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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

Snapshot – Tuesday 22 April 2014

Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition

Entries now open

Redland Libraries ‘Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition’ is now open for entries of any genre up to 1000 words. There are two age categories: 10 – 11 years and 12 – 14 years. All shortlisted entrants receive a $50 book voucher and a place at the Redlitzer Writers’ Day to work on their manuscript with award-winning author Angela Sunde. Five shortlisted entries from each category will also be published in a special edition anthology. Entries close Saturday 31 May 2014. For entry conditions and information, visit our website or phone 3829 8779.


Free business workshop

ecoBiz Wednesday 7 May

Book now for this free workshop to find out how your business can save money by reducing water, waste and power costs.
When: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 5 – 7pm
Where: Redlands RSL Club, Passage Street, Cleveland
RSVP: 2 May 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8507

Places are limited. A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

EcoBiz is a free program funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, delivered by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland and supported by the University of Southern Queensland and Australian Business Training Solutions.


Koala Community Planting

Sunday 4 May 2014

Join us for our annual Koala Community Planting, as we put 1000 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor in Redland Bay. Stay afterwards for a sausage sizzle and take home a free native plant.
When: Sunday 4 May 2014, 9 – 11am
Where: Moogurrapum Creek Corridor, Main St, Redland Bay
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
Provided: Plants, equipment, sunscreen, gloves and sausage sizzle

For more information phone 3824 8611. Supported by Fund for National Parks & Wildlife.


Redland Home Assist Secure

It’s no joke: change your smoke alarm battery

Around Australia, everyone is reminded to change their smoke alarm in April each year. Only working smoke alarms save lives! 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 3383 3030.


Water meter readings

Get wielding the whipper snipper! We are reading water meters in Capalaba CBD, Ormiston, North Stradbroke, Perulpa, Lamb, Karragarra, Macleay and Russell islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April – General Meeting, 9.30am
Wednesday 7 May – General Meeting, 9.30am

Pulse eNewsletter – March 2013

Mayor’s Message
Council streamlining customer contact services
Council tightens asbestos handling at transfer stations
Litter-bugs beware
PDA Community Survey
Only working smoke alarms save lives
Have your say
Freedom of Entry to the City
Library calendar – hot off the press
What’s on


Mayor’s Message

Redland City is on the move.

Economic activity is hotting up, partly as a result of Redland City Council’s Open for Business mantra.

Our Priority Development Areas at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek are approaching the Expression of Interest stage. These projects have enormous potential to transform the two sites into attractive multi-use waterfront precincts that will be destinations in their own right.

But not all the action is at the waterfront. The McKenzie Aged Care Group is investing around $80 million in high-quality facilities at Cleveland and Capalaba that will offer 280 beds and more than 300 new jobs.

The State Government has responded to my invitation to consider “decentralising” from the Brisbane CBD and is reviewing government department accommodation needs in our city.

This news comes hot on the heels of the receipt by Council of our first two applications under the Cleveland CBD Incentive Scheme for major mixed use residential and commercial developments. Recent commercial lease deals within the CBD also indicate a growing level of confidence in our city.

At Capalaba there has been a multi-million-dollar commercial investment and I am advised another major commercial site sale is imminent.

Residential approvals are accelerating and house sales improving as our economy picks up.

It all points to more people looking seriously at the Redlands is the best place to live, work and to do business.


Council streamlining customer contact services

Providing streamlined, efficient one-stop business services is a key focus for Council’s Integrated Customer Contact Centres at Cleveland and Capalaba.

Many customers will have already noticed the difference in the way telephone inquiries are handled at Council and new simplified procedures for many areas of public inquiry.

This work is continuing with Council aiming to bring all key business areas into this service by mid–year (including more complex areas of inquiry such as planning, health and building and plumbing services).

Meanwhile, Council’s telephone number 3829 8999 is the single number to call for all Council inquiries.


Council tightens asbestos handling at transfer stations

Local residents and in particular ‘Do it yourself’ enthusiasts and tradies need to be aware of changes regarding handling material that may contain asbestos at our transfer stations.

The changes have been introduced to protect staff and the community from potential asbestos exposure and mean if there is any doubt material may contain asbestos it will not be allowed past the transfer station gatehouse unless wrapped and sealed.

This includes fibro, cement sheeting, asbestos cement (ac sheeting), Hardiplank, Hardiflex, Super Six roof sheeting, Villaboard, Millboard, insulating board, vinyl sheet flooring, backing material and tiles.

The only way this material will be accepted is if it is double wrapped in durable plastic and fully sealed in loads less than ten square metres.

Read more.


Litter-bugs beware

Anyone planning on illegally dumping in the Redlands should remember to smile because you may be caught on camera.

Council is rolling out security cameras at key illegal dumping sites across the city to stamp out the unsavoury practice.

Signs will be erected to advise residents of potential camera locations, with the cameras to be rotated periodically to ensure greater coverage across the city.

Read more.



PDA Community survey

A community survey on the Redlands’ two waterfront redevelopment projects was conducted recently as an additional layer of engagement during the statutory consultation period.

The telephone survey of 300 residents canvassed community attitudes regarding priority development for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek.

Read more

Read the full report >>


Only working smoke alarms save lives…

It is almost that time of year when residents are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke alarms.

Each year on 1 April people are encouraged to change their smoke alarm batteries to ensure they are in working order.

The reminder is particularly important for those who may find it difficult to change smoke alarm batteries due to being elderly or disabled. This includes Redland Home Assist Secure clients who are encouraged to contact Redland Home Assist Secure on 3383 3030.


Have your say

Amity Shoreline Erosion

  • Council has outlined a three-stage consultation and engagement process on Amity Point shoreline erosion management issues in the coming 12 months that includes future engagement with the Amity community and affected property owners, establishment of a reference group with community representation; the conduct of further research into shoreline erosion issues [Stage 2] and the completion of the Shoreline Erosion Plan and a Draft Implementation Plan for formal consideration and adoption by Council [Stage 3].
  • Opportunity is also currently available for the public to make written and verbal comments by 31 March on the draft consultant’s report, titled Draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) either by email to rcc@redland.qld,gov.au; posting comments to PO Box 21, Cleveland, Qld 4163, or by phoning 3829 8999. The Report can be viewed on Council’s website or at Council libraries and Customer Service Centres.


Disaster management plan

Have your say on the final two stages of the Redland City Disaster Management Plan from next week.

Local knowledge is invaluable in this process, so residents are encouraged to provide information that will help formulate the detail of the plan.

Forum details:

Wednesday 19 March
3 – 5.30pm: Mount Cotton State School, Mt Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton

Thursday 20 March
10am – 1pm: Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Cnr Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd, Bunker Rd, Victoria Point

Thursday 20 March
6 – 8.30pm: Capalaba Sports Club,
113 Ney Rd, Capalaba

Saturday 22 March
9am – 12pm:  Wellington Point Village, Main Road, Wellington Point

Monday 24 March
6 – 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
5 – 8pm: Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, Corner Redland Bay &
Mt Cotton Rds, Capalaba

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8754. RSVPs are not necessary.


Freedom of Entry to Redland City for RAAF

Get ready to cheer as the Redlands celebrates the awarding of Freedom of Entry to the City to the No. 95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at 11am on Saturday 12 April 2014.

Around 150 members of No. 95 Wing of the RAAF, supported by local air cadets and a band, will gather outside the Redland Performing Arts Centre for the march along Middle Street, Cleveland.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will inspect the parade and present the official scroll offering Freedom of Entry to Redland City to Group Captain Peter Davis, who will formally request permission to march through Cleveland.

The marchers will then be challenged by police outside the Redland Art Gallery, before passing Library Square, where they will halt to offer traditional salutes to the Mayor and Air Commodore Tim Innes.

The event will celebrate the Redlands’ proud military past and will build stronger links with the RAAF. It also takes on greater significance in the lead-up to Anzac Day and next year’s centenary of the start of World War I and is a wonderful way for Redlanders to show their regard for the Australian defence forces in defending our way of life and promoting peace and stability around the world.

All Redlanders are encouraged to show their support and cheer on the contingent along the route.

More information

Library calendar – hot off the press

A new calendar showcasing all the great events at our local libraries has just been released.

From learning how to take a great photo to English conversation coffee groups and activities for the kids, our libraries offer plenty and it can all be found in one easy to read location.

See the new events calendar >>

What’s on

Photography: How to photograph architecture
Monday, 17 March 2014 | 7:30 – 9:30pm

Lean how to create stunning architecture photographs with Adelaide’s Robert Dettman (architect and photographer). This master series event is hosted by Redlands Camera Club – Wellington Point. All members and guests are welcome and the event is for photographers of all levels. Subjects covered during the event include photographic gear, technique and post processing for architecture in several parts – Q & A available after each part. Door entry: $3.00 includes supper

Yarnin Time with Matthew Burns
Friday, 21 March 2014 | 10:30 – 11am

Matthew Burns is a Quandamooka traditional owner of North Stradbroke Island (also known as Minjerribah) and has been dancing and sharing the traditional stories for the past 23 years. Matthew has a strong knowledge of his culture which has been passed down through generations and he enjoys sharing these in the hope that future generations will also value their stories and understand the connection that Aboriginal people have with the land and waters surrounding the island.
Bookings on: 3829 8770

Redlands Good Gardening Expo
Sunday 13 April, 9am to 3pm

Find out about growing your own organic food at home. Tastier, healthier food, the way it was meant to be eaten. Learn about native gardening and how you can use natives to create habitats, as well as composting, worm farming, mulching and how to recycle your green waste.
Buy plants and seeds and get some great new ideas for your garden.

For a full list of what’s on in the Redlands, visit our website.