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COUNCIL ALERTS SERVICE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE PLANNED BURNS

Residents who opt in for Redland City Council’s emergency notification messaging service will now also receive an alert if there is a planned hazard reduction burn on Council land in their area.

Redlands Coast Alerts subscribers who opt in for community alerts will receive targeted planned burn alerts using the subscriber’s set location, based on the burn location and prevailing winds.

Subscribers already receive Council messaging on local disasters, and flood warnings for four local roads, via SMS and email.

They also are supplied Bureau of Meteorology warnings and alerts via email.

The purpose of a planned burn is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

Redland City Mayor Jos Mitchell said residents who have already opted-in through Redlands Coast Alerts will not need to opt-in again to receive the planned burn notifications.

The Mayor said it was a good time for subscribers to log-in and double-check their address is correct.

“Our Redlands Coast community have been asking for the ability to receive planned burn notifications from Council, and this is a great addition to Redlands Coast Alerts,” she said.

To register for Redlands Coast Alerts, go to Council’s Redlands Coast Disaster Dashboard at disaster.redland.qld.gov.au and follow the prompts under the Redlands Coast Alerts tab.

For more information on planned burns and to view the 2024 Planned Burns Program go here.





SCHOOL HOLIDAY EVENTS TO INSPIRE AND EXCITE ON REDLANDS COAST

From magic, music and comedy to craft, outdoor activities and fashion workshops – there are school holiday activities to suit all ages on Redlands Coast from 22 June to 7 July 2024.

Redland City Mayor Jos Mitchell said she was excited at the range of activities offered at Council Libraries, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), Redlands IndigiScapes Centre and Redland Art Gallery.

“Our Council teams have organized an amazing program of events to keep children busy and entertained during the June school holidays,” she said.

“Many of these events are free, but most require bookings so it’s important to get in early to ensure you don’t miss out.

“I’m particularly excited about the inaugural Kids Takeover program at RPAC, with a range of free and ticketed events over four days.

“The schedule includes a performance of live magic, stunts and illusions by the Showmen, hula hoops, clowning and acrobatics with Brat Kids Carnival, and bush adventurer and mythical creature researcher Pat Malone.

“There is also an all-singing, all-dancing exploration of the human digestive system in You Are a Doughnut, and free drop-in art-making sessions with Chez Beauvardia.

“Visit RPAC’s website for all the details and to plan a fun family day out.”

Children can also get active and reconnect with nature at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre.

“A pop-up playground will be set up in the first week of the holidays, with interactive outdoor games that enhance balance, hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills,” the Mayor said.

“In the second week there will be a Juggle Jam session where children can learn and practice juggling with sticks, balls, poi and spinning plates.

“Children can also play in nature, climbing, exploring sand and water play or hanging out on the flying-fox.

“The Discovery Centre encourages children to explore their natural world and get creative with nature craft and activities, and they can also complete a new Agents of Discovery mission with interactive games using a smart phone.”

The Mayor said Redland City Libraries have also organised a packed program of activities.

For more information on these and other events on Redlands Coast, visit the School Holiday Activities page on Council’s website.



FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT OCTOBER SENIORS MONTH EVENTS

Redlands Coast community organisations planning events for Queensland Seniors Month can now apply for funding from Redland City Council.

Mayor Jos Mitchell said this was the fourth year Council had offered a Seniors Month Funding Program for events to be held in October.

“Seniors Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the older residents in our community,” she said.

“This year’s theme of ‘Love getting older in Queensland’ aligns with the intent of Council’s Redlands Coast Age-friendly Action Plan 2021-2026.

“Council’s vision for the senior residents on Redlands Coast is for ageing to be a positive experience, where people can live active, fulfilling lives and participate in all aspects of the community.

“Bringing our older residents together helps them to create and maintain connections and friends and reduces loneliness and isolation.”

Providing funding for initiatives that support older residents is one of the actions outlined in the Age-friendly Action Plan.

“The Seniors Month Funding Program aims to support initiatives that bring people together,” the Mayor said.

“These initiatives can be active or passive in nature and cater to both our most mobile seniors and those with limited opportunities to get out and about.”

Community organisations can apply for grants up to $2000.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 7 July 2024.

For more information, including how to apply, go to redland.qld.gov.au/seniors, email communitynetworks@redland.qld.gov.au or call 3829 8999.

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