Tag Archives: Birkdale

Night works at Birkdale Waste Transfer Station

Minor site works are planned for Birkdale Waste Transfer Station over the next two weeks. These works include the installation of additional guide posts, signage, speed humps and line marking on the site’s new haul road.

Work is expected to commence on Monday 29 May and be completed by Friday 9 June, weather permitting. Work will be undertaken outside of the site’s operational hours for safety reasons. The contractor will make every effort to minimise disruption throughout the project. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Two more heritage sites protected

Local heritage in the Redlands has been expanded today with Councillors unanimously voting to add two sites of local historical significance to the city’s Heritage Places Register.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams said Willard’s Farm at Birkdale and an ancient Tallowwood tree at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre would now be protected.

“Local cultural heritage gives our city much of its unique character and the historical significance of these two sites is irreplaceable,” she said.

“We now have a total of 70 properties of state and local heritage significance in the Redlands that have been identified on the Heritage Places Register, which are integral to the cultural heritage of our city.

“Council is committed to ensuring the historical significance of these sites is protected and our local history retained for future generations.”

Division 7 Councillor Murray Elliott, whose division includes the Tallowwood tree, said it was a great result for the preservation of our past and for the future of our city.

“As one of the natural attractions of IndigiScapes, which is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors, the Tallowwood tree is an historically significant feature of our city and is estimated to be more than 400 years old,” he said.

Division 9 Councillor Paul Gleeson, whose division includes Willard’s Farm, said he was pleased with today’s decision.

“Willard’s Farm and the Tallowwood tree will now receive the same heritage protection as other historical sites in the area, including the School of Arts Hall at Birkdale and the remnants of the cobblestone roadway and bridge foundations at the Rocks Crossing, Tingalpa Creek,” he said.

Division 10 Councillor Paul Bishop, who was instrumental in Council’s decision to purchase Willard’s Farm and in having it added to the Heritage Register, said the community had made it clear that the farm was an important heritage site and today’s decision showed that Council had listened.

“I’m delighted that Willard’s Farm and its 153-year-old homestead, has been included on the register, along with its dairy, laundry, front fence and gates, and established trees,” he said.

“Heritage protection is for more than just buildings, as we have shown by including the Tallowwood tree on the register. Heritage cannot be replaced and today’s decision by Council has ensured the unique values of the ancient tree and the historic farmhouse will not be lost.”

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 8 April

Redlands Good Gardening Expo

This Saturday 11 April 2015

Don’t miss the third annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo this Saturday 11 April from 9am to 3pm. Enjoy a free, fun and informative day out in the picturesque surrounds of IndigiScapes.

This popular event is perfect for the home gardener. Learn about composting, worm farming, mulching and how to grow organic food. There’ll also be plants and seeds for sale, kids’ activities and great workshops.

Visit IndigiScapes at 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba or check out the program online >>


Minor home modifications

Redland Home Assist Secure can help people with disabilities improve their safety and access at home.

  • Are you under 65 years of age?
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • Do you need assistance with daily living activities?

You may be eligible for financial assistance for minor home modifications that improve your safety and access in and around your home. Extra funding is available but only until June 2015 so phone now: 3383 3030.


Help save the glossy black-cockatoo

Council is calling for volunteers to help with the annual survey of the glossy black-cockatoo on Sunday 3 May 2015.

The glossy black-cockatoo is one of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia and listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland. To find out how to get involved, visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or 3824 8611.


Free Business Workshop

Attracting Investment for your Business

Thinking about taking your business to the next level? Book in for this free business workshop, presented by capital-raising expert John Burkett.


Birkdale Landfill Rehabilitation works update

Works are progressing well with the recent purchase of high quality clay material to be used for soil capping prior to adding a grass cover. This treatment will improve water and storm water quality on the site.

Expect delays at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station.
Trucks are now bringing in this clay, to be transported on week days up until the end of May (weather permitting).

To avoid delays during these works:

  • Minimise visits to Birkdale tip
  • Use the Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station at 761-789 German Church Rd
    (Redland Bay accepts all residential waste, however can only accept commercial greenwaste.)

Thank you for your patience. For more information phone 3829 8999.


Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Birkdale and Thorneside, and on North Stradbroke and Russell islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to the water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 22 April, 9.30am

Birkdale Landfill remediation

Council has recently begun a $7 million upgrade of the Birkdale landfill and waste transfer station. The works will see closed landfill cells rehabilitated and re-vegetated, as well as the construction of a new gate-house bypass lane.

The Birkdale Waste Transfer Station will remain open, however users may experience delays at times, particularly when construction material is being delivered to the site. For tips on minimising delays when you visit, or to keep up-to-date on this project, visit our Birkdale Landfill rehabilitation project page.

Roads key focus in Redland City Budget

Redland City Council will spend $20 million on capital road projects throughout 2013-14 – including an increased focus on resurfacing local roads.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the roads program announced in today’s (June 27) 2013-14 Redland City Council Budget, would lay the foundations for the future of the city.

“An extra 45,000 residents are expected to call the Redlands home over the next 20 years, so it is important our local road network is able to safely and effectively transport people throughout the city,” she said.


“The 2013-14 Budget significantly increases expenditure for roads resealing and surfacing as well as several safety upgrades to key local roads and intersections.
“Residents have told us roads and road safety are key concerns to them. We have listened, and we have responded, as a good Council should.”

Infrastructure spokesman Cr Murray Elliott, (Division 7), said many of the city’s roads had been built 30-40 years ago and were now nearing the end of their useful lives.
“Council has developed a 10-year program to upgrade roads across the city,” he said.

Cr Elliott said an 82 per cent increase for resurfacing works to $7.5 million and $2 million for pavement rehabilitation were significant, particularly given the external economic challenges the Council faced in framing its Budget.

“Everyone hates potholes,” he said. “Our Budget looks after the assets we have and will keep them in good working order. It delivers a program that will ensure we have a safe, efficient and effective road network and that our city continues to develop.”
The key road projects include a $1.4 million roundabout at the Nelson and Main Road intersection, Wellington Point and a $1.5 million project on King Street, Thornlands.

The island communities will also benefit from the upgrades, particularly given Council’s $2 million commitment to roads on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
Coochiemudlo Islanders will benefit from a $400,000 upgrade of Merindah Street.

Key capital road projects for 2013-14:

  • $7.5 million – Resurfacing works across the City
  • $2 million – Pavement rehabilitation across the City
  • $1.5 million – Roundabout at intersection of King Street and Baythorn Drive (Thornlands)
  • $1.4 million – Roundabout at intersection of Nelson and Main roads (Wellington Point)
  • $2 million – Southern Moreton Bay Islands roads upgrades
  • $600,000 – Salisbury Street (Redland Bay) kerb and channel
  • $600,000 – Fitzroy Street (Cleveland) kerb and channel
  • $550,000 – Queen/Wellington streets (Cleveland) road upgrade
  • $400,000 – Merindah Street (Coochiemudlo Island) road upgrade
  • $389,000 – Wellington/McCartney streets (Ormiston) kerb and channel
  • $312,000 – Four safe school travel (SafeST) initiatives at Birkdale State School, Bayview State School (Thornlands), Redland Bay State School and Star of the Sea School (Cleveland)
  • $60,000 – Weippin Street (Cleveland) pedestrian refuge
  • $50,000 – Bloomfield Street (Cleveland) pedestrian improvements
  • $35,000 – Rosewood Street (Birkdale) intersection upgrade