Category Archives: History

Mayor achieves stop work order on demolition of historic homestead


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has won a reprieve for a local heritage building after Acting Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch agreed to a Stop Work Order on the proposed demolition of a 136-year-old Wellington Point homestead. Cr Williams wrote to Minister Enoch earlier in the week after being alerted to the potential demolition of  Continue reading…

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Council donates photos of Diggers to Redlands RSL


Redland City Council has donated 14 framed photographs of First World War Diggers to Redlands RSL Sub Branch, just in time for Remembrance Day. The photos, of Diggers whose names appear on local cenotaphs, were printed and framed for the 2018 launch of a commemorative book sharing the stories of Redlands Coast servicemen and women.  Continue reading…

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Banana plantation housing lots more than 100 years old


Redland City Council wishes to advise residents that recently built homes constructed on the site of a former banana farm at Redland Bay do not form part of a new development subdivision. The original Broadwater Terrace plantation was set across more than 30 existing residential blocks, believed to have been created as part of the  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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Redland City Council takes next reconciliation step


Redland City Council today endorsed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), an internal document formalising its organisational vision for reconciliation, and a set of principles and actions for the next two years. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the adoption of Kanara Malara – One People 2019 – 2021, Internal Redland City Council Reconciliation Action  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast family honoured in McMillan Road land naming


A local family’s long association with farming on Redlands Coast will be acknowledged after Council agreed today to name an area of urban habitat in Alexandra Hills after the family. The 9415 sq m property, located at 61 McMillan Road, will be named ‘Wehr Urban Habitat’ in accordance with Council’s Park Naming Guidelines. Mayor Karen  Continue reading…

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Quandamooka artists to create iconic township place markers on Minjerribah


Belinda Close and Delvene Cockatoo-Collins have been announced as the artists tasked with designing new place markers to the townships of Amity Point (Pulan Pulan) and Point Lookout (Mooloomba), on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the appointment of the two prominent Quandamooka artists was a milestone in the project, with  Continue reading…

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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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Redlands Coast to mark Centenary of Armistice


Remembrance Day this year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice – the end of World War I. Redland Mayor Karen Williams encouraged the Redlands Coast community to take time on Sunday 11 November to remember Australia’s brave servicemen and women who went into battle for the safety of future generations. “These were real people –  Continue reading…

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