Valuing darkness – on North Stradbroke Island

Darkness at night is a fundamental generator of natural awe and wonder. For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its stream of stars — pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across eternal seas of space and time. Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of […]

Better heritage protection is required in the Redland City Plan

Redlands rich cultural heritage is being lost due to inaction by the Redland City Council. At best the Council has been negligent over many years. More likely, the Council has willfully disregarded its heritage protection obligations. Three studies (in 1995, 2002 and 2012) have identified many places of heritage significance in the City including a […]

Park sale and heritage loss upset residents in Redland City

This week’s mailbag continues the rage from locals angered at Council’s proposal to turn 16 parks into development opportunities. One writer asks if councillors ever stop to think what is it about the Redlands that presently makes it so liveable, likeable and lovable? Another says it’s time to dispose of the current council. Other writers […]

Redland Council should protect our heritage

The new Draft City Plan confirms the very obvious lack of concern shown by Redland City Council for matters of cultural heritage – in particular our rapidly disappearing heritage buildings. The Plan’s section on Environment and Heritage has almost nothing to say about preserving our built heritage. By saying nothing, it speaks volumes. The sad […]

Wings Over Redlands

Wings over Redlands is a new exhibition at the Redland Museum.

It presents stories about the Flying Boat services which used to operate out of Redland Bay.

Other aspects of Redland City’s aeronautical history are also presented.

Wings over Redlands opens at the Redland Museum on Sunday 25 October 2015 at 10:45 am

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honorable, Paul de Jersey AC will be opening the exhibition, accompanied by Mrs de Jersey.

Bookings are required to attend the official opening.

Tickets are $10.00 each.

You can book and obtain tickets here.

This exhibition has been the idea of local enthusiast Terence Hendricks, combined with the Redland Museum, Alexandra Hills and Cleveland Uniting Church Men’s Sheds and many other individuals and community groups

Wings over Redlands flying boat 55cd82584f952ec2578c5451

Flying boat services used to operate out of Redland Bay

Date: October 25, 2015
Time: 10:45 am
Event: Wings over Redlands - Official opening at the Redland Museum
Topic: Wings over Redlands - Opening at the Redland Museum
Sponsor: Redland Museum
Venue: Redland Museum
Location: 60 Smith Street,
Cleveland 4063
Australia
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

BPA says Council should protect our heritage

Preserving 150 years of heritage was the subject of an address to Redland City Council at its General Meeting on 23 September. President of the Birkdale Progress Association, Pam Spence, urged councillors to act now and purchase Willards Farm so it can become a a cultural hub for tourism that generates local jobs and supports […]

Australia is liveable but lags on sustainability

Australia may be one of the most liveable places in the world, but a new report ranks us in the middle when it comes to sustainability. Of the 34 OECD countries, Australia ranked 18th. The report compared OECD countries’ performance against the new Sustainable Development Goals, to be formalised in New York at the end […]

Redland City Council news – 12 September 2015

 Council threatens residents with legal action Redland City Council’s Legal Officer has written to at least five residents about their allegedly defamatory comments. It appears that the issue was sparked by comments residents made in response to an on-line petition titled Vote of No Confidence for Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. This petition was raised […]

Redland City Council news – 5 September 2015

Draft City Plan 2015 consultation Consultation about the draft City Plan 2015 will be from 14 September to 27 November. The consultation period of 54 business days, almost twice the minimum period required by law, was supported by all councillors at a Special Meeting on Thursday. The report to councillors included a letter from Deputy […]

Redland City Council news – 30 August 2015

City Plan 2015 Scuttlebutt around Bloomfield Street is that the State Government has finally advised the Redland City Council that its draft City Plan 2015 can be put forward for community consultation. It is understood that this will be discussed at a Special Meeting on Thursday 3 September. Councils can decide how long the community […]

Redland City places of heritage significance

Redland City’s non-indigenous heritage includes a number of places officially recognised in the Queensland Heritage Register. There are also a number of places in Redland City which are recognised as being of local heritage significance. Redland City places in the Queensland Heritage Register Listed below are the 23 places in Redland City which have been […]

Willards Farm – part of the Redlands heritage

Willards Farm played an important role during World War II and it is a direct link to the Redlands’ farming history.  But the battle now being fought is about ensuring future generations are able to see and even feel this history…on the ground. Redland City Council has received an application for residential subdivision which would […]

Who’s trashing North Stradbroke’s economy?

Redlands Mayor Karen Williams, Andrew Laming MP and Cleveland MP Mark Robinson stand guilty of actively talking down North Stradbroke Island’s economic future. These community leaders – who all should know better – negate anything positive they may have said in the past by piling on the negativity now. Andrew Laming’s website has this: ‘Its […]

Straddie residents ferry fare protest

In spite of chilly, gusty conditions, about 150 people attended a rally at Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island to protest about recent changes to ferry fares. Many people including local councillor Craig Ogilvie spoke at the meeting. Cr Ogilvie said “Transport will make or break this island.” The crowd expressed unanimous opposition to Stradbroke Ferries […]

Residents to protest against Straddie ferry fares

Stradbroke Island residents are planning to hold a community meeting to protest about new fares introduced by Stradbroke Ferries. The meeting will be held on Saturday 23 May commencing 10:00 am at Ron Stark Oval, Dunwich. Of particular concern to residents are changes to the Day Shopper fare. Stradbroke Ferries initial proposal was to remove […]