Category Archives: Disaster management

Prepare for storm season: sign up to Redlands Coast Alerts


Redlands Coast residents are being urged to sign up to Council’s free emergency notification messaging service as part of their preparations for storm and bushfire season. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Karen Williams said the Redlands Coast Alerts messaging service was an important part of Council’s disaster and emergency communications. “Like  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council opens sandbagging stations


Redland City Council has opened sandbagging stations for the community following Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for heavy rain which is expected to continue into the weekend. Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn at all Council sandbagging stations. Sandbags are available at the following locations today and over the weekend: Nuway Landscape Supplies – 249  Continue reading…

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Redland City SES Unit volunteers win state awards


Redland City State Emergency Service (SES) Unit volunteers have been recognised with two awards at the SES Week State Awards ceremony on Saturday 8 October. Group Leader Mitch Brushe was named SES State Member of the Year, and Redland City SES Unit was joint winner with Brisbane City SES Unit and Moreton Bay Regional SES  Continue reading…

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Council changes mainland distribution point for sandbags


Redland City Council is changing the way it distributes sandbags on the mainland ahead of this year’s storm season. In preparation for severe weather events, residents will be able to collect filled sandbags from Nuway Landscape Supplies at 249 Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Thornlands. In addition, depending on the scale of the event, South Street Council  Continue reading…

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Get ready for storm and bushfire season


Redlands Coast residents are urged to ensure they are prepared ahead of this year’s storm and bushfire season. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Chair Karen Williams said Get Ready Queensland Week, from 10 to 16 October, aimed to raise awareness about being prepared for extreme weather events and disasters. “The idea  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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Damage from severe weather costs Council more than $1m


Redland City Council’s response and repair bill from the severe weather event earlier this year will top more than $1 million. Mayor Karen Williams said record rainfall of 850mm over 10 days in February and March caused widespread damage across Redlands Coast. “While we didn’t experience the scale of flooding seen by some of our  Continue reading…

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Council sandbagging stations open to community


Redland City Council will open sandbagging stations for the community following Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for heavy rain that is expected to continue for several days this week. Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn at all Council sandbagging stations. The sandbagging stations will be open at the following times and locations: Council Depot Cleveland  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast conservation areas re-open


Redlands Coast’s Eastern Escarpment and Don and Christine Burnett reserves have re-opened in time for the Easter break. Mayor Karen Williams said work to repair tracks significantly eroded by the recent intense rainfall in both of the high-use areas was completed yesterday. “Our crews have done a remarkable job getting these two popular areas open  Continue reading…

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