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Business asked to join in Redlands Business Internet survey

Redland City Council is asking all city business owner operators to take part in an online survey as part of efforts to improve the city’s internet services and connectivity.

The survey available through Your Say Redlands is being conducted as part of a review of current and planned broadband infrastructure for the city aimed at identifying gaps in both coverage and capacity.

Acting Redland City Mayor Wendy Boglary encouraged all Redland city businesses to help by taking time to complete the 10 minute survey which will be available and open online for the next month beginning on Wednesday 21 September.

“The Survey is part of the review recommended by the newly formed Redland City Economic Development Advisory Board” Cr Boglary said.

“The Board’s recommendation follows University of Queensland independent research in 2015 that again confirmed past 2013 survey findings that internet connectivity continues to be an economic impediment across the city.

“In recommending the review as one if its first Advisory Board recommendations, the Board argued strongly that fast and reliable internet infrastructure is a key economic development enabler for the city.

“The survey, designed to better understand business usage and service impediments, is just one part of Council’s two part business internet review process.

“The second component being undertaken by Council, is an examination of the current and proposed broadband infrastructure and an attempt to identify gaps in the Redlands that would benefit from additional infrastructure.

“Council’s Information Management Office and its CIO are engaging directly with leading network providers to better understand their network capacity and future solutions.

“These conversations may help provide us with clear opportunities for future partnerships that address our cities infrastructure needs and fill any gaps.

“We want to be a city at the leading edge of business and technology innovation and that requires consistent and expandable internet capacity not a slow speed and patchy network.

“Whether it is facilitating consistent customer services through the growing “brick and click” retail business trend or providing the essential broadband capacity for high value low footprint professional service businesses – consistent service and capacity is fundamental.”

Forestry inspires new art exhibition

A new exhibition exploring patterns of commercial forestry will open next week at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba.

Created by Brisbane artist and university art theory tutor Glenda Orr, LOG: Filter, Frame, Forest will showcase more than 15 sculptural installations, fine art prints and drawings from Saturday 14 May to Saturday 9 July 2016.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exhibition explored how science, art and commerce shape the ecosystems of forests and affect how we value and interact with them.

“In this exhibition, Orr unmasks our understanding of nature by presenting complex ecosystems in a pattern of repeated straight lines,” she said.

“The straight line is a predominant feature of manmade environments, with forestry a classic example, yet there is rarely a perfectly straight line in nature so it’s fascinating to see how Orr simplifies environmental processes by presenting them in a frame, graph or grid.

“Even though scientific models are growing in sophistication, they remain relatively simple compared with the complexities of nature and as a society, we tend to solely focus on the quantifiable patterns and overlook the unquantifiable nuances of nature.”

Cr Williams said the exhibition coincided with two eco-inspired exhibitions at the gallery’s Cleveland location, with Renata Buziak’s Medicinal Plant Cycles and Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island by Sharon Jewell on show until Sunday 5 June.

Meet artist Glenda Orr and enjoy a free afternoon tea on Saturday 4 June at 2pm.

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba. Learn more about the gallery and its exhibitions here.

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Glenda Orr, Wooded X-Y axes (detail) 2015, plant material collected at Bimblebox Nature Refuge cast in epoxy resin. Courtesy of the artist.


Anzac Day events in the Redlands

Residents are invited to commemorate Anzac Day at one of eight locations across the Redlands on Monday 25 April.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said there were 12 commemorations planned across the city, including seven dawn services, four mid-morning parades and services, and another at dusk.

“Marking the anniversary of our troops landing at Gallipoli in 1915, April 25 is one of Australia’s most important national occasions and a day of remembrance for those who have fought for our freedom,” she said.

“The Returned Services League (RSL) is hosting events at Cleveland, Redland Bay, North Stradbroke Island, Macleay Island and Russell Island, with community-led events to be held on Lamb, Karragarra and Coochiemudlo islands.

“Last year, an estimated 20,000 people attended the Cleveland Anzac Day event to pay their respects at the new memorial in ANZAC Centenary Park (formerly Kinsail Court Park), located opposite the Redlands RSL and Cenotaph.

“Unveiled last year and named in honour of those who haven’t returned over the 100 years since the Gallipoli landing, the memorial is a sacred community space that draws residents and visitors from near and far to pay their respects to our servicemen and women.

“These events are increasingly popular so it is best to arrive early to secure the best vantage point.”

Anzac Day in the Redlands


Organiser: Redland RSL

Contact:  Linda Harcourt – 3488 1199

Event Time Location
Dawn parade Marshalls 5.00am at RSL Entrance, Passage St
Dawn parade departs 5.20am From RSL to New Anzac Centenary Memorial – Kinsail Court Park
Dawn Service commences 5.30am Anzac Centenary Memorial – Kinsail Court Park
Dawn Service concludes 6.00am
Main parade Marshalls 10.00am West of Cleveland Bowls Club on Shore Street West
Main parade departs 10.30am From Cleveland Bowls Club to New Anzac Centenary Memorial – Kinsail Court Park
Morning service commences 11.00am
Morning service concludes 11.45am

Redland Bay

Organiser: Redland Bay South RSL

Contact: John Clifton – 3206 9524

Event Time Location
Gunfire breakfast – Gold Coin donation 3.30am Redland Bay Community Hall, Weinam Street, Redland Bay (near Qld Police station)
Veterans assemble 4.45am Veterans assemble at Community Hall
March to Cenotaph 4.55am Veterans march to Cenotaph Neville Stafford Park, Banana Street, Redland Bay
Dawn Service 5.00am Commemorative service commences at Cenotaph – Neville Stafford Park, Banana Street, Redland Bay
Gunfire breakfast to continue after service Any veterans with medals are invited to breakfast @ 22 Meissner Street, Redland Bay $5

North Stradbroke Island

Organiser: Stradbroke Island RSL

Contact: 3409 9318

Event Time Location
Assembly and march to Cenotaph 4.45am Butcher Shop to Cenotaph on Welsby Street, Dunwich
Dawn Service 5.00am Commemorative service commences at Cenotaph, Welsby Street, Dunwich
Club open for breakfast 6am – 7am Adults $10Children under 12 yrs & under $7.50
Assembly of Main March to Cenotaph 10.30am Assemble at Little Ships Club, Yabby Street, Dunwich
Main March steps off 10.45am Little Ships Club, Yabby Street, Dunwich to Cenotaph
Main Commemorative Service 11.00am Commemorative service commences at Cenotaph, Welsby Street, Dunwich

Macleay Island

Organiser: Macleay Island RSL

Contact: Dusty Rhodes – 0428 7812 148

Event Time Location
Assembly for March 5.00am Kate Street, Macleay Island
Veterans March off to Cenotaph 5.15am Kate Street, Macleay Island to Cenotaph, Pat’s Park, Macleay Island
Dawn Service Commemorations 5.30am Commemorative service commences at Cenotaph, Pat’s Park, Macleay Island

Russell Island

Organiser: Russell Island RSL Sub-Branch

Contact: 3409 1372

NOTE – Street renamed recently – from Cuphea Street to ANZAC Pde

Event Time Location
Open for tea & coffee 4.30am Russell Island RSL Sub-branch,9-15 Cuphea Street
Assembly for Service 5.20am Assembly at Russel Island Memorial, Anzac Drive, Russell Island
Dawn Service Commemorations 5.30am Anzac Drive, Russell Island (RSL) Cenotaph
Gunfire Breakfast 6.30am Russell Island RSL, Anzac Drive, Russell Island
Assembly for March 10.00am Cnr Cestrum Street & Canaipa Road, Russell Island
March Off 10.45am Cnr Cestrum Street & Canaipa Road  to Cenotaph, Anzac Drive, Russell Island (RSL)
Main Commemorative Service 11.00am Russell Island Cenotaph, Anzac Drive, Russell Island (RSL)

Lamb Island

Organiser: Lamb Island Recreation Club

Contact: 3409 5832

Event Time Location
Dawn Service 4.45am Cenotaph adjacent to Lamb Island Recreation Club, Lucas Drive, Lamb Island
Gunfire Breakfast After Commemorative Service Cenotaph, adjacent to Lamb Island Recreation Club, Lucas Street, Lamb Island.

Karragarra Island

Organiser: Karragarra Island Ratepayers and Residents Association

Contact: 3409 1652

Event Time Location
Dusk Anzac Day Community Remembrance Dusk Karragarra Island Barge Ramp

Coochiemudlo Island

Organiser: Russell Jackson

Contact: 0410 328 066

Event Time Location
Special ferry to Coochiemudlo Island from main land at 5.00am 5.00am Victoria Point jetty to Coochie – departing at 5.00am from mainland
Commemorative service 5.30am New Memorial – Main Beach, opposite Red Rock Café.
Gunfire breakfast After  Commemorative service Red Rock Cafe
Main Commemorative Service 10am New Memorial – Main Beach, opposite Red Rock Café.

Redlands North Memorial Service – A Service conducted with local Youth and School Student Leaders

Organiser: Cr Paul Bishop

Contact: 04788 36286

Event Time Location
Scouts, Guides and BP Guild assemble 7.45am Wellington Point State High School Assembly Hall
Service begins 8.00am Wellington Point State High School Assembly Hall
Service concludes 8.50am Wellington Point State High School Assembly Hall

Road closure information:

The following roads will be closed from midnight Sunday 24 April to 1pm Monday 25 April:

  • Shore Street West, from Wynyard St to Wharf St;
  • Passage Street, from Middle Street to the Kinsail Court turn-off.
  • Kinsail Court, in its entirety.
  • Banana Street Redland Bay, between Weinam Street and Outridge Street.  Access to the Redland Bay Marina and boat ramp is via Meissner Street onto Banana Street.

April in the Redlands: World record attempts, environmental pursuits and plenty more on offer

Residents are encouraged to join a unique world record attempt next month as Rotary Club of Cleveland, in association with Relay For Life, vie for the title of the longest line of gold coins on Saturday 16 April at Cleveland Showgrounds.

The second Ribbon of Gold coin challenge will raise funds for charity and add further distance to the 43 metres of coins donated last year, with the ultimate goal of breaking the record of just over 75km set by a school in Austria in 2011.

The gold coin challenge is just one of the many cultural, sporting and environmental events scheduled in the city during April. Highlights include:

  • Help plant 1000 koala food and habitat trees at Egret Colony Wetland, Victoria Point, during the Koala Community Planting on Sunday 3 April, hosted by Redland City Council Bushcare.
  • Celebrate Connect to Your Creek Week and enjoy our local waterways while trying stand up paddle boarding, dragon boating and more at the Raby Bay Foreshore on Saturday 9 April.
  • For the seafaring sports enthusiasts, sign up for the 8th Macleay Island Classic on Sunday 10 April, a 15km canoe race across the spectacular waters of Moreton Bay surrounding the island, hosted by Tingira Boat Club.
  • Learn how to grow your own organic produce, find out more about native gardening and tips for recycling your green waste at the Redland Good Gardening Expo on Saturday 16 April at Indigiscapes.
  • Redlands Wildlife Rescue is recruiting volunteers to help operate its afterhours wildlife ambulance, which provides emergency rescue and transport for sick, injured and orphaned native animals, with an induction to be held on Saturday 23 April.
  • On Monday 25 April, Redlands RSL Cleveland will host an Anzac Day dawn service at Kinsail Court Memorial Park from 5.20am, followed by the main parade and service from 10.30am in remembrance of those who have fought and died for our nation.
  • The three-day Capalaba Rotary Bookfest will open on Friday 29 April, with funds raised from the huge book sale benefitting youth and literacy projects in the Redlands.
  • Saddle up as some of the country’s top cowboys do battle with toughest bulls in the land while Australian freestyle motocross champions turn themselves upside down above the bull ring during Bikes and Bulls’ new show on Friday 29 April at Cleveland Showgrounds.
  • Don’t miss the spectacular display of flowering orchids at the Redlands Orchid Society Autumn Charity Show on Saturday 30 April, with potting demonstrations and plants for sale during the event.
  • From toddlers to teens, Redland Libraries has a fantastic line-up of free activities throughout the school holidays, including robot building, superhero dress-up, story time and an Aussie bush show.

The Redlands boasts a growing calendar of events each month, which are part of Council’s goal of fostering an active and vibrant local community while developing the city as a location of choice for events, which bring economic and cultural benefits to the region.

Visit our What’s On calendar to learn more about these events or post your own event.