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Redland Snapshot – 14 January 2014

Straddie open for business

Council and the Straddie Chamber of Commerce are encouraging visitors back to Straddie in the wake of the bushfires. Explore beautiful beaches, enjoy stunning ocean views and help our Straddie operators at the same time. Check out the latest images on our Facebook page. For camping inquiries contact Straddie Camping on (07) 3409 9668.


Be bushfire and storm safe

The North Stradbroke Island bushfires have emphasised the need for residents – particularly those on the bay islands – to be prepared for emergency situations.

Stay connected

Keep up-to-date with the latest information on potential storm or bushfire threats through Redland City Council’s community media services. You don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account to access these pages:

Bay Islands emergency guide: For our island residents, the Redland City Council’s Disaster Management Plan is full of important information tailored specifically for the Islands of Moreton Bay. You can access it on Council’s website.


Healthy Waterways Report Card 2013

Community Forum – 15 January 2014

Healthy Waterways invites you to attend a free 2013 Ecosystem Health Report Card community forum presented by our Chief Scientist Dr James Udy.

A special presentation will also be provided by Council staff on the outcomes of the Redlands Waterway Recovery Report. The evening will include a free supper.

  • When: Wednesday 15 January 2014, 6pm – 8pm
  • Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

To book: Email Rachael or phone 3177 9100



Straddie E-Waste drop-off point

Council had opened a temporary e-waste drop-off on North Stradbroke Island, providing free disposal of e-waste (e.g. televisions without broken glass, computers, laptops, cables, printers, scanners and hard drives) for residents and businesses until the end of January 2014. Normal restrictions on accepted types of e-waste apply.

  • Collection dates: Now open until 31 January 2014
  • Collection times: 8am – 2pm weekdays; 7.30am – 3pm weekends
  • Drop-off location: North Stradbroke Island Waste Transfer Station, East Coast Road, Myora

For a complete list of approved e-waste, visit our website.


Mobile Library

Interruption to services

The Mobile Library will be out of service until Monday 3 February 2014 due to repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Alexandra Hills and on Russell and North Stradbroke Islands this week. Make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

Snapshot – 7 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Council wishes all residents and visitors a wonderful 2014 in Redland City – the best place to live, play and do business.


Rethink your rubbish

Clearing out after Christmas?

Got lots of cardboard and polystyrene packaging from Christmas presents? Redland residents can recycle a wide range of items for free at Council’s mainland Waste Transfer Stations. Recyclable items include e-waste, cardboard, polystyrene, scrap metal (e.g. old bikes and scooters), whitegoods and gas bottles. For a full list, visit our website.

This is our first Christmas providing free e-waste drop-off. Let’s see how many old TV’s, computers, monitors and other computer equipment we can divert from landfill over the season.

All disposal is free for Redland residents. Remember to have your proof of residency ready at the gate.


Living with mosquitos

It’s breeding season

Take care, cover up and protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer. Follow these simple tips:

  • Wear light-coloured, long, loose-fitting clothing and use insect repellent
  • Reduce mosquito breeding around your home by emptying water from household items such as pot plant bases, boats, unscreened rainwater tanks, unchlorinated swimming pools, blocked roof gutters, bird baths and old tyres
  • Make sure screens are in good condition

Council monitors mosquito activity throughout the Redlands all year round and conducts aerial and ground treatments whenever necessary. Mosquito spraying is safe for you and the environment.

To learn more visit our website.


School holiday activities

Bookings now open

This summer school holidays, Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and Redlands IndigiScapes Centre are all hosting exciting activities to keep youngsters entertained.

From print-making art workshops to craft and wildlife activities, there is a lot happening to keep kids happy in the holidays.

All activities are free or low-cost but many require bookings. For dates, details and booking information, visit our website.


Water meter readings

Time to take down the Christmas lights. We are reading water meters in Birkdale, Thorneside, Alexandra Hills and Southern Moreton Bay, Coochiemudlo and North Stradbroke Islands this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access.


Open meetings

Wednesday 29 January – General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot: Tuesday 4 June 2013

Hazardous Waste Surrender

Sunday 9 June 2013

It’s time to clean out unwanted chemicals from your shed and cupboards! Safely surrender your household hazardous waste products for free.

When: Sunday 9 June 2013, 9am to 1pm

Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre car park, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland

What to bring:

Household hazardous waste, with a limit of
20 litres per waste type, is accepted. For the full list of accepted hazardous waste, visit our website.

For more information contact RedWaste: 1300 362 036


This event is available to Redland residents only and proof of residency is required.


Fire Management Workshop

When: Friday 21 June 2013 , 9am to 12.30pm

Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Tallowwood Room, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba

What to bring:

Enclosed footwear for walking and hat

Are you interested in learning how to balance fire management with conservation of bushland plants and animals? Join representatives of Council, Queensland Fire & Rescue Service and SEQ Fire & Biodiversity Consortium to find out more.

Bookings before 14 June 2013 to 3824 8611


E Waste

Recycle your old TVs

Give your old analogue television a proper farewell and a new life! E-waste recycling has begun at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station.

You can now bring your unused televisions, computers and computer equipment to our e-waste recycling collection. This is free for all residents and small businesses. (An e-waste collection point will also be available at Birkdale Waste Transfer Station by late June – we’ll let you know when it’s open).

Council already has free cardboard and polystyrene recycling collections at Birkdale and Redland Bay. Use this service to get rid of your new television packaging now – just remember to separate them!

For more information 1300 362 036 or visit our website.


Water meter reading – Victoria Point

Where’s your water meter – is it clear and quick to find? Our water meter readers will be in Victoria Point this week. Please ensure we can easily access and read your water meter.

Open meetings

Wednesday 5 June

General Meeting (incorporates Coordination Committee Meeting) 10.30am

Thursday 6 June

Cleveland CBD Revitalisation Special
Committee 9.00am

Council e-waste drop-off point opening Tuesday 4 June

A free e-waste collection point will be available at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station from Tuesday 4 June 2013, with a Birkdale Waste Transfer Station e-waste collection point to follow by the end of June.

On 28 May analogue free-to-air TV signals in the Redlands were switched off and replaced with digital-only signals.

Mayor Karen Williams said residents could give their old TVs a new life by buying a set top box.

“But if you are planning to dispose of your old TV, there’s good news,” Cr Williams said.

“Redland City Council has set up a collection area at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station to accept old TV’s and other electrical equipment.

“We are also hoping to have a second e-waste collection site at Birkdale Waste Transfer Station operational by the end of June.”

Redland City spokesperson for the environment Cr Paul Gleeson said it was important for residents to recycle their e-waste rather than disposing of it as general waste.

“The switchover will generate a lot of e-waste, which we would like to recycle. If you dispose of these items as general waste they will unnecessarily end up in landfill,” Cr Gleeson said.

“These items can’t go in the normal kerbside recycling bin, so I encourage residents to use the new e-waste drop-off point at Redland Bay or hold on to their e-waste a little longer until the Birkdale collection point is up and running.”

“Council already has cardboard and polystyrene recycling collections at our Birkdale and Redland Bay waste transfer stations. Use this service to get rid of your new television packaging now – free of charge – just remember to keep them separate”, Cr Gleeson said.

What e-waste can you recycle at the Redland Bay drop-off point now?


• TVs (broken screens will not be accepted)

• Computers

• Laptops

• Computer mouses

• Cables – printer, computer, laptop

• Keyboards

• Printers

• Scanners

• Monitors

• Hard drives

• Circuit boards



All of the items below can be taken as general waste to Council’s waste transfer stations.

• Set top boxes

• Video/DVD recorder/player

• Stereos

• Mobile phones and chargers

• Telephones

• Microwaves, kettles or toasters

• Vacuum cleaners

• Hair dryers/shavers

• Alarm clocks

• Light globes or tubes

Council will advertise when the Birkdale waste drop-off point is open through www.redland.qld.gov.au, Facebook and the Bayside Bulletin.

For more information, phone RedWaste on 1300 362 036.