Local law review
Community consultation period now open
Council has completed a review of our local laws. To have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – make a submission to Council by 8 October 2014.
Some changes that may interest you relate to:
- keeping roadside memorials appropriate and safe
- clearer requirements for temporary signs
- making it easier to run events in the City
- making it easier for Council to direct people to clean
- up unsightly and overgrown properties
- feeding native birds in a way that does not cause
- nuisance to neighbours
- allowing a miniature pig as a pet
- aligning parking infringements with State
- Government penalty criteria
- controlling dogs on properties sized 2000m2 or more in koala management areas.
Visit our website to:
- view the draft local laws
- view fact sheets, frequently asked questions and information on the law making process
- lodge your online submission
You can also visit our library, customer service centre and shopping centre displays and pick up a submission form to complete and return.
Please see our public notice in the classifieds section of this paper for more information, including the full list of laws reviewed.
Grants and sponsorships
Did you know you may be able to access funding through one of three programs that help support exciting local initiatives?
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants support arts projects with eight categories of funding available. Applications close this Friday 15 August.
Council’s Sponsorship Program supports events and projects that provide measurable benefits to Council and the community. Applications for round one are open until Friday 29 August 2014.
Council’s Community Grants Program offers organisations support, conservation and capital infrastructure funding. Applications for round one are open until Friday 12 September.
To apply visit our website www.redland.qld.gov.au/grants or phone 3829 8912.
Prepare. Act. Survive Day
North Stradbroke Island, 23 August 2014
Come and meet your community emergency services and land management groups and learn about bushfire preparedness and island emergency services. Free sausage sizzle and rides on Flick and Squirt, the mini fire trucks.
When: Saturday 23 August 2014, 9am – 1pm
Venue: Point Lookout Function Centre – East Coast Road, Pt Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
For more information, phone: 3829 8999
Trees for Weeds Day
Straddie and Bay Islands events
Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a free native plant* at five island locations.
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
For more information phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.
Water meter readings
Time to shear those sharp shrubs! We are reading water meters in Sheldon and Thornlands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.
General meetings: Wednesday 20 August, 9.30am