Category Archives: Disaster management

Protect your health from bushfire smoke


While there are no fires burning on Redlands Coast air quality is still being affected by smoke haze from fires around the rest of the state. The community is advised to remain alert to the levels of smoke, especially vulnerable people with asthma or pre-existing lung or heart conditions. What can you do: • Look after  Continue reading…

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State of Fire Emergency continues – Redland City is part of a total fire ban until further notice


A State of Fire Emergency declared earlier this month continues across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, which bans a range of activities that can cause fires to ignite and prohibits the lighting of specified outdoor fires. What you cannot do during a State of Fire Emergency: • No fireworks. • No hangis or pit ovens permitted.  Continue reading…

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Fire ban for Redlands Coast extended


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises the current fire ban across Redland City has been extended up to and including Friday 11 October, 2019. This means there can be no open fires. QFES advises fires within a properly constructed barbecue are allowed provided they are not left unattended. Power tools can be used use with  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 12.00pm, 26 September 2019


Update as at 12.00pm Thursday 26 September 2019 **This warning is no longer current. Please refer to the QFES Facebook page for updated information.**NORTH STRADBROKE… Posted by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Update as at 1.00pm Wednesday 25 September 2019 **Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no  Continue reading…

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Council urges community to be prepared for bushfires


Redland City Council is stepping up preparations and is urging residents to remain alert and be prepared as the bushfire rating on Redlands Coast remains dangerously high. Mayor Karen Williams said it was vitally important that residents were prepared should fires ignite. “Redlands Coast has been spared from major blazes to date but given the  Continue reading…

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UPDATE: Dunwich Fire as at 3.30pm 23 August 2019


UPDATE as at 3.30pm 23 August 2019 A bushfire near Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) is currently burning within containment lines. Crews were alerted to the fire burning within the vicinity of Mitchell and Rainbow Crescents at about 10pm on Thursday, 22 August. Fire crews from Redland City Council, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Queensland  Continue reading…

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13 August 2019 – Planned Burns Russell Island (13 – 16 August 2019)


Redland City Council Parks & Conservation crews, along with Russell and Lamb Island Rural Fire Service (QRFS), will be undertaking multiple planned burns on Russell Island this week starting today Tuesday 13 August and going through to Friday 16 August 2019, commencing each day at approximately 9.30am (weather permitting). Locations: 172-216 High Street (Whistling Kite  Continue reading…

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6 August 2019 – Controlled Burns, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)


Redland City Council’s Parks & Conservation crews will be undertaking multiple planned burns in the Point Lookout area on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, starting today Tuesday 6 August and going through to Friday 9 August 2019, commencing each day at approximately 9.30am (weather permitting). Location George Nothling Drive, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island (Tramican Street and  Continue reading…

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1 August 2019 – controlled burn, Greater Glider Conservation Area, Alexandra Hills


Redland City Council Parks & Conservation crews will be undertaking a planned burn starting today Thursday 1 August 2019 in Alexandra Hills at approximately 9.30am (weather permitting). Location: Greater Glider Conservation Area, 250-354 Redland Bay Road, Alexandra Hills It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit  Continue reading…

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Controlled Burn 30 July 2019- Wellington Street Bushland Refuge, 213-221 Long Street, Cleveland


Redland City Council (RCC) Parks and Conservation crews along with Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) will be undertaking a planned burn starting today Tuesday 30 July 2019, commencing at approximately 9.30am (weather permitting). Location: Wellington Street Bushland Refuge, 213-221 Long Street, Cleveland It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all  Continue reading…

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