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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.

Citizenship ceremony celebrates cultural diversity

Redlands Coast was enriched by 77 new Australians during last night’s citizenship ceremony at the Redland Performing Arts Centre.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the city’s newest Australian citizens, originating from 14 different countries, have enhanced the rich heritage of Redlands Coast.

“Census figures show that almost half of our residents identify with another culture,” Cr Williams said.

“Our increasingly diverse community has become one of our greatest assets and it is the differences and contributions of our new Australian citizens that help make Redlands Coast the great place it is.

“Many people are attracted to Redlands Coast because of its breathtaking natural scenery and bayside location, but what makes the Coast an exceptional place to live is our community.

“We have bountiful opportunities here for our community to learn in exceptional educational facilities, work close to home and raise our children in a safe environment.

“These opportunities make Redlands Coast the best place to live, work and play, along with our city of unique villages, islands, and about 335kms of coastline providing naturally wonderful experiences for residents and visitors.”

Last night’s Master of Ceremonies was Division 3 Councillor Paul Golle, with Division 8 Councillor Tracey Huges assisting in the presentation of certificates to the new citizens, whose origins included China, Denmark, England, Fiji, Germany, India, Iraq, Nepal, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom.

Photos of last night’s citizenship ceremony:

Cleveland gets active with free yoga in the park

Redlanders can add a little zen to their New Year with a free 10-week yoga program at Cleveland.

The free classes, run by Redland City Council in conjunction with Divine Jewel Yoga, start at 7.30am on January 13 in Bloomfield Street Park in the heart of the Cleveland CBD.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the free yoga in the park program was part of Council’s commitment to revitalise the Cleveland CBD.

“The Cleveland city heart offers so much because of its laid-back village atmosphere and Council is keen to build on that by making it more attractive and inviting to all through activities in the park and other community initiatives, as well as supporting our CBD businesses,’’ Cr Williams said.

“The yoga classes are part of our active-communities focus and among more than 100 ideas received from the community, so stay tuned for more action in the Cleveland CBD soon.’’

Cr Williams said Council was also planning to provide extra shade and seating options for Bloomfield Park as part of its moves to boost the Cleveland CBD.

Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell (Cleveland, North Stradbroke Island) said the yoga classes and other planned activities would give Redlanders and visitors even more reason to head into Cleveland to shop, dine, meet for a coffee and relax.

“Locals have given us some great ideas and suggestions for activating the Cleveland CBD and supporting the top-class programs already run by the Redland Performing Arts Centre and our art gallery and library,’’ Cr Mitchell said.

“I am keen to hear more ideas so please don’t hesitate to let me know.’’

Cr Mitchell said another program already scheduled promised to be a big drawcard for families, especially children.

“We’re also hosting the Snake Boss Reptile Show on 17 January at which the star of the TV series Animal Planet, Julia Baker, will show off some of her favourite pet reptiles. Youngsters will get to meet some very interesting visitors,” Cr Mitchell said.

The free yoga classes will run from 7.30am-8.15am on Fridays from 13 January – 17 March. Please arrive early to ensure your spot and bring a towel, water bottle and yoga mat.

The Snake Boss Reptile Show will be at Cleveland Library from 10am-11am on 17 January.

For details of what’s happening in Cleveland and across Redland City, check out the What’s On Calendar.

Possible water disruptions for Cleveland and Ormiston on 27-28 August

Redland City Council is advising residents of possible water disruptions in Cleveland and Ormiston next weekend (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August) as the result of work being undertaken on the local water network.

Council’s General Manager of Infrastructure and Operations Gary Soutar said the potential water disruptions were the result of scheduled work being undertaken by Seqwater.

“Seqwater will be installing a flow meter in Alexandra Hills, which requires part of the system to be isolated, resulting in reduced water pressure for most of Cleveland and Ormiston,” he said.

“We don’t expect a total loss of water, however residents will experience reduced water pressure from 8pm Saturday night until Sunday morning as the network is returned to normal.

“Residents may also notice the water is discoloured for a number of hours Sunday morning due to harmless biofilm being removed from the inside of water mains as water pressure returns.”

Mr Soutar said while the water was safe, residents may wish to fill some containers with water before 8pm Saturday 27 August and avoid doing laundry on Sunday 28 August because of the discolouration that could temporarily affect the colour of clothing.

“There is no need to boil the water and there is no danger from consuming it or showering in it,” he said. “Council is doing everything to ensure residents know about and are prepared for the work, including writing to each affected resident and publishing a full list of affected streets on our website.”

A list of affected streets is also included below.

Residents can find further details by contacting the customer service team on 3829 8999.

Affected streets in Cleveland

Adam St Fogarty St Posiedon St
Admiralty Ct Gotha St Princess St
Amanda St Gregory Ct Queen St
Anchorage Dr Gretel Pl Raby Bay Blvd
Arlington St Harding Cres Ralph St
Bass Pl Hucker Ct Ray St
Bay St Island St Riseborough Tce
Beach St Jacaranda Ct Ronnie St
Beaufort Ct Jason St Russell St
Belligoi Ct Julieanne Ct Seacrest Ct
Benjamin Crt Karen St Sharven Ave
Bergan Pl Kassandra St Shore St East
Binnacle Cl Katandra Ct Shore St North
Blake St Kingseley Pl Shore St West
Bonaventure Ct Kinsail Ct Smith St
Bywell St Laura St Sommersea Dr
Camdre Ct Little Shore St Sturt St
Capricorn Dr Long St Sunshine Dr
Captains Ct Longland St Swain Ct
Caravel Ct Lowrie Ct Tarcutta St
Carinya St Mainroyal Ct Toondah Harbour
Carling Ct Marram Ct Topatig St
Channel St Martingale Ct Trinity Ct
Cleary St Masthead Drv Trio St
Coburg St East Middle St Vella Ct
Colburn St Nicole St Viking Ct
Counsel St Olympus Dr Water St
Cross Lane Pandora Ct Waterloo St
Cross St Patrick St Wellington St
Cruiser Cr Paxton St Werong Cres
Dell St Phelan St Wharf St
Devonstone St Phillip St William St
Drevesen Ave Piermont Pl Winch Cl
Eden Ct Plymouth Ct Woodrow Pl
Erobin St Portsmouth Pl Zeus Ct
Esperance Ct

Affected streets in Ormiston

Albert St Horatio St
Aleon Cres Ivory Lane
Armagh St John Samuel Pl
Arthur St Joseph Pl
Arundel Ct Julie Tce
Bainbridge St Lockitt Pl
Beckwith St McCartney St
Bee St Medina Ct
Bell St Mistral Ct
Blackthorne St Nautilis Dr
Cayman Cres Nelson St
Clearwater St Oak St
Cleveland Tce Outlook Parade
Como St Palm Ct
Conochie Pl Park Lane
Counihan St Poinsettia Way
Court St Pryor St
Cowley St Raby Esplanade
Crestwood Cl Reed St
Darcelle Pl Romano Ct
Downey St Rose St
Dundas St Sand St
Eckersly St Seabreeze Ct
Empire Vista Shamrock St
Fig Tree Pl Sirocco Ct
Fletcher Tce Sleath St
Foggitt Ct Stevens Pl
Francis St Sturgeon St
Freeth St West Thistle St
George St Thorn St
Glen St Trade St
Gloucester St Troy St
Gordon St Waterford Cres
Grenoble Pl Waverley Ct
Grevillea St Wells Crt
Hansen Ct Winship St

ANZAC Centenary Park name change approved

Kinsail Court Park will soon be known as ANZAC Centenary Park, following Australian Government approval of the name change.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had applied for permission to rename a Cleveland park, across the road from the Redlands Returned Services League (RSL) and Cenotaph, in honour of the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

“Last week we were delighted to receive approval from the Australian Government Department of Veteran’ Affairs to use the word ANZAC, following our formal request to do so in 2015,” she said.

“In 2015, an estimated 20,000 people came to Cleveland on ANZAC Day to pay their respects at the memorial in this park.

“It is a place that draws residents and visitors from near and far, and the new name ANZAC Centenary Park will embody the special and sacred place it holds in our community.”

ANZAC Centenary Park Mayor and Andrew Laming

Federal Member for Bowman Dr Andrew Laming said renaming the park ANZAC Centenary Park would ensure the significance of this place would be cemented in the minds of all who visited.

“This park hosts Redland City’s key ANZAC commemorations so it is fitting that it be given a name to reflect the bravery and self-sacrifice we all come here to honour,” he said.

“The 2015 park upgrade, supported through an ANZAC Centenary Grant, created the truly moving ANZAC Centenary Memorial.

“Changing Kinsail Court Park to ANZAC Centenary Park ensures the whole precinct reflects the personal sacrifices and service by so many Australians in the name of this nation over the past 100 years.

Redlands RSL President Mr Alan Harcourt said the renaming had their full support.

“Last April we unveiled the new ANZAC Centenary Memorial, a joint project between the RSL, National Servicemen’s Association, Redland City Council and the Australian Government and it has quickly become a community landmark,” Mr Harcourt said.

“This park is so much more than a place where annual ANZAC Day commemorations are held – its popularity continues to grow as a community space were people come each day to honour our servicemen and women.”

Park renaming commemorates the Gallipoli centenary

Redland City Council will apply for permission to rename a Cleveland park in honour of the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

At today’s General Meeting Councillors supported a Mayoral Minute from Redland City Mayor Karen Williams requesting Kinsail Court Park be renamed ANZAC Centenary Park.

“Each year on ANZAC Day we remember those who have sacrificed so much for our country and this year’s ANZAC Day holds even greater significance with it marking 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli,” Cr Williams said.

“By renaming this park ANZAC Centenary Park, it will ensure the significance of this milestone will be cemented in the minds of residents and visitors to the Redlands for generations to come.”

Cr Williams said renaming the park would strengthen the ties it already had with the ANZAC tradition.

“Not only is the park across the road from the Cleveland RSL and Cenotaph, it is also the location of a new ANZAC Centenary Memorial, providing a poignant reminder of the personal sacrifices and service by our troops over the past 100 years,” she said.

“The memorial will host this year’s ANZAC commemorations and includes the names of every major battle that Australia has been in from the Boer War to Afghanistan, highlighting the great debt we owe to those men and women who have served our country.

“This park is so much more than a place where ANZAC Day celebrations are held, it is also a place where people relax with friends, so I couldn’t think of a better place to be named in honour of our ANZACs than a community space where people can enjoy the freedom our servicemen fought so hard to protect.”

Cr Williams said the park renaming had the support of the local Returned Services League, with Council to now apply for the necessary approvals.

“Today’s vote is just the first step. We now have to apply for the necessary approvals, including seeking support from the Federal Government to use the term ANZAC in the park’s name,” she said.

Decayed tree to be replaced at Bloomfield Park

The upgrade of Bloomfield Street Park, Cleveland has uncovered a decayed tree that will need to be replaced to ensure the safety of park users.

Division 2 Councillor for Cleveland Craig Ogilvie said an arborist report showed the tree on the southern side of the park was structurally unsound.

“The Poinciana was first transplanted from Birkdale Road back in 1992 as part of the original Bloomfield Street upgrade, and has remained a much-loved part of the Bloomfield Street Park,” he said.



“The arborist report indicates that the decay at the base of the tree is likely to have been caused by a combination of fungal, bacterial and insect attack and cannot be successfully treated.”

Cr Ogilvie said the removal of the tree is an unfortunate, but necessary step.

“It’s sad that the tree has to be removed, but it’s important we ensure the safety and comfort of those enjoying the park once it is reopened,” Cr Ogilvie said.

“The tree will be replaced with another Poinciana, to maintain the natural beauty of this popular green space.

“When planted, the new tree will continue to grow from its current height of 2.5 metres and will provide shade and protection to families for many years to come.”

The restoration of Bloomfield Park is an important step in the revitalisation of Cleveland’s CBD and will include improved seating and lighting, along with a performance area for community events and refurbished public amenities. It is due for completion mid-year.

For more information and regular updates on the Bloomfield Park transformation, phone Council on 3829 8999.

Bloomfield park transformation begins

Works to revitalise Bloomfield Park in the heart of Cleveland have begun.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the project was an exciting step in the revitalisation of Cleveland’s CBD.

“This project will create a people-friendly showpiece in the middle of Bloomfield Street which builds on the existing park’s popularity with families,’’ Cr Williams said.

“The park will feature a colourful new play sculpture designed by Redlands artist David Renn, who created the original and very popular Bloomfield Street sculpture as well as the turtle sculpture at Cleveland Point.


“The design is heavily influenced by the feedback we received from the community.

“When it is completed mid-year, you will find improved seating and lighting, along with a performance area for community events and refurbished public amenities.

“As part of Council’s open for business objectives the new park will also be Wi-Fi enabled, allowing people to sit and have a coffee while either conducting business or staying connected.

“The park will also have trees and inviting open grass spaces, which have helped to make it such a popular lunch spot and play area for kids.’’

Divisional 2 Councillor for Cleveland Craig Ogilvie said Council would work to ensure disruption was minimal during construction.

“I am looking forward to seeing David’s bright new sculpture delight families visiting the park, just as his whale sculpture has done for years. Unfortunately the old sculpture has been literally loved to bits and parts of it had become unsafe and off-limits,” Cr Ogilvie said.

“The contractors will move in next week to begin demolishing existing structures, with the new park expected to be completed by mid to late June depending on the weather.

“During construction, there will signs in place to advise people what’s happening, along with David’s impression of his sculpture, so please bear with us over the next few months as Bloomfield Park is transformed.’’

Member for Cleveland, Dr Mark Robinson assisted in securing $200,000 in State Government funding for the upgrade, with Redland City Council contributing another $300,000.


Park better by design

Bloomfield Street Park is one step closer to becoming a vibrant centre of community events and activities.


After extensive feedback from local businesses and the community, final plans are underway to transform the popular space with improved seating and lighting, free wi-fi, new trees, a performance stage, open grass spaces and refurbished amenities.

Power will be installed in key locations to allow for events.

The result will be a flexible, family-friendly, multifunctional meeting space designed to attract new people and events to Cleveland CBD as well as providing a great spot for lunch or a break.

The tender process for construction and the park’s new play sculpture are expected to be completed by mid next year.

Updates on the park upgrade will be available on site at the next free Buzz in the Park family event from 10am-1pm on Saturday, 6 December.

Snapshot: Tuesday 26 August 2014

Bloomfield Street Park Transformation

Help shape our future park!

It’s time to breathe new life into Bloomfield Street Park, located in Cleveland central business district. Come along and let us know what you’d like to see.

Meet us for a chat at the park:

  • Friday 29 August, 9.30 – 11.30am. There’ll be free face painting for the kids.

Come to our Family Fun Day:

  • Saturday 30 August, 9am – 12pm. Includes free face painting, ukulele workshop and other treats.

You can also email your ideas to rcc@redland.qld.gov.au. For more information, phone 3829 8746.


Sustainable Energy Advisory Service

Free to home owners and small businesses

Book in for your personalised 20 minute meeting with sustainable energy systems expert Trevor Berrill to learn how to save on your energy bills.

When: Saturday 6 September, 10am – 12 noon (and first Saturday of each month thereafter)
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

Bookings essential – phone 3824 8611.


Free Suppliers Briefings

Do you own a business in the Redlands area?

Come along to this free information session and find out about procurement, business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12 noon
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 – 16 Noeleen Street
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au


New opening hours for Recycleworld

Council’s Recycleworld at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays, 9am – 2pm. Visit this treasure hunter’s dream to pick up pre-loved items such as books, bicycles, gardening tools, bric-a-brac, furniture, toys and spare parts.


Draft Economic Development Strategy

Have your say on Council’s draft Economic Development Strategy. We are still accepting community feedback and submissions. More information and a short survey are online.


Free Digital Workshop

Power-Up Small Business – 10 and 24 September

Take the very first steps towards getting your business online! These beginner workshops include real-life examples and practical advice, covering different aspects of digital technology and how to apply it. Choose from a breakfast or evening session. See full details in our advertisement in this paper or visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/businessworkshops


Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting … Wednesday 3 September, 9.30am