Tag Archives: Ormiston

Possible water disruptions for Cleveland and Ormiston on 27-28 August

Redland City Council is advising residents of possible water disruptions in Cleveland and Ormiston next weekend (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August) as the result of work being undertaken on the local water network.

Council’s General Manager of Infrastructure and Operations Gary Soutar said the potential water disruptions were the result of scheduled work being undertaken by Seqwater.

“Seqwater will be installing a flow meter in Alexandra Hills, which requires part of the system to be isolated, resulting in reduced water pressure for most of Cleveland and Ormiston,” he said.

“We don’t expect a total loss of water, however residents will experience reduced water pressure from 8pm Saturday night until Sunday morning as the network is returned to normal.

“Residents may also notice the water is discoloured for a number of hours Sunday morning due to harmless biofilm being removed from the inside of water mains as water pressure returns.”

Mr Soutar said while the water was safe, residents may wish to fill some containers with water before 8pm Saturday 27 August and avoid doing laundry on Sunday 28 August because of the discolouration that could temporarily affect the colour of clothing.

“There is no need to boil the water and there is no danger from consuming it or showering in it,” he said. “Council is doing everything to ensure residents know about and are prepared for the work, including writing to each affected resident and publishing a full list of affected streets on our website.”

A list of affected streets is also included below.

Residents can find further details by contacting the customer service team on 3829 8999.

Affected streets in Cleveland

Adam St Fogarty St Posiedon St
Admiralty Ct Gotha St Princess St
Amanda St Gregory Ct Queen St
Anchorage Dr Gretel Pl Raby Bay Blvd
Arlington St Harding Cres Ralph St
Bass Pl Hucker Ct Ray St
Bay St Island St Riseborough Tce
Beach St Jacaranda Ct Ronnie St
Beaufort Ct Jason St Russell St
Belligoi Ct Julieanne Ct Seacrest Ct
Benjamin Crt Karen St Sharven Ave
Bergan Pl Kassandra St Shore St East
Binnacle Cl Katandra Ct Shore St North
Blake St Kingseley Pl Shore St West
Bonaventure Ct Kinsail Ct Smith St
Bywell St Laura St Sommersea Dr
Camdre Ct Little Shore St Sturt St
Capricorn Dr Long St Sunshine Dr
Captains Ct Longland St Swain Ct
Caravel Ct Lowrie Ct Tarcutta St
Carinya St Mainroyal Ct Toondah Harbour
Carling Ct Marram Ct Topatig St
Channel St Martingale Ct Trinity Ct
Cleary St Masthead Drv Trio St
Coburg St East Middle St Vella Ct
Colburn St Nicole St Viking Ct
Counsel St Olympus Dr Water St
Cross Lane Pandora Ct Waterloo St
Cross St Patrick St Wellington St
Cruiser Cr Paxton St Werong Cres
Dell St Phelan St Wharf St
Devonstone St Phillip St William St
Drevesen Ave Piermont Pl Winch Cl
Eden Ct Plymouth Ct Woodrow Pl
Erobin St Portsmouth Pl Zeus Ct
Esperance Ct

Affected streets in Ormiston

Albert St Horatio St
Aleon Cres Ivory Lane
Armagh St John Samuel Pl
Arthur St Joseph Pl
Arundel Ct Julie Tce
Bainbridge St Lockitt Pl
Beckwith St McCartney St
Bee St Medina Ct
Bell St Mistral Ct
Blackthorne St Nautilis Dr
Cayman Cres Nelson St
Clearwater St Oak St
Cleveland Tce Outlook Parade
Como St Palm Ct
Conochie Pl Park Lane
Counihan St Poinsettia Way
Court St Pryor St
Cowley St Raby Esplanade
Crestwood Cl Reed St
Darcelle Pl Romano Ct
Downey St Rose St
Dundas St Sand St
Eckersly St Seabreeze Ct
Empire Vista Shamrock St
Fig Tree Pl Sirocco Ct
Fletcher Tce Sleath St
Foggitt Ct Stevens Pl
Francis St Sturgeon St
Freeth St West Thistle St
George St Thorn St
Glen St Trade St
Gloucester St Troy St
Gordon St Waterford Cres
Grenoble Pl Waverley Ct
Grevillea St Wells Crt
Hansen Ct Winship St

Snapshot – 29 April 2015

Plant a tree and help local koalas

Free sausage sizzle and plant to take home!

Join us for our annual Koala Community Planting as we put 1500 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor.

  • When: Sunday 3 May, 9-11am
  • Where: Three Paddocks Park, Thomas St, Birkdale (UBD Ref. Map 164 p19)
  • Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
  • Provided: Plants, equipment, sunscreen and gloves

For more information contact Bushcare: ph 3824 8611.


Are you wild for wallabies, crazy for koalas or excited about echidnas?

Volunteer for the Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) and put your passion of wildlife to good use! We are urgently seeking volunteers to provide emergency rescue and transport for sick and injured wildlife in the Redlands and adjoining areas of the Koala Coast. You need to live in the Redlands, be 18 years or older and hold an open or probationary driver’s licence.

Hours are from 5pm to 8am daily, with volunteers rostered on for one week in every five to six weeks. Training is provided, with the next full day induction session set for Saturday 9 May.

For more information or to book in for induction training, IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or email lisa.bailey@redland.qld.gov.au


Meet Mal Leyland

Intrepid explorer and author

  • When: Friday 8 May, 10 – 11am
  • Where: Victoria Point Library
  • Bookings: 3884 4011

Ever the adventurer, Mal Leyland has continued to explore our beautiful and dangerous country. Still Travelling is his compelling account of a life lived to the full.

This free event is brought to you in partnership with Angus and Robertson, Victoria Point.


Check out Council’s What’s On calendar!

A great way to find out about upcoming events and activities in the Redlands

From markets and festivals to exhibitions and school holiday fun, What’s On showcases lots of new and interesting Council-run and community events to liven up your social calendar.

Organising something in the Redlands?

You can also advertise your event on What’s On! Go to our What’s On site above and click on Submit a new event. Council can also assist you with your community event in the Redlands including with application procedures and providing expert advice on producing your event in the City.

For more information email communityevents@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8999.


Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Capalaba and Ormiston this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 6 May 9.30am

Koala trees at Ormiston

Council would like to assure residents that it has done everything reasonably possible to protect koala trees on private property at 223-231 Wellington Street, Ormiston and will create a publicly owned koala corridor along the foreshore of the block.

The property owner is subdividing the vacant land and plans to clear large koala trees that, if left on the block, the developer believes are a safety risk or will be affected by construction.

Zoning of this land to allow the subdivision is not new – the area has been zoned for residential development for the past eight years – and Council had no planning grounds to reject the development application.

The development application is consistent with the State Government’s Sustainable Planning Act, which Council is obliged to adhere to. If Council did not approve the application, the matter would likely go to the courts resulting in costly legal action funded by Redland ratepayers, and a likely decision that supports the subdivision.

While the trees may be removed, the 4900 square metres of land that fronts the water as part of this block, will be transferred to the community and revegetated. This will create a more effective koala corridor, which is protected by its new status as public land.

Koala trees as well as other flora will be planted in the foreshore area. A foreshore bike path will also be constructed to complete a missing link in our cycleway network around the city.

Council is committed to a green city, while meeting our obligations for community safety and a growing population.

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8999 or visit the details through Council’s PD Online website tool

The following points are intended to help further clarify information surrounding this approval:

  • Council decisions are bound by the State Government’s Sustainable Planning Act.  This application is consistent with the Act and as such Council was obliged to approve it.
  • Refusing the application may have resulted in legal action, which would have been costly to defend.  A cost paid by ratepayers.
  • This land has been suitable for residential development for more than 8 years, so the development is in line with the existing use of the land and the surrounding area.
  • Now that the application has been approved Council has no legal rights to change the approval.
  • An amendment to Council’s planning scheme was not made in response to this application.  An amendment was made separate to this application that had no bearing on the removal of any vegetation and it is unlikely it would have had any bearing on the outcome of the application.
  • Existing private land will be transferred to Council, providing 4,900 square metres of public use land for the community.
  • This public use land will be revegetated, completing and enhancing an existing environmental corridor, increasing wildlife habitat.
  • Recreational infrastructure including bike paths will also be constructed as part of the project.
  • Some properties included in the development will be nearly 1,000 square metres, maintaining the area’s amenity and character.
  • As the city grows, more land will be needed to provide housing and other community infrastructure. Building in already developed areas such as this is called ‘in-fill’ development and reduces the need for urban sprawl, protecting currently undeveloped areas.

While planning approvals can sometimes be complex, all planning approvals are granted in line with the relevant legislation and State Government Acts.