Monthly Archives: February 2022

Council starts clean up after extreme weather


Redland City Council crews have commenced a clean-up across the city following the recent extreme weather and is urging the community to report all hazards. Residents are encouraged to report flooding, sewage inundation, fallen trees and damaged roads to Council so there is a record and a list of works which will be prioritised. Contact  Continue reading…

Applications open for new Village Events and Activation Grants


Applications are now open for Redland City Council’s new Village Events and Activation Grant program. Mayor Karen Williams said the grants totalling $120,000 would support community organisations and village traders in promoting their local village centres and making them more vibrant. “These new grants are all about celebrating our villages and investing in local business,”  Continue reading…

Recycling bin collection temporarily suspended


Redland City Council’s rubbish collection contractor JJ’s Waste and Recycling cannot empty yellow-lidded recycling bins today and possibly tomorrow, as there is currently no access to the Visy recycling facility due to the flood situation. All other waste collections, however, will proceed as usual. Council will provide an update on the resumption of recycling services  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast feels impact of extreme weather


Extreme weather conditions had a significant impact on Redlands Coast overnight, with families evacuated, trees down and roads closed. Two families required SES assistance with relocation, but the majority of overnight calls to the SES were for roof tarping, with a number of ceiling collapses due to water inundation. Widespread rain from ongoing storms overnight  Continue reading…

Extreme weather conditions easing slightly but caution still needed


Redlands Local Disaster Management Group Chair and Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has thanked the Redlands Coast SES volunteers for their tireless efforts throughout the extreme rainfall impacting Redlands Coast. Throughout the weather event, Redlands Coast SES Units have received more than 200 calls for assistance, volunteering around the clock to attend to calls for  Continue reading…

Stay vigilant as extreme weather continues


Redland City Council Mayor and Chair of the Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Karen Williams has urged residents to remain vigilant, stay off the roads and out of flood waters as severe weather continues to impact Redlands Coast. High tide this morning, combined with heavy rainfall, has caused additional flooding on the city’s foreshores;  Continue reading…

Youths warned to stay out of floodwaters as wild weather continues


Redlands Coast residents are urged to keep out of floodwaters, with reports of young people surfing in flooded areas including at Hilliards Creek in Ormiston. This is extremely dangerous. If you see this behaviour please report it to police on Triple 0. There are large amounts of debris making their way down the river systems, including  Continue reading…

Redland Local Disaster Management Group stands up in response to intense rainfall


The Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) moved to ‘Stand Up’ status this morning in response to intense rainfall across south-east Queensland, including Redlands Coast. ‘Stand Up’ means that Redland City Council and emergency management officers and resources are mobilised and operational activities have commenced across the city. This includes operating the Local Disaster Coordination  Continue reading…

Be aware of manhole covers on the rise


Some stormwater and sewerage manhole covers are lifting due to the deluge of water coming through the system. Due to the continuing weather, re-positioning the manhole covers is not possible until the rain subsides. Council has installed tiger mesh, or where the impact is minimal, installed witches hats. The streets currently impacted that Council is  Continue reading…

Large fig failure at Empire Vista Park, Ormiston


This morning it was reported that a fig tree in Empire Vista Park, Ormiston had a large structural failure. Further investigations found the tree had signs of white rot, a wood-decaying fungus, in the internal trunk column. The fungal intrusion along with the recent weather conditions, strong winds, contributed to the failure of the tree.  Continue reading…