Monthly Archives: August 2021

Planned burn in Mt Cotton – Wednesday 1 September 2021


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews will undertake a hazard reduction burn within Heinemann Road Conservation Area, Mt Cotton on Wednesday 1 September 2021, weather permitting. The burn area is located in a section of bushland off 277-293 Heinemann Road (highlighted in yellow on the map below). The burn is expected to occur between  Continue reading…

Oral history project to capture impact of COVID on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council Libraries’ Local History Team is spearheading a project to capture the experiences of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Karen Williams said the COVID Oral History Project would build on the groundswell of similar projects worldwide and throughout Queensland. “This ongoing global pandemic has been a major part of all our lives  Continue reading…

Council invites expressions of interest in tourism opportunity for not-for-profit or community organisations


Redland City Council is proposing to establish a basic camping ground that will cater for the self-contained recreational vehicle (RV) and caravan tourism market. Mayor Karen Williams said Council was inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from not-for-profit or community organisations with experience or capabilities in operating facilities such as these. “The self-contained RV and caravan  Continue reading…

Redlands Coast Eastern Escarpment upgrades create a regional recreational destination


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and the Honourable Mick de Brenni MP, Member for Springwood, have met with excited users to take in and celebrate recent improvements through the Redlands Coast Eastern Escarpment Hinterland Experience project. Councillor Williams said the upgraded Redlands Coast Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area was already being enjoyed by many avid cyclists,  Continue reading…

Annual breakfast raises more than $27,500 for school chaplaincy programs


More than $27,500 was raised for state school chaplaincy programs across Redlands Coast at the 19th annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. Mayor Karen Williams said today’s event at the Alexandra Hills Conference Centre brought the amount raised since 2015 to nearly $150,000. “This year’s fundraising was an excellent result given the reduced numbers able  Continue reading…

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Help shape prized Redlands Coast park


Redlands Coast residents can help shape the future of Thorneside’s William Taylor Memorial Sports Field, with those who complete a two-minute survey by 10 September 2021 able to go into the draw to win one of three $100 gift cards. Mayor Karen Williams said the survey, which opens on Friday 27 August, would help Council  Continue reading…

Redland City Council proposes to strengthen protection of urban habitats and wildlife corridors


Council is proposing to amend Redland City Plan to strengthen protection of the most important urban habitats and wildlife corridors on Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams said the proposed stronger protections under the major amendment to Redland City Plan would be submitted to Planning Minister Steven Miles for State Interest Review before being released for  Continue reading…

New group meets to discuss active travel across Redlands Coast


The Redlands Coast Active Travel Reference Group has held its first meeting, bringing together representatives from Council, relevant organisations and the community. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said group members would work with Council officers and contribute their expertise and local knowledge about all modes of active travel across Redlands Coast. “This new reference group  Continue reading…

Bio-retention basin improves stormwater quality from recycling and waste centre


A new bio-retention basin has been constructed alongside Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre to improve the quality of stormwater discharged into nearby waterways. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said as well as the environmental benefits, the basin would also reduce maintenance and operational costs associated with managing stormwater and stormwater infrastructure. “The construction of the  Continue reading…

Mayor urges voucher holders to spend Brisbane Holiday Dollars on Redlands Coast


Lucky recipients of the Brisbane Holiday Dollars vouchers are being encouraged to use them to explore the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast during the September school holidays or long weekend in October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the vouchers, which offered 50 per cent off tours, attractions or accommodation up to the value of $100, provided  Continue reading…