STRADDIE FIRE UPDATE as at Monday 3 Dec at 6.45am There are no immediate threats to townships at North Stradbroke Island. Two additional large fire breaks are being constructed as a precaution – new fire breaks in the area from Enterprise Mine west across the island. Water bombing continues today, […] Continue reading
Fire plans and information meeting Macleay meeting 4pm 02/12/18 streamed live From Kim Richards Facebook page: PLEASE SHARE 4pm Macleay Island Community Meeting relating to North Stradbroke Island Fires and subsequent impacts to SMBI will be live streamed to this Facebook Page. MP4 format: (downloadable approx 130Mb) http://www.bayislandnews.com.au/MacleayFireMeeting.mp4 Youtube:Continue reading
SMBI Smoke – Straddie Bushfire as at 10am Sunday 2 December The impact of smoke from a fire burning at North Stradbroke Island is likely to increase on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands over the next few days. There are no immediate threats to townships. Probable changes in wind direction […] Continue reading
Lines strengthened ahead of strong winds with SMBI on smoke alert Residents and visitors of North Stradbroke Island (NSI) and all the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) are urged to stay alert ahead of strong winds expected Sunday through to Monday. Fire crews on NSI today focused on strengthening […] Continue reading
Quandamooka Coast Claim By Lindsay Hackett The Quandamooka Coast Claim was submitted on 8 March 2017 and is now being considered by the Federal Court of Australia. The claim covers the land and waters shown on the map as cross-hatched. Interestingly, this claim does not include Russell Island. Presumably, further […] Continue reading
Doggie Discrimination or Local Law enforcement? My name is Malcolm Swanson, I am a long time resident of Karragarra Island I’ve recently been fined by Redland City Council for having my dog off his leash whilst I was standing just outside my front gate, the dog being only […] Continue reading
MACLEAY ISLAND COMMUNITY LIBRARY MAY/JUNE NEWS With the money raised from our recent Plant and Book sale we have been able to purchase lots of new books. Some of these books have been requested and others are books published in 2018. Below is just a small sample. Readers of […] Continue reading
Priority Development now Permanently Delayed Islanders want to know why and what happened by Tim Barker It was a dreary, drizzly day and cloudy. But there seems to be no “Silver Lining” to this cloud. The Walker Group, seemingly with the blessing of Council have tossed in the towell and […] Continue reading
Explore Material Matters at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland Redlands residents will be treated to a thought provoking art exhibition when Material Matters comes to town on Sunday 3 June 2018. Material Matters, by acclaimed Brisbane-based artist Kay S Lawrence, includes photographic works, sculptures and video. The artworks feature objects […] Continue reading
Walker Group’s Weinam Creek proposal will not proceed Redland City Council has announced that in conjunction with Walker Group, a decision has been made not to proceed with Walker Group’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Area project proposal. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council would instead take on […] Continue reading
Council appalled at budget proposal to sell Birkdale land for unneeded housing Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the city has been blindsided by a Federal Government move to sell Commonwealth Land at Birkdale for 400 houses, labelling it as deplorable. Cr Williams said Council had been trying to buy […] Continue reading
Have your say on dogs, parking and other proposed local law amendments from 23 May All members of the community are invited to have their say on a collection of draft local law amendments put before Redland City Council’s General Council meeting this week. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams […] Continue reading
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