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Snapshot – Wednesday 15 April


Check out Council’s What’s On calendar!

A great way to find out about upcoming events and activities in the Redlands

From markets and festivals to exhibitions and school holiday fun, What’s On showcases lots of new and interesting Council-run and community events to liven up your social calendar.

Organising something in the Redlands?

Advertise your event on What’s On! Go to our What’s On and click on Submit a new
event. Council can also assist you with your community event in the Redlands, including application procedures and providing expert advice on producing your event in the City.

For more information email communityevents@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8999.

 

ANZAC Day holiday closures

Unless otherwise indicated below, normal operating hours apply:

  • Redland Libraries and Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba: Closed ANZAC Day Saturday 25 April.
  • IndigiScapes Centre and Visitor information Centre: Open ANZAC Day Saturday 25 April from 1pm onwards with limited staff and service.
  • Animal Shelter: Open ANZAC Day Saturday 25 April from 9am to 12pm.
  • RecycleWorld: Closed Anzac Day Saturday 25 April, reopening Thursday 30 April.

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8999.

 

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 phone 3824 8611.

 

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 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.

 

Open Meetings

General Meeting – Wednesday 22 April, 9.30am

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

Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 10 September


Glossy Black-Cockatoo annual survey

Volunteer workshops: 20 & 27 September

We’re calling for volunteers to help with the annual survey of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. One of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia, it’s listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland.

Although the count isn’t until Sunday 19 October, volunteers need to attend a workshop beforehand. The first ones are 20 and 27 September.

To book into a workshop or find out more 3824 8611 visit www.indigiscapes.com.au

 

School holiday fun coming us!

From spotlighting and a bush tucker tour to kids’ workshops and crafty stories, there’s a great range of activities to suit kids of all ages this school holidays. All activities are free or low-cost and you need to book for some.

For dates, details and booking information go to:

 

Birders bushwalk

Join the local Luke Street Bushcare Group as they explore the diversity of birds along Eprapah Creek. You will be amazed by the sounds, colours and sizes of the local birdlife.

When: Saturday 20 September, 2.30pm – 4pm
Where: Luke Street (eastern end), Thornlands
Includes: Bird walk followed by free afternoon tea
Bring: Binoculars, sun-smart clothing, closed-in shoes and drinking water

To book, phone IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or email chantel.major@redland.qld.gov.au by 18 September.

 

Stay safe from swooping birds

Spring signals the beginning of bird nesting season. Magpies and other birds such as plovers and butcherbirds may swoop. Swooping is a warning signal and is their way of protecting their young.

Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for more information and safety tips during swooping season.

 

Meet our ‘Wonderful Wildlife’

IndigiScapes celebrates Save the Koala month!

Enjoy a family fun day out and learn about our wonderful wildlife. Come dressed as your favourite animal for our fashion parade at 12.30pm, prizes for best dressed!

When: Friday 26 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Meet a koala and wedge tailed eagle, wildlife presentations, art classes, colouring-in competition and craft
Information: Phone 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au

 

Check your water meter

Meter reading is almost complete for the October rate notice. Checking your water meter weekly or monthly can help you monitor your usage and detect water leaks early, saving you water and money. It’s easy – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the meter. Do not use any water for at least two hours then check to see if the meter dials have changed since your first reading.

 

Open meetings

General Meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

Help save our Glossy Black-cockatoos


Bird lovers have been invited to flock to a special event to help a rare bunch of Redlanders.

As part of Threatened Species Week 2013, they can join the 10th annual Glossy Black-cockatoo Planting from 9am-11am on Saturday 31 August at Russell Island.

Redland City’s Cr Mark Edwards, whose Division 5 includes the bay islands, said the event was particularly important as Glossy Black-cockatoos, which can live for 30 years, are a threatened species and currently listed as vulnerable in Queensland.
“This year is our 10th annual planting, with more than 6000 native plants having been planted in the past nine years to create new Glossy-Black cockatoo habitat,’’ Cr Edwards said.
“These cockatoos are very special Redlanders and Redland City Council is committed to ensuring they continue to have the habitat they need to thrive.

“To do this we need the help of volunteers to plant another 700 native food and nesting trees at this month’s event’’.

The Glossy Black-cockatoo’s only source of food is the seeds of the black she-oak and forest oak, with females only laying one egg every two years.

It has a longer nestling period than any other cockatoo (up to 90 days), with the young dependent on the parents for at least 12 months.
Trees with large hollows are needed for breeding, emphasising why remnant vegetation must be retained as much as food trees.
Cr Edwards said Glossy Black-cockatoo Community Plantings were always held on the bay islands as they already boasted strong habitat areas for the species.

The cockatoos also are regularly sighted on the mainland at Alexandra Hills, Thornlands, Mount Cotton, Victoria Point and Redland Bay.

“This event underlines the work Council does to protect our very special environment here in the Redlands and all those who call it home,’’ Cr Edwards said.
“Council does annual surveys to monitor our Glossy Black-cockatoo population and residents can help their survival not only by volunteering for the tree planting but reporting sightings to the Glossy Black Conservatory at www.glossyblack.org.au.’’
He said volunteers should meet at the corner of Bamboo Road and High Street, Russell Island.

“This is a great opportunity to help the endangered cockatoos and also enjoy a day out in the beautiful surrounds of Russell Island and jump on a ferry to visit neighbouring islands,’’ Cr Edwards said.
“Remember to bring sun protection and drinking water. You’ll also need enclosed shoes.

“We’ll provide tools and gloves as well as a sausage sizzle and refreshments in appreciation of your efforts.’’

Off-street parking will be available (UBD Ref. Map 248 K15) or you can catch the ferry from Weinam Creek Marina, Banana Street, Redland Bay, at 9am.

Register with IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 if you need a transfer to the planting site on Russell Island.

Glossies eating

The Glossy Black Cockatoo is counting on you


The threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo is counting on the people of the Redlands to volunteer their time in the annual survey on Sunday, 19 May 2013.

Redland City Council, as part of the Glossy Black Conservancy, will again be conducting its annual survey to help with the conservation of these magnificent birds.

Redland City Division 9 Councillor and environmental spokesperson Paul Gleeson said the Glossy Black Cockatoo was one of the quietest species of cockatoo and most people in the Redlands didn’t even know that the area was home to these birds.

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

“Often the only thing that will give these birds away is a quiet clicking sound as they eat the cones of the Black She-oak and the Forest Oak,” Cr Gleeson said.

“However, the bird does call the Redlands home and there have been sightings reported on the mainland as well as on North Stradbroke Island and the Bay Islands.

“Unfortunately, it is one of the more threatened species of cockatoo in Australia and is listed as vulnerable in Queensland.

“By conducting the survey we learn more about their numbers and the state of their habitat and this will help in efforts to preserve these beautiful native birds,” he said.

A workshop will be held on Sunday 5 May 2013 for Southern Moreton Bay Island volunteers at Macleay Island Progress Hall from 9 am to 12 noon. Another workshop will be held for mainland volunteers at IndigiScapes from 9 am to 12 noon on Sunday 12 May 2013. The survey will take place on Sunday, 19 May 2013.

To find out how to get involved, visit www.indigiscapes.com.au, contact the Redland IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611 or email jenay.munro@redland.qld.gov.au to register.

Fast Facts: Glossy Black-Cockatoo


Did you know?
The Glossy Black-Cockatoo is the smallest of all the Black Cockatoos at around 43cm.

Did you know?
The Glossy Black-Cockatoos only eat with their left foot!

Did you know?
That Glossy Black-Cockatoos only have one chick every two years! The chick is dependent on its parents for a year.

Did you know?
After breeding, the female Glossy Black-Cockatoo does not leave the hollow for around 90 days. During that time, the male regurgitates his food to feed her and then she regurgitates to feed the chick.

Did you know?
Glossy Black-Cockatoos only eat the seeds of the Black Sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis) and Forest Oak (A. Torulosa). The more we know about these threatened birds and their habitat the more we can do to help save them.

Don’t confuse me with the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo—we look similar but have a couple of minor differences. The Glossy Black-Cockatoo is a quiet, dusty/brown bird with a very small crest on its head and a very large beak. The Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo is loud and shiny black with a large crest and a small beak.

Join the annual survey in Redlands on 19 May and help save the Glossy Black-Cockatoo—the more we know the more we can do.

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

 

Countdown to help the Cockatoos


Redland City Council, as a partner of the Glossy Black Conservancy, is calling for volunteers to help with the annual count of Glossy Black-Cockatoos in the Redlands on Sunday, 14 October.

Mayor Karen Williams said the Glossy Black-Cockatoo is one of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia and is listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland and New South Wales.

“The annual survey is a very important event that provides invaluable information to assist with the conservation of these magnificent birds,” she said.

“Unknown by many residents due to its quiet nature, the Redlands is home to the Glossy Black- Cockatoo. Sightings of the bird have been reported from the mainland, North Stradbroke Island and the Bay Islands.

“The bird-counting event is perfect for all ages, and makes for a different and fun family day out. A certain level of fitness is required as participants will need to walk to assigned survey locations.

“Council is encouraging everyone to help with the annual survey to help protect these amazing birds. It’s an opportunity to learn more about our local wildlife and enjoy a fun family activity.”

The Glossy Black Conservancy is a collaborative effort by community, industry and government partners across South East Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Participants are asked to attend a workshop to familiarise themselves with survey locations and data collection methods. Most importantly, they will learn how to identify and differentiate the Glossy Black-Cockatoo from other similar species.

Workshops will be held at the following locations and times:
8am Saturday, 29 September at Macleay Island State School, Macleay Island
1.30pm Saturday, 29 September at Russell Island Recreation Hall, Russell Island
9am Saturday, 6 October at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

For more information about getting involved in the survey or to register, contact Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611 or email jenay.munro@redland.qld.gov.au.

Check out the Glossy Black Conservancy website www.glossyblack.org.au for more information about the Glossy Black-Cockatoo.

A call to help Glossy Black-Cockatoos


In recognition of National Threatened Species Day, Redland City Council is hosting its 9th annual Glossy Black-Cockatoo community planting on Saturday 8 September from 9.30am to 11:30am.

Residents are encouraged to join in the fun of a community planting event at Pioneer Park, Lucas Drive, Lamb Island, to help Council’s Bushcare Officers plant 900 native plants to create new habitat for the Glossy Black-Cockatoo.

The planting will include vital food and nesting trees for this magnificent bird.

The grand ‘Glossy Blacks’ are in threat of extinction and as a result are listed as ‘vulnerable’ under Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Government legislation.

Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said the tree planting was a great way for the community to socialise, enjoy a healthy activity in the great outdoors and contribute to a worthy cause.

“Redlands is lucky to be home to Glossy Black-Cockatoos and by volunteering to help plant new habitat you will be helping the species survive and thrive,” Mayor Karen Williams said.

Whether you are a bird-lover or looking for a free community event, all you need to bring is a hat, enclosed shoes and drinking water. Council will supply garden tools, gloves, a sausage sizzle and refreshments.

Mainland residents can catch a public ferry at 9am departing from Weinam Creek Marina, Banana Street, Redland Bay. Volunteers are encouraged to register with IndigiScapes if they require a transfer from the ferry terminal to the planting site on Lamb Island.

To find out more about the planting, contact Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au