Category Archives: Environment

Council and EcoMarines double schools in 2023 environmental program

Redland City Council and Tangalooma EcoMarines will welcome six new Redlands Coast schools to the 2023 environmental education program following the successful delivery of the pilot in six other local schools last year. EcoMarines is a not-for-profit organisation delivering programs to schools that educate students on a variety of environmental messages which empowers students to  Continue reading…

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Have your say on Toondah Harbour EIS

image of Toondah Harbour, Cleveland

Now is the time to have your say on the draft Toondah Harbour Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), released on 12 October by the Federal Government. The draft statement considers the project’s social, economic, and environmental impacts. In October 2019, Walker Group, who is delivering Toondah Harbour, engaged a panel of independent experts in the fields  Continue reading…

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Swap e-waste for a native tree

Redland City Council is encouraging mainland and island residents to recycle their e-waste in exchange for a free native tree. Council’s trees for e-waste initiative will be held from 14 to 16 October 2022 to mark International E-waste Day on 14 October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the initiative was a great way to  Continue reading…

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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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