Why is the Redlands 2030 Community Plan so important?

The Redlands 2030 Community Plan is important because it is the voice of the people – ‘the people’s plan’. It expresses the hopes and aspirations of our community. It documents our vision for the future and provides a clear and detailed description of what that future should look like. The Redlands 2030 Community Plan is […]

Reflections on the Mangroves of Toondah (2)

Following the heartfelt post by Jackie Cooper on the importance of mangroves and her personal story about the origins of Raby Bay, this second instalment describes the value of mangroves to people. Much of Toondah Harbour lies in a tidal flood zone, making this location most unsuitable for high-density development. A proposed 400-berth marina and 500 […]

Tony Fitzgerald “critiques” Premier Newman, his Government and Ministers

  Former Queensland “corruption fighter” Tony Fitzgerald has launched an amazing assault on the Premier of Queeensland, his Government and many of his Ministers.   This is the same person who was tasked with exposing the failures of a previous Queensland Government. Some people do look with nostalgia at the Joh times, but Tony Fitzgerald […]

Further call for ‘snaps’ of the Redlands

Following success of last call for photos of your favourite place in the Redlands of 2014.  More ‘snaps’ are urgently required by Redlands2030.net.  Members and members of the public are invited to “snap” their favourite location now…before it goes?  We  need your pictures of the places, things or events that help make the Redlands your […]

Further call for ‘snaps’ of the Redlands

Following success of last call for photos of your favourite place in the Redlands of 2014.  More ‘snaps’ are urgently required by Redlands2030.net.  Members and members of the public are invited to “snap” their favourite location now…before it goes?  We  need your pictures of the places, things or events that help make the Redlands your favourite place to live or help to explain why you live here!

Your high quality images are best but any smart phone image would be welcome.

Mangroves

Mangroves near Toondah Harbour

 

We hope to gather the places you like to visit, the places you like to eat and the places you like to recreate including bike rides, picnic spots, jogging tracks, swimming places, best places for boating and sailing.  Greenspace and lookouts are always favourites and walking tracks, dogs at play or your favourite cafe are also welcome.

Photos of local flora and fauna such as whales, koalas, birds, dugongs, possums … all add to what makes the Redlands special…

The places might be of historic and heritage places or places that are special to you and your friends.

Help build an archive for future generations  or Redlands as it was in 2014!! 

Perhaps you could record what the Toondah harbour and Weinam Creek PDA areas looked like …… before the rush to build over the parks, wetlands. mangroves and waterways came to fuition.  Perhaps the best legacy we can leave for future generations …so they might judge whether we were mired in the folly of another $$ or were truly “building” a better future?

Send you “snaps” or photographs to:  

theReporter@redlands2030.net

All your photographs will be welcomed and appreciated … we expect all (or at least most) will help us add to our You Tube Channel and record as much as possible of the Redlands 2014.  In years to come this record will be an important archive for future generations.

Here are some photos from the past and the present that might help future generations appreciate our time and the times past.

The Governor's landing site, he didn't stay too long on the mud flats

The Governor’s landing site, he didn’t stay too long on the mud flats

Little Pied Cormorant,  Cleveland Point

Little Pied Cormorant, Cleveland Point

Fernleigh with views over G.J. Walter Park is listed in the Queensland Heritage Register

Fernleigh with views over G.J. Walter Park is listed in the Queensland Heritage Register

Rail motor for Manly Cleveland line, 1930

Rail motor for Manly Cleveland line, 1930

Moongalba vehicular ferry on postcard, Cleveland , ca 1970

Moongalba vehicular ferry on postcard, Cleveland , ca 1970

 

 

Are we stuck with cargo cult thinking?

Is Redland City Council suggesting a cargo cult approach to economic development? Howard Guille, a local resident with a long and impressive record in regional planning and economic development, thinks so. Review of the draft economic development strategy Howard Guille discusses the the Council’s draft Economic Development Strategy in two videos for Redlands2030. His commentary is […]

Dear Premier, please listen to the Redlands

Open Letter from Redlands2030 to the Hon. Campbell Newman, Premier of Queensland Dear Premier Please listen to the Redlands and halt your Government’s plans for coastal real estate development at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek. The only responsible way forward is to withdraw these Priority Development Area (PDA) schemes. Your Government should then develop new […]

Selective hearing or genuine consultation at Redland City?

At the Redland City Council  meeting on 16 July it was encouraging to hear a number of Councillors mention the need for community consultation on a range of issues. Indeed, one Councillor went as far as acknowledging that better outcomes were achieved through harnessing the talent in the community. It is hoped that these collective […]

Redland City Council holding on to carbon cash

“Greedy Councils won’t return carbon cash”, reported the Courier Mail.  Redland City Council is listed as one of these greedy councils.  Why is it that some councils can act quickly to pass savings back to ratepayers but Redland City can’t, or won’t? “…average families will be better off by $550 a year…” When campaigning to […]

Redland City’s population to increase 50,000

When Redland City’s population increases by 50,000, where will our residents live, work and play? This question is not adequately dealt with in the draft Economic Development Strategy released by Council for public review. Presented below are some thoughts on the City’s projected population increase, trends in the City’s age profile and implications for the […]

“Snap” your favourite place … in the Redlands of 2014

Photos of your favourite place in the Redlands of 2014.  These are urgently required by Redlands2030.net.  Members and members of the public are invited to “snap” their favourite location now…before it goes?  We  need your pictures of the places, things or events that help make the Redlands your favourite place to live or help to explain why you live here!

Your high quality images are best but any smart phone image would be welcome.20140226_065120

We hope to gather the places you like to visit, the places you like to eat and the places you like to recreate including bike rides, picnic spots, jogging tracks, swimming places, best places for boating and sailing.  Greenspace and lookouts are always favourites and walking tracks, dogs at play or your favourite cafe are also welcome.

Photos of local flora and fauna such as whales, koalas, birds, dugongs, possums … all add to what makes the Redlands special…

The places might be of historic and heritage places or places that are special to you and your friends.

Help build an archive for future generations  or Redlands as it was in 2014!! 

Perhaps you could record what the Toondar harbour and Weinan Creek PDA areas looked like …… before the rush to build over the parks, wetlands. mangroves and waterways came to fuition.  Perhaps the best legacy we can leave for future generations …so they might judge whether we were mired in the folly of another $$ or were truly “building” a better future?

Send you “snaps” or photographs to:  

theReporter@redlands2030.net

All your photographs will be welcomed and appreciated … we expect all (or at least most) will help us add to our You Tube Channel and record as much as possible of the Redlands 2014.  In years to come this record will be an important archive for future generations.

Here are some photos from the past and the present that might help future generations appreciate our time and the times past.

The Governor's landing site, he didn't stay too long on the mud flats

The Governor’s landing site, he didn’t stay too long on the mud flats

Little Pied Cormorant,  Cleveland Point

Little Pied Cormorant, Cleveland Point

Fernleigh with views over G.J. Walter Park is listed in the Queensland Heritage Register

Fernleigh with views over G.J. Walter Park is listed in the Queensland Heritage Register

Rail motor for Manly Cleveland line, 1930

Rail motor for Manly Cleveland line, 1930

Moongalba vehicular ferry on postcard, Cleveland , ca 1970

Moongalba vehicular ferry on postcard, Cleveland , ca 1970

 

 

World Mangrove Action Day

26 July 2014

The future of mangroves depends on us.

Near-shore fisheries and most large-scale commercial offshore fisheries are utterly dependent on mangroves as breeding grounds. Mangroves provide pleasant panoramas, promote wellness and recreation, filter coastal pollution, prevent soil erosion and improve diversity.

Like all trees, mangroves lock and store carbon in their wood. But, mangroves also lock huge amounts of carbon into the soil under the sea level: 1,000 tons per hectare – more than three times as much as tropical forest on land.

Learn about the state of mangroves in Moreton Bay and globally
Presented by world renowned scientists Dr Norm Duke and Jock Mackenzie, TropWater, James Cook University

MangroveWatch – the Citizen Science program coordinated by Wildlife Queensland in and around Moreton Bay
Presented by Simon Baltais, Moreton Bay Community MangroveWatch & Seagrass-Watch Program Manager

How the Port of Brisbane works to minimize impacts on the natural environment from the port’s operations
Presented by Craig Wilson, PoB Environmental Manager

Mangroves near Toondah Harbour

Mangroves near Toondah Harbour

For more information read the Mangrove Action Day Invite

Bookings are essential.

To book, contact Debra Henry: debrahenry@wildlife.org.au
Phone 0439 914 631

For more information about helping to conserve mangroves check out these websites”:
www.wildlife.org.au

mangrovewatch

mangroveactionproject

crowdrise

 

Event: World Mangrove Action Day

Redland City’s “cunning plan”

Redland City Council’s draft Economic Development Strategy is like a “cunning plan” from  Blackadder and Baldrick. It is a plan to do nothing. A well made strategy should: Identify competitive advantages and available opportunities Select strategic directions and choose how to use scarce resources Set specific and measurable objectives. The Redland City Council’s draft strategy […]

Redlands2030.net now posting to Google+

Redlands2030.net is now posting content to its new  Community profile on Google Plus. Followers now have greater opportunities to share and discuss the good, and the not so good, issues that face the future of the Redlands. Our role is to watch over the decisions that impact the vision and goals as set in our  Redlands […]