Residents and visitors are encouraged to make the most of the many attractions on Redlands Coast over the upcoming three long weekends.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the consecutive Easter, ANZAC Day and Labour Day long weekends provided the perfect opportunity to get out and explore the naturally-wonderful Redlands Coast.
“With Easter falling at the end of the school holidays, we are expecting a lot of people, especially families, to be out enjoying our local waterways and open spaces,” she said.
“I urge everyone to be mindful of COVID-safety on Redlands Coast, to help reduce the spread of the virus through our community.
“Of course, more people also means more rubbish and, while Council will be placing additional bins in popular reserves and parks on the public holidays and there will be extra litter collections over each of the long weekends, we urge everyone to help us protect our natural environment by taking their rubbish home with them and disposing of it there.
“Please do not leave rubbish beside full bins.”
Cr Williams said people planning nature-based activities should note that all tracks and trails within three high-use conservation reserves were still closed following the intense rainfall in late March.
“Repair works have commenced across the track and trail network, and they will be reopened when it is safe to do so,” she said.
“Signs notifying of the closures are in place at all main entry points to Bayview Conservation Area, Scribbly Gums Conservation Area and Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area.
“Some of the tracks and trails in smaller reserves are also closed, but the closed tracks are clearly signed.”
Cr Williams said it was important that dog owners kept their dogs on leash while enjoying our outdoor spaces.
“We welcome dogs on Redlands Coast and have many dog off leash areas and even dog beaches where they can be off leash, but in other open spaces, to ensure safety for all, it is vital they stay on their lead.”
Cr Williams said the two overflow parking areas at Toondah Harbour, Cleveland would be open on each of the long weekends for those travelling to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).
“Access to the two overflow car parks can be located from the main Toondah car park and through the Wharf Street car park,” she said.
“These car parks will be open from 14 -19 April, 22-26 April and 29 April-3 May, and we are reminding motorists to observe the limited timeframes for parking in these areas.”
Cr Williams said people cleaning up around their properties over the long weekends should be aware of the potential for an increase in traffic around Recycling and Waste Centres.
“Traffic management will be in place during these times at Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre and the green waste bypass lane will be open,” she said.
“Residents can help by sorting their load before they arrive at the centre, following directions from site staff and choosing a quieter time to visit, for example early morning or late afternoon.”
For information on things to do over the long weekends, check out Redland City Council’s online What’s On calendar or visitredlandscoast.com.au, or drop into the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre in the Raby Bay Harbour Precinct.
Council closures for Easter, ANZAC Day and Labour Day public holidays
- Council offices, customer service centres and libraries
Redland City Council offices, customer service centres and libraries will be closed from Friday 15 April (Good Friday) through to Monday 18 April (Easter Monday).
They will also be closed on Monday 25 April (ANZAC Day) and Monday 2 May (Labour Day).
During this time, library after hours return chutes will be closed and no library items will be due.
- Redland IndigiScapes Centre, café, nursery and gardens
Redland IndigiScapes Centre, IndigiCafe, the native nursery and Botanic Gardens will all be closed over the Easter weekend, from Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April.
They will also be closed on ANZAC Day and Labour Day.
- Bin collections
All bin collections will continue as usual on each of the public holidays.
Please note there will be no bin deliveries or exchanges on public holidays. Report any missed services on 3829 8999.
- Recycling and Waste Centres
All mainland and island Recycling and Waste Centres will be closed on 15 April 2022 (Good Friday).
Residents should check the website for all other opening times.
- RecycleWorld Redland Bay
RecycleWorld Redland Bay is only open on Tuesday and Friday, but will be closed on Good Friday (15 April).
- Redland Animal Shelter
The Redland Animal Shelter will be open from 9am to 12pm every day over the Easter weekend and on each of the public holidays.
The shelter can be contacted on 3829 8663 during opening hours and on 3829 8999 after hours.
- Redland Performing Arts Centre
The RPAC Box Office will be closed for the Easter weekend (Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April), and on ANZAC Day (Monday 25 April) and Labour Day (2 May).
During these times, tickets can be purchased online via www.rpac.com.au
- Redland Art Gallery
The galleries at Cleveland and Capalaba will be closed for the Easter weekend (Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April), and on ANZAC Day (Monday 25 April) and Labour Day (Monday 2 May).
- Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre
The centre will be closed on Good Friday (15 April), Easter Sunday (17 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April).
- Out of hours emergencies
For council-related emergencies, please phone 3829 8999.