Category Archives: Environment

Conservation areas re-open on Redlands Coast


Bayview Conservation Area in Redland Bay and Emu Street Reserve in Sheldon have both re-opened in time for the long weekend. Work to repair tracks significantly damaged by recent intense rainfall was completed in both Redlands Coast reserves this afternoon. Erosion control and track construction works are continuing within other high profile reserves such as  Continue reading…

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Invasive weeds removed from Birkdale Community Precinct


Work will start this week to remove invasive weeds and minor regrowth from parts of the 62-hectare Birkdale Community Precinct that are outside the approximately 40-hectare conservation area. This is part of Redland City Council’s stewardship commitment to undertake environmental and land management to best practice within the precinct at 390 Old Cleveland Road East  Continue reading…

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Point Lookout Gorge Walk reopens after restoration


The popular Point Lookout Gorge Walk on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) has fully reopened to visitors ahead of the busy Christmas holiday period. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said restoration work was now complete on a 25 metre section of the boardwalk which was damaged earlier this year following heavy rain. “Minjerribah is one of  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast holding steady on environmental health


The water quality in Moreton Bay is excellent and an expansion of seagrass meadows in the bay signifies a healthier ecosystem, according to the 2021 Healthy Land and Water Report Card. The annual report into the environmental condition of South East Queensland waterways showed that the catchment waterways of Redlands Coast have remained in “fair  Continue reading…

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IndigiScapes Centre maintenance closure extended


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre is currently closed for scheduled maintenance. Due to rain, the planned closure has extended to Friday 26 November. IndigiScapes is now expected to reopen on Saturday 27 November.  The following facilities are currently closed: the Discovery Centre, café, native botanic garden, playground and walking tracks. The native nursery will remain open.

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IndigiScapes Eco Markets have a sustainable festive focus


Redlands Coast residents dreaming of a sustainable Christmas will find plenty of inspiration at the IndigiScapes Eco Markets on Saturday 4 December 2021. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event would be held in the centre’s native botanic gardens and include live music, family-friendly activities, fresh produce, upcycled fashion and market stalls offering sustainable  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast celebrates 20,000 green waste bin milestone


A green milestone has been reached with 20,000 green waste bins now in use across Redlands Coast. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams presented local resident Michelle Sullivan with her new bin, the city’s 20,000th, and thanked her for joining the growing green bin brigade. “People like Michelle are really making a difference because the contents  Continue reading…

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Council taking action on coastal erosion at Amity Point


Redland City Council is taking action to manage erosion along the Amity Point coastline on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). Mayor Karen Williams said the works were being undertaken in accordance with Council’s Implementation Plan for the Amity Point Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP). “Council allocated $550,000 this financial year towards recommended actions in the Implementation  Continue reading…

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Council acts to lighten its carbon footprint


Redland City Council is taking major steps to reduce its carbon footprint. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a solar energy system installed at the Cleveland Aquatic Centre during its recent upgrade would soon be playing its part. “The rooftop installation of 262 solar panels at the aquatic centre was part of approximately $1.3 million  Continue reading…

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