Monthly Archives: May 2013

Council e-waste drop-off point opening Tuesday 4 June

A free e-waste collection point will be available at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station from Tuesday 4 June 2013, with a Birkdale Waste Transfer Station e-waste collection point to follow by the end of June.

On 28 May analogue free-to-air TV signals in the Redlands were switched off and replaced with digital-only signals.

Mayor Karen Williams said residents could give their old TVs a new life by buying a set top box.

“But if you are planning to dispose of your old TV, there’s good news,” Cr Williams said.

“Redland City Council has set up a collection area at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station to accept old TV’s and other electrical equipment.

“We are also hoping to have a second e-waste collection site at Birkdale Waste Transfer Station operational by the end of June.”

Redland City spokesperson for the environment Cr Paul Gleeson said it was important for residents to recycle their e-waste rather than disposing of it as general waste.

“The switchover will generate a lot of e-waste, which we would like to recycle. If you dispose of these items as general waste they will unnecessarily end up in landfill,” Cr Gleeson said.

“These items can’t go in the normal kerbside recycling bin, so I encourage residents to use the new e-waste drop-off point at Redland Bay or hold on to their e-waste a little longer until the Birkdale collection point is up and running.”

“Council already has cardboard and polystyrene recycling collections at our Birkdale and Redland Bay waste transfer stations. Use this service to get rid of your new television packaging now – free of charge – just remember to keep them separate”, Cr Gleeson said.

What e-waste can you recycle at the Redland Bay drop-off point now?


• TVs (broken screens will not be accepted)

• Computers

• Laptops

• Computer mouses

• Cables – printer, computer, laptop

• Keyboards

• Printers

• Scanners

• Monitors

• Hard drives

• Circuit boards



All of the items below can be taken as general waste to Council’s waste transfer stations.

• Set top boxes

• Video/DVD recorder/player

• Stereos

• Mobile phones and chargers

• Telephones

• Microwaves, kettles or toasters

• Vacuum cleaners

• Hair dryers/shavers

• Alarm clocks

• Light globes or tubes

Council will advertise when the Birkdale waste drop-off point is open through, Facebook and the Bayside Bulletin.

For more information, phone RedWaste on 1300 362 036.

Weinam Creek transport hub gains PDA status

Second fast-tracked Redland City project in a fortnight

A second Redland City transport hub will be fast-tracked for planning and development following this morning’s announcement that the Weinam Creek marine precinct has been granted Priority Development Area (PDA) status by the State Government.

The announcement from Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney comes just a fortnight after news that Toondah Harbour at Cleveland will be recommended as Queensland’s second PDA (16 May).

“This news means the Weinam Creek transport hub will be transformed into a waterfront recreation precinct, recognising its role as the gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands,” said Redland City Mayor Karen Williams.

“The precinct is crying out for a project to help it realise its full potential as a bayside area.

“Two priority development projects announced for Redland City in as many weeks marks a coming of age for the Redlands, showcasing what we have to offer and building a stronger local economy and community.

“The Redlands has always been a great place to live, visit and work; and now these announcements mean it is also recognised as a great place to invest.

“I would like to acknowledge the work of Member for Redlands Peter Dowling, who has been a tireless and vocal advocate in helping convince the government of the development potential of Weinam Creek.”

Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said the PDA declaration was a massive vote of confidence in southern Redland City.

“This development will deliver the residential, transport and entertainment precinct we have been awaiting for years,” Cr Edwards said.

“It will be a massive boost for the mainland and pave the way for the vast potential of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands to be realised.

“Importantly, the development will also provide the opportunity to finally resolve the parking issue that has plagued Weinam Creek for years.”

Achieving PDA status means both Redlands transport hub projects will now be referred to the Queensland Governor for approval.

“These projects will generate local jobs and local economic growth,” Cr Williams said.

“Both Weinam Creek and Toondah Harbour are the starting point for visiting our fantastic island destinations so these projects will not only benefit the Redlands but also Queensland’s tourism industry.”

The Weinam Creek announcement also follows a very successful breakfast for business and investors hosted in the Redlands recently, at which Mr Seeney announced Toondah Harbour as the state’s second area to be granted fast-tracked planning and development status.  The only other declared PDA is the Commonwealth Games village on the Gold Coast.

Hazard reduction burn at Redland Bay: Wednesday 29 May

We will be carrying out a hazard reduction burn (weather permitting) at Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay on Wednesday 29 May. 

See the map below for exact areas.

While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays.

For further information, please view the Fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456.

Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay: Wednesday 29 May


Record number of runners turn out for Redlands Koala Fun Run

Almost 1200 runners helped raise awareness and show their support for local koalas by taking part in the third annual Redlands Koala Fun Run yesterday (Sunday 26 May).

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event, organized by Redland City Council, provided the perfect opportunity to raise awareness for koalas while at the same time showcasing the Redlands’ environmental character.

“This event combines the Redlands’ healthy community with the city’s environmental character, providing the perfect setting to raise awareness for our koala population,” she said.

“The Redlands has the most significant urban koala population in Australia, so events such as this are important to raising awareness about their health and population.

“Even the koalas came out for the event with five spotted in trees along the course.”

Cleveland turned on perfect fun run conditions for the event treating participants to a beautiful day out as they took on the challenge of the 10km, 5km or 3.5km course.

Jackson Elliott took out the male 10km race, while Courtney Gilfillan won the female 10km event.

The 5km open race was won by Patrick Hagan and April Sloan, with the 3.5km event taken out by Scott Myler and Maggie Sillett.

“Congratulations to all participants who competed in the fun run. It was great to see the overwhelming level of support shown by the community to raise awareness of the protection of our local koala population,” Mayor Karen Williams said.

“Thanks also to the volunteers who helped make the event possible, as well as our event sponsors –Bayside Bulletin, Brisbane Times and 4BC radio Fit Stuff and Cleveland Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

For all results and images and to continue support of koala education and awareness in the Redlands visit


Redlands Koala Fun Run 2013 results:

Overall 10km male winners

1st Jackson Elliott 0:30:45

2nd Max Neumann 0:31:38

3rd Clay Dawson 0:32:06


Overall 10km female winners

1st Courtney Gilfillan 0:35:24

2nd Nikki Hiscock 0:38:45

3rd Liz Grolimund 0:39:25


Overall 5km male winners

1st Patrick Hagan 0:15:57

2nd Luke Fainges 0:16:06

3rd Jarred Corby 0:16:29


Overall 5km Female Winners

1st April Sloan 0:19:04

2nd Joanne Miller 0:19:05

3rd Lilly Jones 0:19:06


Overall 3.5km Male Winners

1st Scott Myler 0:16:31

2nd Zac Trewheellar 0:17:08

3rd Peter Grace 0:17:29


Overall 3.5km Female Winners

1st Maggie Sillett 0:17:05

2nd Steffani Grace 0:18:45

3rd Hailey Pinto 0:19:39


Category Winners 10km

1st Jamie Hiscock 0:41:08 U15 Female

1st Luke Harvey 0:39:14 U15 Male

1st Courtney Gilfillan 0:35:24 Female 15-25

1st Max Neumann 0:31:38 Male 15-25

1st Liz Grolimund 0:39:25 Female 26-59

1st Jackson Elliott 0:30:45 Male 26-59

1st Lori Vaughan 1:13:12 Female 60+

1st Harold Haldane 0:43:11 Male 60+


Category Winners 5km

1st Joanne Miller 0:19:05 U15 Female

1st Justin Brouh 0:19:15 U15 Male

1st April Sloan 0:19:04 Female 15-25

1st Patrick Hagan 0:15:57 Male 15-26

1st Camille Anderson 0:20:26 Female 26-59

1st Chris George 0:17:15 Male 26-59

1st Laurie Cavallaro 0:31:56 Female 60+

1st Neil Wills 0:25:49 Male 60+


Biggest school: Star of the Sea 42 members

Biggest team: Fit stuff 58 members

Best dressed team: Koala Blues

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Snapshot – 28 May 2013

Indigi Day Out
When: Saturday 1 June, and Sunday 2 June 2013, 10am to 4pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
Enjoy free entertainment and activities at the annual Indigi Day Out & Folk Redlands Festival of Music. The program includes native animal displays, craft, garden and
wildlife workshops, children’s activities and live music performances – all in the beautiful IndigiScapes’ native botanic gardens.
For more information 3824 8611


Hazardous Waste Surrender
Sunday 9 June 2013
It’s time to clean out unwanted chemicals from your shed and cupboards! Safely surrender your household hazardous waste products for free.

When: 9am to 1pm, Sunday 9 June 2013
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre car park, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
What to bring: Household hazardous waste, with a limit of 20 litres per waste type. For the full list of accepted hazardous waste, visit our website.

For more information contact RedWaste: 1300 362 036
This event is available to Redland residents only and proof of residency is required.


Redlands 2030 Community Plan
Have your say

You can have your say online until Friday 7 June about the progress of implementing Council’s Redlands 2030 Community Plan.

You also can access a copy of the plan and fill out and submit a printed survey form at Council customer service centres and Redland libraries. The plan is a blueprint for residents, businesses, community organisations, Council and other levels of government and outlines the community’s vision for Redlands in 2030. The survey also asks the community to identify new priorities that have emerged since Council’s adoption of the plan in 2010.


Water meter reading – Mount Cotton
Cut back your cactus! Our water meter readers will be in Mount Cotton this week. Please ensure we can easily access and read your water meter.


Redland Libraries
Meet local author – Josephine de Moor

When: 11am to 12pm, Tuesday 4 June
Where: Victoria Point Library
Local author Josephine de Moor will visit Victoria Point Library to discuss her debut novel “Heart of a Beast”. The novel is a tale of falling in love in a doomed period in Australian history and is set in the convict settlement on Norfolk Island. Bookings 3884 4011. This free event is brought to you in partnership with Angus & Robertson, Victoria Point.

Mulching and tree works along main roads in Redland City

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have asked us to coordinate mulching, tree removal and tree pruning along main roads in Redland City from now until 28 June.

These works will be carried out during the hours of 7am-4pm. If road lane closures are required, on-site traffic control will manage the movement of vehicles.

Mulching along the median strip:

* Bloomfield Street, Cleveland from Russell Street to South Street.
* Shore Street West / Finucane Road / Old Cleveland Road from Wynyard Street, Cleveland through Alexandra Hills to the Capalaba boundary.
* Redland Bay Road, Capalaba from Moreton Bay Road to Andrew Street.
* Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba from Mt Cotton Road to Redland Bay Road.
* Birkdale Road / Old Cleveland East, Birkdale from Quarry Road roundabout to Finucane Road, Capalaba.

Tree removal and pruning:

* Along Bloomfield Street / Cleveland-Redland Bay Road from Cleveland to Redland Bay.
* Along Mt Cotton Road from Sheldon to Mt Cotton.
* Birkdale Road / Old Cleveland East, Birkdale from Quarry Road roundabout to Finucane Road, Capalaba.
* East Coast Road, North Stradbroke Island from Dunwich to Tramican Street, Point Lookout.

Hazard reduction burn at Alexandra Hills: Wednesday 22 May

We are carrying out a hazard reduction burn today at Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills.

Although there are ideal conditions for a burn today, the cooler weather and cloud cover is keeping the smoke down, resulting in reports of smoke coming from surrounding suburbs.

Residents can be assured that the burn is under control and will be completed by this afternoon.

Below is a map of the area where the controlled burn is taking place. 


Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration..

Scheduled hazard reduction burns: Redland Bay, Alexandra Hills, Capalaba

We will be carrying out hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) on the following days:

  • Rescheduled – date to be confirmed – Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay
  • Wednesday 22 May – Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills
  • Wednesday 29 May – Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba 

See maps below for exact areas.

While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays.

For further information, please view the Fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456.

Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills: Wednesday 22 May


Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay: Date to be confirmed


Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba: Wednesday 29 May 



Council commemorates National Reconciliation Week

“I want people to see what a beautiful creature he is, how special he is – and the old Wobbegong is so often forgotten. I want people to see that beauty, so I put him up there in bright red” – Belinda Close, artist.

The beauty of one of the Redlands’ much loved Wobbegongs will adorn a new meeting room in Cleveland library to commemorate Redland City Council’s commitment to National Reconciliation Week.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a permanent display would be unveiled at the library on 27 May to reinforce the importance of Reconciliation Week.

“Council will mark this occasion by unveiling two new meeting rooms that will include Aboriginal artwork and a commitment to the Quandamooka people,” Cr Williams said.

“The Quandamooka people are the original inhabitants of the Redlands and so this project will recognise the important role Aboriginal culture plays in the Redlands.

“This cultural significance will be re-enforced by the reproduction of artwork ‘Baby Wobbegong’ from local Aboriginal artist and long-time resident Belinda Close. This piece of art shows the beauty of the Wobbegong using rich colours and Aboriginal art techniques.

“The importance of Reconciliation Week in uniting all Australians will also be reflected through Council’s commitment to the Quandamooka people, with a message to be displayed on the wall of the new Cleveland Library public meeting room.

“Our commitment is part of Council’s 2030 community plan and recognises the important role the Quandamooka People play in the history of the Redlands.” (The commitment is included in the attached).

Cr Williams said the new meeting rooms would be unveiled at a special National Reconciliation Week event that would include local dignitaries, elders and Aboriginal artists.”

“The larger room will display a series of photos of local elders and a number of local Aboriginal artworks to represent the rich Aboriginal history of the Redlands – along with Council’s statement of commitment to the Quandamooka people. This meeting room will be available for use by residents,” she said.

“The smaller meeting room will be called the Mil Binnung room which translates to, “listen and to observe.” It will feature a photo of Dr Robert (‘Uncle Bob’) Anderson along with the speech he gave at the Consent Determination Hearing when native title was granted in 2011.”

Council’s Senior Advisor Aboriginal Partnerships Di Andrews said the inclusion of photos of local elders was very significant, and that they would remain as a permanent wall display.

“The fact that we have 27 local elders who have allowed Council to use their photos to celebrate our commitment to the Aboriginal community is fantastic and I would like to congratulate and thank them for their involvement,” she said.

Council’s National Reconciliation Week activities will also include the dedication of a welcoming space in the library.

This space will include art from local Aboriginal artists Craig Tapp and Dean Tyson, as well as Aboriginal books and magazines so people can learn more about Aboriginal culture.

Scheduled hazard reduction burn today on Straddie

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is undertaking a planned burn today at Rainbow Crescent, Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island.

Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

Queensland Fire & Rescue Service communication centre has been notified. All residents surrounding the area have been notified via letter box drop.