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Snapshot: Tuesday 5 August


Trees for Weeds Day

Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a free native plant* at five island locations.

Straddie and Bay Islands
When: Saturday 16 August, 8.30am – 10.30am
Where: Point Lookout Bushcare Nursery, Karragarra Island Foreshore Park, Coochiemudlo Island Jetty, Macleay Island Progress Hall, Russell Island Pool Carpark

*Limit five plants per person

More information: phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.

 

Apply for sponsorship of a grant

Sponsorship Round 1 now open

Council offers sponsorship and community grants across a range of areas.
Sponsorship applications are open until 29 August 2014. Community grant applications funding round one will run 11 August – 12 September 2014.

To apply visit the Redland City Council website or phone 3829 8912.

 

Mayoral Prayer Breakfast 2014

Friday 29 August 2014

Redlands residents are invited to join community and business leaders for the Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards local school chaplaincy programs.

To purchase tickets phone RPAC: 3829 8131 or visit the RPAC website.

 

Free suppliers briefing

Do you own a business in the Redlands area? Come and find out about procurement, business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12pm
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 – 16 Noeleen St
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au by 27 August.

 

Rates notice due soon

Tuesday 12 August 2014

After the due date, interest will accrue at 11% per annum, compound interest calculated on daily balances. A full list of payment options is on the front of your rates notice.

If you didn’t receive your rates notice, have moved address or you would like to discuss your payment options, please phone 3829 8999.

 

New local laws

Have your say: 13 August – 8 October 2014

Council has completed a review of our local laws. Have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – from 13 August to 8 October.

All details will be updated on Council’s website by 13 August. Please note the current web information is not final and can only be used as a guide.

 

Water meter readings

Time to cut back the carnations! This week we are reading water meters in Cleveland and on Macleay and Lamb islands. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 20 August, 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 29 April


Free Household Hazardous Waste Surrender

When: 9am – 1pm Sunday 4 May 2014
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre car park, 2 – 16 Middle St, Cleveland
What to bring: household hazardous waste

For the full list of accepted hazardous waste, volume limits and other conditions visit our website.

This event is available to Redland residents only and proof of residency is required. For more information contact RedWaste on 3829 8999.

 

Koala Community Planting

Sunday 4 May 2014

Join us for our annual Koala Community Planting, as we put 1000 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor in Redland Bay. Stay afterwards for a sausage sizzle and take home a free native plant.

When: Sunday 4 May 2014, 9 – 11am
Where: Moogurrapum Creek Corridor, Main Street, Redland Bay
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
Provided: Plants, equipment, sunscreen, gloves and a sausage sizzle

For more information phone 3824 8611.
Supported by Fund for National Parks & Wildlife

 

Council hosts free business workshop

ecoBiz Wednesday 7 May

Book now for this free workshop to find out how your business can save money by reducing water, waste and power costs.

When: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 5 – 7pm
Where: Redlands RSL Club, Passage Street, Cleveland
RSVP: 2 May 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or phone: 3829 8507, places are limited

A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

EcoBiz is a free program funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, delivered by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland and supported by the University of Southern Queensland and Australian Business Training Solutions.

 

Straddie Township Meeting

Saturday 3 May

North Stradbroke Island residents are invited to attend a Township Meeting with Council this weekend.

When: Saturday 3 May from 1pm
Where: Amity Point Community Hall, 16 Ballow Road, Amity Point. No need to RSVP
Inquiries: 3829 8623

 

 

Water meter readings

Time to pare back your pointy trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point, North Stradbroke, Perulpa, Lamb and Karragarra islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 7 May, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 22 April 2014


Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition

Entries now open

Redland Libraries ‘Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition’ is now open for entries of any genre up to 1000 words. There are two age categories: 10 – 11 years and 12 – 14 years. All shortlisted entrants receive a $50 book voucher and a place at the Redlitzer Writers’ Day to work on their manuscript with award-winning author Angela Sunde. Five shortlisted entries from each category will also be published in a special edition anthology. Entries close Saturday 31 May 2014. For entry conditions and information, visit our website or phone 3829 8779.

 

Free business workshop

ecoBiz Wednesday 7 May

Book now for this free workshop to find out how your business can save money by reducing water, waste and power costs.
When: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 5 – 7pm
Where: Redlands RSL Club, Passage Street, Cleveland
RSVP: 2 May 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8507

Places are limited. A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

EcoBiz is a free program funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, delivered by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland and supported by the University of Southern Queensland and Australian Business Training Solutions.

 

Koala Community Planting

Sunday 4 May 2014

Join us for our annual Koala Community Planting, as we put 1000 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor in Redland Bay. Stay afterwards for a sausage sizzle and take home a free native plant.
When: Sunday 4 May 2014, 9 – 11am
Where: Moogurrapum Creek Corridor, Main St, Redland Bay
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
Provided: Plants, equipment, sunscreen, gloves and sausage sizzle

For more information phone 3824 8611. Supported by Fund for National Parks & Wildlife.

 

Redland Home Assist Secure

It’s no joke: change your smoke alarm battery

Around Australia, everyone is reminded to change their smoke alarm in April each year. Only working smoke alarms save lives! For Redland Home Assist Secure clients, if it has been 12 months or more since your smoke alarm battery was changed and you require assistance to fit a replacement, please 3383 3030.

 

Water meter readings

Get wielding the whipper snipper! We are reading water meters in Capalaba CBD, Ormiston, North Stradbroke, Perulpa, Lamb, Karragarra, Macleay and Russell islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April – General Meeting, 9.30am
Wednesday 7 May – General Meeting, 9.30am

Redland City shines as it grants Freedom of Entry to the City Air Force


Redland City celebrated its proud military history by granting Freedom of Entry to the City to the No. 95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today (Saturday 12 April).

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams granted entry to the City to the 150 RAAF personnel who marched up Middle Street, Cleveland cheered on by residents and visitors.

“This unique event not only celebrates Redland City’s proud military history, it has also provided an exciting event for locals and visitors,” Cr Williams said.

“The Redlands has been the scene of many key events in military history and with Anzac Day approaching today’s event is even more significant.

“There was a real sense of excitement generated from the parade today. I spoke with many at the event who have been part of Australia’s military past and the sense of pride was obvious.”

“And into the future, Redland City can look forward to a strong relationship with No. 95 Wing, the largest wing in the Air Force with more than 2600 personnel posted to every Air Force base in Australia.

Cr Williams said today’s event included a range of interesting activities for the community.

“The Protected Mobility Vehicle (an armoured military vehicle) was an obvious favourite with the excited kids, as were the RAAF trained dogs and the Air Force displays at the Cleveland Library Square,” she said.

“We also rolled out the Redlands red carpet for a host of VIPs, including Premier Campbell Newman’s wife Lisa Newman, who were welcomed at a special function at the Redlands RSL following the Freedom of Entry to the City parade.”

Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty, who has been a driving force behind the event, thanked the Air Force, particularly the No.95 Wing, for entering the Redlands in such spectacular ceremonial style.

“I’d also like to thank the Bayside Bulletin who partnered with Council in promoting the event and the rich history between the city and the Air Force, as well as thank Redlands RSL and the Rotary Club of Cleveland who helped to cater for today’s event in association with Redland City Council,” Cr Talty said.

“The Redlands is a fantastic place to live and visit and had a strong sense of community. It was great to be able to showcase the strengths of the city to the visiting RAAF, cadets and many people who came to see the event.”

A commemorative program featuring the proud history of the Redlands and the Air Force as well as today’s ceremony details was handed out at the parade and is available on Council’s website.

Enhanced park and public spaces for Toondah Harbour: Mayor


toondahRedland City Mayor Karen Williams wants the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area project to improve the public amenity of GJ Walter Park.

Cr Williams said GJ Walter Park was a great city asset and she was determined to ensure it became an even better and more popular public space.

 “There has been confusion about the future for GJ Walter Park.  There is no way the park will be lost to the city and the people. Any good destination has improved public open space for the whole community and region to use and enjoy,” she said.

“Our vision is for better open space and any significant destination offers that, just as Toondah Harbour will.

“GJ Walter Park is not only recognised in the Toondah Harbour proposed development scheme, it is also included in Council’s Open Space Plan that was adopted last year, so the message is there will be open space at Toondah Harbour, end of story.

“In fact it is already in the proposed development scheme on page 13, which says that applications will need to allow for an appropriately sized recreation and open space area in GJ Walter Park providing formal and informal recreational activities and a dog park.”

“I want better open space so residents can not only continue to enjoy a dog park but can also make use of boardwalks, cycle ways and maybe even a water park.”

Cr Williams said other concerns associated with the development scheme, such as building heights, would be considered when Council made its recommendations to the State Government on the proposed development scheme.

“We currently have a proposed development scheme, not a plan. This is a draft only and the final scheme will take into account community feedback and commercial reality,” she said.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to put Redlands on the map.

“The Toondah Harbour redevelopment gives this city an opportunity to create a sought-after destination – an amazing location nestled right on Moreton Bay and just 30 minutes from Brisbane Airport.

“We want to make sure we get the balance right to allow development, better access and improvements in this critical area funded by investors rather than ratepayers, but we also want to ensure it remains first and foremost an effective gateway to North Stradbroke Island.

“As I walk about the city people tell me they want a brilliant foreshore like Suttons Beach at Redcliffe.

“The Toondah Harbour redevelopment has been mooted since the 1960s. It’s high time we delivered it to the people of the Redlands because they deserve to experience and enjoy what other regions now take for granted.

“Council, who will assess the private sector development applications, is listening to the local community and wants to make sure everyone has a chance to have their say. 

“Currently feedback closes on 24 February 2014, although Council has requested an extension to the Toondah Harbour feedback period, but we are yet to receive a response from the State Government.”

Cleveland CBD offers great potential: report


Redland City Council has today tabled the first report designed to identify future opportunities to rejuvenate the Cleveland CBD.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Commercial Investment Attraction Study phase one and two was part of a four phase project to breathe new life into the heart of Cleveland.

“The consultant’s report identified a number of strengths of the Cleveland CBD including a strong retail sector, proximity to public transport and visual amenity,” she said.

“It is these strengths that need to be highlighted to prospective investors to revitalise the CBD.

“The report also showed that employment in the CBD is dominated by the sectors of retail, accommodation and food services, public administration and health care and social assistance.”

Council spokesperson for tourism and CBD activation Cr Craig Ogilvie said the report also showed there is a large amount of potential for the commercial future of Cleveland.

“The strengths of the CBD open the door for a number of future developments,” he said.

“These include the potential for an expanded retail offering, including a new supermarket, development of an ‘eat street’ precinct and a GP super clinic to work in tandem with the existing hospital and health services such as the University of Queensland and MSIT.”

“The report also raises the possibility of targeting a younger demographic through retail offerings to attract young locals to shop in the Redlands.

Other opportunities identified by the report include the development potential in underutilised CBD sites, increased connectivity between the CBD and the wider transport network through the rail line, the consolidation of state and local government operations into the CBD area and development to increase residential population in the CBD.”

 

Three hour parking made permanent in Cleveland


Parking in Cleveland CBD will be permanently extended to three hours following the successful completion of a trial by Redland City Council.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had trialled extending the 367 parking spaces from two hours to three hours from November last year.

“The trial showed the extended three hour parking supported Council’s goal of revitalising the CBD by allowing residents longer to shop and visit local restaurants,” she said.

“Council undertook engagement following the successful completion of the trial, showing that residents supported the extended parking periods becoming permanent.

“The extended parking period means residents and visitors can spend longer in the CBD and better support local businesses.”

Cr Williams said the extended parking periods had resulted in fewer parking infringements, showing the new arrangements were benefitting the community.

Council tourism and CBD activation spokesperson Craig Ogilvie said the extended parking timeframes would attract shoppers to the CBD.

“The three-hour parking will make it easier for locals to shop in the local area, which is great news for local businesses,” he said.

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.

roads

“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

‘Going Public’ exhibition shines light on artists’ inner sanctum


A new exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland provides a fascinating insight into artists’ creative spaces.

Going Public, a photographic exhibition by Richard Nolan-Neylan runs from Sunday 26 May to Sunday 30 June, and brings the private space of featured artists’ studios and workshops into the public realm.

Curated by Jacqueline Armitstead, this exhibition plays with concepts of the ‘gaze’ while also broadening our understanding of the artist, their creative spaces and processes. Traditional roles are reversed with the artist becoming the ‘subject’ for the gallery viewer’s contemplation.

Prominent Queensland artists featured include June Tupicoff, Judy Watson, Deborah Porch, Lisa Adams, Richard Bell, Mona Ryder, Ian Smith, Donna Marcus and Laurie Nilson amongst others.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibition provided unique insights into the creative process.

“Beautiful art in its own right, this exhibition casts lights on how the creative process is different for every artist,” Cr Bishop said.

“From the paint splattered floors of Richard Bell’s studios to the roof-high collection of pots and pans in Donna Marcus’s studio, we gain a rare glimpse into what inspires them and how they bring their art to life.”

“In an exciting addition to this exhibition, Going Public is complemented by Going Local, new works by Richard Nolan-Neylan profiling Queensland artists with a strong connection to the Redlands and Moreton Bay region.”

Going Local will also be displayed in the Cleveland Gallery with featured artists including Belinda Close, Carl Warner, Julie Shepherd, Jack Oudyn, Lucinda Elliott, Sharon Jewell, Luke Roberts, Lyndal Hargrave and Michael Zavros.

To celebrate Going Public and Going Local, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland will hold an official opening 11am Sunday 26 May.

RSVP acceptances by Thursday 23 May 2013 to RSVP line: (07) 3030 4163 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Going Public and Going Local photographer Richard Nolan-Neylan will also hold a floor talk 12 noon on Wednesday 29 May 2013 to speak about works from the exhibition. No bookings required.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located corner of Bloomfield and Middle Streets, Cleveland and is open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and 9am-2pm on Sundays.

Richard Nolan-Neylan, Donna Marcus, Studio Portrait 2012, photographic print. Courtesy of the artist.

Richard Nolan-Neylan, Donna Marcus, Studio Portrait 2012, photographic print. Courtesy of the artist.

Time to deliver on Cleveland CBD revitalisation: Mayor


It is time to stop the talk and start delivering the much-mooted Cleveland CBD redevelopment, Mayor Karen Williams told the first meeting of the Cleveland CBD Revitalisation Committee today.

Councillor Williams, who chaired the meeting, said Council was determined to work with stakeholders to bring the project to fruition.

Cleveland

“Today is the day we start to take action,” she said.

“Redland City is an important part of south-east Queensland, and Cleveland is a vital and unique part of Redland City.

“There has been talk about the Cleveland CBD rejuvenation for over a decade. We need to do this right, and we need to do it now.

“We have an open mind and an open door, a work plan and we will be out there building relationships with stakeholders.

“This is about action now, not about pretty pictures.”

The special committee established to drive the revitalisation project comprises the Mayor as Chair and Councillors Murray Elliott (infrastructure portfolio chair), Craig Ogilvie (Division 2 Councillor and destination management and CBD activation portfolio chair), Julie Talty (planning and development portfolio chair) and Mark Edwards (corporate services portfolio chair).

Cr Ogilvie said: “I am confident that Cleveland will emerge from the economic doldrums, and challenge from the newer Victoria Point, to be the place to work, play and live in the Redlands.”

The committee today viewed a presentation on the Cleveland Centre Master Plan and another on the proposed investment incentives package, which expanded on the announcement by Mayor Williams at a development forum in October last year.

“Cleveland needs more people to generate commercial and retail activity. The committee is determined to work with stakeholders to deliver this and we will use the Master Plan as a guide,” Cr Williams said.

“I have already had discussions with key stakeholders, including Stockland, who have indicated an interest in being part of the revitalisation, and with Government Ministers to convince them to relocate government offices to Cleveland.

“We also acknowledge that Council’s need for office space could be a catalyst for investment.

“Importantly, we have put the Cleveland CBD forward to the government as a potential Priority Development Area under the new Economic Development Act.”

Cr Williams said the incentives package was aimed at potential investors, particularly in the education, health and tourism sectors.

“We want to work with the industry to deliver the goals of the Master Plan. At the same time we acknowledge that Cleveland is unique and we want to ensure its special and natural appeal is enhanced,” she said.

“Council cannot overcome all the external factors that influence investment but we can do a lot to show people that our door is open, that we are willing to be flexible, and that we want their business.

“We are confident our incentives package sends the right message, and may be the difference between projects going ahead, or slipping by the wayside.”

Subject to endorsement by Council on 27 February, the package will be in place from March 2013 through to June 2015.

The Cleveland CBD Revitalisation Committee will meet every two months.