Category Archives: Community

Residents urged to be alert for koalas on the move

Redlands Coast residents are urged to be on the lookout for koalas who are on the move looking for love. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said koalas were more active during the breeding season, which occurred between August and December. “We share our naturally wonderful Redlands Coast with koalas so we need to watch out  Continue reading…

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Get the Facts – Planning process for precinct confirmed

Redland City Council was not asked at its general meeting today (17 August, 2022) to approve earthworks and the “first stages” for the Birkdale Community Precinct (BCP) site. Reporting of that as published on at 6.40am on Wednesday 17 August 2022 is incorrect. At today’s meeting Council endorsed a community engagement summary report for the Draft  Continue reading…

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Strong community support for Birkdale Community Precinct

The results of an extensive five-week community engagement campaign conducted by Redland City Council have confirmed strong support for what is being delivered at Birkdale Community Precinct (BCP). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the campaign was held from 30 April to 6 June 2022 to gather community feedback on the Draft BCP Master Plan.  Continue reading…

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Trail users asked to ‘bail’ and avoid ‘shredding’ popular trails in the wet

Waterlogged track

Redlands Coast residents are again being urged to stay out of local conservation areas to prevent further damage to waterlogged tracks and trails. With heavy falls having occurred across the southeast in the past two days, there is concern that water-soaked tracks and trails will be damaged, which takes time, effort and substantial cost to  Continue reading…

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Council aims to protect wildlife corridors through City Plan amendment

Council is continuing to pursue an amendment to the Redland City Plan to strengthen the protection of significant urban habitats and wildlife corridors across the Redlands Coast. Acting Mayor Julie Talty said the proposed major amendment aimed to improve statutory land use planning protections to environmental corridors within the urban footprint, as identified in Council’s  Continue reading…

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Koala funding, polling place operations and regional assistance motions to go to LGAQ annual conference

Redland City Council has voted in support of three motions to be put to the 126th Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Annual Conference in Cairns on 17 – 19 October 2022. The annual conference, which brings together local government delegates from across Queensland, is an essential forum for Councils to advocate on behalf of  Continue reading…

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Keep an eye out for koalas on the move

The annual movement of young koalas is underway around Redlands Coast with residents and motorists reminded to keep a close watch for them. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams urged locals to be on the lookout over the coming months for young marsupials and help keep them safe during their journeys. “We all have a part  Continue reading…

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School holiday fun and entertainment on Redlands Coast

That common school holiday refrain by children “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” doesn’t need to be heard by parents and carers on the Redlands Coast, with a host of winter school holiday activities, events and entertainment on offer from June 25. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council facilities and spaces were well organised  Continue reading…

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Amity flagpole preserved and displayed at Community Hall

The historic Amity timber flagpole is now on display at the Amity Point (Pulan Pulan) Community Hall following its removal from Cabarita Park due to the pole’s poor condition. Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said the flagpole had found a safe new home following collaboration between the Amity Point Progress Association, North Stradbroke Island  Continue reading…

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