Category Archives: Environment

Council signs deed for Birkdale Commonwealth land


Redland City Council has signed a heads of agreement with the Australian Government to buy 61.78 hectares of Commonwealth land at Birkdale for environmental and community purposes. Mayor Karen Williams said the $4.1m purchase provided great value for the community. “The land at 362-388 Old Cleveland Road East is the latest significant strategic purchase of  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. Thompsons 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 in  Continue reading…

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250,000 Redlands Coast plants … and growing


Redland City Council this week achieved an important milestone, reaching the 250,000 mark in an initiative to plant one million native plants across Redlands Coast by 2026. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the achievement, reached at Smith Street, Capalaba, was part of an ongoing planting program to enhance existing, and create new, wildlife corridors  Continue reading…

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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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Ross Creek catchment works a waterways success story


Cleveland is reaping significant environmental benefits following a decade of revegetation work culminating in more than 12,000 additional native plants now stabilising the Ross Creek catchment area and enhancing an important wildlife corridor from Long Street to Smith Street. Mayor Karen Williams said the site was a great example of the environmental projects being undertaken  Continue reading…

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Community celebrates opening of new IndigiScapes nursery


Redlands IndigiScapes’ new nursery welcomed hundreds of visitors on Saturday 19 January when Redland City Council opened the native plant facility to the community. The new nursery completes the first stage of a multi-million dollar project, jointly funded by Redland City Council and the Queensland Government, to upgrade and expand Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. The official  Continue reading…

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New nursery set to open as IndigiScapes prepares to expand


Nursery coordinator Ben Webb and volunteers Ron Dunlea and June Gibb put finishing touches to the new nursery ahead of the official opening on Saturday, January 19.

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre will officially open its new native plant nursery at a community event on Saturday 19 January, two weeks before the main centre building closes for refurbishment. Mayor Karen Williams said the nursery opening ensured the community would still be able to access IndigiScapes’ display gardens and local native plants during construction. “Council  Continue reading…

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Bligh Street property a conservation win


Redland City Council has confirmed the future use of 30-40 Bligh Street, Wellington Point, a property purchased in early 2018 through the City’s environmental levy. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the 4.55 hectare property was of high environmental value, sitting at the heart of Geoff Skinner Wetlands, and its purchase had completed a significant  Continue reading…

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Birkdale gas extraction a local energy boost


Redlands Coast received an energy boost this week, with an extension to a project extracting power from old waste going live. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Stage 2 of the Birkdale Landfill Gas extraction project included gas wells being drilled on the western side of the Birkdale Landfill to capture methane for electricity generation.  Continue reading…

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Upsize your bin for Recycling Week and save money


To celebrate National Recycling Week (12 to 18 November), Redland City Council is offering a special deal on upsizing household recycling bins. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was waiving the one-off bin establishment fee when households upgraded from a regular size (240 litre) recycling bin to a large (340 litre) recycling bin. “That  Continue reading…

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