Category Archives: Environment

TV eco-warrior characters help Council spread sustainability message


Redland City Council is offering free sustainability resources for childcare centres and primary schools through a partnership with the makers of ABCKids series dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV. Mayor Karen Williams said the resources complemented Council’s green living principles by supporting communities to become more sustainable. “Council works with residents, community groups, business and environmental  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Time to get ready as storm and fire seasons approach


On your marks, get ready … Redlands Coast residents are being encouraged to be on the front foot ahead of this year’s looming storm and bushfire season. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Chair Councillor Karen Williams said this month’s Get Ready Queensland Week – from 10-17 October – aimed to raise  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

276,000kg of paint and packaging diverted from landfill


Redland Coast residents and tradies have diverted 276,592kg of paint and packaging from landfill over the past three years. Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council had worked with the Paintback Scheme since its inception in July 2018 to divert unwanted paint products through the Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre. “In our continuous journey  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Council adopts city-wide Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy


Redland City Council has today adopted its Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS), a comprehensive, long-term, coastal hazard management plan. The CHAS is a city-wide strategy to protect the city’s coastline and islands and includes recommended actions to help Council and other stakeholders, including property owners, adapt to coastal hazards such as erosion, storm tide inundation  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Council contributes funding to coastal research project


Research into the causes of coastal erosion at Amity Point (Pulan Pulan) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) has been given a funding boost of almost $100,000 by Redland City Council. Mayor Karen Williams said Council was funding the next phase of the university research project which would provide a valuable picture of the coastal processes  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Redlands Coast Eastern Escarpment upgrades create a regional recreational destination


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and the Honourable Mick de Brenni MP, Member for Springwood, have met with excited users to take in and celebrate recent improvements through the Redlands Coast Eastern Escarpment Hinterland Experience project. Councillor Williams said the upgraded Redlands Coast Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area was already being enjoyed by many avid cyclists,  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Bio-retention basin improves stormwater quality from recycling and waste centre


A new bio-retention basin has been constructed alongside Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre to improve the quality of stormwater discharged into nearby waterways. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said as well as the environmental benefits, the basin would also reduce maintenance and operational costs associated with managing stormwater and stormwater infrastructure. “The construction of the  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Take your disposable face masks to IndigiScapes for recycling


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre has extended its specialist recycling station to trial a TerraCycle Face Mask Zero Waste Box to recycle single-use face masks on behalf of the Redlands Coast community. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the move came after concerns were raised about the additional litter and burden on landfill resulting from all the  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Super six tourism experiences for long weekend


Naturally wonderful Redlands Coast is having a big weekend in October and the rest of Greater Brisbane is invited. Redland City Council is rolling out a tourism campaign highlighting great Redlands Coast getaway ideas which are “just up the road yet a world away” for neighbouring communities whose Ekka long weekend was delayed. Mayor Karen  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Exciting vision for Birkdale Community Precinct


Redland City Council has formally adopted the Birkdale Community Precinct Vision document – another step towards creation of an exciting community heart for Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams said the ideas from the community and presented as a spatial representation in the vision document provided an exciting glimpse at what the 62-hectare site could become.  Continue reading…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email