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Snapshot – 28 January

Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDA draft plans

View plans until Monday 24 February 2014

Draft plans for the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas are available for public viewing and written submissions until Monday 24 February. To view the plans or make a submission online, visit our website or visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and key community services on the bay islands.

Come to an information forum
Toondah Harbour forums:
• Saturday 1 February, 1–3pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
• Friday 7 February, 3.30–5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
• Saturday 8 February, 1–3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Weinam Creek forums:
• Thursday 30 January, 5–8pm at Redland Bay Community Hall, Redland Bay
• Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm at Macleay Progress Hall, Macleay Island.


Council Grants and Sponsorships

Grants Round 2 now open

Council’s latest round of community grants funding is now open. We will be accepting applications until Friday 28 February 2014. Grant categories include Organisation Support, Project Support, Conservation Grants, and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The RADF is an Arts Queensland and Redland City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.
Other funding: Applications for Council’s next sponsorship round will be open from Monday 17 February until Friday 28 March 2014. For more information or to obtain an application form visit our website or call 3829 8911.


Surfing the New Business Pipeline

Free business workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop about basic low-cost marketing for your business and creating
a simple, targeted approach to new business development.

When: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
RSVP: karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)

A light snack and refreshments will be served.


Water meter readings

Get wielding the whipper snipper! This week we are reading water meters in Capalaba Central Business District, Ormiston and on Macleay and Perulpa islands. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 29 January – General Meeting, 9.30am

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting, 9.30am

Apply for a grant today and help invest in your community tomorrow

Applications are now open for 2012-13 Community Grants Program and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) to help fund community and not-for-profit projects and programs.

There are two rounds held in the 2012-13 financial year, with applications for this first round closing 31 August 2012.

A wide range of groups and individuals can benefit from the grants. Past recipients include the Volunteer Marine Rescue to hold marine rescue workshops and the Redlands PCYC “Deep Blue Line” project to provide positive life skills through practical activities and lectures for young males without a role model.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the grants were a wonderful opportunity for people to invest in their own community.

“The grants scheme covers many community projects, from building and conservation projects, to arts and cultural activities,” Mayor Williams said.

“I encourage groups and individuals to find out which grant categories they may be eligible for, and Council will support them through the application process.”

Grants categories are:

  • Organisation Support – to help organisations become more sustainable and improve their capacity to deliver services (up to $3,000).
  • Project Support – for organisations to provide specific projects or activities that deliver long-term positive outcomes for the community (up to $10,000).
  • Conservation Grants – to support individuals and organisations to undertake projects for the benefit of the environment and wildlife (up to $10,000)
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) – to support professional, emerging artists and arts practitioners in the Redlands. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Redland City Council partnership to support local art and culture. Go to www.arts.qld.gov.au for more information.
  • Capital Infrastructure – to assist eligible organisations build, renovate or refurbish facilities, including hard-wired technology upgrades (Small Capital up to $10,000 and Major Capital up to $50,000)

To be eligible to apply, you must be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or sponsored by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

Program guidelines and application forms have been recently updated, so ensure you have the latest versions by going to the grants webpage at www.redland.qld.gov.au/CommunitySupport/Grants.

Council hosts free grant application writing workshops to provide advice on how to
complete submissions. The workshops will run from mid July-early August. Bookings are

For more information on workshop dates and locations, the funding categories or to
request an application kit go to the grants webpage or call the Grants Team on
(07) 3829 8911.

Anti-bullying, koalas and marine rescue themes highlight diversity of Community Grants Program funding

Thirty-five local individuals and organizations have been successful in receiving a Redland
City Council Community Grant, including programs to support anti-bullying campaigns and
train Marine Rescue volunteers in First Aid.

Council contributed over $200,000 of funding for Round 2 of the 2011/12 Community Grants
Program, which provides the not-for-profit sector with much needed funding to assist
community initiatives that will benefit the residents of Redland City.

Council received 41 applications under the categories Organisation Support, Project Support
and Conservation Grants, with 35 applications ultimately successful in receiving funds for
their unique and worthwhile projects.

The submission evaluators were impressed with the passion, innovation and diversity that
were evident in this tranche of applications presented to Council, highlighting a strong sense
of community and compassion in the Redlands.

The winning grants were approved at Council’s General Meeting, held on 18 April. Some of
the successful recipients of Round 2 of the Grants include:
The Volunteer Marine Rescue for First Aid and Radio education and training ($2,250
Organisation Support Grant).

The BABI Family and Youth Service to conduct ‘Stop Harassing Me’ postcard
community presentations to public high school students and to create a DVD as a
educational resource in addressing bullying ($10,000 Project Support Grant).

Birkdale South State School P&C to educate and raise awareness of the Redland’s
Environment, in particular its koala population and its conservation, through music
and drama performance ($8,900 Conservation Grant).

Information on other successful recipients is now available online under ‘Grants and
Sponsorship’ at www.redland.qld.gov.au/CommunitySupport/Grants.

Community Grants Program – Round 1 2012/13 Applications

The next funding opportunity will be Round 1 of 2012/13 which invites applications for the
Organisation Support, Project Support, Conservation Grants, Capital Infrastructure and
Regional Arts Development Fund categories. Submissions open on 23 July 2012 and close
on 31 August 2012.

Free Grant Application Writing Workshops will be held between 19 July 2012 and 2 August
2012. Eligible individuals and organisations who wish to apply for funding in Round 1
2012/13 are encouraged to attend the workshops. These workshops provide tips to
applicants on how to write an application. Bookings are essential, contact the Grants Team
on 3829 8911. Information on dates and venues are available on the ‘Grants and
Sponsorship’ website www.redland.qld.gov.au/CommunitySupport/Grants.