Category Archives: Environment

Smart approach to Redlands Coast litter collection


Redland City Council is trialling a solar compacting litter bin in a new high-tech approach to litter disposal. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was hoped smart technology would lead to reduced litter disposal costs and an increase in collection efficiency. The solar compacting bin, which automatically compresses its contents when needed then advises  Continue reading…

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Make water saving your New Year’s resolution


While there are currently no water restrictions for Redlands Coast, the hot and dry conditions continue and residents are encouraged to remain water wise and make water savings a New Year’s resolution. The latest water supply assessment by Seqwater shows that the SEQ Water Grid dams continued to drop during December, losing almost 2.5% over  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council Local Fire Ban extended as at 17 December 2019


A Fire Ban is current from 0001hrs Wednesday 17 December 2019 until 2359 Monday 30 December 2019 in the local government areas of Moreton Bay Regional Council, Brisbane City Council and Redland City Council. More information on the fire ban here: redlnd.cc/FireBan To report a fire, please contact 000 (triple zero) If you have any  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast not-for-profits now eligible for grants funding due to drought declaration


As a drought-declared area, Redland City Council, not-for-profit organisations and non-distributing co-operative organisations within Redland City are now automatically eligible to apply for funding under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 4. Applications close on 19 December 2019. The grants are for infrastructure projects or community initiatives such as new or expanded  Continue reading…

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Drought declaration


The drought has closed in on South East Queensland with eight local government areas, including Redland City Council, being drought-declared by the Queensland Government, effective from 1 December 2019. Drought declarations are based on a number of factors including significant lack of rain, depleted pasture reserves and escalating concerns about agricultural water supply. Primary producers  Continue reading…

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Bring out your stories about Birkdale land


Redland City Council has put out the call for residents to share any historic or cultural information they may have about land at Birkdale which has now been purchased by Council from the Commonwealth Government. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was inviting personal stories about the 61 hectares of land at 362-388 Old  Continue reading…

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Drones could take the bite out of mosquitoes on Redlands Coast


Drones could be used within five years to help Redland City Council manage mosquito numbers across Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams said this was an option being explored as part of Council’s Mosquito Management Action Plan for 2019-2024. “The health and wellbeing of Redlands Coast residents is a priority for Council and this includes managing  Continue reading…

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Lyngbya at Wellington Point Reserve


Redland City Council has installed signs at  Wellington Point Reserve to advise residents and visitors of the presence of Lyngbya (Lyngbya majuscule), a naturally occurring, blue-green algae that can cause skin, eye and respiratory irritations if people come into contact with it. The presence of Lyngbya is not uncommon for waters around Redlands Coast and  Continue reading…

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