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Stay chilled at the tip this summer

Here’s some pointers for an easier trip to the tip this summer:

  • Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are especially busy times for Redland Bay and Birkdale Waste Transfer Stations, so there may be some delays. Please be patient and know that our staff are doing their best to keep the queue moving.
  • Get sorted before you go- separate the different waste types so it’s easier for staff to inspect your load and for you to recycle your waste.
  • Have your proof of residency ready for the gatehouse.
  • Declare your load.
  • Follow staff instructions.
  • Drop loads in the right spot.
  • Waste transfer stations are not safe places for children or your pets.

Waste transfer stations will be closed on Christmas day but will otherwise operate as normal. For more information on waste disposal visit Council’s website or call 3829 8999.

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

Redlands Snapshot – Tuesday 10 June

Redlands Biggest Onesie Challenge

Raise money for homeless this Friday 13 June

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on everyone to don their onesies this Friday 13 June and help raise money for the estimated 100,000 homeless in Australia.

It’s easy to get involved – wear your favourite onesie or PJs on Friday and make a donation to Vinnies CEO Sleepout (St Vincent de Paul) in collection tins at Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries and other locations around Redlands. You can also donate through our website.

Share your onesie selfie on Instagram  – #RedlandsOnesie


NAIDOC Week Display

Request for War Memorabilia

Council 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 served 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 Andrews: di.andrews@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8914


Doing business with Council

Free information session for suppliers

Council is hosting a suppliers’ information session offering businesses the chance to learn how Council procures goods and services and how you can maximise your business opportunities with Council.

This session will outline our procurement policies, how Council offers business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Monday 16 June 2014, 1 – 3pm
Where: Stradbroke Rooms, first floor, Council’s Cleveland Administrative Building, Corner Middle & Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland
RSVP: email your name, business name and contact details by 11.00am Monday 16 June
beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8645.


Waste safety message

EPIRB disposal

Council cannot accept Emergency Position-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 the Redlands is at Capalaba. For more information visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website.


Check your water meter

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 to do – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the meter. Do not use water any water for at least 2 hours then check to see whether the meter dials have changed since your first reading.


Open meetings

Wednesday 25 June – 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