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Redlands Snapshot – Tuesday 10 June

Redlands Biggest Onesie Challenge

Raise money for homeless this Friday 13 June

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on everyone to don their onesies this Friday 13 June and help raise money for the estimated 100,000 homeless in Australia.

It’s easy to get involved – wear your favourite onesie or PJs on Friday and make a donation to Vinnies CEO Sleepout (St Vincent de Paul) in collection tins at Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries and other locations around Redlands. You can also donate through our website.

Share your onesie selfie on Instagram  – #RedlandsOnesie


NAIDOC Week Display

Request for War Memorabilia

Council will host an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Serving Country – Centenary and Beyond display during NAIDOC Week (7 – 12 July) at Cleveland Library. We are seeking local photographs, small artefacts and/or stories which relate to all wars in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served Country.

Council is also seeking names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen for a Redlands ‘Honour Roll’ poster. To contribute memorabilia or add a name to this display, contact Di Andrews: di.andrews@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8914


Doing business with Council

Free information session for suppliers

Council is hosting a suppliers’ information session offering businesses the chance to learn how Council procures goods and services and how you can maximise your business opportunities with Council.

This session will outline our procurement policies, how Council offers business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Monday 16 June 2014, 1 – 3pm
Where: Stradbroke Rooms, first floor, Council’s Cleveland Administrative Building, Corner Middle & Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland
RSVP: email your name, business name and contact details by 11.00am Monday 16 June
beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8645.


Waste safety message

EPIRB disposal

Council cannot accept Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) at Waste Transfer Stations or in kerbside waste bins. Incorrect disposal can cause serious safety issues or trigger false distress alarms wasting taxpayers’ money and valuable resources.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority advises unwanted or expired EPIRBS can be taken to any Battery World store for free disposal. The nearest store in the Redlands is at Capalaba. For more information visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website.


Check your water meter

Checking your water meter weekly or monthly can help you monitor your usage and detect water leaks early, saving you water and money. It’s easy to do – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the meter. Do not use water any water for at least 2 hours then check to see whether the meter dials have changed since your first reading.


Open meetings

Wednesday 25 June – General Meeting, 9.30am

Mayor’s charity onesie challenge

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on all Redland residents and business owners to don their onesies on Friday 13 June and help raise money for the homeless.

Cr Williams has already pledged to wear her onesie for the day in support of the Vinnies 2014 CEO Sleepout, which she will be taking part in on Thursday 19 June and now she wants others to get on board.

Cr Williams said Redlands Biggest Onesie Day, was a lighthearted way to raise money for a serious community issue.

“The sad reality is no community is immune to homelessness and this is a lighthearted way to raise money and awareness for a serious community issue,” Cr Williams said.

“Homelessness isn’t just about sleeping rough, it’s also the people who have no stable accommodation, sleeping in cars or relying on friends’ and family’s couches to get them through.

“Wearing your favourite onesie or PJ’s and making a donation is a way to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul, but also a very visual way of generating conversation and interest in this problem,” Cr William said.

“We already have some local businesses on board, but we’d love to see more.”

“I was honoured to be part of the CEO sleepout in 2013 and will sleep rough for a night again this year.  In the morning I get to go home, but it is a humbling experience knowing it is a nightly reality for some 100,000 Australians.”

It’s easy to participate in Redlands Biggest Onesie Day for the Homeless – wear your onesie or PJ’s to work, shopping, meeting your friends or around home on Friday 13 June and donate on the Vinnies CEO Sleepout website.

Collection tins will also be a various locations around the Redlands, including Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

You can also share your onesie selfies on Instagram @ #Redlandsonesie