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Redland Snapshot – 6 May 2014


Bike Week 5 – 10 May 2014

Free activities
Redland City Council is hosting a range of free activities to celebrate Bike Week:

  • Ride the Redlands Track Park
    Wednesday 7 May 2014, 6.30am – 7.30am
    free scenic ride (own mountain bike required)
  • Ride to Work Breakfast
    Friday 9 May, 7.00am – 8.30am
    free community breakfast with cycling information at Cleveland Library Square.
  • Redland Track Park Trail care
    Saturday 10 May, 7.30am – 10.30am
    fun morning helping to repair, maintain and build our bike network. Register for this event on 3829 8760.
  • Free screening of Jour de Fete
    Saturday 10 May, 12.45pm
    Feature length French comedy about a local postman, RSVP essential by 7 May.

Registration is required for all events. For more details or to register, contact Jonathan Lamb on 3829 8734 or visit our website for details.

 

Koala Fun Run 2014

Sunday 25 May

Get training! Redlands 2014 Koala Fun Run is on from 7am on Sunday 25 May with two
course options – a 6km run/walk and a 12km run.

The Koala Fun Run is being organised by the Bayside Runners and Walkers Group with sponsorship from Redland City Council, as part of the RUN for REDLANDS 48hr Charity Festival, to be held from Friday 23 May to Sunday 25 May 2014 at Main Oval, Sharks Sporting Complex, Victoria Point.

You can register for this year’s Koala Fun Run by visiting the RUN for REDLANDS website.

 

Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition

Entries now open

Redland Libraries ‘Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition’ is open now for entries of any genre
up to 1000 words. There are two age categories: 10–11 years and 12–14 years. Entries close
Saturday 31 May 2014. For entry conditions and information: www.redland.qld.gov.au/library
or phone 3829 8779

 

Connect to your Creek Week

17 – 25 May 2014

Join in one of the local activities during ‘Connect to your Creek Week’, and celebrate the beauty and diversity of our waterways. Connect to your Creek Week is a Healthy Waterways initiative, supported by Redland City Council.

Activities include a water monitoring information session, dragonflies and waterbugs display, guided walk along Eprapah Creek and a kayak tour (there is a cost for this activity). For more information visit: www.indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au or phone: 3824 8611

 

Dunwich boat ramp

Closed for repairs

The public boat ramp at Yabby Street, Dunwich (One Mile) will be closed for repairs from Monday 12 to Friday 16 May, weather permitting.

 

Water meter readings

Time to cut back spiky citrus trees! We are reading water meters in Cleveland and on Coochiemudlo Island this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 7 and 21 May – General Meeting, 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 29 April


Free Household Hazardous Waste Surrender

When: 9am – 1pm Sunday 4 May 2014
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre car park, 2 – 16 Middle St, Cleveland
What to bring: household hazardous waste

For the full list of accepted hazardous waste, volume limits and other conditions visit our website.

This event is available to Redland residents only and proof of residency is required. For more information contact RedWaste on 3829 8999.

 

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 Street, Redland Bay
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
Provided: Plants, equipment, sunscreen, gloves and a sausage sizzle

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

 

Council hosts 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.

 

Straddie Township Meeting

Saturday 3 May

North Stradbroke Island residents are invited to attend a Township Meeting with Council this weekend.

When: Saturday 3 May from 1pm
Where: Amity Point Community Hall, 16 Ballow Road, Amity Point. No need to RSVP
Inquiries: 3829 8623

 

 

Water meter readings

Time to pare back your pointy trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point, North Stradbroke, Perulpa, Lamb and Karragarra islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 7 May, General Meeting – 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

Snapshot – Tuesday 15 April 2014


Russell Island Event

Free digital marketing workshop

Council invites you to come along to a free business workshop ‘Practical Ways to Build Your Digital Marketing’. The digital economy is changing the way we do business. This interactive workshop gives practical steps you can take to:

  • build a robust digital marketing strategy
  • improve the performance of your website
  • use social media to build your brand.

When: Wednesday 16 April 2014
Where: Russell Island Community Hall,
Russell Island
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
RSVP: karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au 3829 8507

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

 

Leslie Harrison Dam

Information display Thursday 17 April

You may notice Leslie Harrison Dam at Capalaba receding over the next couple of months.
Seqwater has advised it is reducing dam levels from 80% to 42% to undertake important works. Seqwater is holding an information display with staff members available to answer questions.

When: Thursday 17 April 2014, 10am – 1pm
Where: Capalaba Library, Noeleen Street, Capalaba
To view details of the works, visit the Seqwater website or contact 1800 771 497.

 

Public holiday closures

Easter and ANZAC Day

Council facilities will be affected by the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays as follows. Unless indicated below, normal operating hours apply:

  • Council offices and mainland libraries, as well as the Redland Performing Arts Centre, closed from Good Friday 18 April, reopening Tuesday 22 April. They will also be closed Friday 25 April for the ANZAC Day public holiday.
  • Animal Shelter: open 9am to 12pm only on Good Friday (18 April), Easter Monday (21 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April).
  • IndigiScapes Centre and Visitor information Centre: closed Good Friday (18 April) and open 12pm to 4pm only ANZAC Day (25 April)
  • Redland Art Gallery: closed Good Friday (18 April), Easter Monday (21 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April)
  • All waste transfer stations: closed Good Friday (18 April) – please note kerbside bin collections will continue as normal.

For more information, contact 3829 8999.

 

Hazard reduction burns at Sheldon

Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 29 April

Council advises it will be conducting hazard reduction burns at Don & Christine Burnett
Conservation Area, Sheldon on Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 29 April (weather permitting).

Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel and reduce potential wildfire hazards. They also provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. All attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards. For information, please view the fire management page on our website or call 3829 8456.

 

Water meter readings

It’s time to prune to prickly pear! We are reading water meters in Capalaba and on North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Redland Snapshot – Tuesday 8 April


Get ready to cheer: 11am Saturday 12 April 2014

Air Force Ceremonial Parade

Redland City will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force on Saturday 12 April 2014.

The Air Force Ceremonial parade will be an impressive sight, with around 150 military personnel dressed in ceremonial attire and displaying operational medals and military colours; carrying swords and rifles; battle honours being flown; and a band supporting.

Redlanders are invited to line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland to watch this historic event and give the Air Force a warm Redlands welcome.

Please note: There will be changed traffic conditions including temporary closures along Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland from 6am and some changes to public transport and taxi rank locations on event day.

Check our website for more details.

 

Redlands Good Gardening Epo

This Sunday 13 April

Don’t miss the second annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Sunday 13 April from 9am to 3pm. Enjoy a free, fun and informative day out set 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. There’ll also be plants and seeds for sale, kids’ activities and great workshops.

Visit IndigiScapes at 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba or check out the program online.

 

Cleveland Aquatic Centre

Maintenance works

Cleveland Aquatic Centre will be closed for maintenance from 5.30pm Thursday 17 April 2014, reopening at usual business hours at 5am on Tuesday 22 April. For more information on Cleveland Aquatic Centre, contact Belgravia Leisure on 3286 2723.

 

Victoria Point

Dredging works begin Monday 14 April 2014

Dredging works at Victoria Point are scheduled to begin on Monday 14 April 2014 and will be
completed by the end of May 2014 (weather permitting). Council is supervising the dredging, which is being undertaken with funding support from the State Government.

Council advises that the public boat ramp at Victoria Point will be closed for short periods on weekdays when the dredge is working adjacent to the ramp. Alternate ramp access is available at Victoria Point North.

 

Water meter readings

Time to get out the tree trimmers! We are reading meters in Alexandra Hills and North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 1 April 2014


Air Force to be granted Freedom of Entry to Redland City

Get ready to cheer: 11am Saturday 12 April 2014

Redland City will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force on Saturday 12 April 2014.

The Air Force Ceremonial Parade will be an impressive sight, with around 150 military members dressed in ceremonial attire and displaying operational medals and military colours; carrying ceremonial swords and rifles; battle honours being flown; and a band supporting.

Redlanders are invited to line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event and give the Air Force a warm Redlands welcome.

‘Freedom of Entry to the City’ dates back to the Middle Ages when cities were fortified by walls to protect residents from invaders – right of entry to outside armed forces was a privilege rarely granted but came as a sign of respect for the protection and friendship offered.

Please note: there will be changed traffic conditions including temporary road closures along Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland, during the parade.

Check our website for more details.

 

School holiday and Youth Week 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 as well as a photography workshop
running during the holidays as part of Youth Week 4 – 13 April 2014.

For dates, details and booking information go to:

 

Redlands Home Assist Secure

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

Around Australia, everyone is reminded to change their smoke alarm batteries on 1 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 call 3383 3030.

 

Water meter readings

Tie up your dogs! We are reading water meters in Birkdale, Thorneside and on North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 2 and 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 4 March


Bin day/week changes

Waste, recycling and green waste collection

Residential bin collection days and/or weeks are set to change for about 1400 Redlands households, from Monday 10 March 2014.

This may affect you if you live in Alexandra Hills, Capalaba, Birkdale, Wellington Point or Victoria Point.

Collection changes and the dates they take effect will vary. Affected households should have received a letter with all the details, so check your letterbox.

Visit our website to check if this will affect you. Extra recycling collection services will be provided for some properties and details will be in the letter. If your bin has been missed and you can’t wait till the next collection day, call 3829 8999.

 

Library Activities

March Authors in Action Series

Redland Libraries offer free ‘Authors in Action’ talks each month, where authors visit and talk to members about their books, their background and their inspirations.

Don’t miss our March line-up:

  • Margareta Osborn: Tuesday 11 March, 11am-12pm at Victoria Point Library. Margareta will discuss her farming and rural fire brigade experience and how it influenced her novel Mountain Ash.
  • Peter Janetski: Wednesday 12 March, 6-7pm at Cleveland Library. Find out about Peter’s latest book ‘Being a Bloke’, written for Aussie men and those who live, work, love and raise them.
  • Lilian White: Thursday 27 March, 11am-12pm at Russell Island Library Queensland author Lilian will discuss Emmanuel, her fictional novel about living on the edge of society as a freak and outcast.

For details visit our website, or grab a free monthly activity calendar at your next library visit.

 

Have your say

Proposed dog off-leash area at Amity Point

In December 2011, the Minjerribah Recreation Area (which includes Flinders Beach) was declared. As a result, Council had to close the Flinders Beach dog off-leash area at Amity Point.

Council has since worked with key stakeholders to identify two other possible locations for a dog off-leash area and is now seeking further community input.

From Monday 3 March until Friday 28 March, have your say on:

  • your preferred location for a new dog off-leash area at Amity (choosing from two options), and
  • whether the area should be fenced.

View the locations and find out how to have your say on our website. Posters and information is also on display around Amity Point.

 

Water meter readings

Time to clip back the violets! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 5 and 19 March, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 25 February


Bin day/week changes

Waste, recycling and green waste collection

Residential bin collection days and/or weeks are set to change for about 1400 Redlands households, starting from Monday 10 March 2014.

This may affect you if you live in Alexandra Hills, Capalaba, Birkdale, Wellington Point or
Victoria Point.

Collection changes and the dates they take effect will vary. Affected households should
have received a letter with all the details over the weekend, so check your letterbox. Another letter will be delivered next weekend (1-2 March).

Visit our website to check if this will affect you.

Extra recycling collection services will be provided for some properties and details will be in the letter. If your bin has been missed and you can’t wait till the next collection day, call 3829 8999.

 

Council Sponsorship

Applications now open

Council’s latest round of Sponsorship funding is now open. We will be accepting applications
until Friday 28 March 2014. The program provides financial and in-kind support for eligible events,
projects, services or activities that benefit the Redlands.

Other funding: don’t forget to get your applications in for Council’s current Grants round, closing this Friday 28 February 2012.

For information, or to obtain an application form, visit our website or call 3829 8911.

 

What’s on at your local library?

Redland Libraries offer a host of free activities each month. From ‘Authors in Action’ talks to computer classes and fun kids’ reading and language development activities, there’s something for everyone.

Visit our website to see what’s on, or come in for a visit and grab a monthly activities calendar.

 

Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection?

So when you’re out and about, look for recycling signs and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.

 

Water meter readings

Maintain your melaleucas! We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

Snapshot – 18 February 2014


Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek draft plans

Submissions close next Monday

Council is encouraging residents and stakeholders to have their say on the proposed development schemes for Toondah Harbour at Cleveland and Weinam Creek at Redland Bay.

If you are not one of the 2000 people who have already attended one of 10 community engagement forums on the mainland or islands, or provided comments online, there is still time to have your say.

Draft plans for the transformation on these waterfront locations are available for public viewing and written submissions until Monday 24 February 2014.

To view the plans or make a submission online, visit Council’s website. Plans can also be viewed at
Council’s customer service centres and libraries, shopping centres and key community services on the bay islands.

 

Council Sponsorship

Applications now open

Council’s latest round of Sponsorship funding is now open. We will be accepting applications until Friday 28 March 2014. The program provides financial and in-kind support for eligible events, projects, services or activities that benefit the Redlands.

Applications will be assessed in two categories:

Category 1: Applications seeking $15,000 or less will be assessed by an internal assessment panel.
Category 2: Applications seeking more than $15,000 will be assessed by an internal assessment panel and recommendations made to Council for approval.
Other funding: Council’s grants program is accepting applications for its current round until Friday 28 February 2012.

For information, or to obtain an application form, visit our website or phone 3829 8911.

 

Redlands Wildlife Rescue

A wild way to volunteer

Redlands Wildlife Rescue (RWR) needs volunteers to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals in the Redlands. There are two different services:

The Redlands Wildlife Care Network (RWCN) needs phone roster volunteers to provide advice to callers. You work from home 8am – 5pm one week every six to eight weeks.

The Redlands After-hours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) needs volunteers to provide emergency
rescue and transport for wildlife. Volunteers work in teams of three 5pm – 8am one week every six weeks.

New volunteers are given training, with the next round of inductions being held in March 2014.

To join, phone Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611.

 

Water meter readings

Rake up the Rhododendrons! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 5 March, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 4 February


‘Bujang Jarah Bulkari Taco Jahjum Nu’

‘Mother Earth Coming Together for All Children’ Exhibition

Visit Cleveland Library from Monday 10 – Friday 21 February 2014 to view a unique photographic exhibition and video presentation by local artist and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Craig Tapp.
This exhibition highlights a partnership project with cultural exchange ephemeral sand art by Craig and students from Cleveland District State High School and Carinity Education – Southside High School. An official opening will be held Monday 10 February at 11.30am. If you would like to
attend please call 3829 8770 to book.

 

Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDA draft plans

View plans until Monday 24 February 2014

Draft plans for the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland
Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas are available for public viewing and
written submissions until Monday 24 February. To view the plans or make a submission
online, visit our website or visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and key community services on the bay islands. Come to an information forum Toondah Harbour forums:

  • Friday 7 February, 3.30–5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
  • Saturday 8 February, 1–3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Weinam Creek forum:

  • Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm at Macleay Island Progress Hall, Macleay Island.

 

Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here!

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around
our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of
Environment and Heritage Protection? This adds up to more than 461,000L of recyclables being
saved from landfill each year. Another six bins will be installed soon, bringing the total capture of
recyclables to 499,000L per annum. So when you’re out and about, look for the recycling signs around you and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.

 

Rates due Monday 10 February 2014

Residents are reminded rates are due Monday 10 February 2014. A full list of payment
options is on the front of your rates notice. For all rating enquiries please call 3829 8999.

 

Water meter readings

Prune back your pointy pine trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point and on
Coochiemudlo, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting – 9.30am