North Stradbroke Island fire update – Friday 7 December North Stradbroke Island residents may notice fire appliances leaving the island this afternoon. This follows overnight patrols to ensure any hotspots/flare ups within the burnt out area of the recent fire were extinguished. The reins have now been handed over […] Continue reading
North Stradbroke Island Fire Update 12.00pm Thursday 6 December 2018 Overnight crews continued to extinguish residual hot spots and were able to report the fire intensity is low. Patrols and monitoring will be ongoing as the fire will continue to smoulder in the south-eastern end of the swamp over the […] Continue reading
North Stradbroke Island fire update 1.45pm Wednesday 5 December With heavy rain and decreased fire activity the Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) will close at 7pm tonight. A Disaster Planning and Operations team will continue to monitor the situation on North Stradbroke Island from Redland City Council offices. The Community […] Continue reading
STRADDIE FIRE UPDATE as at Monday 3 December at 1.15pm There has been good progress with fire fighting efforts on North Stradbroke Island, however the fire is still burning. Two air drops of 11,000 litres of fire fighting foam have assisted in supressing an area of fire travelling west. The […] Continue reading
Terminator it isn’t – yet. But a relief for nurses, you betcha! But how far away is it? I recently had to get an MRI scan at PA hospital. For those of you who have never been to the PA, you would not believe how many kilometres of corridors […] Continue reading
MACLEAY ISLAND Lions Club Presents – MY PET DINOSAUR Totally free! Not even a gold coin donation,free, nothing, nix, de nada, zilch, not even one brass razoo!! The good guys and girls from our Lions Club are at it again – tomorrow night, at sunset, bring yourselves and your mozzie […] Continue reading
A cautionary tale of thanks… Ok, I know I can make mistakes, we all do; being mere humans – it is our condition. Last night I made a whopper. In the dead of nigh at about midnight, I took my usual 1/2 tablet of Valium (Diazapan). Usually enough to send […] Continue reading
Bay Islands Community Services Inc – sailing lessons We would like to invite you aboard our sailing vessel NEREIDES for an introductory sailing lesson– Cost $5 Each Lesson NEREIDES is a Hood 23 an excellent sail boat for sail training. Duration approx. 4hrs Each Lesson (Sat or Sun some week […] Continue reading
Councillors elect a new Deputy Mayor Councillors elected Cr Lance Hewlett as Redland City’s new Deputy Mayor at the General Meeting this week. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams congratulated Cr Hewlett on his appointment. “I look forward to building on and strengthening the leadership legacy delivered in partnership with […] Continue reading
Business as usual for kerbside recycling collection in the Redlands It is business as usual for Redland City Council’s kerbside recycling collection service with yellow-topped recycling bins continuing to be collected fortnightly from every Redland residence. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council has just renegotiated a two-year extension […] Continue reading
Mayor calls for early decision as QCA final report elevates water woes Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams has called on the State Government to make their bulk water price decision by mid-May after the release of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) Final Report which imposes even higher water costs on […] Continue reading
Volunteer call-takers urgently needed for injured wildlife The Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue (RWR) service urgently needs more phone roster volunteers to join the dedicated team who facilitate the rescue and care of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in the Redlands. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said the service is a […] Continue reading
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