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City of islands to host unique forum


The benefits of living in an island community will be discussed when the Redlands hosts the first South East Queensland Island Forum next week. Redland City Councillor for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Division 5) Mark Edwards said the unique forum would focus on topics specific to island communities. “This forum is an opportunity for  Continue reading…

Roads key focus in Redland City Budget


Redland City Council will spend $20 million on capital road projects throughout 2013-14 – including an increased focus on resurfacing local roads. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the roads program announced in today’s (June 27) 2013-14 Redland City Council Budget, would lay the foundations for the future of the city. “An extra 45,000 residents  Continue reading…

Council Budget delivers for SMBI residents


Redland City Council will effectively neutralise the financial impact of new TransLink services for the majority Southern Moreton Bay Island residents as part of its 2013-14 Budget. Mayor Karen Williams said a reduction in the infrastructure component of general rates would offset the cost of extending the transport network from July 1. “I am happy  Continue reading…

$500,000 RDA funding announced for Russell Island Sport Clubhouse and Resilience Centre


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has expressed delight at today’s announcement of $500,000 funding towards the Russell Island Sports Clubhouse and Resilience Centre from the Commonwealth’s Regional Development Australia Fund. “Our business plan for regional funding highlighted the strong national and regional importance of the Sport and Resilience Hub,” Cr Williams said. “Estimated to cost  Continue reading…

SMBI Economic Development Forum


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards are inviting Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) businesses and community groups to a SMBI Economic Development Forum on 14 June. Mayor Karen Williams said the forum is part of Council’s commitment to creating a Community Economic Development Action Plan for SMBI, in consultation with  Continue reading…

Redland City islands to get disaster plans


Each Redland City island is to get its own disaster management plan, Mayor Karen Williams said today. Cr Williams said the Southern Moreton Bay Islands would be priorities, with North Stradbroke and Coochiemudlo islands to follow. “The recent Australia Day weekend storms and their aftermath, and fires on North Stradbroke Island, drove home to us  Continue reading…

Council urges residents to have a 3-5 day emergency plan


In light of the Australia Day weekend’s Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald and in preparation for future severe weather events, Redland City Council urges residents to plan for emergency situations. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was encouraging residents and businesses to have a 3-5 day emergency plan in place for their homes, families and work  Continue reading…

SMBI residents to have their say on emergency planning


Redland City Council is inviting Southern Moreton Bay Islands’ (SMBI) residents to have their say on how Council, emergency services, residents and businesses can be better prepared to respond to severe weather and emergency events on the islands. Two face-to-face SMBI Emergency Planning and Resilience Community Forums will be held on Thursday 14 March on  Continue reading…

Southern Moreton Bay Islands a priority in storm clean-up


Redland City Council has made representation to the Queensland Government and Energex to provide urgent assistance to the residents of Southern Moreton Bay. Late this morning the Department of Communities announced it will be operating a mobile recovery centre today, Wednesday 30 January 2013 on Russell and Macleay Islands. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said  Continue reading…