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Snapshot – 25 March 2015


Free school holiday activities

Redland Art Gallery invites children and families to participate in Kids on Tour Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits, an exciting holiday program of projects and activities developed by the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre. Drop-in sessions 10am-2pm. No bookings required.

Venues and dates:

  • North Stradbroke Island
    Wednesday 8 April 2015
    Point Lookout Community Hall
    East Coast Road, Point Lookout
  • Cleveland
    Sunday 12 April 2015
    Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
    Cnr of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland
  • Capalaba
    Wednesday 15 April 2015
    Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba
    Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba

 

Easter holiday closures

Unless otherwise indicated below, normal operating hours apply:

  • Council offices, Redland Libraries and Redland Performing Arts Centre will be closed from Good Friday 3 April, reopening Tuesday 7 April.
  • Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland:
    Closed Good Friday 3 April, Easter Saturday 4 April and Easter Monday 6 April. Open Easter Sunday 5 April.
  • Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba:
    Closed Good Friday 3 April, reopening Tuesday 7 April.
  • IndigiScapes Centre and Visitor information Centre:
    Closed Good Friday 3 April. Open Easter Saturday 4 April and Easter Sunday 5 April (as usual) and Easter Monday 6 April (with limited staff and service).
  • Animal Shelter: Open only 9am to 12pm on Good Friday 3 April, Easter Saturday 4 April and Easter Monday 6 April.
  • All waste transfer stations: Closed Good Friday 3 April. Kerbside bin collections will continue as normal.
  • RecycleWorld (open every Thursday and Saturday): Closed Easter Saturday 4 April, reopening
    Thursday 9 April.For more information, contact Council on 3829 8999

 

Tunes and Tapas at RPAC

Enjoy free live music and a great selection of tapas and drinks at Redland Performing Arts centre’s Tapas Friday series.

  • When: Friday 27 March, 5 – 7pm
  • Where: RPAC Piazza, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland (parking available on site)For more information on upcoming RPAC events, visit www.rpac.com.au

 

Only working smoke alarms save lives …

Redland Home Assist Secure clients are reminded that your smoke alarm battery may need replacing. If it has been 12 months or more since your smoke alarm battery was changed and you require assistance to fit a replacement, please call us.

Fire Services recommend that you replace your smoke alarm after ten years. A year of manufacture date is displayed on all smoke alarms.

For more information phone Redland Home Assist Secure on 3383 3030.

 

Open meetings

  • General meeting: Wednesday 25 March, 9.30am
  • 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

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 – Tuesday 25 March 2014


Free business workshop

How to Create More Growth

If your business is reliant on only one customer base, one product or one service offering, this free workshop will give tools and techniques to help you grow your business. A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 2 April 2014
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Time: 7am – 9am
RSVP: Thursday 27 March 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)

 

School holiday activities

Don’t miss the fun

This Easter school holidays, Redland Libraries and Redland Art Gallery have many activities to keep youngsters entertained. From drop-in art sessions to ‘Where’s Wally’ days, there’s a great range to suit kids of all ages.

There are also arts, skateboarding and music activities and a photography workshop running during the holidays as part of Youth Week 2014.

For dates, details and booking information go to:
• Youth Week, 4 – 13 April 2014, visit www.facebook.com/RedlandsYouth
Library and Art Gallery

 

Redland Home Assist Secure

It’s no joke: change your smoke alarm battery on 1 April

I April marks an annual reminder to change your smoke alarm batteries. Only working smoke
alarms save lives!

Queensland Fire and Rescue Services also recommends that you replace your smoke alarm
after 10 years. A year of manufacture date is displayed on all smoke alarms.

For Redland Home Assist Secure clients, if it has been 12 months or more since your smoke alarm battery was changed and you require assistance to fit a replacement, please call 3383 3030.

 

Freedom of Entry to the City

Save the date: Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am

Redland City is bestowing the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Saturday 12 April 2014. This event will include a formal parade with 150 marchers, representing all nine of No.95 Wing’s squadrons, accompanied by a band and air force cadets.

Redland residents are invited to come and line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event. The ceremony is also formal recognition from the RAAF of the important role our City played in the defence of our nation leading up to, and during, World War II.

Check our website for more details.

Please note: there will be some traffic delays and closures along Middle Street, Cleveland during the parade.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 2 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 7 January 2014


Happy New Year!

Council wishes all residents and visitors a wonderful 2014 in Redland City – the best place to live, play and do business.

 

Rethink your rubbish

Clearing out after Christmas?

Got lots of cardboard and polystyrene packaging from Christmas presents? Redland residents can recycle a wide range of items for free at Council’s mainland Waste Transfer Stations. Recyclable items include e-waste, cardboard, polystyrene, scrap metal (e.g. old bikes and scooters), whitegoods and gas bottles. For a full list, visit our website.

This is our first Christmas providing free e-waste drop-off. Let’s see how many old TV’s, computers, monitors and other computer equipment we can divert from landfill over the season.

All disposal is free for Redland residents. Remember to have your proof of residency ready at the gate.

 

Living with mosquitos

It’s breeding season

Take care, cover up and protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer. Follow these simple tips:

  • Wear light-coloured, long, loose-fitting clothing and use insect repellent
  • Reduce mosquito breeding around your home by emptying water from household items such as pot plant bases, boats, unscreened rainwater tanks, unchlorinated swimming pools, blocked roof gutters, bird baths and old tyres
  • Make sure screens are in good condition

Council monitors mosquito activity throughout the Redlands all year round and conducts aerial and ground treatments whenever necessary. Mosquito spraying is safe for you and the environment.

To learn more visit our website.

 

School holiday activities

Bookings now open

This summer school holidays, Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and Redlands IndigiScapes Centre are all hosting exciting activities to keep youngsters entertained.

From print-making art workshops to craft and wildlife activities, there is a lot happening to keep kids happy in the holidays.

All activities are free or low-cost but many require bookings. For dates, details and booking information, visit our website.

 

Water meter readings

Time to take down the Christmas lights. We are reading water meters in Birkdale, Thorneside, Alexandra Hills and Southern Moreton Bay, Coochiemudlo and North Stradbroke Islands this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 29 January – General Meeting – 9.30am

Redland Snapshot: 3 December 2013


Free Christmas by Starlight Concert

Saturday 7 December

Don’t miss the FREE Christmas by Starlight concert at Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds in Long Street, Cleveland. There’ll be Santa, food stalls, roving performers, an animal farm, displays and activities from 3pm, followed by a children’s concert at 5.30pm. Traditional twilight carols begin at 6pm and end around 8pm with a fireworks finale! For more information and details on free buses visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/cbs. The event is run by Redland City Council, with the generous support of Energex, Bayside Bulletin, JJ Richards, Fiteni Homes, Stradbroke Flyer, SS Signs, Mr Fireworks, Viking Elite, Koala Graphix and Christmas Festivities. Christmas by Starlight is an alcohol-free event.

 

2012 – 12 Annual Report available online

To view council’s recently adopted annual report visit our website. The report details the performance and financial reports of the diverse range of activities undertaken by Council during the past financial year. Some of Council’s achievements detailed in the report include:

  • Cash balance increase to $82.5m – nearly five months of cash reserves
  • Declaration of two Priority Development Areas for the Redlands
  • Increased focus on customer service and efficiency
  • Lowest general rate increases of any comparable south-east Queensland council.

 

And the winner is … IndigiScapes

Queensland Tourism Awards

Congratulations to IndigiScapes for taking out one of this year’s prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards. IndigiScapes and its Tea Garden Cafe won the Excellence in Food Tourism category for their Bush Tucker Experience that incorporates an edible native plant tour with mouth-watering bush-themed cuisine. Congratulations also to the other award-winning local tourism enterprises represented at the State awards: Mt Cotton Guesthouse, Stradbroke Island Events and Redlands Kayak Tours.

 

School holiday activities

Bookings now open!

This summer school holidays, Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and Redlands IndigiScapes
Centre are all hosting exciting activities to keep youngsters entertained! From print-making art workshops to Christmas craft and wildlife activities, there is a lot happening to keep kids happy in December and January. All activities are free or low-cost but many require bookings. For dates, details and booking information go to:

 

Water meter readings

Let’s get to the point! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

Snapshot – Tuesday 26 November 2013


Free Christmas by Starlight Concert!

Saturday 7 December

Don’t miss the FREE Christmas by Starlight concert at Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds in Long Street, Cleveland. There’ll be Santa, food stalls, roving performers, an animal farm, displays and activities from 3pm, followed by a children’s concert at 5.30pm. Traditional twilight carols begin at 6pm and end around 8pm with a fireworks finale! For more information and details on free buses visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/cbs. The event is run by Redland City Council, with the generous support of Energex, Bayside Bulletin, JJ Richards, Fiteni Homes, Stradbroke Flyer, SS Signs, Mr Fireworks, Viking Elite, Koala Graphix and Christmas Festivities. Christmas by Starlight is an alcohol-free event.

 

Cleaning up the Bay day

Sunday 1 December

If you would like to help protect beautiful Moreton Bay, why not join in Clubs Queensland’s “Cleaning Up The Bay” day this Sunday 1 December 2013? Visit one of the collection points between 6am and 11am, grab a bag and collect some rubbish to help keep the bay clean!

Local collection points are:

  • Wellington Point Recreation Reserve (Main Road, Wellington Point)
  • Cleveland Boat Ramp (William Street, Cleveland)
  • Victoria Point Boat Ramp (Colburn Avenue, North West Jetty)
  • Redland Bay Boat Ramp (Banana Street, Redland Bay)
  • Dunwich Boat Ramp (Yabby Street, Dunwich, Stradbroke Island)
  • Amity Point Boat Ramp

At Wellington Point some Queensland Reds rugby players and Nova FM’s ‘Sandman’ will also be dropping in to lend a hand. For information, or to register, visit www.clubsqld.com.au.

 

School holiday activities

This summer school holidays Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and Redlands IndigiScapes Centre are all hosting exciting activities to keep youngsters entertained! From print-making art workshops to Christmas craft and wildlife activities, there is a lot happening to keep kids happy in December and January. All activities are free or low-cost but many require bookings. For dates, details and booking information (available from Monday 2 December) go to:

 

Water meter readings

Be cottoned on! We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 4 December General Meeting (incorporating Coordination Committee Meeting) – 10.30am

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

Council offers great school holiday activities


Redland City Council has a great range of holiday activities to keep school aged children busy over their winter break.

From enviro-adventures, to art, craft and dress-up days – our no or low cost activities for young children up to teenagers are very popular.

The Redlands IndigiScapes Centre hosts a number of exciting programs (mainly at the Capalaba centre) including:

  • Earth explorer – 25 June & 4 July
  • Bats at the Black Swamp – 26 June
  • Magpie Magic – 27 June
  • Bushwalking buddies – Pt Halloran Conservation Area on 28 June; Greater Glider Conservation Area on 3 July
  • Bushtucker tour and taste – 2 July
  • Creatures of the dark spotlight – 4 July
  • Weaving with weeds – 5 July

For IndigiScapes activities, bookings are essential and can be made at Redland City Council Cleveland or Capalaba Customer Service Centres, at IndigiScapes or by phoning 3824 8611. Children less than eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Redland Library activities on offer include:

  • School holiday story corner – 24 June at Capalaba Library
  • Fairy tale friends day out – 25 June at Victoria Point; 27 June at Capalaba Library
  • So you think you know books?(scavenger hunt) – 25 June at Cleveland; 27 June at Capalaba Library
  • Book worm softies (craft) – 26 June at Cleveland and Capalaba Library (booking required)
  • Beading – 28 June at Capalaba Library
  • Play clay morning – 1 July at Capalaba Library
  • Crafty stories – 2 July at Cleveland; 3 July at Victoria Point; 4 July at Capalaba Library
  • Ancient artifacts – 2 July at Victoria Point; 4 July at Capalaba Library (booking required).

Phone Young People’s Services on 3843 8031 or email youngpeople@redland.qld.gov.au for more information or to book. Note – bookings are only required for some library activities. Parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the activity.

Redland Art Gallery will host Cartoon Connections – a children’s exhibition showcasing artworks by local children (open until 14 August) and including a family morning tea event on 26 June.

Visit ‘Holiday activities’ for full details of all IndigiScapes, Redland Library and Redland Art Gallery activities.

Bookings are required for some activities with limited spaces – book now to avoid disappointment.

Let the kids be “wild things” or go to a “Twisted Tea Party” this school holidays


Redland City Council will run a variety of free and low cost activities for children and teens during the June – July school holidays. There will be something for everyone, from skateboarding and art workshops, to a Wild Things Day Out and a Twisted Tea Party.

Fun in the Parks
The ever popular Fun in the Parks will provide four free mornings of fun, from 9 to 11am, for four to 14-year-olds. With mixed games and activities, a climbing wall and jumping castles; all you need to do is turn up and register your child on the day.

Fun in the Parks dates and locations:
Tuesday 26 June: Mount Cotton Community Park, Bayview Village, Valley Way
Thursday 28 June: GJ Walter Park, Shore Street East, Cleveland
Tuesday 3 July: Keith Surridge Park, Windmere Road, Alexandra Hills
Thursday 5 July: Macleay Island, Cnr High Central & South Sea Terrace (opp Community Centre)

Skateboarding workshops
Ten to 16-year-olds can book in for one of six free skateboarding workshops with the crew from Skatebiz. There will be prizes and giveaways.

For the dates and locations of skateboard workshops, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au or www.facebook.com/RedlandsYouth. To book, phone 3829 8233 or email kara.mansley@redland.qld.gov.au. Bookings are essential.

IndigiScapes activities
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre will offer environmental activities suitable for families and children of various ages. Some of the tantalizing titles include Earth Explorer, Creatures of the Dark, and Marvelous Marine Mammals.

Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for the full details of these activities, which will all be held at IndigiScapes, Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Bookings are essential and can be made at Council’s Cleveland or Capalaba Customer Service Centre or by phoning IndigiScapes on 3824 8611. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Art for kids
As part of her exhibition, Dwell, showing at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba; artist Sue Beyer will host her “Mapping your World” workshops for children aged five to twelve.

The workshops encourage children to make new discoveries and to think differently about the places and spaces they experience every day. They will run on 3 and 4 July. For full details, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au and to book, phone3829 8484 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au.

Parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the workshop.

Library fun
Redland Libraries will offer a number of fun activities in Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point branches.
Wild Things Day Out is suitable for ages six years and under and 3D Design Craft is for children ages eight years and older. No bookings are required for either.

Twisted Tea Party is for ages eight years and older and bookings are essential (phone 3843 8031).
Full details of holiday activities in the library can be viewed at www.redland.qld.gov.au.