Category Archives: Parks

Lion-sized improvements for island park


An exciting upgrade is about to start at Russell Island’s Lions Boulevard Park. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said renewed recreation and new visitor facilities would soon make the foreshore park more accessible and attractive to residents, fishers, campers and visitors. “This park is located between Sandy Beach and a boat launching area, making it  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 couriermail.com.au 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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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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$1m-plus upgrade sees Point Lookout park ready for play


A new play space, additional formalised car parks and renewed picnic facilities in Headland Park at Point Lookout (Mulumba) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) are open and ready for visitors. Acting Mayor Julie Talty said the $1m-plus Headland Park upgrade provided a range of benefits in the popular park that would support other naturally wonderful  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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Birkdale Community Precinct Info Days cancelled due to wet weather


The Birkdale Community Precinct Info Days planned for this Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 May, have been cancelled due to wet weather. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while it was unfortunate the days could no longer go ahead, you could still have your say on the precinct’s Draft Master Plan via an online  Continue reading…

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Redland Whitewater Centre ideal for swift-water rescue training


Recent torrential rain and flooding across Queensland has shown the benefits of the proposed Redland Whitewater Centre being used for swift-water rescue training. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was planning for the whitewater centre, which will be the venue for Canoe Slalom events during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, to also  Continue reading…

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Council completes pedestrian bridge over Ormiston creek


Redland City Council has completed construction of a new pedestrian bridge in Fellmonger Park, Ormiston. Mayor Karen Williams said the new bridge would provide a safe crossing over Hilliards Creek for both pedestrians and cyclists. “The new bridge is three metres wide, one metre wider than the old bridge, and is constructed of composite fibre,  Continue reading…

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Conservation areas re-open on Redlands Coast


Bayview Conservation Area in Redland Bay and Emu Street Reserve in Sheldon have both re-opened in time for the long weekend. Work to repair tracks significantly damaged by recent intense rainfall was completed in both Redlands Coast reserves this afternoon. Erosion control and track construction works are continuing within other high profile reserves such as  Continue reading…

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Council completes renewal of William Ross Park


Redland City Council has completed an upgrade to William Ross Park in the heart of Cleveland. Mayor Karen Williams said the new facilities in this neighbourhood park were already proving popular with local families and visitors. “I’m delighted Council was able to deliver this upgrade in time for the recent Easter long weekend,” Cr Williams  Continue reading…

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