Monthly Archives: April 2021

Karragarra compost trial launch sows seeds for food waste recycling revolution


Karragarra Island Organics Composting Trial officially opens on April 30, heralding an important trailblazer for more community-based organics recycling schemes. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the collaboration between Council, the University of Queensland’s Centre for Recycling of Organic Waste and Nutrients (CROWN) and three island-based community groups was an important step closer to having  Continue reading…

Birkdale Community Precinct is all class


Redland City Council is encouraging the community to tap into the educational resources that exist on Birkdale Community Precinct as they imagine future uses for the site. Mayor Karen Williams said the educational benefits of the 62-hectare precinct were just waiting to be discovered and, with the current community engagement closing on May 4, there  Continue reading…

Order a green waste bin during May and be in the running to win one of 100 worm farms


Redlands Coast mainland householders have an opportunity to win a worm farm if they sign up for a green waste bin during the month of May. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the promotion was part of Council’s campaign to secure 500 green waste bin orders over the month, starting on 2 May to coincide  Continue reading…

Connect and restore at IndigiScapes Eco Markets


Celebrate with Redlands IndigiScapes Centre the natural wonders of Redlands Coast at the environmental centre’s series of Eco Markets, kicking off tomorrow (Saturday 1 May, 2021). Mayor Karen Williams said the May event – the first of four scheduled for this year – would be held in the centre’s beautiful native botanic gardens and include  Continue reading…

Trailblazing drones trial to beat mozzies and protect environment


In a South-East Queensland first, Redland City Council is trialling drones as a tool for managing mosquitoes in hard-to-reach and environmentally sensitive areas within Moreton Bay Marine Park. Mayor Karen Williams said the six-month trial had exciting potential for Redlands Coast, where mosquitoes are endemic due to its natural environment. “We are leading the way  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast community groups urged to apply for Seniors Month grants


Redlands Coast community groups can now apply for Redland City Council grants under a new age-friendly initiative designed to support events for seniors during Queensland Seniors Month in October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redlands Coast Seniors Month Grants Program was specifically aimed at activities being planned for Seniors Month, an annual state-wide  Continue reading…

Have your say on Council’s draft Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan


Redlands Coast residents can now have their say on Redland City Council’s four-year plan to boost recycling and reduce local waste going to landfill. Council will open its draft Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2021-2025 for four weeks of community consultation from 27 April. Councillors have also endorsed in principle a longer term draft waste  Continue reading…

Straddie’s gorge walk still open for a naturally wonderful experience


The popular Point Lookout Gorge Walk is still open for visitors to enjoy, despite a section currently being closed due to erosion following a recent severe weather event. Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the majority of the walk on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah remained open, with tourists and locals welcome to use the facility as  Continue reading…