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Easter holiday makers to enjoy extra parking at Toondah Harbour

Visiting Straddie over the Easter break is about to get easier, with Council providing additional parking areas to accommodate the busy holiday period.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council would open up the temporary parking area behind the old CSIRO building at Toondah Harbour from 12-17 April, with access available through the Wharf Street carpark and via the ferry carpark.

“We know parking is tight at the Toondah Harbour ferry terminal at the best of times but over Easter space is really at a premium, so the additional parking areas will help ease some of the pressure,” Cr Williams said.

“It won’t only help tourists heading to Straddie but also our island residents who are planning to travel to the mainland over the Easter break.”

Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell (North Stradbroke Island, Cleveland) said the temporary parking arrangement was well received during a trial over the Australia Day long weekend.

“We are always looking for ways to make it easier for residents to get around the city and, although this is only a temporary solution, the trial over the Australia Day long-weekend showed it is very popular with commuters,” he said.

“Straddie is naturally very popular with holiday makers over Easter, so I am confident these extra parking areas will again be well received and help to reduce stress for those looking for a car park.’’

The move follows the free inner-city bus trialled by Council over Christmas, organised to ease parking pressure from busy areas such as Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek.

Cr Williams said the need for more parking at Toondah Harbour showed the importance of the Walker Group’s $1.3 billion upgrade of the popular ferry terminal.

“The Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area project will boost parking significantly at no cost to ratepayers.  These extra car parks will drive tourism to the island and, with it, economic activity across the city,” she said.

“While we wait for the Federal Government to approve the Toondah Harbour upgrade, we will continue to look for other solutions to the area’s parking constraints such as this temporary parking.”

Snapshot – Tuesday 15 April 2014

Russell Island Event

Free digital marketing workshop

Council invites you to come along to a free business workshop ‘Practical Ways to Build Your Digital Marketing’. The digital economy is changing the way we do business. This interactive workshop gives practical steps you can take to:

  • build a robust digital marketing strategy
  • improve the performance of your website
  • use social media to build your brand.

When: Wednesday 16 April 2014
Where: Russell Island Community Hall,
Russell Island
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
RSVP: karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au 3829 8507

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


Leslie Harrison Dam

Information display Thursday 17 April

You may notice Leslie Harrison Dam at Capalaba receding over the next couple of months.
Seqwater has advised it is reducing dam levels from 80% to 42% to undertake important works. Seqwater is holding an information display with staff members available to answer questions.

When: Thursday 17 April 2014, 10am – 1pm
Where: Capalaba Library, Noeleen Street, Capalaba
To view details of the works, visit the Seqwater website or contact 1800 771 497.


Public holiday closures

Easter and ANZAC Day

Council facilities will be affected by the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays as follows. Unless indicated below, normal operating hours apply:

  • Council offices and mainland libraries, as well as the Redland Performing Arts Centre, closed from Good Friday 18 April, reopening Tuesday 22 April. They will also be closed Friday 25 April for the ANZAC Day public holiday.
  • Animal Shelter: open 9am to 12pm only on Good Friday (18 April), Easter Monday (21 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April).
  • IndigiScapes Centre and Visitor information Centre: closed Good Friday (18 April) and open 12pm to 4pm only ANZAC Day (25 April)
  • Redland Art Gallery: closed Good Friday (18 April), Easter Monday (21 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April)
  • All waste transfer stations: closed Good Friday (18 April) – please note kerbside bin collections will continue as normal.

For more information, contact 3829 8999.


Hazard reduction burns at Sheldon

Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 29 April

Council advises it will be conducting hazard reduction burns at Don & Christine Burnett
Conservation Area, Sheldon on Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 29 April (weather permitting).

Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel and reduce potential wildfire hazards. They also provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. All attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards. For information, please view the fire management page on our website or call 3829 8456.


Water meter readings

It’s time to prune to prickly pear! We are reading water meters in Capalaba and on North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am