Monthly Archives: April 2021

Redland City supports Olympic Games

Redland City Council has formally committed to being part of a 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games proposal.

At a special meeting today, Councillors agreed to enter into the required contractual framework to offer Redlands Coast’s support as a Games venue and Games Partner.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the agreements, which will also be considered by other South-East Queensland councils, were vital for Brisbane to progress its Olympic proposal after being announced as ‘preferred host’ for Targeted Dialogue on February 24.

“This decision allows Brisbane as preferred host to formally show they have our commitment to support the Games through the use of venues and public services,” Cr Williams said.

“We have been on this journey with Brisbane and other South-East Queensland councils from the beginning because we see a potential Olympics and Paralympic Games as a catalyst to deliver the infrastructure, including public transport infrastructure, our community needs.

“Being a Games partner has the potential to deliver significant legacies for our community and today’s decision is an exciting step towards locking in the Games and the many benefits they will bring our city and region.”

Cr Williams said that while there was still a lot to work through, bringing the Olympics and Paralympics to the region would provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity, with a Redlands Coast white-water centre included as a potential venue for Olympic canoe slalom events.

“Redland City Council is committed to delivering a water-based venue that creates a lasting community legacy, regardless of an Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Cr Williams said.

“We want to create a Redlands Coast Adventure Sports Precinct which includes a regional aquatic centre with adventure sports, water play equipment and an Olympic-standard white-water course.

“The course could be an ideal venue for canoe slalom events for a 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games, as well as being able to be used for other international, national and state competitions and emergency services training.

“It would also deliver important benefits in a post-COVID economy, with economic studies suggesting it could potentially create 152 jobs and contribute $52 million annually to the local economy while helping to deliver much-needed transport infrastructure.

“The Games would provide a rare and exciting opportunity to deliver something that enhances community lifestyle and recreational opportunities.

“A sustainable legacy must be part of any Olympics proposal and this certainly aces that requirement.”

Cr Williams said potential sites for a future Redlands Coast white-water centre were still to be determined.

“Council’s commitment to a Brisbane Games bid recognises the enormous potential for Redlands Coast and its residents, particularly in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to recover from the crisis,” Cr Williams said.


Update as at 6 April 2021, Sandbagging stations are now closed

UPDATE: Tuesday 6 April 2021 – With the cancellation of the severe weather warning and rainfall easing today, the sandbagging stations at South St Depot, Cleveland and the Dunwich, Russell and Macleay Island depots are now closed.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns of severe weather ahead over the Easter long weekend, with intense rainfall, damaging winds and dangerous surf conditions possible around central and south-east Queensland during Sunday and continuing into Monday.

Redland City Council sandbagging stations have been set up at the following locations and times:

Council Depot Cleveland – 199-205 South St, Cleveland – Click here for directions
Council staff will be onsite to assist.
Open Thursday 1 April, from 2pm – 6pm.
Good Friday 2 April to Easter Monday 5 April between 9am and 4pm.

24-hour self-service sandbagging stations are located at:

Council Depot Dunwich – 11-37 Mitchell Cres, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Redland City Council Depot, 11-37 Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich.
Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.

Council Depot Russell Island – 6 Cambridge Rd, Russell Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Council Depot on Cambridge Road. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.

Council Depot Macleay Island – 22-24 Scarborough Rd, Macleay Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Council Depot on Scarborough Terrace. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.

Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn.

Need assistance?

☎️ Call the SES on 132 500 to log a job, which will be prioritised and tasked. This will help ensure our most vulnerable in the community are addressed as a priority.

🚨 Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if the situation is life-threatening.

⚡️ Call Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.

📞 Call Council on 3829 8999 to report fallen branches on public spaces across the city.

Please mindful of conditions when outdoors; Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

For the latest advice and emergency warnings:

Greater Brisbane 3-day lockdown ends at midday Thursday 1 April 2021

The Queensland Government has this morning announced that the lockdown due to COVID-19 for Greater Brisbane, including Redland City will end at midday today. Some restrictions remain in place for a further two weeks until Thursday 15 April.

Continuing restrictions include that masks must be carried everywhere, worn in many indoor spaces and worn in outdoor spaces where you may not be able to physically distance at 1.5 metres per person. When dining out people must also remain seated. For more information about restrictions visit the Queensland Government website.

All of Redland City Council’s non-essential services that were closed due to the lockdown will reopen after the Easter long weekend on Tuesday 6 April 2021.

The Waste and Recycling Centres will be closed Friday 2 April (Good Friday) and return to normal operating hours on Saturday 3 April.

The Redland Animal Shelter will be open 9am to 12pm Friday 2 April (Good Friday) through to Monday 5 April (Easter Monday) returning to regular operating hours on Tuesday 6 April 2021.

More information

The Queensland Government is the lead agency in managing the public health response to COVID-19.

For more information about health directives and the latest health advice, visit