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Redland Snapshot – 3 December

Council Christmas closures

All non-essential Council services will be closed from Christmas Day to reopen 5 January 2015. This includes Council Customer Service Centres, art galleries, mainland libraries and Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC).

For island library closures visit our website.

RPAC tickets can be purchased online during the closure.

Emergency contacts:
For road repairs and fallen tree or water supply emergencies over the closure 3829 8999.

Specific closures and other information:

Home Assist will be closed to clients from 4pm Tuesday 23 December 2014, to reopen 8am Monday 5 January 2015.

Redlands IndigiScapes and Visitor Information Centre (including Tea Garden cafe) – Closed Christmas Day. From Friday 26 December to Friday 2 January the cafe will operate with a limited menu and reduced staff so no large bookings or group functions will be taken.

Waste transfer stations – Closed Christmas Day only. Waste collection services will continue as usual.

Animal shelter – Closed Christmas Day, Sunday 28 December and Sunday 4 January. Limited hours apply for other days throughout this period.

For more details on specific Council closures visit our website.


Our Redlands out now!

Get your copy at Council customer service centres or mainland libraries if you missed it in last week’s Redland City Bulletin – or view the digital version.


Buzz in the park

Join in some free family fun including interactive art, music, kid’s entertainment and lots more.

When: Saturday 6 December, 10am – 1pm
Where: Bloomfield Park, Cleveland

Supported by Redland City Council’s Creative Arts Unit.


Christmas by Starlight

Saturday 6 December 2014

Don’t miss Christmas by Starlight on Saturday 6 December at Capalaba Regional Park, Pittwin Road, Capalaba.

The free family-friendly event includes an animal zoo, jumping castles, rock climbing and a visit from Santa plus plenty of food stalls from 4pm and a children’s show at 5.45pm. Traditional twilight carols will follow from 6.15pm, ending with a spectacular fireworks finale!

For more information about free buses and car parking visit our website.


Hazardous Waste Surrender Day

Free for all Redland residents!

When: Sunday 7 December, 9am – 1pm
Where: Redlands Performing Arts Centre car park, 2- 16 Middle Street, Cleveland

Bring your household hazardous waste to a collection day for safe free disposal. Bring proof of residence (e.g. drivers licence).

Do not bring commercial waste. For full details of accepted waste, volume limits and other conditions visit our website or phone 3829 8999.


Open meetings

General Meeting … Wednesday 10 December, 9.30am

Snapshot – Wednesday 19 November

Christmas by Starlight

Saturday 6 December 2014

Don’t miss the FREE Christmas by Starlight concert on Saturday 6 December at Capalaba Regional Park, Pittwin Road, Capalaba.

The family-friendly event includes an animal zoo, jumping castles, rock climbing and a visit from Santa plus plenty of food stalls from 4pm, followed by a children’s show at 5.45pm.

Traditional twilight carols will follow starring The Voice Australia’s tenor, Luke Kennedy; cabaret leading light, Naomi Price; and winner of The Voice Kids Australia, Alexa Curtis plus a host of other local talent ending with a spectacular fireworks finale!

For more information about free buses and car parking visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/cbs.
Christmas by Starlight is an alcohol-free event.


Free business workshop

Customer Service for Businesses

Learn how to impress your customers every time at this free workshop.

When: Wednesday 26 November 2014, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
RSVP: Friday 21 November

Light refreshments will be served.

Workshop presenter Julie Maher will give you the benefit of her 30 years professional experience and the tools to go beyond simply delivering your product. For all booking email karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au, phone 3829 8507 or visit our website.


Diner en Rouge

6.30pm Saturday 29 November 2014

Get your ticket to Diner en Rouge – an outdoor dining extravaganza with all proceeds going to assist Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence.

Who: You, your colleagues, friends and family
What: A locally produced banquet, beverages, entertainment and auctions
Where: A secret location! Meet at Cleveland Library Square, Middle St, Cleveland
Dress: Cocktail/formal attire with a red and white theme

Ticket prices: $170 each – $1600 for a table of 10

Tickets can be purchased through RPAC Ticketing by telephone (3829 8131), online or in person.

If you can’t make it along to dinner, you can still support this fantastic cause. Stephen Dibb Jewellery has generously provided a $5000 strand of South Sea pearls with an 18ct white gold diamond clasp to be raffled for the fundraiser. A maximum of 300 tickets at $50 each are available for purchase in person at Council’s Cleveland Customer Service counter or at the RPAC box office.


Redland City Australia Day Awards 2015

Nominations close Friday 21 November

If you know of a person, group or community organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to our City this year and is worthy of recognition, nominate them for a Redland City Australia Day Award. Nomination are now an easy online process via our website >>


Open meetings

General Meeting – Wednesday 26 November, 9.30am

Snapshot: Tuesday 5 August

Trees for Weeds Day

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

Straddie and Bay Islands
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

More information: phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.


Apply for sponsorship of a grant

Sponsorship Round 1 now open

Council offers sponsorship and community grants across a range of areas.
Sponsorship applications are open until 29 August 2014. Community grant applications funding round one will run 11 August – 12 September 2014.

To apply visit the Redland City Council website or phone 3829 8912.


Mayoral Prayer Breakfast 2014

Friday 29 August 2014

Redlands residents are invited to join community and business leaders for the Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards local school chaplaincy programs.

To purchase tickets phone RPAC: 3829 8131 or visit the RPAC website.


Free suppliers briefing

Do you own a business in the Redlands area? Come and find out about procurement, business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12pm
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 – 16 Noeleen St
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au by 27 August.


Rates notice due soon

Tuesday 12 August 2014

After the due date, interest will accrue at 11% per annum, compound interest calculated on daily balances. A full list of payment options is on the front of your rates notice.

If you didn’t receive your rates notice, have moved address or you would like to discuss your payment options, please phone 3829 8999.


New local laws

Have your say: 13 August – 8 October 2014

Council has completed a review of our local laws. Have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – from 13 August to 8 October.

All details will be updated on Council’s website by 13 August. Please note the current web information is not final and can only be used as a guide.


Water meter readings

Time to cut back the carnations! This week we are reading water meters in Cleveland and on Macleay and Lamb islands. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 20 August, 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 1 April 2014

Air Force to be granted Freedom of Entry to Redland City

Get ready to cheer: 11am Saturday 12 April 2014

Redland City will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force on Saturday 12 April 2014.

The Air Force Ceremonial Parade will be an impressive sight, with around 150 military members dressed in ceremonial attire and displaying operational medals and military colours; carrying ceremonial swords and rifles; battle honours being flown; and a band supporting.

Redlanders are invited to line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event and give the Air Force a warm Redlands welcome.

‘Freedom of Entry to the City’ dates back to the Middle Ages when cities were fortified by walls to protect residents from invaders – right of entry to outside armed forces was a privilege rarely granted but came as a sign of respect for the protection and friendship offered.

Please note: there will be changed traffic conditions including temporary road closures along Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland, during the parade.

Check our website for more details.


School holiday and Youth Week 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 as well as a photography workshop
running during the holidays as part of Youth Week 4 – 13 April 2014.

For dates, details and booking information go to:


Redlands Home Assist Secure

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

Around Australia, everyone is reminded to change their smoke alarm batteries on 1 April each year. Only working smoke alarms save lives! 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.


Water meter readings

Tie up your dogs! We are reading water meters in Birkdale, Thorneside and on North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 2 and 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – Tuesday 4 March

Bin day/week changes

Waste, recycling and green waste collection

Residential bin collection days and/or weeks are set to change for about 1400 Redlands households, from Monday 10 March 2014.

This may affect you if you live in Alexandra Hills, Capalaba, Birkdale, Wellington Point or Victoria Point.

Collection changes and the dates they take effect will vary. Affected households should have received a letter with all the details, so check your letterbox.

Visit our website to check if this will affect you. Extra recycling collection services will be provided for some properties and details will be in the letter. If your bin has been missed and you can’t wait till the next collection day, call 3829 8999.


Library Activities

March Authors in Action Series

Redland Libraries offer free ‘Authors in Action’ talks each month, where authors visit and talk to members about their books, their background and their inspirations.

Don’t miss our March line-up:

  • Margareta Osborn: Tuesday 11 March, 11am-12pm at Victoria Point Library. Margareta will discuss her farming and rural fire brigade experience and how it influenced her novel Mountain Ash.
  • Peter Janetski: Wednesday 12 March, 6-7pm at Cleveland Library. Find out about Peter’s latest book ‘Being a Bloke’, written for Aussie men and those who live, work, love and raise them.
  • Lilian White: Thursday 27 March, 11am-12pm at Russell Island Library Queensland author Lilian will discuss Emmanuel, her fictional novel about living on the edge of society as a freak and outcast.

For details visit our website, or grab a free monthly activity calendar at your next library visit.


Have your say

Proposed dog off-leash area at Amity Point

In December 2011, the Minjerribah Recreation Area (which includes Flinders Beach) was declared. As a result, Council had to close the Flinders Beach dog off-leash area at Amity Point.

Council has since worked with key stakeholders to identify two other possible locations for a dog off-leash area and is now seeking further community input.

From Monday 3 March until Friday 28 March, have your say on:

  • your preferred location for a new dog off-leash area at Amity (choosing from two options), and
  • whether the area should be fenced.

View the locations and find out how to have your say on our website. Posters and information is also on display around Amity Point.


Water meter readings

Time to clip back the violets! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 5 and 19 March, General Meeting – 9.30am