Category Archives: Tracks and trails

Keep an eye out for koalas on the move


The annual movement of young koalas is underway around Redlands Coast with residents and motorists reminded to keep a close watch for them. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams urged locals to be on the lookout over the coming months for young marsupials and help keep them safe during their journeys. “We all have a part  Continue reading…

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Birkdale Community Precinct offers benefits to quality of life


A Council commissioned report has shown the ongoing social benefits set to be delivered by Birkdale Community Precinct. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the report – Beyond the Boundary: Unlocking the enduring social value of the Birkdale Community Precinct (April 2022, Jacobs) – was helping lay the foundations for the once-in-a-lifetime project. “This is  Continue reading…

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Make the most of Redlands Coast over three long weekends


Residents and visitors are encouraged to make the most of the many attractions on Redlands Coast over the upcoming three long weekends. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the consecutive Easter, ANZAC Day and Labour Day long weekends provided the perfect opportunity to get out and explore the naturally-wonderful Redlands Coast. “With Easter falling at  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast conservation areas remain closed to prevent further damage


Redlands Coast residents are urged to stay out of all local conservation areas to prevent further damage to waterlogged tracks and trails. Mayor Karen Williams said intense rainfall earlier this month had caused severe erosion in some conservation areas, leaving large ruts in the tracks. “Council has closed three of our high-use reserves, not only  Continue reading…

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Weather and services update


Severe weather warning downgraded The Bureau of Meteorology has significantly downgraded storm warnings but there is still potential for further storms over the weekend so please continue to take heed of all warnings and be mindful of conditions. Residents are encouraged to start their clean-up efforts if it is safe to do so, with all  Continue reading…

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IndigiScapes closed until Monday 7 March 2022


Due to ongoing and unpredictable weather in South East Queensland, Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, including the IndigCafe, Botanic Gardens, walking tracks and the Native Community Nursery, will be closed today (Friday 4 March) and will re-open Monday 7 March from 8am.

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Council closes waterlogged tracks through conservation areas


Due to the recent intense rainfall across south-east Queensland, including Redlands Coast, Redland City Council has closed all tracks and trails within three high-use conservation reserves. These three reserves are Bayview Conservation Area in Redland Bay, Scribbly Gums Conservation Area (home to Redlands Track Park) in Alexandra Hills and Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area in Mount  Continue reading…

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Council starts clean up after extreme weather


Redland City Council crews have commenced a clean-up across the city following the recent extreme weather and is urging the community to report all hazards. Residents are encouraged to report flooding, sewage inundation, fallen trees and damaged roads to Council so there is a record and a list of works which will be prioritised. Contact  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast feels impact of extreme weather


Extreme weather conditions had a significant impact on Redlands Coast overnight, with families evacuated, trees down and roads closed. Two families required SES assistance with relocation, but the majority of overnight calls to the SES were for roof tarping, with a number of ceiling collapses due to water inundation. Widespread rain from ongoing storms overnight  Continue reading…

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Please avoid riding and walking on wet tracks through our bushland


UPDATE: 15 October 2021 Following the recent heavy rain, Redlands Coast’s recreational trails have dried out and are again suitable for use. EARLIER: 14 October 2021 Redlands Coast has some lovely recreational trails, especially through Scribbly Gums Conservation Area (home to Redland Track Park), Bayview Conservation Area and Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area. But they’re pretty  Continue reading…

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