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Protect your health from bushfire smoke


While there are no fires burning on Redlands Coast air quality is still being affected by smoke haze from fires around the rest of the state. The community is advised to remain alert to the levels of smoke, especially vulnerable people with asthma or pre-existing lung or heart conditions. What can you do: • Look after  Continue reading…

Council community grants now available


Applications for the first round of the 2019-20 Community Grants program open this month so now is the time to make your great community-focused idea happen. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of community grants would support a wide variety of projects and initiatives aimed at strengthening the Redlands Coast community. “Every  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast experiences named among state’s best


An extraordinary 16 Redlands Coast enterprises have been listed on Tourism and Events Queensland’s 2019 Best of Queensland Experiences. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the result was exceptional and underscored the benefits of Council’s tourism strategy and the growing value of the city’s new brand: Redlands Coast – naturally wonderful. “Being named among the  Continue reading…

Citizenship ceremony celebrates cultural diversity


Redlands Coast was enriched by 77 new Australians during last night’s citizenship ceremony at the Redland Performing Arts Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the city’s newest Australian citizens, originating from 14 different countries, have enhanced the rich heritage of Redlands Coast. “Census figures show that almost half of our residents identify with another  Continue reading…

More land for local sports fields


The future of sport, recreation and conservation in the Redlands has received a boost with 159 hectares of land acquired at Mt Cotton. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said 277-293 Heinemann Road had recently been purchased by Council, with about a third of the area to be used for sports and recreation in the future  Continue reading…

Redland City Council looks to traffic congestion-busting alternatives


The absence of funding in the State Budget for Redlands roads highlights the need for alternative and innovative options to be considered to clear traffic congestion hotspots, says Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said a market-led proposal (MLP) remained the best option to fast-track much-needed roadworks to address worsening traffic congestion in a number of  Continue reading…

New fire trails for the Redlands


Community safety in the Redlands has received a boost with the State Government committing more than $330,000 towards fire trails at Mt Cotton and North Stradbroke Island. Redland City Disaster Planning Manager Mike Lollback said the community resilience funding came after two years of lobbying by Council, in the wake of the devastating bushfires on  Continue reading…

Redlands investigates water-play parks


Water play may become a feature of Redlands parks in the future following a decision by Redland City Council today to investigate options for installing water-based play equipment in the city. Division six Councillor Julie Talty today called for a briefing paper about installing water-play equipment in playgrounds, citing the infrastructure was popular with local  Continue reading…

Ground-breaking chlamydia vaccine trials begin for Redland koalas


Redlands koalas have been thrown a lifeline with a potentially life-saving chlamydia vaccine trial beginning last week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had provided $30,000 to the joint University of the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital trial aimed at finding a vaccine to fight devastating chlamydia disease. “These trials are an  Continue reading…

Council calls for community grant applications


Got a great idea for a community focused project? Apply now for a community grant from Redland City Council and turn your ideas into reality. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of community grants wil open next week, with applications accepted until Friday 26 February. “Last financial year, Council provided more than $500,000  Continue reading…