Category Archives: Community

Mosquito treatments ongoing at Redlands Coast


Since the recent rain, Redland City Council’s mosquito management team has been out in force and will today be undertaking aerial treatments across Redlands Coast. A helicopter will be used to spray Birkdale (including Tingalpa Creek), Wellington Point, Thornlands, Victoria Point, Redland Bay, North Stradbroke Island and all the Southern Moreton Bay Islands as well  Continue reading…

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Citizenship ceremony celebrates cultural diversity


Redlands Coast was enriched by 77 new Australians during last night’s citizenship ceremony at the Redland Performing Arts Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the city’s newest Australian citizens, originating from 14 different countries, have enhanced the rich heritage of Redlands Coast. “Census figures show that almost half of our residents identify with another  Continue reading…

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Illuminated signage alerts motorists to flooded roads


Redland City Council has installed automated illuminated flooded road signage at two Redlands Coast locations that experience flash flooding during rainfall events and severe weather. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar-powered signs – located at Avalon Road, Sheldon and the corner of Pitt and Nelson roads, Birkdale – would provide an early warning  Continue reading…

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Thompson’s Beach re-opens for swimming


Redland City Council has today re-opened Thompson’s Beach, Victoria Point, which was temporarily closed after routine monitoring showed elevated levels of enterococci bacteria. Thompson’s Beach is again suitable for swimming and other recreational water activities, in accordance with Healthy Waterways Healthy Waterplay guidelines. Recent sampling has confirmed that the bacteria – which is often found  Continue reading…

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Council calls for State Government to consult with community and Councils on proposed changes to Local Government legislation


Redland City Council is calling on the State Government to consult with the community over proposed changes to Local Government legislation, including plans for compulsory preferential voting at next year’s Council elections. Mayor Karen Williams said the community deserved to see the draft Bill and learn what it meant for them prior to it being  Continue reading…

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Register your team for Redlands Coast Amazing Race


Celebrate Queensland Youth Week (3 – 14 April) by entering your team in the upcoming Redlands Coast Amazing Race (14 April). The event will again see teams of family and friends challenged to a giant treasure hunt around the Redlands Coast mainland. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said last year’s event proved hugely popular and  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast supports 2032 Olympic catalyst for essential local and regional infrastructure


Redlands Coast could play a key role in the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games according to a Council of Mayors (SEQ) Olympic feasibility study released today. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the feasibility study indicated south-east Queensland could host the 2032 games, with Redlands Coast earmarked as a potential venue location. “It is early  Continue reading…

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Sandbag stations available on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is establishing self-service sandbagging stations as Tropical Cyclone Oma continues to move slowly toward the Queensland Coast. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said while the full impacts and final path of TC Oma were unknown, Council was offering the service so Redlands Coast residents  Continue reading…

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Council security camera policy to include antisocial behaviour


Redland City Council has responded to a request from the community to broaden its security camera policy to include the term antisocial behaviour. Mayor Karen Williams said the term had been added to the policy section that described the cameras’ purpose, with antisocial behaviour defined as: ‘riotous, disorderly, indecent, offensive, threatening or insulting behaviour, as  Continue reading…

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Council calls on State to prioritise Redlands Coast transport projects


Redland City Council is calling on the State Government to include in its Draft Regional Transport Plan an extension to Capalaba of the Eastern Busway and duplication of the Cleveland rail line as priority projects. Mayor Karen Williams said Councillors unanimously supported a formal submission to the State’s draft transport plan that asked for a  Continue reading…

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