Monthly Archives: March 2020

Council cancels land auction under pandemic control measures


Redland City Council’s auction of land for overdue rates and charges, which was scheduled for 7 April 2020, has been cancelled. The auction was scheduled following a Council resolution at the General Meeting on 20 November 2019. With the health and wellbeing of the Redlands Coast Community as Council’s priority, the auction will not proceed  Continue reading…

Council closes public recreation areas and animal shelter until further notice


Redland City Council advises it has temporarily closed its public playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor exercise equipment, basketball facilities and tennis courts. Council has also closed its fenced and gated dog off-leash areas; and power to Council’s outdoor barbecues has been disconnected until further notice. These latest closures follow the Australian Government’s decision on Sunday to  Continue reading…

Popular Redlands children’s program now available from home


Redlands Coast libraries have turned to video to ensure younger residents can continue to enjoy the magic of story time through its popular First5Forever program. As Council moved last week to close non-essential services to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the library team began creating the first of a series of daily First5Forever videos  Continue reading…

Redland City Council adopts $2 million plus COVID-19 economic response package


Redland City Council today announced a $2 million plus social and economic package to support Redlands Coast residents, businesses and community groups through the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The comprehensive package, approved at a special Council General Meeting, is considered stage 1, and includes: Double the amount of time to pay next rates bill  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast, Redland City Council has extended its closures of public facilities and services


Under measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on Redlands Coast, Redland City Council has extended its closures of public facilities and services following further Federal Government restrictions on non-essential services. Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Mayor Karen Williams, said the decision to close services or restrict access to Council facilities or meetings was  Continue reading…

Non-essential travel to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) banned


Redland City Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and Redland City Council advise that the State Government has placed a ban on non-essential and holiday travel to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerrbah) from midnight tonight to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Queensland Police will be enforcing the ban and requesting identification, such as a  Continue reading…

Local Disaster Management Group moves to Stand Up status as non-essential travel to islands is discouraged


The Redland City Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and Redland City Council are encouraging people to reconsider their need for non-essential travel to the Redlands Coast islands. This includes North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), Coochiemudlo Island (Goochie mudlo), and the four Southern Moreton Bay islands of Russell (Canaipa), Lamb (Ngudooroo), Macleay (Jencoomercha) and Karragarra. The request  Continue reading…

Macleay Island industrial land development opportunity open for EOI


A formal Expression of Interest (EOI) process has opened to test the market for low impact industry development opportunities on Macleay Island land currently owned by Redland City Council. The EOI, opened on 11 March, is inviting written submissions by 8 May 2020 from developers interested in the overall development (including purchase or lease) of  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast galleries, libraries, IndigiScapes and Visitor Information Centre to close until further notice


Redland City Council’s libraries, art galleries, Visitor Information Centre and the IndigiScapes Environmental Education Centre and café will close from midday today, Monday 23 March 2020. Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Mayor Karen Williams, said public access to all these venues would be closed until further notice under Council measures to limit the transmission of  Continue reading…

New food business requirements


As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 22 March 2020, there are new restrictions on social gatherings. Council is contacting Redlands Coast’s licenced food businesses to advise that as of midday local time 23 March 2020 until further notice: All pubs, registered and licenced clubs and hotels will be restricted from opening (excluding  Continue reading…