Monthly Archives: June 2021

Council closures during COVID-19 lockdown


The Queensland Government today announced a three-day lockdown due to COVID-19 for 11 local government areas across south-east Queensland, including Redland City, plus Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island.

Redland City Council’s essential services will continue during the lockdown, with other services operating online or closing for the duration of the lockdown.

Kerbside rubbish collection and recycling and waste centres will continue to operate, but now is not the time for a general clean-up.

Unfortunately, the NAIDOC Week Cultural Celebration set for Sunday 4 July at Raby Bay Harbour Park has been postponed.

Other south-east Queensland local government areas affected by the health directive are Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast.

Queensland Health has advised that from 6pm today, people in these areas will be required to stay at home except for essential purposes, including buying food and medications, accessing health care or providing support, exercising locally and undertaking essential work and study where they can’t be done from home.

Masks must be carried everywhere and worn in all indoor spaces except where exemptions apply.

Under the restrictions, the following Redland City Council services will move online or close to the public from close of business today, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 6pm Friday 2 July 2021.

This includes:

Council’s Customer Service Centres
Customer Service Centres at Capalaba and Victoria Point will be closed.

Cleveland Customer Service Centre will be open for time critical services that must be managed face-to-face. Residents are strongly encouraged to use Council’s online and telephone services as much as possible.

Council’s Customer Contact Centre is available for all phone enquiries on (07) 3829 8999 Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm, excluding public holidays.

Libraries
Redland Libraries will be closed but the libraries’ extensive online services will continue, including e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, music, movies and children’s stories.

Our return chutes will also be closed with loan and hold periods extended.  No late fees will be incurred.  To access our digital library services, visit our website or download the app from the App Store or Play Store.

Art Galleries and RPAC
Council’s Art Galleries and Redland Performing Arts Centre will be closed. RPAC Box Office is available for ticketing and enquiries on (07) 3829 8131 Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm.

IndigiScapes Centre
Café open for takeaway food only. Botanic garden and walking trails open.

Visitor Information Centre
While the Visitor Information Centre at Raby Bay will be closed, information will still be available by phone on 1300 667 386 or check out the Redlands Coast website.

Redland Animal Shelter
The gates to Redland Animal Shelter will be closed, with onsite staff available for appointments and emergency drop-offs only.

Community halls
Indoor venues, including community halls, will be closed.

Public swimming pools
Cleveland Aquatic Centre will be closed. Bay Islands Aquatic Centre is already closed for winter.

RecycleWorld
RecycleWorld at Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre will be closed.

Recycling and Waste Centres

While our Recycling and Waste Centres remain open, Council urges residents to avoid generating unnecessary waste and avoid visiting the facilities unless absolutely necessary. Social distancing and safety requirements apply.

More information
Watch Council’s website and social media for updates. The Queensland Government is the lead agency in managing the public health response to COVID-19.

For more information about the health directive and the latest health advice, visit health.qld.gov.au

Point Lookout Gorge Walk update – still great viewing


You can still keep a lookout for whales from the Point Lookout Gorge Walk during whale watching season until November.

Council is working on plans to reconstruct a damaged section roughly in the middle of the Point Lookout Gorge Walk at North Stradbroke Island.

Council closed a section of the Gorge Walk in late March after significant rainfall damaged a section of the foundations on the southern side of the centre bridge.

However most of the walk, one of the southern hemisphere’s best land-based whale watching vantage points, can still be completed.

Analysis has confirmed that a 25 metre section of the boardwalk will require extensive reconstruction, including the installation of new foundations into the underlying rock.

This is a difficult area in which to undertake works and, at the same time, protect its beautiful surrounds.

Heavy earth moving equipment cannot be used and it is believed works will have to be undertaken by hand.

Council is seeking contractors to undertake the work and will be able to provide further information, including a timeline and costs, once a contractor has been engaged.

Until the works are completed the Gorge Walk will remain partially closed.

However the majority of the Gorge Walk remains open to tourists and locals, with entry points at both the southern and northern ends. The damaged section is located roughly in the middle of the walk.

The Gorge Walk offers multiple vantage points to experience the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), but Council urges everyone to take heed of the site safety signage and not enter the closed area.

Residents and visitors are advised to stay on the designated trail and not attempt to bypass or cut through the closed section, as it sits over a steep section of the headland.

A fall could result in serious injury and sensitive vegetation is also present in the area.

Until the boardwalk fully reopens, read the signs and be safe, and enjoy our wonderful Redlands Coast.

Become part of the solution to plastic pollution


Redland City Council is asking local residents to join the campaign for a Plastic Free July.

Mayor Karen Williams says there are plenty of ways that we can all contribute to reducing the number of plastics ending up in the environment.

“Sign up to the Plastic Free July Challenge and check out some practical ways you can make a difference,” Cr Williams said.

“Reduce your use of plastic by buying less, swapping out single-use plastic for re-usable items, avoiding use of balloons and take-away items that can end up in our environment and, reusing what you already have.”

Plastic Free July is a global initiative that has been running since 2011.

“The movement helps millions of people become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so that we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities as well as reducing our waste to landfill,” Cr Williams said.

“With plastic in the environment damaging our waterways and killing our wildlife, Plastic Free July is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of single-use plastics.

“Where the use of plastic is unavoidable, recycle as much as possible and ‘check it before you chuck it’ so you know you’re recycling right.”

Cr Williams reminded residents to recycle correctly.

“Soft plastics appear everywhere – from your frozen chip packet to the plastic wrap that keeps your bread fresh,” Cr Williams said.

“By keeping a separate bag in your pantry or under your sink, you can easily re-direct your soft plastics from your general waste bin. Remember, these plastics don’t belong in your yellow-lid bin.

“Just take them to the collection point at your local Woolies or Coles and these plastics will be recycled and turned into bollards, outdoor furniture and other items.”

Cr Williams said Council had taken a number of steps to reduce the number of plastics ending up in our environment.

“Council has installed drain socks and drain covers, trialled solar compacting bins and is using recycled soft plastics in our outdoor furniture and bollards in parks,” she said.

EVENTS
As part of Plastic Free July, Council is holding a number of events at Indigiscapes and the local libraries.

Eco Herbal Tea Bag Workshop, with Linda Brennan of Ecobotanica
Monday, 28 June, 9-10.30am: Indigiscapes.
Did you know that most commercial tea bags contain plastic? Ecobotanica’s Linda Brennan will show you how to blend and make your own eco-friendly herbal tea bags. Afterwards, enjoy your creation with a warm homemade scone, bush-flavoured jams and fresh cream.
Age: 12 year to adult
Note: Bring your own small tea pot
Cost: $35.00
Bookings: www.eventbrite.com.au

Ocean Appreciation: Enjoy, Respect, Protect!
Monday, 5 July and Friday, 9 July, 10-11.30am: Indigiscapes.
Local author Dannika Patterson will guide participants through a hands-on ocean art workshop using a combination of sketching, natural food dye powder paint, salt crystals and water. The artwork is inspired by her book Seaspray 17, which pairs traditional Japanese haiku poetry with the stunning ocean photography of multi-award-winning Australian photographer, Kian Bates.
This is a 100% waste-free workshop using recycled, upcycled, or compostable materials (included).
Cost: $10
Please arrive at 9:45am for a 10.00am start.
Bookings are essential and places are limited: https://www.facebook.com/events/173229921417899/

Documentary screening: Blue
Monday, 5 July and Friday 9 July, 10-11.30am: Indigiscapes.
Enjoy a special free screening of the Australian-made documentary Blue, featuring conservationist Valerie Taylor and plastic campaigner Tim Silverwood. Written and directed by Karina Holden, the film received funding through philanthropic donations and financial support from Screen Australia. It is now screening worldwide, spreading the environmental message about the importance of the world’s oceans.
Cost: free
Bookings are essential and places are limited:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/blue-free-screening-tickets-157154396029

Beeswax wrap making workshop
Wednesday, 7 July, 10-11.30am: Indigiscapes
Make a commitment to the planet this Plastic Free July and join Linda Brennan from Ecobotanica who will guide you through the steps to make your own beeswax wrap. Using beautiful printed organic cottons, you will make one medium wax wrap and a wax sandwich wrap with a button and tie. Discover how bees make the beeswax and explore the environmental impacts and comparison between plastic wrap and the natural alternatives. Take home packs will be available, starting at $15 including wax, a brush and your choice of fabrics. Payment for those can be made by card or cash on the day.
Age: 13+ years.
Cost: $15
Bookings are essential and places are limited:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastic-free-july-beeswax-wrap-making-workshop-tickets-159388915537

Documentary screening: 2040
Thursday, 15 July, 10am-12pm: Cleveland Library
Council’s resident Reduce, Reuse, Recycle expert will be at Cleveland Library to answer questions and introduce a special screening of the Australian film 2040 – an accessible and informative documentary that offers positive solutions to the climate crisis.
Age: 13+ years
Cost: free
Bookings essential: https://www.redland.qld.gov.au/info/20157/libraries/308/whats_on_at_your_library

Sustainable Living Workshop: Beeswax wraps
Thursday, 29 July, 10-11.30am: Victoria Point Library.
Make your own beeswax wrap in this educational and hands-on Sustainable Living Workshop. Learn about recycling and repurposing fabrics with beeswax to create beautiful natural alternatives to single-use plastic food covers. Strengthen your commitment to caring for the environment in this functional and creative way!
Age: 13+ years.
Cost: free.
Bookings essential: https://www.redland.qld.gov.au/info/20157/libraries/308/whats_on_at_your_library

MORE INFORMATION

• To check you are putting rubbish in the correct bin at home, visit: redland.qld.gov.au/recycling.

• Drop in to Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba, to learn more about plastics in our environment, participate in one of the events, purchase sustainable items at the eco-shop and pick up a free pack on plastic alternatives.

• Get started on your Plastic Free July journey with tips from the official website: plasticfreejuly.org

 

Be on the lookout for young koalas on the move


Young koalas are on the move around Redlands Coast as part of the annual dispersal that precedes koala breeding season.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said residents and motorists should be on the lookout for the small koalas as they were likely to turn up in surprising places.

“These young koalas are leaving their mother’s home ranges to find their own and can travel long distances, exploring the terrain on foot and using a variety of trees as stepping stones,” she said.

“They travel through bushland, schools, back yards and across roads and often pass through built-up areas as they find their way around, so you may spot them in locations such as car parks and outside shops in business areas.”

Cr Williams said the young koalas were usually about 18 months old and small, so were sometimes mistaken for lost joeys.

“Generally, if they are about the size of a football or bigger they are fine on their own,” she said.

“To help these young koalas travel safely I encourage residents to keep their distance and allow them to move freely, restrain dogs at night, and provide pool and fence escapes.

“Motorists should slow down and be alert for koala movement, particularly at night.”

Koala dispersal usually occurs between late June and July, but can extend into the koala breeding season from August to December.

How you can help young dispersing koalas:

  • Let them continue on their way without interference, as long as they are not in immediate danger, as your ‘help’ can confuse them and lead to unexpected danger.
  • Create a koala-friendly backyard by confining or restraining your dogs at night, putting a wooden pole or ladder against your fence so they can continue on through, and a floating water aid in your pool so they can climb out if they fall in.
  • When driving, slow down and be alert to wildlife movement on the sides of the road.
  • If you are worried about the health or welfare of any koala, phone the Redlands 24-hour Wildlife Rescue Service on 3833 4013.
  • Join the Redlands Coast Koala Watch community online and record your koala sightings to help improve the health and wellbeing of our local koala population.

For more information on local koalas, including how to spot a sick or injured koala, visit Council’s koala webpage.

Council scores with goal post renewal program


There are plenty of opportunities for aspiring sports stars to practise their scoring skills after Council replaced goal posts in 12 locations across Redlands Coast.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said sport was an important part of the community and the new posts would provide upgraded facilities at local sports grounds and open spaces.

“As part of Council’s Open Space Renewal Program, all six goal posts at Judy Holt Recreation Reserve at Birkdale were replaced,” she said.

“Three other sports fields, four kick-about areas and four basketball towers also now boast renewed posts.

“It’s important to encourage our rugby stars, soccer champions, AFL prodigies, league legends and basketball heroes to get out there and keep kicking and shooting goals.

“It is also important to provide safe sporting facilities to support the community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”

Goal and basketball posts have been replaced at:

  • Birkdale – Judy Holt Recreation Reserve
  • Capalaba – John Frederick Park and Tauris Road Park
  • Cleveland – Oyster Point Park
  • Dunwich – Ron Stark Oval
  • Redland Bay – Lanyard Place Park, Sel Outridge Park and Junee Street Park
  • Thornlands – Abbotsleigh Street Park
  • Victoria Point – Ern & Alma Dowling Memorial Park, Les Moore Park and Orana Street Park.
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Redlands Coast budget delivers for community


Redland City Council has adopted a $327 million budget for 2021-22 that focusses on caring for and improving vital community assets while keeping rates rises to a minimum.

The budget, which matches last year’s record spend, includes a $70 million-plus capital investment in the city that features key inter-generational projects to help Redlands Coast’s continued recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Karen Williams said the budget was a responsible and back-to-basics approach to meeting residents’ immediate needs while also ensuring their future aspirations could be realised.

“This budget will support our continued recovery from the challenges of COVID-19 by underpinning local employment through significant investment in the type of projects and infrastructure that will help to grow our economy, support jobs and further improve the lifestyle that residents enjoy,” Cr Williams said.

“Councillors have been mindful of the need for a firm focus on asset management and taking care of what we already have, while acknowledging the opportunities that can come from significant inter-generational projects such as the Birkdale Community Precinct and Redlands Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct.

“We are doing this while maintaining a strong balance sheet despite the multi-million-dollar hit from COVID and increased State Government bulk water charges, ensuring the increase in general rates is kept to an average 1.7 per cent – or about 44 cents a week for a typical category 1a, owner-occupied property, excluding separate charges, utilities and State Government charges.

“We will continue to spend locally wherever appropriate to help stimulate the economy and provide local jobs.”

Cr Williams said the projected $70 million capital budget was heavily targeted at maintaining and improving lifestyle assets.

“Developing our open spaces and sports fields, along with improving facilities in our parks, is front and foremost,” she said.

“This includes advancing projects such as the Birkdale Community Precinct and the Sport and Recreation Precinct.

“Both are defining catalyst projects for this city that we have committed to in our Corporate Plan and which will bring benefits well into the future.

“We will look to take advantage of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s expectation that record low interest rates will continue and, where appropriate, borrow for economy-boosting projects such as these, while maintaining our cash balances above borrowing levels.

“In the meantime, $3.5 million has been allocated to progress the Redlands Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct project at Heinemann Road, Mount Cotton and more than $1 million to fund the next stage of the exciting Birkdale Community Precinct.

“There is also $3 million for the continued redevelopment of Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek transport hub, which will become a real focal point for southern Redlands Coast.

“Our program of enhancing our outdoors assets continues, with another $7 million for local parks and streetscapes, taking the spend in the past two years to around $20 million.”

Cr Williams said $25 million would be directed to road and transport networks.

“This includes $10.8 million to continue the vital Wellington Street upgrade and another $2 million for green sealing Southern Moreton Bay Island roads,” she said.

Council has also restructured the way it funds environmental management with a new Environment and Coastal Management Separate Charge replacing the Environment Separate Charge to help cover the cost of caring for the city’s 335km of coastline and other waterfront.

“This recognises the broader responsibilities that we have as a coastal city,” Cr Williams said.

“For less than $3 a week, the charge will help ensure we keep Redlands Coast naturally wonderful by supporting initiatives such as shoreline erosion management and our Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy, as well as continuing our vital environmental programs.”

Cr Williams said increases in water, waste, utility and other charges reflected the increased costs faced by Council in providing the essential services, including major sewerage and waste water treatment works.

“We need to spend $13 million this financial year on essential water, waste and wastewater projects alone to ensure we maintain our high standard of service delivery,” Cr Williams said.

“The bottom line hasn’t been helped by yet another increase in the State Government’s bulk water price, which has gone up another 3.5 per cent after years of big rises to have more than doubled since 2012, and increases in areas such as the cost or recycling.

“At the same time councils have a legislative requirement that pricing for these essential services is established by considering the full cost of a commercial business.

“However, we have still been able to provide total pensioner rates and utilities rebates of almost $3.5 million, with rates rebates at $335 a year for a full pensioner and $167.50 for a part-pensioner.

“In the meantime, Council will be stepping up its efforts to attract further funding from the State and Federal governments to take pressure off ratepayers.”

The 2021-22 budget at a glance:

  • $327 million investment in Redlands Coast, matching last year’s investment
  • An increase in general rates revenue of 1.7 per cent, or about 44 cents a week, for a typical category 1a, owner-occupied property, excluding separate charges, utilities and State Government charges
  • Small budgeted operating surplus
  • Capital expenditure of more than $70 million
  • Total pensioner rebates of almost $3.5 million, with rates rebates of $335 a year for a full pensioner or $167.50 for a part-pensioner.
  • A new annual Environment and Coastal Management Separate Charge of $148.92 (replacing the previous Environment Management Separate Charge) to also cover coastal management.

Capital expenditure program at a glance:

  • $25 million for transport, roads and traffic projects
  • $13 million for water, waste and wastewater projects
  • $8 million for other capital works projects, including $2 million for land acquisitions
  • $8 million for marine and foreshore projects, including canal and breakwater works
  • $8 million for infrastructure projects such as transport, buildings and stormwater
  • $7 million for parks, open space and conservation
  • $ 1 million for community and cultural development

Visit our website at redland.qld.gov.au/budget for more budget information.

Investing in Redlands Coast’s naturally wonderful lifestyle


Enhancing Redlands Coast’s recreational and sporting opportunities will be a key focus for Redland City Council through 2021-22.

Today’s budget provides for significant investment in major inter-generational projects, such as the much anticipated Birkdale Community Precinct and Redlands Coast Sport and Recreational Precinct, while also ensuring popular existing community spaces are well cared for.

Mayor Karen Williams said the budget supported Council’s long-term vision to make Redlands Coast an exceptional place to live and play, building on a multi-million-dollar program of park, playground and sports facility upgrades across the city in recent years.

“The budget includes more than $1 million for progressing the very exciting Birkdale Community Precinct, including the historic Willard’s Farm restoration, as well as $3.5 million for the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct on Heinemann Road – both projects which will have immense benefits for residents well into the future,” Cr Williams said.

“We have also put aside $2 million to allow us to move swiftly should more strategic land for the community become available, continuing our strategy of bringing important sites back into community ownership.

“In recent years we have invested about $29 million to bring more than 360ha into community ownership for conservation and community use.

“Our focus also remains very much on caring for what we already have, with more than $7 million earmarked for renewing and improving popular community parks and sports fields alone.

“This takes the total spend in the past two years past $20 million.

“There’s $1.1 million for the major renewal of one of Redlands Coast’s best loved bayside spaces, Thorneside’s Beth Boyd Park, later in the financial year, plus significant allocations for Cleveland’s William Ross Park, Redland Bay’s Penrose Avenue Park and Victoria Point’s Parklands Court Park.

“These are just some of the parks across the city to benefit.

“We will also spend more than $40 million running and maintaining the 300-plus parks and civic open spaces that we have, including caring for more than 30,000 assets areas ranging from play equipment and exercise equipment to park furniture, as well as managing about 10,000ha of conservation areas.

“Mowing alone is a massive undertaking, with multiple mows of our parks, sports fields, roads and public utility land totalling 19,000ha – an area the size of Moreton Island – keeping our crews very busy.

“That alone is projected to cost more than $3.4 million this financial year.”

Major investments in open space

  • Redlands Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct, Heinemann Road, $3.5 million
  • Land acquisition $2 million
  • Beth Boyd Park, Thorneside, $1.1 million
  • Birkdale Community Precinct $1 million
  • William Ross Park, Cleveland, $606,000

Visit our website at redland.qld.gov.au/budget for more budget information.

Funding boost for Redlands Coast environment


Redland City Council’s broader-ranging Environment and Coastal Management Separate Charge will fund a $1.7 million investment in the city’s beaches, foreshores and waterways in 2021-2022 as part of a suite of major environmental and conservation programs and initiatives.

The new Environment and Coastal Management Separate Charge, adopted today as part of Redland City Council’s annual budget, recognises Council’s increasing responsibilities as a coastal city.

Mayor Karen Williams said the charge, which replaced the Environment Separate Charge, would significantly extend Council’s ability to care for the local environment.

“The change reflects how much our community values our naturally wonderful areas and lifestyle, especially our beaches, foreshores and waterways,” Cr Williams said.

“For less than $3 a week, it will help support Redlands Coast’s stunning coastal assets, including initiatives such as shoreline erosion management and our Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy, as well as continuing our vital environmental programs. The key change is that it will now help cover the cost of caring for our 335 km of coastline and other waterways, which would otherwise have to be paid for through rates.

“This is projected to cost $1.7 million this year as part of an environmental and conservation effort to cost almost $11 million. It ensures we put away the funds needed to protect, manage and enhance our island and mainland coasts and waterways, including koala habitat, while we continue to support our broader conservation and environmental work.”

The charge will also fund operational and capital projects, including:

  • Bushland and fire management
  • Foreshore and catchment rehabilitation and maintenance
  • Track and trail maintenance and repairs
  • Environmental education
  • Koala habitat restoration
  • Managing impacts of climate change
  • Delivering the Redlands Coast Biosecurity Plan and Redlands Coast Bay and Creeks Plan
  • Prioritising works under the Coastal Hazard Adaption Strategy and Shoreline Erosion Management Plan

“This new approach helps us to do what the community wants us to do while getting the best value for money we can,” Cr Williams said.

Visit our website at redland.qld.gov.au/budget for more budget information.

Redlands Coast island infrastructure boost


Redlands Coast’s Southern Moreton Bay Island (SMBI) communities will benefit from more than $4 million in major transport infrastructure spending in the 2021-22 Redland City Council budget.

Mayor Karen Williams said the allocations were headlined by further significant investment in the SMBI ferry terminal project, with $2.8 million allocated to the Macleay Island ferry terminal.

“Another almost $1.4 million will go towards works at the Macleay, Russell, Lamb and Karragarra island commuter interchanges as part of our program to make it easier for residents and visitors to commute and travel to and from the islands,” Cr Williams said.

Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said $2 million had also been allocated to green sealing island roads, which would bring the total spend on green sealing island roads to more than $17 million since 2014.

“Priority will be given to areas that currently have high maintenance costs,” Cr Edwards said.

“On Macleay Island, 24km of sealing has been completed with the remaining 11km of unsealed roads expected to be sealed in the next few years, depending on budget.

“There is still 45km to be done on Russell Island, which has a larger network of roads than the rest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands combined, with 25km completed so far.

“Green sealing work is close to being completed on both Lamb and Karragarra islands, with almost 60km done across the four islands.

“Along with the massive ferry terminal project, we see these road improvements as vital to the islands’ futures.”

Other major island spends include $718,000 for Russell Island’s Rocky Point seawall, $198,000 for drainage works at Lamb Island’s tennis courts and $29,000 for the Bay Islands Memorial Garden on Russell Island.

Fire mitigation on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands will account for another $590,000, with $197,000 set aside for work on North Stradbroke Island, including prescribed burns, construction of fire access trails and fuel reduction works.

More than $375,000 has also been allocated from the new Environment and Coastal Management Separate Charge for shoreline erosion management at Amity Point, on North Stradbroke Island, including beach nourishment and further research into issues identified in the Amity Point Shoreline Erosion Management Plan.

Council will also conduct a foreshore survey on Coochiemudlo Island to monitor changes over time as recommended by the island’s Shoreline Erosion Management Plan.

Visit our website at redland.qld.gov.au/budget for more budget information.

Planned burns scheduled – Wednesday 23 June 2021


UPDATE: Wednesday, 23 June 2021

The planned burns listed below have been postponed due to weather conditions, and will be rescheduled.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Redland City Council’s Parks & Conservation crews will undertake a hazard reduction burn in sections of bushland at Alexandra Hills and Redland Bay on Wednesday 23 June 2021, weather conditions permitting.

The location of the planned burns are:

  • Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, 23-141 Flinders Street, Alexandra Hills (between 9am-5.30pm).
  • Bayview Conservation Area, 273-305 Days Road, Redland Bay (between 9am-4.30pm).

A hazard reduction burn is planned for Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, in the area marked in yellow.

Some tracks around both of these areas will be closed for public access during the burns.

Track closure signs and barrier mesh will be erected in the morning and will be taken down once the burn areas are safe for public access.

The purpose of the burns is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

A hazard reduction burn is planned for the Bayview Conservation Area, in the area marked in yellow.

It is appreciated that the burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit Redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.