Redland City rates bills the highest

The Sunday Mail reported recently that Redlands’ average rates are the highest in south east Queensland. Other Councils have average rates up to $500 per year less. Do we have the right people running our City and managing its finances? Other Councils have made serious efforts to reduce costs. Noosa has cut perks like cars […]

Loss of greenspace ignored for Toondah PDA

Development schemes for the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas (PDA) ignored the loss of greenspace, community greenspace needs and the SEQ greenspace deficit. Across south east Queensland (SEQ) the amount of publicly accessible greenspace per person has fallen annually. It is now 20% less than it was in 2001. This decline is due […]

Redlands City Plan consultation

“In your face” issues such as locating a crematorium in a quiet rural residential area are outcomes of a City Plan that is poorly designed with inadequate community input. If you think that the new Redland City Plan won’t affect you, think again! The City Plan 2015 will set out what kinds of things can […]

Cleveland’s heritage and its future

On a recent trip to the USA I noticed that many communities with historical areas have regretted the “modern” developments that have made the areas into eyesores. They are now trying to buy back land or restore sites where possible to their historical condition. They have realised that tourism is a big industry and many […]