Monthly Archives: July 2020

Young koalas stepping out into the world


A new generation of Redlands Coast koalas is stepping out into the world with the annual dispersal of young that precedes koala breeding season each year. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said residents and motorists should be on the lookout for smaller koalas, which were likely to pop up in the most unexpected spots. “Often  Continue reading…

Council delivers a helping hand for Redlands Coast businesses and community groups


Redlands Coast businesses and community groups have received a $370,000 helping hand to get back on their feet following COVID-19 restrictions. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had awarded grants to 16 community groups and 81 businesses as part of its $2 million social and economic package to support residents, businesses and community groups  Continue reading…

Local spend enhanced through Council’s strategic procurement model


Redland City Council has sharpened its focus on spending local as part of a new corporate procurement policy, contract manual and strategic contracting plan and procedures adopted this week. Mayor Karen Williams said the focus on spending local was particularly relevant as Council reached out to support the broader community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Continue reading…

Mayor urges action on island utilities infrastructure


Redland City Council is urging the State Government to urgently repair a circuit breaker feeding power to Redlands Coast islands and investigate alternative power options to ensure power supply in the future. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams tabled a Mayoral Minute at today’s Council meeting highlighting the vulnerability of the islands after they lost power  Continue reading…

Planned burn in Coolnwynpin Nature Refuge


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn in a section of bushland within the Coolnwynpin Nature Refuge from Monday 20 July 2020, weather permitting. The location of the burn area is 2–6 Coolnwynpin Way, Capalaba – highlighted in yellow on the map  Continue reading…

Live performance returns to the Redland Performing Arts Centre stage


Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) will bring live entertainment back to the stage as the centre re-opens with the easing of COVID-19 Stage 3 Restrictions. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said RPAC would make a welcome return with excellent entertainment opportunities again on offer. “Patrons from Redlands Coast and further afield can rest assured that  Continue reading…

Council seeks Redlands Coast arts practitioners for volunteer grant assessment panel


Redland City Council is calling for local art enthusiasts to be part of its Arts Queensland Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) volunteer assessment panel. Mayor Karen Williams said Council was seeking Expressions of Interest from local artists, arts and cultural workers, members of cultural groups, local organisations or associations and people active within the arts  Continue reading…

Council seeks to partner with State for job-creating projects


Redland City Council is hoping to partner with the State Government to deliver more than $7 million of job creating projects thanks to two State grants. Mayor Karen Williams said the one-off State grants came after years of lobbying for State funding in recognition of the regional challenges faced by parts of Redlands Coast. “The  Continue reading…