Care for Cylinder

Cylinder Beach is the most popular beach on North Stradbroke Island. In 2017, it was named by Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) as the state’s top beach.

However, the beach, foreshore, parkland and amenities are suffering from long-term neglect. The Cylinder Beach area has serious problems with poor vegetation management, stormwater runoff, polluted water seepage from unsewered dwellings above the beach, erosion of the grassed areas by uncontrolled car parking and foot traffic, and sub-standard toilet and shower facilities. 

All these issues are exacerbated by a lack of basic maintenance of the parkland and facilities and any long-term strategic management of this key natural asset for visitors and residents.

The Redland City Council is responsible for the management of the beach and the Cylinder Beach parkland area. Redland City Council is the trustee of the Point Lookout Reserve of which Cylinder Beach forms part.

Tourism is identified in the Redland City Economic Development Framework 2014-2041 as one of eight key growth sectors that can be used as a driver for socio-economic progress for this city. The linked Redland City Tourism Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020 focuses on the changes needed to ensure the Redlands can provide the facilities and experiences needed to grow tourism. Both aim to help create ‘An even better Redland City – a unique place that offers world-class facilities… and much, much more for the enjoyment of visitors and residents alike’.

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