Redland City Council paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a message of condolence and a one-minute silence at today’s General Meeting.
Mayor Karen Williams said the minute’s silence gave everyone in attendance the opportunity to reflect on the life, service and dedication of the Queen.
“It was a sad day indeed when Redlands Coast awoke to the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” Cr Williams said in the message of condolence.
“Her Majesty served us all with great dignity and devotion for more than 70 years; her dedication to duty was unsurpassed, and her warmth, grace and good humour was an inspiration to us all.
“Her Majesty’s royal words of wisdom remain as relevant today as they were half a century ago.
“In 1974, the year she visited Brisbane following the floods, Her Majesty, in her Christmas broadcast, said: ‘We may hold different points of view but it is in times of stress and difficulty that we most need to remember that we have much more in common than there is dividing us’.
“Further in the broadcast she said: ‘Perhaps we make too much of what is wrong and too little of what is right.’
“As we reflect on Her Majesty’s words and exemplary public service, we join with the rest of Australia and the Commonwealth in mourning her passing.
“On behalf of Redlands Coast, we extend our profound sympathy and sincere condolences to the Royal Family and all those who mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth II.”
All Councillors signed the message of condolence at the meeting.
Redlands Coast residents wishing to write a message of condolence can do so in the condolence books that have been placed in Council’s Customer Service Centres at Capalaba, Cleveland and Victoria Point.
They can also write a message online via Council’s Facebook or website.
All messages will be forwarded to The Royal Family.
Council is flying its flags at half-mast and is lighting the Cleveland lighthouse in soft white during the mourning period for The Queen.
Redland City Council will be closed on the National Day of Mourning public holiday on Thursday 22 September.
Redland City Council public holiday closures on 22 September 2022:
Council Offices & Customer Service Centres
Redland City Council offices and customer service centres will be closed on Thursday 22 September, returning to regular operating hours on Friday 23 September.
Normal bin services will occur on the public holiday. Remember to put your bin out the night before as trucks start collecting from 6am. If your bin has not been collected by 4pm, please contact us within 24 hours.
To report a missed bin on Thursday, please fill out the Missed bin collection request form, or phone the office on Friday 23 September on 3829 8999. For more information, visit the Missed Bin collection page on the website.
Recycling and Waste Centres
Birkdale: open from 7am-5pm (must arrive before 4.45pm).
Redland Bay: open from 7am-5pm (must arrive before 4.45pm).
Coochiemudlo Island: closed Thursdays. Open Friday 10am – 12pm
Karragarra Island: open during daylight hours.
Lamb Island: open during daylight hours.
North Stradbroke Island: open 8am-2pm.
Macleay Island: open 8am-2pm.
Russell island: open 8am-2pm.
Residents should check the website for all other opening times.
RecycleWorld Redland Bay
RecycleWorld Redland Bay is closed on Thursdays. It is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm.
The libraries and after-hours return chutes will be closed on Thursday 22 September. No items will be due during this time. Borrowing of digital resources is still available online through the Library App.
Redland Animal Shelter
The Redland Animal Shelter will be open 9am -12pm on the public holiday.
Redland IndigiScapes Centre & Nursery
Redland IndigiScapes Centre, Nursery, Botanic Gardens and Cafe will be closed on the public holiday. Walking trails will remain open.
Redland Performing Arts Centre
The RPAC box office will be closed on Thursday 22 September, reopening at 9am on Friday 23 September. For online bookings visit www.rpac.com.au
Redland Art Galleries
Redland Coast’s Art Galleries at Cleveland and Capalaba will both be closed on the public holiday and reopen at 9am on Friday 23 September.
Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre
The centre in the Raby Bay Harbour Precinct will be closed on the public holiday.
Out of hours emergencies
For council-related emergencies, please phone 3829 8999