Category Archives: Environment

Events celebrate the wattle on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is this week celebrating Australia’s national floral emblem as part of National Wattle Day on Thursday 1 September 2022. Mayor Karen Williams said that, to mark the day, Council recently facilitated a wattle tree planting at Mount Cotton State School and would hold a talk and wattle display at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre  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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High-tech rural enterprise to expand on Redland Coast


An innovative rural enterprise is combining food waste, insect larvae and ground breaking technology to produce high quality animal feed on Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams today announced FlyFarm was partnering with Redland City Council to develop a local production facility on Redlands Coast. “I am pleased to announce that Council has offered FlyFarm a  Continue reading…

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Council extends free year round dropoff on four islands in ‘war on e-waste’


Redland City Council’s popular trial which allowed residents to take their e-waste to the Recycling and Waste Centres as part of an annual collection drive has been extended on four Redlands Coast islands. Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said the e-waste collection service was now available at any time on North Stradbroke Island, Coochiemudlo, Macleay  Continue reading…

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Council and EcoMarines seek interest from schools to be environmental champions


An exciting, educational and innovative environmental education program is hoping to expand to more schools following a successful pilot on Redlands Coast thanks to a partnership between Redland City Council and Tangalooma EcoMarines. Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said Council partnered last year with EcoMarines, a not-for-profit organisation, for the pilot program to educate  Continue reading…

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Trade College helps Birkdale Community Precinct become reality


AITC students may be developing virtual ideas for Birkdale Community Precinct, but they are based in a real-world interest in partnering with Redland City Council as it delivers the largest and most diverse community project ever for the city. A team of four Year 10 Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) Redlands campus students have been  Continue reading…

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