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Redland Snapshot – 6 May 2014

Bike Week 5 – 10 May 2014

Free activities
Redland City Council is hosting a range of free activities to celebrate Bike Week:

  • Ride the Redlands Track Park
    Wednesday 7 May 2014, 6.30am – 7.30am
    free scenic ride (own mountain bike required)
  • Ride to Work Breakfast
    Friday 9 May, 7.00am – 8.30am
    free community breakfast with cycling information at Cleveland Library Square.
  • Redland Track Park Trail care
    Saturday 10 May, 7.30am – 10.30am
    fun morning helping to repair, maintain and build our bike network. Register for this event on 3829 8760.
  • Free screening of Jour de Fete
    Saturday 10 May, 12.45pm
    Feature length French comedy about a local postman, RSVP essential by 7 May.

Registration is required for all events. For more details or to register, contact Jonathan Lamb on 3829 8734 or visit our website for details.


Koala Fun Run 2014

Sunday 25 May

Get training! Redlands 2014 Koala Fun Run is on from 7am on Sunday 25 May with two
course options – a 6km run/walk and a 12km run.

The Koala Fun Run is being organised by the Bayside Runners and Walkers Group with sponsorship from Redland City Council, as part of the RUN for REDLANDS 48hr Charity Festival, to be held from Friday 23 May to Sunday 25 May 2014 at Main Oval, Sharks Sporting Complex, Victoria Point.

You can register for this year’s Koala Fun Run by visiting the RUN for REDLANDS website.


Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition

Entries now open

Redland Libraries ‘Redlitzer Junior Short Story Competition’ is open now for entries of any genre
up to 1000 words. There are two age categories: 10–11 years and 12–14 years. Entries close
Saturday 31 May 2014. For entry conditions and information: www.redland.qld.gov.au/library
or phone 3829 8779


Connect to your Creek Week

17 – 25 May 2014

Join in one of the local activities during ‘Connect to your Creek Week’, and celebrate the beauty and diversity of our waterways. Connect to your Creek Week is a Healthy Waterways initiative, supported by Redland City Council.

Activities include a water monitoring information session, dragonflies and waterbugs display, guided walk along Eprapah Creek and a kayak tour (there is a cost for this activity). For more information visit: www.indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au or phone: 3824 8611


Dunwich boat ramp

Closed for repairs

The public boat ramp at Yabby Street, Dunwich (One Mile) will be closed for repairs from Monday 12 to Friday 16 May, weather permitting.


Water meter readings

Time to cut back spiky citrus trees! We are reading water meters in Cleveland and on Coochiemudlo Island this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 7 and 21 May – General Meeting, 9.30am

$2.7 million sewerage upgrade for Dunwich

Redland City Council will sewer 165 Dunwich properties in a long-awaited $2.7 million sewerage infrastructure upgrade.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the project would start in August and be completed in 2014-15.

“This project is great news for Dunwich residents as it will improve sewerage infrastructure and also improve property values,” Cr Williams said.

“Islanders have been calling for the upgrades for quite some time and I am happy that Council is able to deliver.

“Islanders lobbied very strongly during township meetings convened by Council last year and earlier this year and the issue was on the agenda when I introduced new Chief Executive Officer Bill Lyon to the Straddie Chamber last year.

“During these meetings residents made it clear that we needed to prioritise the upgrading of sewerage infrastructure in Dunwich. Council has listened, and has now committed the funds to deliver.

”This project addresses a long overdue community need and is a great example of Council listening to the community.”

Cr Williams said only 128 properties were currently connected to the sewerage system, with many residents relying on septic tanks or on-site treatment systems.

“This project will mean more than 75 per cent of Dunwich properties will be connected to the sewerage system, delivering benefits for residents including environmental, health and safety improvements,” she said.

“Council undertook feasibility studies to investigate the best option for residents and we are confident today’s decision is the right one.

“The studies identified properties considered as a priority for sewerage upgrades and these properties will be upgraded as part of this project. Council will then investigate upgrades to other properties as it is required in the future.”

Division two Councillor (Cleveland and North Stradbroke Island) Craig Ogilvie said the project would be completed in three stages, with repair work to existing sewers commencing in August.
“Following this repair work, properties will be connected to the existing sewerage system in two priority areas,” Cr Ogilvie said.

“Priority one will connect 73 properties and be completed in the 2013/14 financial year, while the second phase of 92 priority properties will be completed in the 2014/15 financial year.”