Tag Archives: North Stradbroke Island

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…

State of Fire Emergency continues – Redland City is part of a total fire ban until further notice


A State of Fire Emergency declared earlier this month continues across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, which bans a range of activities that can cause fires to ignite and prohibits the lighting of specified outdoor fires. What you cannot do during a State of Fire Emergency: • No fireworks. • No hangis or pit ovens permitted.  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…

Quandamooka artwork installed as festival closes


A public art project exploring aboriginal history through cartographic records has been installed at two sites this week as part of the second Quandamooka Festival. Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said the artwork, by acclaimed Quandamooka artist Megan Cope, had been installed on the wall of Council’s main administration building adjacent to the Redland  Continue reading…

Council calls on the community to Sink Tobruk for Straddie!


Redland City Council has launched a community campaign calling on the State Government to select the waters off North Stradbroke Island as Queensland’s choice as the final resting place for the ex-warship HMAS Tobruk. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the campaign would support a formal expression of interest Council will lodge asking Queensland Premier  Continue reading…

Government faces acid test on Straddie mining transition


The Palaszczuk Government must back its North Stradbroke Island mining decision with funding in its coming Budget to start the transition, says Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said while the decision of Parliament to re-commit to ending mining by 2019 ended uncertainty about the cessation date, it also presented enormous challenges. “This is  Continue reading…

Straddie decision reinforces need for Toondah project


The decision to end sand mining on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 reinforces the importance of the Toondah Harbour development, says Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. Cr Williams said the $1.4 billion Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area project would be a catalyst for Straddie to stake its position as a leading tourism destination. “But the  Continue reading…

Iconic Straddie Gorge Walk to get upgrade


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has welcomed an announcement by Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey that the popular North Stradbroke Island Gorge Walk will receive a $600,000 upgrade. Cr Williams said the joint Council and State Government funding as part of the Queensland Government’s Scenic Lookout Upgrade Program was great  Continue reading…

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.  Continue reading…