Category Archives: History

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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Birkdale Community Precinct offers benefits to quality of life


A Council commissioned report has shown the ongoing social benefits set to be delivered by Birkdale Community Precinct. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the report – Beyond the Boundary: Unlocking the enduring social value of the Birkdale Community Precinct (April 2022, Jacobs) – was helping lay the foundations for the once-in-a-lifetime project. “This is  Continue reading…

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Willards Farm recommended for State heritage register


One of Redlands Coast’s oldest surviving farms and residences which was saved by Redland City Council in 2016 from being demolished and subdivided into housing has been recommended for entry into the Queensland Heritage Register. Willards Farm, built during the periods of the 1860s to 1910s, was bought by Council in March 2016 and entered  Continue reading…

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New lychgate returns historic feature to Cleveland Cemetery


Redland City Council has completed an important upgrade at the historic Cleveland Cemetery, including the installation of an impressive lychgate that is a replica of the original. Mayor Karen Williams said the upgrade would not only help preserve the 148-year-old cemetery for future generations, but paid homage to a piece of Redlands Coast history. “Part  Continue reading…

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Council exhausts all reasonable legal challenges to stop historic home’s demolition


Redland City Council has exhausted all reasonable legal means available to protect a historic 136-year-old Queenslander home at Wellington Point from demolition. Mayor Karen Williams said despite Council’s best efforts the property owners took the matter to the State Planning and Environment Court which this week ruled in favour of the new owner of the  Continue reading…

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Council to make a submission on Willards Farm state heritage listing application


Redland City Council has moved to ensure work to protect the historic Willard’s Farm can start as soon as possible while the Queensland Heritage Council considers another application from a small group of neighbouring residents calling for the property to be listed on the Queensland Heritage Register. Mayor Karen Williams said Council supported the community’s  Continue reading…

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Exciting vision for Birkdale Community Precinct


Redland City Council has formally adopted the Birkdale Community Precinct Vision document – another step towards creation of an exciting community heart for Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams said the ideas from the community and presented as a spatial representation in the vision document provided an exciting glimpse at what the 62-hectare site could become.  Continue reading…

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Historic Willards Farm looks to the future within Birkdale Community Precinct


Maintenance work and an updated Conservation Management Plan (Heritage) are underway for the historic heritage-protected Willards Farm as its future place within Birkdale Community Precinct begins to take shape. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a program of works was being prepared around future restoration priorities for the site, which is one of the oldest  Continue reading…

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Council moves to preserve local heritage places 


Redland City Council has asked the State Government for approval to add a number of local properties to its local heritage register. Redland City Deputy Mayor Julie Talty said today’s decision followed public consultation on Council’s Heritage Major Amendment package that ran late last year. “Today’s decision shows Council’s commitment to support our local heritage on  Continue reading…

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Council starts upgrade of 148-year-old Cleveland Cemetery


Redland City Council has started upgrade works at the historic Cleveland Cemetery. Mayor Karen Williams said the works would ensure the community could continue to comfortably reflect and honour their loved ones within the cemetery. “The works will include the installation of a lychgate structure and columbarium walls at the Clarke Street entrance, a reconstruction  Continue reading…

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