karen Williams said the collaboration saw an information stall “pop-up” at Cleveland Library Square on Thursday ahead of Neighbour Day, an annual celebration of  Continue reading…

COVID-19 Public Health Alert issued for parts of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region


Queensland has recorded one new case of locally transmitted coronavirus, with a 26-year-old Brisbane man infectious in the community since last Friday. Contact tracing is underway, below are the locations the man visited: March 20, at 11:00am, he was in the Carindale shopping centre and visited quite a few shops March 20, Baskin and Robbins ice cream store at  Continue reading…

Redland SES Unit deployed to help in Taree


A four-person crew from Redland SES Unit has joined a Brisbane taskforce in helping the inundated town of Taree, south of Port Macquarie in NSW. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the crew and a vehicle had been deployed to help with the flood response, joining a 40-member taskforce from the Brisbane region. “We are  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast App boost for business


Iconic Cleveland pub The Grand View Hotel is finding business success with a local tourism App created by Redland City Council. Since signing up to offer discount deals and rewards on the Redlands Coast Deals and Rewards App earlier this year, the hotel has attracted day trippers from as far as Ipswich and the Gold  Continue reading…

Council spends more than $10 million on local suppliers in last quarter


Redland City Council invested more than $10 million in the local economy over three months thanks to a focus on spending with local suppliers. Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s commitment to spending locally had seen Council’s local spend increase by more than $400,000 in the last quarter of 2020, continuing positive trends in local procurement.  Continue reading…

Concert hall marks 13 years with a flourish


The Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) Concert Hall turned 13 this month and will be in the spotlight with a performance by Redlands Coast’s own community orchestra. Mayor Karen Williams said the Concert Hall, which opened in March 2008 alongside the existing Community Cultural Centre, was a magnificent community asset. “The RPAC precinct, which includes  Continue reading…