Category Archives: Disaster management

Get ready for storm and bushfire season


Redlands Coast residents are urged to ensure they are prepared ahead of this year’s storm and bushfire season. Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Chair Karen Williams said Get Ready Queensland Week, from 10-14 October, aimed to raise awareness about being prepared for extreme weather events and disasters. “The idea behind this  Continue reading…

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Council seeks community champions on North Stradbroke Island


Redland City Council is extending its Community Champions Program to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) following the success of the program on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI). Mayor Karen Williams said Council was seeking expressions of interest from North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) volunteers interested in training in aspects of disaster management. “The Community Champions Program  Continue reading…

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Damage from severe weather costs Council more than $1m


Redland City Council’s response and repair bill from the severe weather event earlier this year will top more than $1 million. Mayor Karen Williams said record rainfall of 850mm over 10 days in February and March caused widespread damage across Redlands Coast. “While we didn’t experience the scale of flooding seen by some of our  Continue reading…

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Council sandbagging stations open to community


Redland City Council will open sandbagging stations for the community following Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for heavy rain that is expected to continue for several days this week. Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn at all Council sandbagging stations. The sandbagging stations will be open at the following times and locations: Council Depot Cleveland  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast conservation areas re-open


Redlands Coast’s Eastern Escarpment and Don and Christine Burnett reserves have re-opened in time for the Easter break. Mayor Karen Williams said work to repair tracks significantly eroded by the recent intense rainfall in both of the high-use areas was completed yesterday. “Our crews have done a remarkable job getting these two popular areas open  Continue reading…

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Council gets tick of approval for managing essential assets and services during recent heavy rains


Redland City Council’s management of the impact of the recent heavy rainfall on some of its major assets has received positive feedback from officers from the Department of Environment and Science (DES) following recent site inspections. Mayor Karen Williams said DES officers visited multiple Redland City Council sites over a number of days to follow  Continue reading…

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Applications for State disaster assistance grants close on 1 April


Eligible Redlands Coast residents impacted by the recent severe weather have until Friday 1 April to apply for two grants under the State Government’s Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme. The State Government activated the grants for Redland City Council residents experiencing hardship as a result of the extreme weather event which occurred in late February and  Continue reading…

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Council sandbagging stations open ahead of severe weather


Redland City Council has opened sandbagging stations for the community following Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for heavy rain that is expected to continue into Tuesday. Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn at all Council sandbagging stations. The sandbagging stations will be open at the following times and locations: Council Depot Cleveland – 199-205 South  Continue reading…

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Council prioritises potholes and mowing after heavy rain


Redland City Council crews have been out in force repairing potholes and mowing long grass following last month’s heavy rainfall. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was prioritising its resources to ensure roads, parks and open spaces were safe for all users. “Heavy rainfall, like that experienced across all of south east Queensland at  Continue reading…

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Redland City crews help neighbouring councils with flood clean-up


A large crew of Redland City Council officers and sub-contractors is helping neighbouring councils clean up after recent severe flooding. Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City had deployed officers to a number of neighbouring councils that suffered significant damage from the recent floods, including Gympie and Brisbane. “In the Redlands, when our neighbours need help  Continue reading…

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