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Snapshot – 28 May 2013

Indigi Day Out
When: Saturday 1 June, and Sunday 2 June 2013, 10am to 4pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
Enjoy free entertainment and activities at the annual Indigi Day Out & Folk Redlands Festival of Music. The program includes native animal displays, craft, garden and
wildlife workshops, children’s activities and live music performances – all in the beautiful IndigiScapes’ native botanic gardens.
For more information www.indigiscapes.com.au 3824 8611


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: 9am to 1pm, Sunday 9 June 2013
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. For the full list of accepted hazardous waste, visit our website.

For more information contact RedWaste: 1300 362 036 www.redland.qld.gov.au
This event is available to Redland residents only and proof of residency is required.


Redlands 2030 Community Plan
Have your say

You can have your say online until Friday 7 June about the progress of implementing Council’s Redlands 2030 Community Plan.

You also can access a copy of the plan and fill out and submit a printed survey form at Council customer service centres and Redland libraries. The plan is a blueprint for residents, businesses, community organisations, Council and other levels of government and outlines the community’s vision for Redlands in 2030. The survey also asks the community to identify new priorities that have emerged since Council’s adoption of the plan in 2010.


Water meter reading – Mount Cotton
Cut back your cactus! Our water meter readers will be in Mount Cotton this week. Please ensure we can easily access and read your water meter.


Redland Libraries
Meet local author – Josephine de Moor

When: 11am to 12pm, Tuesday 4 June
Where: Victoria Point Library
Local author Josephine de Moor will visit Victoria Point Library to discuss her debut novel “Heart of a Beast”. The novel is a tale of falling in love in a doomed period in Australian history and is set in the convict settlement on Norfolk Island. Bookings 3884 4011. This free event is brought to you in partnership with Angus & Robertson, Victoria Point.

Snapshot: 14 May 2013

Book now for free workshop – Your Business on Facebook

Learn how to build a Facebook page and harness the power of news feeds from workshop presenter and digital media expert Robyn Gunnis.

When: 30 May 2013, 4.30 – 6.30pm

Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba

RSVP: 3829 8507 or karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au by 24 May 2013. Places are limited.


Dog restrictions relaxed – Wellington Point Reserve and W.H. Yeo Park 

After a period of public consultation, Council has adopted changes to its animal management local law that relax dog restrictions at two popular parks – W.H. Yeo Park, Victoria Point and Wellington Point Reserve.

Now dog owners can walk their dogs on-leash at these parks any time during the week, and before 9am and after 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Dogs are still prohibited on Thompson’s Beach, adjacent to W.H.Yeo Park, and still need to be kept on a leash on the sand bar between Wellington Point Reserve and King Island.


Redland Libraries – Redlitzer writing competition

Calling all local unpublished writers! Entries are now open for the 2013 Redlitzer Anthology.

A professionally printed book of short stories, Redlitzer is a great opportunity for local authors to see their stories in print. Entries are open until Friday 31 May. For all details visit our website or phone 3829 8779.


Hazard reduction burns

Council will be undertaking hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) as follows:
Wednesday 15 May: Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay
Wednesday 22 May: Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills
Wednesday 29 May: Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba

All attempts will be made to minimise disruptions to residents.

More information phone: 3829 8456


Water meter reading

Lock up your dogs! We are reading water meters in Sheldon and Thornlands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Council meetings 

Wednesday 15 May
General Meeting (incorporates Coordination Committee Meeting) ………………….. 10.30am

Keep cool at a Council library and beat the heat this summer

Council is reminding residents, particularly seniors and parents and carers of babies and young children, to keep cool and stay hydrated as temperatures continue to soar this summer.

Mayor Karen Williams urged residents to take advantage of Council’s air-conditioned public spaces to escape the heat.

“Council’s libraries are an excellent place to visit and we should especially make use of these facilities during the hot weather to keep cool,” Cr Williams said.

“As well as comfortable surrounds for people to sit and enjoy the great range of books, newspapers and magazines on offer, the libraries also host a range of free activities for people to take part in throughout the day, from Internet access to various workshops and guest speaker talks.”

Mayor Williams also reminded residents to take special care of those most vulnerable to the hotter temperatures.

“The elderly, babies and young children are especially prone to the heat and we can all help by keeping an eye out for signs of heat-related illness,” Cr Williams said.

“Visit your elderly relatives and neighbours a couple of times a day to make sure their homes are well ventilated and they are keeping hydrated.”

“If you have babies or young children in your care make sure they are drinking plenty of water and watch for signs of dehydration.”

For a full list of signs of heat-related illness and a detailed checklist on what you can do to prepare for summer heatwaves, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au and click on Beat the Heat.

First aid tips:

  • In an emergency, phone Triple Zero (000) and ask for an ambulance. 
  • Seek medical advice from your doctor, hospital or health clinic. 
  • Sit or lay the person in a cool spot in the shade or under cover. 
  • If the person is unconscious, lay them on their side. 
  • Remove as much of the person’s clothing as possible and loosen tight clothing. 
  • Cover the person with a sheet soaked with tap water (not iced water). 
  • Use fans or air-conditioning to help the person cool down. 
  • Give the person water to drink, if they can swallow.


Redlitzer Gala shines light on Redlands authors

The Annual Redlitzer Gala, held Saturday 6 October, was a great success with local authors coming out in force to celebrate new talent.

‘Redlitzer’ is a short story competition sponsored by Redland City Libraries and is designed to help emerging local writers.

Authors of shortlisted entries are mentored through a workshop with well-known Australian writers, and have their work published in an anthology edited by author M.K Hume.

The Redlitzer Gala at Victoria Point Library launched this year’s anthology and also announced the winners of the Editor’s Choice Award.

Columnist and author Frances Whiting was guest speaker on the evening.

Australian authors MK Hume, Louise Cusack, Marianne de Pierres and Rowena Cory Daniells, who were involved in the Redlitzer mentoring process, also attended.

The 2012 Editor’s choice award-winners, who were presented with a stunning floral arrangement, were:

Adult writer’s category:
Winner: Robbie Kirk – On the Edge
Runner up: Helen Von Schrottky – Rosemary and Thyme

Teen writer’s category:
Winner: Amber Messenger- Look at me
Runner up: Sascha Beck-Harris- Fleeting Glances

All shortlisted entrants previously received a $100 book voucher, a copy of The Australian Writer’s Marketplace 2012/13, and a place at the Redlitzer Writers’ Day to workshop their manuscripts for publication with Louise Cusack, Marianne de Pierre, Rowena Cory Daniells and MK Hume.

Copies of the 2012 Redlitzer anthology will be available for loan through all Redland Libraries.

For literary-lovers, Redland Libraries also run a series of highly popular authors talks, giving fans and budding writers the chance to hear from some of Australia’s best known authors.

To learn more about the Authors in Action series, visit Council’s website at www.redland.qld.gov.au.