Monthly Archives: January 2020

Everyone is Responsible for Redlands Coast Biosecurity


Redlands Coast homeowners and businesses are being urged to act on their biosecurity obligations to ensure invasive and potentially dangerous pests are identified and managed in the City. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the legal obligations of all community members to identify, report and manage invasive plants and pests is even more critical with  Continue reading…

Mowing schedule ramps up


Long-awaited and much-needed rain has fallen across Redlands Coast recently, bringing with it a surge of green grass. Redland City Council has increased its mowing schedule across the City, with staff and contractors working extended hours, including rostered days off and weekends, to mow the more than the 5.6 million square metres of public space  Continue reading…

Council critical of South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy


Redland City Council has offered only conditional support for a State Government South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy claiming the current draft lacks detail. Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s own koala strategy has supported and funded Redland koala conservation for over a decade as part of the Koala Coast. “We recognise that Australia’s iconic koalas  Continue reading…

Electronic waste collection for island communities


North Stradbroke, Coochiemudlo and Southern Moreton Bay islands communities will benefit from an electronic waste collection in February. Mayor Karen Williams said electronic waste was the fastest growing type of waste worldwide and most could be recycled. “We all have a part to play in how we dispose of e-waste and conserve valuable resources,” she  Continue reading…

Celebrate Australia Day on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council has organised special Australia Day parking and safety arrangements so everyone can enjoy a relaxing celebration on Redlands Coast. Additional parking will be open at Toondah Harbour over the Australia Day long weekend for those travelling to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). At Wellington Point, motorists will be able to avoid parking concerns  Continue reading…

Opt in for alerts and be prepared for emergencies


Redland City Council is urging residents to opt in for its new emergency notification text messaging service that will provide subscribers with emergency news, weather warning updates and notification of road flooding at four key locations. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Chair Karen Williams said the opt-in mobile phone text alert and/or  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast residents urged to be prepared for long fire season


Redland City Council is urging all Redlands Coast residents to be ready and prepared for the continuing fire season. Mayor Karen Williams said the devastating national bushfire emergencies were a powerful reminder for all local households to have an emergency plan and to be prepared. “Council and our local emergency services and agencies are continually  Continue reading…

Smart approach to Redlands Coast litter collection


Redland City Council is trialling a solar compacting litter bin in a new high-tech approach to litter disposal. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was hoped smart technology would lead to reduced litter disposal costs and an increase in collection efficiency. The solar compacting bin, which automatically compresses its contents when needed then advises  Continue reading…

Make water saving your New Year’s resolution


While there are currently no water restrictions for Redlands Coast, the hot and dry conditions continue and residents are encouraged to remain water wise and make water savings a New Year’s resolution. The latest water supply assessment by Seqwater shows that the SEQ Water Grid dams continued to drop during December, losing almost 2.5% over  Continue reading…