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Council sponsorship available

Redland City Council sponsorship is available for upcoming community initiatives, including events, projects, services or activities that are held in Redland City.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of sponsorship will open on 15 February and support initiatives to be held between July and December this year, with applications accepted until Friday 18 March.

“Last financial year, Council provided more than $500,000 in sponsorship and community grants, supporting a diverse range of events and initiatives that enriched the broader community,” she said.

“The inaugural Redlands Rockabilly Revival will have the Cleveland Showgrounds buzzing with cool hot rods, live music, retro market stalls, kids’ rides, delicious food and much more on Sunday 13 March thanks to Council sponsorship.

“We also sponsored the inaugural Quandamooka Festival last year, a three-month calendar of more than 60 events presented between July and September 2015 celebrating the traditional culture, country and people of the Redlands.

“While events enrich the cultural fabric of our city, we know they also provide economic benefits, attracting visitors from far and wide and putting our city on the map.”

Community and cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said Council sponsorship attracted a rich diversity of events to the Redlands.

“From the strawberry eating competitions at RedFest, which has been part of our region for almost 60 years, to transporting a grand piano across Moreton Bay for last year’s Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival, Council supports a variety of events throughout the year,” he said.

“Cycling, triathlon and hockey were among the sports to benefit from recent Council sponsorship, with the Wynnum Redlands Cycling Festival, Raby Bay Triathlon and the 2015 U13 Girls State Hockey Championships among the events sponsored.

Applications for the next round of sponsorship will be accepted from 15 February until 18 March 2016 and will support community-based activities and events that provide measurable benefits for the community.

Residents are reminded that applications for the next round of community grants will close on 26 February, with funding available for Organisation support, Project support and Conservation initiatives.

Visit our website for eligibility criteria and to learn more about how to apply for grants or sponsorship or call us on 3829 8912.

Redlands Snapshot: Tuesday 12 August

Local law review

Community consultation period now open

Council has completed a review of our local laws. To have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – make a submission to Council by 8 October 2014.

Some changes that may interest you relate to:

  • keeping roadside memorials appropriate and safe
  • clearer requirements for temporary signs
  • making it easier to run events in the City
  • making it easier for Council to direct people to clean
  • up unsightly and overgrown properties
  • feeding native birds in a way that does not cause
  • nuisance to neighbours
  • allowing a miniature pig as a pet
  • aligning parking infringements with State
  • Government penalty criteria
  • controlling dogs on properties sized 2000m2 or more in koala management areas.

Visit our website to:

  • view the draft local laws
  • view fact sheets, frequently asked questions and information on the law making process
  • lodge your online submission

You can also visit our library, customer service centre and shopping centre displays and pick up a submission form to complete and return.

Please see our public notice in the classifieds section of this paper for more information, including the full list of laws reviewed.


Grants and sponsorships

Did you know you may be able to access funding through one of three programs that help support exciting local initiatives?

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants support arts projects with eight categories of funding available. Applications close this Friday 15 August.

Council’s Sponsorship Program supports events and projects that provide measurable benefits to Council and the community. Applications for round one are open until Friday 29 August 2014.

Council’s Community Grants Program offers organisations support, conservation and capital infrastructure funding. Applications for round one are open until Friday 12 September.

To apply visit our website www.redland.qld.gov.au/grants or phone 3829 8912.


Prepare. Act. Survive Day

North Stradbroke Island, 23 August 2014

Come and meet your community emergency services and land management groups and learn about bushfire preparedness and island emergency services. Free sausage sizzle and rides on Flick and Squirt, the mini fire trucks.

When: Saturday 23 August 2014, 9am – 1pm
Venue: Point Lookout Function Centre – East Coast Road, Pt Lookout, North Stradbroke Island

For more information, phone: 3829 8999


Trees for Weeds Day

Straddie and Bay Islands events

Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a free native plant* at five island locations.

When: Saturday 16 August, 8.30am – 10.30am
Where: Point Lookout Bushcare Nursery, Karragarra Island Foreshore Park, Coochiemudlo Island Jetty, Macleay Island Progress Hall, Russell Island Pool Carpark

*limit five plants per person

For more information phone 3824 8611 or  visit the IndigiScapes website.


Water meter readings

Time to shear those sharp shrubs! 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

General meetings: Wednesday 20 August, 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