10 things about the Redlands Coast - Redland City Council annual report for 2019/20

BAYSIDE BEAUTY: Wellington Point Village We visit every year mural artist Deb Mostert. Photo: Redland City Council annual report.

BAYSIDE BEAUTY: Wellington Point Village We visit every year mural artist Deb Mostert. Photo: Redland City Council annual report.

DID you know there is 335 kilometres of coastline in the Redlands?

The Redland City Council annual report for 2019/20 is out and this year has adopted a theme - staying connected - to reflect how council has adapted to COVID-19.

The report is packed with facts about the Redland Coast including population figures (158,815 residents), largest industry (health care) and species of animals (1700).

Here are 10 interesting facts about the Redlands:

  • There are 225 playgrounds in the Redlands
  • Fisherman have access to 23 boat ramps
  • 22 per cent of Redlands residents were born overseas
  • There are 350 bird species in the area
  • Redlands waters are home to six of the world's seven sea turtle species
  • North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), now a popular tourism destination, once acted as a quarantine station and benevolent asylum
  • There are 36 schools in the Redlands
  • About 40 per cent of the land in the Redlands is protected green space.
  • The median age of residents is 42
  • Cleveland Divisional Council was formed in 1885, merging with Tingalpa Shire to become Redland Shire in 1949. The region achieved 'city' status in 2008.
HISTORIC: Redland Shire councillors and all staff, 1949-1951. Photo: Redland City Councils history collection.

HISTORIC: Redland Shire councillors and all staff, 1949-1951. Photo: Redland City Councils history collection.