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Snapshot – 25 March 2015

Free school holiday activities

Redland Art Gallery invites children and families to participate in Kids on Tour Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits, an exciting holiday program of projects and activities developed by the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre. Drop-in sessions 10am-2pm. No bookings required.

Venues and dates:

  • North Stradbroke Island
    Wednesday 8 April 2015
    Point Lookout Community Hall
    East Coast Road, Point Lookout
  • Cleveland
    Sunday 12 April 2015
    Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
    Cnr of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland
  • Capalaba
    Wednesday 15 April 2015
    Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba
    Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba


Easter holiday closures

Unless otherwise indicated below, normal operating hours apply:

  • Council offices, Redland Libraries and Redland Performing Arts Centre will be closed from Good Friday 3 April, reopening Tuesday 7 April.
  • Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland:
    Closed Good Friday 3 April, Easter Saturday 4 April and Easter Monday 6 April. Open Easter Sunday 5 April.
  • Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba:
    Closed Good Friday 3 April, reopening Tuesday 7 April.
  • IndigiScapes Centre and Visitor information Centre:
    Closed Good Friday 3 April. Open Easter Saturday 4 April and Easter Sunday 5 April (as usual) and Easter Monday 6 April (with limited staff and service).
  • Animal Shelter: Open only 9am to 12pm on Good Friday 3 April, Easter Saturday 4 April and Easter Monday 6 April.
  • All waste transfer stations: Closed Good Friday 3 April. Kerbside bin collections will continue as normal.
  • RecycleWorld (open every Thursday and Saturday): Closed Easter Saturday 4 April, reopening
    Thursday 9 April.For more information, contact Council on 3829 8999


Tunes and Tapas at RPAC

Enjoy free live music and a great selection of tapas and drinks at Redland Performing Arts centre’s Tapas Friday series.

  • When: Friday 27 March, 5 – 7pm
  • Where: RPAC Piazza, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland (parking available on site)For more information on upcoming RPAC events, visit www.rpac.com.au


Only working smoke alarms save lives …

Redland Home Assist Secure clients are reminded that your smoke alarm battery may need replacing. If it has been 12 months or more since your smoke alarm battery was changed and you require assistance to fit a replacement, please call us.

Fire Services recommend that you replace your smoke alarm after ten years. A year of manufacture date is displayed on all smoke alarms.

For more information phone Redland Home Assist Secure on 3383 3030.


Open meetings

  • General meeting: Wednesday 25 March, 9.30am
  • General meeting: Wednesday 22 April, 9.30am

Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 10 September

Glossy Black-Cockatoo annual survey

Volunteer workshops: 20 & 27 September

We’re calling for volunteers to help with the annual survey of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. One of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia, it’s listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland.

Although the count isn’t until Sunday 19 October, volunteers need to attend a workshop beforehand. The first ones are 20 and 27 September.

To book into a workshop or find out more 3824 8611 visit www.indigiscapes.com.au


School holiday fun coming us!

From spotlighting and a bush tucker tour to kids’ workshops and crafty stories, there’s a great range of activities to suit kids of all ages this school holidays. All activities are free or low-cost and you need to book for some.

For dates, details and booking information go to:


Birders bushwalk

Join the local Luke Street Bushcare Group as they explore the diversity of birds along Eprapah Creek. You will be amazed by the sounds, colours and sizes of the local birdlife.

When: Saturday 20 September, 2.30pm – 4pm
Where: Luke Street (eastern end), Thornlands
Includes: Bird walk followed by free afternoon tea
Bring: Binoculars, sun-smart clothing, closed-in shoes and drinking water

To book, phone IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or email chantel.major@redland.qld.gov.au by 18 September.


Stay safe from swooping birds

Spring signals the beginning of bird nesting season. Magpies and other birds such as plovers and butcherbirds may swoop. Swooping is a warning signal and is their way of protecting their young.

Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for more information and safety tips during swooping season.


Meet our ‘Wonderful Wildlife’

IndigiScapes celebrates Save the Koala month!

Enjoy a family fun day out and learn about our wonderful wildlife. Come dressed as your favourite animal for our fashion parade at 12.30pm, prizes for best dressed!

When: Friday 26 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Meet a koala and wedge tailed eagle, wildlife presentations, art classes, colouring-in competition and craft
Information: Phone 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au


Check your water meter

Meter reading is almost complete for the October rate notice. Checking your water meter weekly or monthly can help you monitor your usage and detect water leaks early, saving you water and money. It’s easy – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the meter. Do not use any water for at least two hours then check to see if the meter dials have changed since your first reading.


Open meetings

General Meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 29 April

Free Household Hazardous Waste Surrender

When: 9am – 1pm Sunday 4 May 2014
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre car park, 2 – 16 Middle St, Cleveland
What to bring: household hazardous waste

For the full list of accepted hazardous waste, volume limits and other conditions visit our website.

This event is available to Redland residents only and proof of residency is required. For more information contact RedWaste on 3829 8999.


Koala Community Planting

Sunday 4 May 2014

Join us for our annual Koala Community Planting, as we put 1000 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor in Redland Bay. Stay afterwards for a sausage sizzle and take home a free native plant.

When: Sunday 4 May 2014, 9 – 11am
Where: Moogurrapum Creek Corridor, Main Street, Redland Bay
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
Provided: Plants, equipment, sunscreen, gloves and a sausage sizzle

For more information phone 3824 8611.
Supported by Fund for National Parks & Wildlife


Council hosts free business workshop

ecoBiz Wednesday 7 May

Book now for this free workshop to find out how your business can save money by reducing water, waste and power costs.

When: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 5 – 7pm
Where: Redlands RSL Club, Passage Street, Cleveland
RSVP: 2 May 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or phone: 3829 8507, places are limited

A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

EcoBiz is a free program funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, delivered by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland and supported by the University of Southern Queensland and Australian Business Training Solutions.


Straddie Township Meeting

Saturday 3 May

North Stradbroke Island residents are invited to attend a Township Meeting with Council this weekend.

When: Saturday 3 May from 1pm
Where: Amity Point Community Hall, 16 Ballow Road, Amity Point. No need to RSVP
Inquiries: 3829 8623



Water meter readings

Time to pare back your pointy trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point, North Stradbroke, Perulpa, Lamb and Karragarra islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 7 May, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 25 March 2014

Free business workshop

How to Create More Growth

If your business is reliant on only one customer base, one product or one service offering, this free workshop will give tools and techniques to help you grow your business. A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 2 April 2014
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Time: 7am – 9am
RSVP: Thursday 27 March 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)


School holiday activities

Don’t miss the fun

This Easter school holidays, Redland Libraries and Redland Art Gallery have many activities to keep youngsters entertained. From drop-in art sessions to ‘Where’s Wally’ days, there’s a great range to suit kids of all ages.

There are also arts, skateboarding and music activities and a photography workshop running during the holidays as part of Youth Week 2014.

For dates, details and booking information go to:
• Youth Week, 4 – 13 April 2014, visit www.facebook.com/RedlandsYouth
Library and Art Gallery


Redland Home Assist Secure

It’s no joke: change your smoke alarm battery on 1 April

I April marks an annual reminder to change your smoke alarm batteries. Only working smoke
alarms save lives!

Queensland Fire and Rescue Services also recommends that you replace your smoke alarm
after 10 years. A year of manufacture date is displayed on all smoke alarms.

For Redland Home Assist Secure clients, if it has been 12 months or more since your smoke alarm battery was changed and you require assistance to fit a replacement, please call 3383 3030.


Freedom of Entry to the City

Save the date: Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am

Redland City is bestowing the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Saturday 12 April 2014. This event will include a formal parade with 150 marchers, representing all nine of No.95 Wing’s squadrons, accompanied by a band and air force cadets.

Redland residents are invited to come and line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event. The ceremony is also formal recognition from the RAAF of the important role our City played in the defence of our nation leading up to, and during, World War II.

Check our website for more details.

Please note: there will be some traffic delays and closures along Middle Street, Cleveland during the parade.


Open meetings

Wednesday 2 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 11 March 2014

Disaster Resilience Forums

Help us plan for future emergencies

Come along to a disaster resilience forum in March and help Council and other emergency agencies prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster events. Community feedback will inform Council’s Disaster Management Plans. Local knowledge is invaluable in this process. Forums

  • Wednesday 19 March, 3pm – 5.30pm:
    Mount Cotton State School, Mt Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton
  • Thursday 20 March, 10am – 1pm:
    Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Cnr Cleveland- Redland Bay & Bunker roads, Victoria Point
  • Thursday 20 March, 6pm – 8.30pm:
    Capalaba Sports Club, 113 Ney Rd, Capalaba
  • Saturday 22 March, 9am – 12pm:
    Wellington Point Village, Main Road, Wellington Point
  • Monday 24 March, 6pm – 8.30pm:
    Redlands RSL, 8 Passage St, Cleveland
  • Wednesday 26 March, 11.30am – 2pm:
    Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St, Cleveland (Disability access)
  • Thursday 27 March, 5pm – 8pm:
    Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, Corner Redland Bay & Mt Cotton roads, Capalaba

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8584. RSVPs are not necessary.


Asbestos safety

Be safe with your renovation waste

Just a reminder that to protect the health and safety of our customers and workers, all waste loads of cement sheeting, fibro, renovation waste and tiles are being routinely inspected at our mainland waste transfer stations for materials that could contain asbestos. If in any doubt, our gate staff will treat renovation/building materials as containing asbestos.

Asbestos can be found in lots of old building materials, and can be very hard to identify. You can only dispose of asbestos containing material at Birkdale Waste Transfer Station – not Redland Bay – and under strict conditions.

It needs to be less than 10m2, double-wrapped and sealed in durable, thick plastic sheeting (builders’ plastic). You’ll also need to pay the asbestos disposal fee.

For more information about asbestos and its safe removal and disposal, visit our website.


Freedom of Entry to the City

Save the date: Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am

Redland City is bestowing the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Saturday 12 April 2014. This event will include a formal parade with 150 marchers, representing all nine of No.95 Wing’s squadrons, accompanied by a band and air force cadets.

Redland residents are invited to come and line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event. The ceremony is also formal recognition from the RAAF of the important role our City played in the defence of our nation leading up to, and during, World War II.

Check our website for more details. Please note: there will be some traffic delays and closures along Middle Street, Cleveland during the parade.


Open meetings

Wednesday 19 March – General Meeting, 9.30am

Snapshot – 11 February

Redlands Wildlife Rescue

A wild way to volunteer
Redlands Wildlife Rescue (RWR) needs volunteers to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals in the Redlands. There are two different services in RWR:

  • The Redlands Wildlife Care Network (RWCN): needs phone roster volunteers to provide advice to callers. You work from home 8am – 5pm one week every six to eight weeks.
  • The Redlands After-hours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA): needs volunteers to provide emergency rescue and transport for wildlife. Volunteers work in teams of three 5pm – 8am one week every six weeks.

New volunteers are given training, with the next round of inductions being held in March 2014. To join RWR, call Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611.


Council Grants and Sponsorships

Grants Round 2 now open
Council’s latest round of community grants funding is now open. We will be accepting
applications until Friday 28 February 2014.

Grant categories include Organisation Support, Project Support, Conservation Grants and the
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The RADF is an Arts Queensland and Redland City
Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

For more information or to obtain an application form visit our website or call 3829 8911.


Wheelie bin placement

Cul-de-sacs and narrow streets
Residents who live in a cul-de-sac or a narrow street should position their waste, recycling and greenwaste bins to allow good access and a safe turnaround area for collection trucks. When placing bins out on the kerbside for collection ensure:

  • vehicles, boats and trailers are not parked in front of your bins
  • no objects are blocking access to your bins
  • your bins are visible to the collection truck operator and accessible for emptying.

For more information, call RedWaste on 3829 8999.


Coochiemudlo Island

Water mains flushing
Council will be conducting water mains flushing on Coochiemudlo Island from today. Works will take several days, operating from 8am – 3.30pm (weather permitting). This is essential maintenance work to ensure the continued high quality of water supply.

Residents may see pipes connected to street fire hydrants flushing water. While every effort
is taken to minimise water loss, this water is unable to be captured or redirected safely due
to the high velocity of water required to effectively flush the mains.


Water meter readings

Time to trim back those thorns! We are reading water meters in Sheldon and Thornlands this
week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting, 9.30am