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Good Gardening Expo to delight green thumbs

Gardeners across the Redlands are gearing up for a day of inspiration at this year’s Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Saturday 16 April, from 9am to 3pm at Redland City Council’s IndigiScapes Centre.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the popular annual event drew green thumbs from far and wide, eager to learn more about all facets of gardening.

“From growing tasty organic food, native gardening and recycling green waste, this year’s expo boasts 18 sessions across three stages and workshops throughout the day, hosted by gardening gurus and wildlife experts,” Cr Williams said.

“Learn about the benefits of growing organically, what to plant where and when, and how to create your own compost from members of the Redlands Organic Growers.

“Hear Gennaro De Rosa’s secrets for growing from seed and Ingrid Dimock’s tips for keeping chickens and stingless bees in suburban backyards.

“Have your gardening questions answered by a panel of experts or learn more about the importance of butterflies in our gardens and how to add nutrients to your vegetables through worm farming.”

Division 7 Councillor-elect Murray Elliott said with advice about permaculture, managing mineral and microbe, suburban weed management and weed weaving, the expo offered plenty of inspiration for gardeners of all levels of experience.

“From easy composting solutions to ideas about how to use your produce, come and learn about healthy soil, high yield tropical vegies and incorporating bushtucker plants into your everyday cooking,” Cr Elliott said.

“Excite the senses with a sensory garden, find out how to create a no-dig garden in less than a day and how to grow free plants from cuttings.

“Learn how to easily create a wildlife-friendly backyard using natives, with plants and seeds available for sale, along with market and food stalls, kids’ activities and free live music throughout the day.”

Redlands Good Gardening Expo is proudly presented by Redland Organic Growers and IndigiScapes. Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for a copy of the program or call 3824 8611 to learn more.

Redlands Good Gardening Expo

When: Saturday 16 April 2016, 9am – 3pm
Where: Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
Free entry

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 – Tuesday 8 April

Get ready to cheer: 11am Saturday 12 April 2014

Air Force Ceremonial Parade

Redland City will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force on Saturday 12 April 2014.

The Air Force Ceremonial parade will be an impressive sight, with around 150 military personnel dressed in ceremonial attire and displaying operational medals and military colours; carrying swords and rifles; battle honours being flown; and a band supporting.

Redlanders are invited to line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland to watch this historic event and give the Air Force a warm Redlands welcome.

Please note: There will be changed traffic conditions including temporary closures along Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland from 6am and some changes to public transport and taxi rank locations on event day.

Check our website for more details.


Redlands Good Gardening Epo

This Sunday 13 April

Don’t miss the second annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Sunday 13 April from 9am to 3pm. Enjoy a free, fun and informative day out set 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.


Cleveland Aquatic Centre

Maintenance works

Cleveland Aquatic Centre will be closed for maintenance from 5.30pm Thursday 17 April 2014, reopening at usual business hours at 5am on Tuesday 22 April. For more information on Cleveland Aquatic Centre, contact Belgravia Leisure on 3286 2723.


Victoria Point

Dredging works begin Monday 14 April 2014

Dredging works at Victoria Point are scheduled to begin on Monday 14 April 2014 and will be
completed by the end of May 2014 (weather permitting). Council is supervising the dredging, which is being undertaken with funding support from the State Government.

Council advises that the public boat ramp at Victoria Point will be closed for short periods on weekdays when the dredge is working adjacent to the ramp. Alternate ramp access is available at Victoria Point North.


Water meter readings

Time to get out the tree trimmers! We are reading meters in Alexandra Hills and North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Redlands Good Gardening Expo

From composting, worm farming and native gardening, to information about how to keep chickens and native bees, this year’s Redlands Good Gardening Expo has plenty to offer local green thumbs.

Set in the picturesque surrounds of Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, the expo will be held on Sunday 13 April 2014 from 9am until 3pm.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the entry to the expo was free and was expected to attract not only residents, but visitors from across south-east Queensland as well.

“It’s the perfect event to showcase the Redlands and offer the community a fun day out for the whole family,” Cr Williams said.

“The program for the event is expected to be action-packed with a focus on native and organic food gardening for all enthusiasts to enjoy, as gardening is a popular hobby for all ages.”

The program features:

  • Workshops and demonstrations
  • Displays and latest gardening supplies on-sale
  • Information about growing organic food at home
  • Information about composting, worm farming, mulching and how to recycle green waste
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Live entertainment and food stalls

The Redland Organic Growers Inc (ROGI) is co-hosting the event with Council to help encourage organic gardening and growing your own delicious, healthy fruit and vegetables at home.

Redlands Good Gardening Expo
When: Sunday 13 April
Time: 9am – 3pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

For more information on what’s on at the Redlands Good Gardening Expo, please visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or phone 3824 8611.

Snapshot – 18 March

Disaster Resilience Forums

Help us plan for future emergencies

Come along to a disaster resilience forum in March and help Council and other emergency agencies prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster events. Community feedback will inform Council’s Disaster Management Plans. Local knowledge is invaluable in this process.


  • Wednesday 19 March, 3pm – 5.30pm:
    Mount Cotton State School, Mt Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton
  • Thursday 20 March, 10am – 1pm:
    Victoria Point Shopping Centre, cnr Cleveland-Redland Bay & Bunker Roads, Victoria Point
  • Thursday 20 March, 6pm – 8.30pm:
    Capalaba Sports Club, 113 Ney Rd, Capalaba
  • Saturday 22 March, 9am – 12pm:
    Wellington Point Village, Main Rd, Wellington Point
  • Monday 24 March, 6pm – 8.30pm:
    Redlands RSL, 8 Passage St, Cleveland
  • Wednesday 26 March, 11.30am – 2pm:
    Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St, Cleveland (Disability access)
  • Thursday 27 March, 5pm – 8pm:
    Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, cnr Redland Bay & Mt Cotton Roads, Capalaba

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8584. RSVPs are not necessary.


Asbestos safety

Be safe with your renovation waste

Just a reminder that to protect the health and safety of our customers and workers, all waste loads of cement sheeting, fibro, renovation waste and tiles are being routinely inspected at our mainland waste transfer stations for materials that could contain asbestos. If in any doubt, our gate staff will treat renovation/building materials as containing asbestos.

Asbestos can be found in lots of old building materials, and can be very hard to identify. You can only dispose of material containing asbestos at Birkdale Waste Transfer Station – not Redland
Bay, and only under strict conditions. It needs to be less than 10m2, double-wrapped and sealed in
durable, thick plastic sheeting (builders’ plastic). Commercial operators will also need to pay the
asbestos disposal fee.

For more information about asbestos and its safe removal and disposal, visit our website.


Save the date

Redlands Good Gardening Expo

Enjoy a free fun and informative day out at the second annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Sunday 13 April 2014 from 9am to 3pm.

Set 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 on the IndigiScapes website.


Open meetings

Wednesday 19 March – General Meeting, 9.30am
Wednesday 2 April – General Meeting, 9.30am