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Redlands Coast experiences named among state’s best

An extraordinary 16 Redlands Coast enterprises have been listed on Tourism and Events Queensland’s 2019 Best of Queensland Experiences.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the result was exceptional and underscored the benefits of Council’s tourism strategy and the growing value of the city’s new brand: Redlands Coast – naturally wonderful.

“Being named among the Best of Queensland Experiences is quite a feather in the caps of those businesses which make it on to the list, and to have 16 of them in Redlands Coast is a great achievement,” Cr Williams said.

“These businesses have shown they can deliver exceptional customer experiences up there with the best in the state, which will help attract more visitors to Redlands Coast, boost our economy and ultimately create more local jobs.

“We now have a clear identity which local residents and businesses helped to create and it is paying dividends in a number of ways – more potential visitors now know what we stand for and the naturally wonderful things we have to offer, while businesses are embracing it with enthusiasm to promote themselves and our city.

“To now have such great representation on Tourism and Events Queensland’s Best of Queensland Experiences list, which recognises the high-quality experiences that best bring the Queensland story to life, is icing on the cake.

“With so many little local treasures now getting the exposure they deserve – from the great spots to visit to top-class eco, adventure and culinary experiences – we hope Redlands Coast’s representations on the list will continue to develop.”

Inclusion on the annual Best of Queensland Experiences is based on independent criteria that incorporates online customer reviews, responses to consumer expectations and reflects industry best practice.

The Redlands Coast businesses named are:
• Allure Resort, North Stradbroke Island
• Alexandra Hills Hotel Suites and Conference Centre
• Aria Cruises
• Bacchus Brewing Co
• Cleveland Motor Inn
• Colour My Pot
• Mt Cotton Retreat
• Redland Performing Arts Centre
• Redland Museum
• Redlands IndigiScapes Centre
• Redlands Kayak Tours
• Samarinda Jewel by the Sea, North Stradbroke Island
• Sanctuary by Sirromet
• The Lighthouse Restaurant
• Stradbroke Ferries
• Straddie Adventures

All operators in the program receive a personalised bench-marking report, allowing them to celebrate their successes and continually deliver exceptional experiences.

Planned hazard reduction burn at Alexandra Hills: 26 June 2014

Our Conservation Fire Management Team is undertaking a planned burn on Thursday 26 June, in the Scribbly Gums Conservation Area at Alexandra Hills (see below – area within the blue boundary in the centre of the map).

Scribbly Gum
Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration.

It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

For more information, phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456.

Planned hazard reduction burns – Pt Lookout and Alex Hills

Planned burns assist in reducing fire danger and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. They are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel and assist with hazard reduction.

The following burns are scheduled for May:

  • Tuesday 3 June, 3pm 
    Corner of East Coast Road and George Nothling Drive, Point Lookout
  • Wednesday 11 June, 9am
    Flinders Street, Alexandra Hills, Scribbly Gums Conservation Area

It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

If you require further details of planned burns, phone Council on 3829 8999.

Get the facts: Development Application Alexandra Hills

The report published in the Bayside Bulletin on Tuesday 11 February wrongly refers to the components of an application for development at a site on the corner of Boundary Road and Redland Bay Road, Alexandra Hills.

The article wrongly includes reference to a convention centre as part of the proposed development.

The convention centre is not part of the advertised development application and was removed from the proposed development by the applicant in December 2013.

The development application has been open for public submission for a period of 30 days and includes:

  • A service station (including ancillary car wash)
  • Refreshment establishment/drive through restaurant

Public submissions formally close on 12 February, 2014.

Details of the application can be viewed by entering the reference MCU012812 into the PDOnline (Application inquiry) facility on Redland City Council’s website.

Hazard reduction burn at Alexandra Hills: Wednesday 22 May

We are carrying out a hazard reduction burn today at Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills.

Although there are ideal conditions for a burn today, the cooler weather and cloud cover is keeping the smoke down, resulting in reports of smoke coming from surrounding suburbs.

Residents can be assured that the burn is under control and will be completed by this afternoon.

Below is a map of the area where the controlled burn is taking place. 


Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration..

Scheduled hazard reduction burns: Redland Bay, Alexandra Hills, Capalaba

We will be carrying out hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) on the following days:

  • Rescheduled – date to be confirmed – Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay
  • Wednesday 22 May – Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills
  • Wednesday 29 May – Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba 

See maps below for exact areas.

While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays.

For further information, please view the Fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456.

Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills: Wednesday 22 May


Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay: Date to be confirmed


Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba: Wednesday 29 May 



Council completes Allenby Road project

Redland City Council is putting the finishing touches on a $300,000 project to improve safety on Allenby Road in Alexandra Hills.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the project was an important safety improvement for motorists, with 19 accidents along the road over the past 10 years.

“Council figures show approximately 6000 vehicles use the road each day and there has been a high number of vehicle accidents including a number of hospitalisations and property damage; so Council felt it was important to upgrade the road to improve safety,” Cr Williams said.

“In addition to allocating funding as part of the 2012-13 budget, Council also successfully applied for $160,000 in Commonwealth funding through the Black Spot Road Funding due to the high number of accidents on the road.

“The project included the application of high friction road surfacing, warning signs and traffic calming devices.”

Deputy Mayor and Division 8 Councillor Cr Alan Beard said the project included the application of a special skid resistant asphalt surface, which is being applied this week (from Wednesday May 8 – Friday May 10, weather permitting).

“Many of the accidents were caused by water on the road making the S bends slippery, so Council has applied a skid resistant surface to combat this issue, making the road safer for motorists,” Cr Beard said.

“This project is fantastic news and will greatly improve the safety of this busy road.

“The project also includes reducing the speed limit to 50km/h, upgrading street lighting and installing speed platforms and signage.”

 Deputy Mayor and Division 8 Councillor Cr Alan Beard with Allan and Eileen Sutton at the Allenby Road upgrade.

Deputy Mayor and Division 8 Councillor Cr Alan Beard with Allan and Eileen Sutton at the Allenby Road upgrade.

Allan and Eileen Sutton have lived in the area for 30 years. Having witnessed hundreds of accidents, including a driver recently losing control and crashing through their fence and into their pool, they are very relieved the project has been completed.

“It’s fantastic, we can go to bed without having to worry about people crashing through our front fence,” Allan said.

“We have seen hundreds of accidents along the road, particularly inexperienced drivers who take the corner too fast and lose control, especially in the wet.  So this project is very welcome and will make the area a lot safer for drivers and residents.”

Council won Federal Black Spot funding for the works last year, along with three other projects.

These projects include traffic signal upgrades at the Wellington and Weippin Street intersection, Cleveland and Ney Road and Callaghan Way intersection, Capalaba which will commence shortly.

Construction on a $450,000 roundabout for the Bay and Smith Street intersection in Cleveland is expected to commence next financial year.

Men’s Shed finds a home to renovate

Deputy Mayor Alan Beard today handed members of the Alexandra Hills Men’s Shed a “Permit to Occupy” the old Alexandra Hills Scout Hall – giving the group a new home of its own.


The group, which has been meeting at the Redlands Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) in Capalaba for more than a year, will renovate the disused William Street hall to comply with building code standards – breathing new life into an existing community venue.

Cr Beard said that for now the hall remained a construction site, but that Council will continue to support the Men’s Shed efforts to convert it into a usable space as well as provide support to the group through accessing training and funding opportunities.

“The popular Men’s Shed program is a growing phenomenon in the Redlands, with groups located throughout the City,” Cr Beard said.

“Open to men of all ages, the program strives to promote improved men’s health, reduce social isolation and strengthen community cohesion whilst providing opportunities to work on practical community projects.

“I am pleased to see the Alexandra Hills Men’s Shed is on the way to having a home of its own.

“It’s been good of the Redland PCYC to accommodate the group but what they really need is their own space. Their current workshop at the PCYC is in a shipping container donated by Linfox – a tight squeeze now that the group’s size has swelled to thirty or more,” he said.

“Once the William Street renovations are complete, the men will be able to come together in their own space, in their own time, to share knowledge, experience and friendship within this group.

“The Alexandra Hills Men’s Shed has a very big restoration job ahead, but this task itself is consistent with the ideals and aspirations of the program.

“I intend to be a regular visitor once restoration is complete and the group has moved into their new home.”

Community embraces parkland walk and talk days

Redland City Council’s Walk and Talk days, held 16-17 June, were a resounding success. Over 100 residents took part and gave vital feedback, both verbally and by completing over one hundred neighbourhood surveys and eight walkability surveys.

The Walk and Talk days were a community engagement activity for Open Space Strategy, the City’s open space planning blueprint for the next 14 years.

As part of the event, people were invited to checkpoints at Cleveland, Alexandra Hills, Victoria Point and Wellington Point to give their views on our parklands and open spaces, and the strategy recommendations. They could then go for a walk with council officers, complete a Heart Foundation walking checklist and have a chat.

There was also a children’s activity station, where kids could draw what they loved about local parks.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Walk and Talk days were a great example of Council seeking new ways to speak to residents.

“This project highlights Council’s commitment to listening to residents and finding different ways to gather information about our community’s needs and expectations.

“The Walk and Talk Days are a culmination of four months of community engagement on this project, and their success is a clear indication of how deeply people care about our neighbourhood parklands and open spaces.”

The Walk and Talk days were co-funded with the Local Government Association of Queensland, after Redland City Council successfully applied for a grant.

This project is one of only five to receive funding in Queensland, and will be used as a Healthy Communities demonstration project for local councils throughout the state.

Community engagement on the open space strategy is due to close on 30 June. Mayor Karen Williams extended her thanks to all those who have provided feedback.

“Whether you have commented on the strategy, completed a walkability checklist or shared your views at a Walk and Talk day, your feedback is valued and will be taken into consideration when the strategy is finalised for Council approval,” the Mayor said.