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Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 3 September

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre – Dad’s Day Out

Free entry and all activities are free of charge!

Bring dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and Bushcare workshops.

When: Sunday 7 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus tour, entertainment, prizes and meet a live koala

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


Free author talk at the library

Brisbane-based author Kylie Kaden talks about her first novel Losing Kate, a romantic love story set in suburban Brisbane.

When: Wednesday 10 September, 10.30am – 11.30am
Where: Cleveland Library, Cnr Bloomfield and Middle Streets
RSVP: Free for library members, but bookings are essential – phone 3829 8770


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

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


Draft Economic Development Strategy

Feedback closes this Friday

Hurry to have your say on Council’s Draft Economic Development Strategy. We’ll be accepting community feedback and submissions until this Friday 5 September 2014. For more information and to complete the short online survey visit our website.


Rethink your rubbish

Find out more about waste and recycling

Council’s Waste Education Officer is available to visit your community group to talk about waste minimisation, recycling, composting, worm farming, or any related topic that interests you!

Visits and presentations can be booked through IndigiScapes – phone 3824 8611 or visit our website.


Drive safely to help protect koalas

It’s koala breeding season until December. Adult koalas are on the move in search of a mate and last year’s young koalas are in search of a new home.

Drive carefully on our roads, especially between dusk and dawn, slow down to give yourself time to see wildlife on the roads. Please also restrain dogs at night to help koalas move around safely. If you see an injured koala, please phone 3833 4031.


Water meter readings

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


Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 3 September, 9.30am
General meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

Snapshot – 25 February

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, starting 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 over the weekend, so check your letterbox. Another letter will be delivered next weekend (1-2 March).

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.


Council Sponsorship

Applications now open

Council’s latest round of Sponsorship funding is now open. We will be accepting applications
until Friday 28 March 2014. The program provides financial and in-kind support for eligible events,
projects, services or activities that benefit the Redlands.

Other funding: don’t forget to get your applications in for Council’s current Grants round, closing this Friday 28 February 2012.

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


What’s on at your local library?

Redland Libraries offer a host of free activities each month. From ‘Authors in Action’ talks to computer classes and fun kids’ reading and language development activities, there’s something for everyone.

Visit our website to see what’s on, or come in for a visit and grab a monthly activities calendar.


Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection?

So when you’re out and about, look for recycling signs and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.


Water meter readings

Maintain your melaleucas! We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

Snapshot – 4 February

‘Bujang Jarah Bulkari Taco Jahjum Nu’

‘Mother Earth Coming Together for All Children’ Exhibition

Visit Cleveland Library from Monday 10 – Friday 21 February 2014 to view a unique photographic exhibition and video presentation by local artist and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Craig Tapp.
This exhibition highlights a partnership project with cultural exchange ephemeral sand art by Craig and students from Cleveland District State High School and Carinity Education – Southside High School. An official opening will be held Monday 10 February at 11.30am. If you would like to
attend please call 3829 8770 to book.


Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDA draft plans

View plans until Monday 24 February 2014

Draft plans for the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland
Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas are available for public viewing and
written submissions until Monday 24 February. To view the plans or make a submission
online, visit our website or visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and key community services on the bay islands. Come to an information forum Toondah Harbour forums:

  • Friday 7 February, 3.30–5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
  • Saturday 8 February, 1–3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Weinam Creek forum:

  • Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm at Macleay Island Progress Hall, Macleay Island.


Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here!

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around
our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of
Environment and Heritage Protection? This adds up to more than 461,000L of recyclables being
saved from landfill each year. Another six bins will be installed soon, bringing the total capture of
recyclables to 499,000L per annum. So when you’re out and about, look for the recycling signs around you and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.


Rates due Monday 10 February 2014

Residents are reminded rates are due Monday 10 February 2014. A full list of payment
options is on the front of your rates notice. For all rating enquiries please call 3829 8999.


Water meter readings

Prune back your pointy pine trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point and on
Coochiemudlo, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 7 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Council wishes all residents and visitors a wonderful 2014 in Redland City – the best place to live, play and do business.


Rethink your rubbish

Clearing out after Christmas?

Got lots of cardboard and polystyrene packaging from Christmas presents? Redland residents can recycle a wide range of items for free at Council’s mainland Waste Transfer Stations. Recyclable items include e-waste, cardboard, polystyrene, scrap metal (e.g. old bikes and scooters), whitegoods and gas bottles. For a full list, visit our website.

This is our first Christmas providing free e-waste drop-off. Let’s see how many old TV’s, computers, monitors and other computer equipment we can divert from landfill over the season.

All disposal is free for Redland residents. Remember to have your proof of residency ready at the gate.


Living with mosquitos

It’s breeding season

Take care, cover up and protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer. Follow these simple tips:

  • Wear light-coloured, long, loose-fitting clothing and use insect repellent
  • Reduce mosquito breeding around your home by emptying water from household items such as pot plant bases, boats, unscreened rainwater tanks, unchlorinated swimming pools, blocked roof gutters, bird baths and old tyres
  • Make sure screens are in good condition

Council monitors mosquito activity throughout the Redlands all year round and conducts aerial and ground treatments whenever necessary. Mosquito spraying is safe for you and the environment.

To learn more visit our website.


School holiday activities

Bookings now open

This summer school holidays, Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and Redlands IndigiScapes Centre are all hosting exciting activities to keep youngsters entertained.

From print-making art workshops to craft and wildlife activities, there is a lot happening to keep kids happy in the holidays.

All activities are free or low-cost but many require bookings. For dates, details and booking information, visit our website.


Water meter readings

Time to take down the Christmas lights. We are reading water meters in Birkdale, Thorneside, Alexandra Hills and Southern Moreton Bay, Coochiemudlo and North Stradbroke Islands this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access.


Open meetings

Wednesday 29 January – General Meeting – 9.30am

New bulk bins boost Straddie recycling efforts

The recycling efforts of North Stradbroke Island businesses have been given a boost with new bulk bins being rolled out by Redland City Council.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the first businesses to sign up to the new initiative had received their new recycling bins.

“These new larger bulk recycling bins will make it easier for Straddie businesses to recycle and support the city’s already strong commitment to the environment,” she said.

“The new fortnightly service is being offered as either a 1.5 cubic metre or 3 cubic metre bulk recycling bin to cater for different quantities of recycling.

“As a city we are great recyclers within our own homes, now this initiative will help Straddie businesses extend that passion to the workplace.”

Cr Williams said Straddie Camping, Allure Stradbroke Resort and the Anchorage on Straddie were the first businesses to take possession of the new bulk recycling bins. Pt Lookout Hall also has a new bulk recycling bin.

Division 2 (NSI and Cleveland) Councillor Craig Ogilvie encouraged other Straddie businesses to get on board.

“It is estimated that nationally approximately 33 per cent of waste sent to landfill comes from the commercial and industrial sector, so these businesses should be congratulated for taking up this initiative,” he said.

“Council has also helped 30 holiday homes switch to a larger recycling bin to cater for the recyclables that are generated by visitors, as well as providing recycling calendars to local businesses and residents.”

Council’s environmental spokesperson Cr Paul Gleeson said the new bulk recycling bins were an affordable way to recycle many different items, including plastic, aluminium, cardboard, glass, steel and paper.

“At the moment approximately 950 truckloads of waste that could be recycled is being sent to landfill each year, so initiatives such as this are an important part of reducing this figure,” he said.

The Council service has been made available with matching funding assistance from Keep Queensland Beautiful.

For more information or to order bulk recycling bins contact RedWaste on 3829 8999.

Redland City Council calling on all residents to clean out their old mobile stockpile

A new study(1) into Australian mobile phone purchasing and recycling habits shows that the demand for the latest mobile phone technology is not slowing down with over a third (37%) of Queensland (QLD) residents to buy, or think of buying a new mobile during summer sales.

This mobile buy-up is giving Redland City residents the perfect opportunity to contribute to recycling the estimated 22 million unused mobile phones stored in homes across Australia.

MobileMuster, the official recycling scheme of the mobile telecommunications industry, estimates that if the 22 million old mobiles no longer being used were recycled, it would divert nearly 120 tonnes of plastic from landfill and have the environmental benefit of planting over 86,000 trees or taking 4,000 cars off the road.

The state of Queensland has become quite the place for out-dated e-waste hoarders, with nearly two thirds (69%) of residents having one or more old mobile phones lying around at home gathering dust.

Redland City Council and not-for-profit recycling program MobileMuster want all Redland City residents to recycle a record number of old mobiles following the Christmas and summer sale mobile buy-up.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Redlanders were champion recyclers when it came to recycling with nearly 24 percent of household waste diverted from landfill each year.

“But Redlands can still do better with on average 100 tonnes of contamination and general waste being incorrectly disposed in the household recycling bins each month.

“Redland City Council also offers a number of exciting free recycling programs at waste transfer stations including household recyclables, cardboard and paper, polystyrene, engine oil, gas bottles, scrap metal and car batteries. Additionally, all those unwanted reusable household items in good condition can be donated to Recycle World

“Mobile phone recycling can drop off our radar as it requires a little more effort to take unused products to a dedicated collection point,” Cr Williams said.

“Nearly a third (32%) of Queensland residents said they were holding onto their old mobile ‘just in case they need it,’ said Rose Read, Recycling Manager for MobileMuser.

“As demand for more sophisticated mobile technology increases, old mobiles kept in drawers for a rainy day will become increasingly less likely to be used,” commented Read.

“With many Redland residents having the New Year resolution to de-clutter and have less ‘stuff’  now is the perfect time to go into your drawers and cupboards, dig out these old phones and recycle them,” added Read.

The study also showed that three out of ten (35%) of all Queensland residents did not know or were not sure if mobiles could be re-used and made into other items.

Recycled mobile materials can be simply and easily recovered, and made into new products rather than being buried in the ground where they could potentially harm the environment.

By reusing the recovered materials we are reducing our demand on the earth’s precious natural resources, saving energy and avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions.

Recycling your old mobile through Redland City Council with MobileMuster is easy and free – either drop it off at your nearest collection point at Redland IndigiScapes Centre or pick up a reply-paid, recycling satchel at any Australia Post store and post it to MobileMuster.

For more information on why you should recycle your old mobile go to www.mobilemuster.com.au.

About MobileMuster: MobileMuster is the official recycling program of the mobile phone industry in Australia. It was established voluntarily by the mobile phone industry because of its desire to maintain high environmental standards and its commitment to product stewardship.

The program aims to:
• take back mobile phones, batteries and accessories at the end of their useful life,
• recover as much of the materials in these phones for reuse, and
• prevent mobile phones, batteries and accessories ending up in landfill.
All mobiles are recycled to the highest environmental standards, none are refurbished or sold and MobileMuster is a not for profit program.

(1) Survey conducted by Pure Profile with a representative sample of 1,009 Australians as commissioned by MobileMuster

More recycling options for Straddie

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams invites businesses on North Stradbroke Island to embrace recycling with a new bulk bin service on offer.

Councillor Williams urged businesses to sign up before the end of the year and save $60.

“The new fortnightly pick-up service is being offered to North Stradbroke Island businesses for the first time and is available as a 1.5 or 3 cubic metre bin,” she said.

“To help bring great recycling habits from home to work, the new recycling bins are an affordable way to recycle many different items including plastic, aluminium, cardboard, glass, steel and paper.”

“The service is available for a minimum two-year period and the $60 establishment fee is being waived for businesses that register with Council by 31 December 2012.

“For the service to proceed, a minimum of 10 commercial contracts are required.”

Redlands households and businesses send almost 59,191 tonnes of waste to landfill each year.

“This is the equivalent of filling almost 42 Olympic swimming pools every year.

“Redlanders are great recyclers at home with around 25 per cent being diverted from landfill each year. We want Straddie businesses to be able to get in on the act,” she said.

“Workplace recycling is often overlooked and is a great area for improvement.”

“It is estimated that nationally approximately 33 per cent of waste sent to landfill comes from the commercial and industrial sector.”

For more information on pricing or to order bulk recycling bins contact RedWaste on 1300 362 036.


Bulk recycling bin

Have your say on smart new bins in the Redlands

Have your say on smart new bins in the Redlands.

Redland City Council is installing new and larger public bin enclosures near busy shops and in parks across the city, designed for both general and recyclable waste.

“The smart new 240L capacity bin enclosures are located in popular pedestrian areas of the city, replacing smaller 70L bins and helping you continue good recycling habits away from home” says Mayor Karen Williams.

The National Packaging Covenant Industry Association and the State Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have contributed funds for this Council program.

“Recycling in public places is particularly important where people eat and drink,” Mayor Karen Williams said.

“The larger size also means fewer bins on the street saving money while delivering an effective service.

“Putting recyclable materials, including newspapers and plastic drink bottles in the recycling bin diverts this waste from landfill and ultimately saves on the costs to Council and ratepayers.

“Instead this waste is made into new products” the Mayor said.

“Council is seeking community feedback to make sure these bins are in the right place and do not get in the way of local businesses and residents.”

To have your say on proposed bin enclosures or to nominate a busy area needing a bin, visit Council’s website at http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/Haveyoursay/Engagements/

Upgraded bin enclosures are scheduled for these sites

  •  Judy Holt Recreation Reserve, Birkdale
  •  Charlie Buckler Sportsfield, Redland Bay
  •  William Stuart Park, Thornlands
  •  Les Moore Park, Victoria Point
  •  Wellington Point Village, Wellington Point
  •  Coochiemudlo Island foreshore – East
  •  Apex Park, Wellington Point
  •  Frenchman’s Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
  •  Cylinder Beach picnic area, North Stradbroke Island.
  •  Hanover Park, Alexandra Hills