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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

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 3 September

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre – Dad’s Day Out

Free entry and all activities are free of charge!

Bring dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and Bushcare workshops.

When: Sunday 7 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus tour, entertainment, prizes and meet a live koala

For more information phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.


Free author talk at the library

Brisbane-based author Kylie Kaden talks about her first novel Losing Kate, a romantic love story set in suburban Brisbane.

When: Wednesday 10 September, 10.30am – 11.30am
Where: Cleveland Library, Cnr Bloomfield and Middle Streets
RSVP: Free for library members, but bookings are essential – phone 3829 8770


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

For more information, phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.


Draft Economic Development Strategy

Feedback closes this Friday

Hurry to have your say on Council’s Draft Economic Development Strategy. We’ll be accepting community feedback and submissions until this Friday 5 September 2014. For more information and to complete the short online survey visit our website.


Rethink your rubbish

Find out more about waste and recycling

Council’s Waste Education Officer is available to visit your community group to talk about waste minimisation, recycling, composting, worm farming, or any related topic that interests you!

Visits and presentations can be booked through IndigiScapes – phone 3824 8611 or visit our website.


Drive safely to help protect koalas

It’s koala breeding season until December. Adult koalas are on the move in search of a mate and last year’s young koalas are in search of a new home.

Drive carefully on our roads, especially between dusk and dawn, slow down to give yourself time to see wildlife on the roads. Please also restrain dogs at night to help koalas move around safely. If you see an injured koala, please phone 3833 4031.


Water meter readings

Time to prune the poinsettia! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 3 September, 9.30am
General meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 17 June

School holiday activities

This winter school holidays Redland Libraries, Redlands IndigiScapes Centre and Redland Art Gallery have lots of activities to keep youngsters entertained! From spotlighting and earth exploring, to dinosaur days out, wearable art and drop-in art sessions, there’s a great range to suit kids of all ages.

All activities are free or low cost. Bookings for library activities and art gallery workshops are now open. Bookings for IndigiScapes activities open Monday 23 June. For dates, details and booking information visit our libraries, Art Gallery and IndigiScapes.


NAIDOC Week Display

Request for war memorabilia

We will host an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Serving Country – Centenary and Beyond display during NAIDOC Week (7 – 12 July) at Cleveland Library. We are seeking local photographs, small artefacts and/or stories which relate to all wars in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders serving Country.

Council is also seeking names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen for a Redlands ‘Honour Roll’ poster. To contribute memorabilia or add a name to this display, contact Di Andews by email or phone 3829 8914.


Waste safety message

EPIRB disposal

Council cannot accept Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) at Waste Transfer Stations or in kerbside waste bins. Incorrect disposal can cause serious safety issues or trigger false distress alarms wasting taxpayers’ money and valuable resources.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority advises unwanted or expired EPIRBs can be taken to any Battery World store for free disposal. The nearest store in Redlands is at Capalaba.

For more information visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website.


Tapas and music at RPAC

This Friday 20 June

Come along to the Piazza at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) from 5-7pm this Friday 20 June for a night of tapas and free live entertainment.

The night’s entertainment includes original music and covers of popular songs from Eva Cassidy, Sting, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Justic Crew, Sia, Sheppard and Michael Jackson performed by Noisy Minors and other artists from Vocal Manoeuvres.

Tapas Friday

When: Friday 20 June, 5 – 7pm
Where: RPAC Piazza, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland (Parking available on site)

For more information on upcoming RPAC events, visit the RPAC website.


Are you building a fence?

Council needs access to your water meter for quarterly meter reading,as well as maintenance and replacements. It you are considering building a retaining wall or installing a new fence or locked gates on your existing fence, please call us on 3829 8999 or discuss accessibility requirements.


Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 25 June, 9.30am
Special meeting – adoption of 2014/15 budget – Thursday 26 June, 9.30am

Snapshot – 4 February

‘Bujang Jarah Bulkari Taco Jahjum Nu’

‘Mother Earth Coming Together for All Children’ Exhibition

Visit Cleveland Library from Monday 10 – Friday 21 February 2014 to view a unique photographic exhibition and video presentation by local artist and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Craig Tapp.
This exhibition highlights a partnership project with cultural exchange ephemeral sand art by Craig and students from Cleveland District State High School and Carinity Education – Southside High School. An official opening will be held Monday 10 February at 11.30am. If you would like to
attend please call 3829 8770 to book.


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:

  • 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 forum:

  • Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm at Macleay Island Progress Hall, Macleay Island.


Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here!

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around
our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of
Environment and Heritage Protection? This adds up to more than 461,000L of recyclables being
saved from landfill each year. Another six bins will be installed soon, bringing the total capture of
recyclables to 499,000L per annum. So when you’re out and about, look for the recycling signs around you and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.


Rates due Monday 10 February 2014

Residents are reminded rates are due Monday 10 February 2014. A full list of payment
options is on the front of your rates notice. For all rating enquiries please call 3829 8999.


Water meter readings

Prune back your pointy pine trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point and on
Coochiemudlo, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 17 September 2013

Paid traineeships available

Earn and learn with a 12-month Redland City Council traineeship, commencing this December. Business Administration, Horticulture and Water Operations traineeships are on offer across varying Council departments. Successful applicants will gain a nationally recognised qualification while learning on-the-job. Applications for Redland City Council’s traineeships are open until Friday 4 October with a selection process to follow. Find more information on our website or by phoning Learning and Development on 3829 8875.


Possible traffic delays – Sturgeon/Old Cleveland Rd East, Ormiston

Residents are advised there may be traffic delays while tree pruning works are undertaken on Sturgeon/Old Cleveland Road East, Ormiston, during the September/October school holidays. All efforts will be made to minimise disruptions to motorists, but for short periods of time both lanes may be closed to allow workers to safely trim vegetation. During peak hours 7am-9am and 3pm-5pm, works will be carried out off the road between the path and bollard line of Fellmonger Park to reduce traffic impacts. For more information, contact 3829 8641.


School holiday activities

Are you looking for some holiday fun? Redland Libraries have a great school holiday program to keep kids happy and entertained. From fluttering fingerbugs to crafty stories and learning how to program robots, there’s a great mix of targeted activities to suit younger and older children. All activities are free, though some require bookings. For all the details, and information on how to book, visit our website.


Garage Sale Trail

Saturday 26 October 2013
Now’s the time to sign-up for the Garage Sale Trail, happening on Saturday 26 October 2013 across the Redlands. Part of a national day of garage sales, it will be one big day of buying, selling, social networking and reducing landfill. Registration is free and open to everyone –
households, schools, community groups and businesses! Sellers who register by Saturday 5 October can also get a free information pack with fun apps to help you sell your items.
Register at www.garagesaletrail.com.au or follow the links through our website.


Unregistered vehicles

Safety issue on public roads
It is unsafe and illegal to drive and park unregistered vehicles on public roads on the mainland and islands. In response to community concern, Council is stepping up enforcement. Fines of $220 can be issued where unregistered vehicles are not removed from the road following a Council directive. Under Local Law (21) Council also has the power to seize these vehicles for public safety. Please do the right thing and only drive registered vehicles on our roads. For more information, please call 3829 8999.


Open meetings

Wednesday 18 September – General Meeting (incorporating Coordination Committee Meeting) 10.30am

Wednesday 9 October – General Meeting (incorporating Coordination Committee Meeting) 10.30am