Category Archives: Council

Redlands Coast bioenergy plant’s powerful legacy


The bioenergy facility at Redland City Council’s former landfill site at Birkdale has successfully generated more than 68 million kilowatt hours of renewable electricity over its lifespan. This equates to an environmental impact equivalent to growing nearly 13 million trees for a decade. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the LMS Energy generator had done  Continue reading…

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Work to begin on upgrade to Russell Island car park


Redland City Council will start work on a $1.98 million upgrade to the Russell Island car park adjacent to the new ferry terminal in early September. Mayor Karen Williams said the Council-funded upgrade would commence as work nears completion on the new ferry terminal, which forms part of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) Ferry  Continue reading…

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Get the Facts – Planning process for precinct confirmed


Redland City Council was not asked at its general meeting today (17 August, 2022) to approve earthworks and the “first stages” for the Birkdale Community Precinct (BCP) site. Reporting of that as published on couriermail.com.au at 6.40am on Wednesday 17 August 2022 is incorrect. At today’s meeting Council endorsed a community engagement summary report for the Draft  Continue reading…

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Strong community support for Birkdale Community Precinct


The results of an extensive five-week community engagement campaign conducted by Redland City Council have confirmed strong support for what is being delivered at Birkdale Community Precinct (BCP). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the campaign was held from 30 April to 6 June 2022 to gather community feedback on the Draft BCP Master Plan.  Continue reading…

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Applications open for capital infrastructure grants


Redland Coast organisations can now access Council grants to help them build, renovate or refurbish community facilities. Mayor Karen Williams said Capital Infrastructure Grants were available through round one of Council’s Community Grants program. “These grants support local organisations to undertake projects for the benefit of the Redlands Coast community,” she said. “Last year’s program  Continue reading…

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Council seeks community champions on North Stradbroke Island


Redland City Council is extending its Community Champions Program to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) following the success of the program on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI). Mayor Karen Williams said Council was seeking expressions of interest from North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) volunteers interested in training in aspects of disaster management. “The Community Champions Program  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast public holiday closures for Monday 8 August


Council Offices & Customer Service Centres Redland City Council offices and customer service centres will be closed on Monday 8 August 2022, returning to regular operating hours on Tuesday 9 August. Bin Collections Normal bin services will occur on the public holiday. Remember to put your bin out the night before as trucks start collecting  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council Media Statement – Acting Mayor


Redland City Council CEO Andrew Chesterman said: I would like to advise the community that the Mayor has taken leave and Deputy Mayor Cr Julie Talty is now Acting Mayor in accordance with the Local Government Act. Council is continuing to deliver its many great services to our city; and our more than 1000 employees,  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council Media Statement – Council vehicle


Redland City Council CEO Andrew Chesterman said: The vehicle involved in the accident at the intersection of Queen and Wellington Streets, Cleveland last Thursday evening is owned by Redland City Council.  Council will continue to work through the next steps regarding its repair. Council provides either a vehicle or vehicle allowance to all Councillors as  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council Media Statement – Mayor Incident


Redland City Council CEO Andrew Chesterman said: This is an upsetting time for many in the Redlands Coast community, including dedicated Redland City Council employees who work every day to make our city a better place. Council is aware of a single-vehicle accident occurring on Thursday evening, 23 June, involving the Redland City Mayor. Council  Continue reading…

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