Redland City is a Local Government Area of South East Queensland, spread along the southern coast of Moreton Bay covering 537 square kilometres of mainland and island communities. Between the cities of Brisbane to the north, Logan to the west, and the Gold Coast to the south, it is part of the fastest growing area in Queensland and one of the fastest growing in Australia.
Redland attained City status on 15 March 2008, having previously been a Shire since its creation in 1949 from the former shires of Tingalpa and Cleveland.
The Redlands enjoys a substantial day-tourism industry with its foreshore reserves and boat services to offshore islands. There are several bushland reserves and wetlands, and the areas with the fertile red soil have high scenic landscape qualities. The Shire has a museum in Cleveland. The area is colloquially known as 'Redlands', a term which is widely used in local histories and promotional material.
North of Redland City is Brisbane City and the Sunshine Coast. The Gold Coast lies south and Logan City to the south west.
The mainland area includes:
- Alexandra Hills
- Mt Cotton
- Redland Bay
- Victoria Point
- Wellington Point
The City takes in 537 square kilometres of land and includes more than 200 k m of coastline and bay foreshore.
The islands include uninhabited mangrove habitats, and the tranquil Bay Islands of Russell, Lamb, Karragarra, Macleay and Perulpa. North Stradbroke Island has three main settlements - Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout. There are also smaller settlements at Myora Springs and Flinders Beach.
For more information visit the More2Redlands website at: http://www.more2redlands.com.au/Pages/default.aspx
The Redlands enjoys a comfortable sub-tropical climate with maximum temperatures rarely exceeding 32 degrees Celcius or minimums dropping below 5 degrees Celcius. Annual average rainfall is 1322mm. Check the latest weather updates at www.bom.gov.au/weather/qld/.
Census quick stats 2006:
- Total: 138,666 persons usually resident in Redland, of which 49 per cent males, 51 per cent females.
- Age group: 20.9 per cent children (0-14 years), 25.0 per cent aged 55 years and over. Median age is 38 years.
- Citizenship: 87.1 per cent are Australian citizens, 20.8 per cent born overseas and 0.7 per cent overseas visitors.
- Country of birth: 74 per cent born in Australia, 6.7 per cent England, 5.0 per cent New Zealand, 1 per cent South Africa, 0.9 per cent Scotland and 0.6 per cent Netherlands.
Source: Australia Bureau of Statistics & www.more2redlands.com.au