Toondah and budget updates on Council agenda

A confidential report on bids for the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDAs is on the Redland City Council’s agenda for its next general meeting on 3 September. This information will be discussed during a closed session of the meeting which means that the public and media will not be able to find out what […]

What is “en bloc” voting?

Redland City Council appears to be acting against the interests of the City’s ratepayers by using “en bloc” voting to minimise debate about important matters like the Budget. En bloc voting is, by definition, putting a group of motions together and taking a single vote to pass the group of motions. Is it legitimate for […]

Learn more about koalas
All are welcome to attend an information evening hosted by the Koala Action Group at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd Capalaba, Friday September 5th, starting at 7.30pm.

Redland City Council officer Trevor Green will be discussing proposed changes to Local Law No.2 Animal Management which will have implications on the keeping of domestic pets and also potential impacts on the natural environment and wildlife, including koalas. He will also provide details on the public submission making process and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

We will also be discussing local issues including the City Plan 2015 which will be a blueprint of where and what type of future development will occur in the Redlands over the next 20 years.

For further information on the draft local laws and City Plan 2015 go here

Event: Koala Action Group Meeting
Topic: Koala Action Group Meeting
Public: Public

Redlands a walk in the (dog) park

Redland City is getting a reputation for being dog friendly with many Brisbanites giving their pooches a bayside outing. The city has 28 dog-off leash areas and most are signed and fenced and have poop disposal bags. Some even have water access, small dog areas and exercise equipment. The city has opened up some of […]

Kennels upgrade approved by Council

Spending $550,000 on a kennels upgrade and related facilities was approved by Redland City Council on 20 August. This work is required in part because the RSPCA’s Wacol shelter will no longer take unwanted animals from the Redlands. Kennels upgrade details Council plans to expand and improve  its kennels and display facilities at South Street […]

Improved performance wanted from Council

Promo cast photo: more information on our group The South Devon Players theatre company, from Brixham: - please include a link to our website in any re-use, thanks.

Common Ground The Raby Bay Ratepayers’ Association and Redlands2030 will work together in seeking improved performance from the Redland City Council. This agreement followed a presentation by Redlands2030 to a recent meeting of the Raby Bay Ratepayers’ Association. It was clear that the two groups have many issues in common including: Slow, untimely (or never) […]

Fishing licences and green zones discussed

Recreational fishing licences and “no take” green zones in the Moreton Bay Marine Park  were among issues discussed at a public meeting about fishing management in Queensland. Up to 50 people, including the State members of parliament Neil Symes (Lytton) and Mark Robinson (Cleveland), attended the meeting in Wynnum on Saturday 23 August. Professor Glenn […]

Will baby boomers help the Redlands Economy?

The draft Redlands Economic Development Strategy puts great faith in a “growth scenario”. It makes a case for population growth to sustain sectors of the economy like retail and construction. But maybe there is an “old” solution  to improving our City’s economy – the ageing population of baby boomers. These are people with lifestyle aspirations […]

Queensland Government reviews fishing management

If you like fishing, leave the hooks in the tackle box this Saturday morning and  head up to Wynnum for a public consultation forum about fishing management in Queensland. Over the next two months MRAG will hold public consultation meetings at 15 venues across the State – from the Gold Coast to Karumba. For Redlanders, […]

Redland ratepayers fed up with Council charges

The high cost of local Council rates and other charges is concerning many in Redland City but one group is getting very frustrated. Home owners at Raby Bay in Cleveland are fed up with above average rate rises and huge levies for canal repairs. The Raby Bay Ratepayers’ Association  is saying that their members just […]

Where will the children play?

As Redlands edges towards its City Plan 2015, will our Council answer this question. If we don’t save the traditional backyard, where will the children play? Within the past ten years private open space has just about disappeared, as the traditional backyard has been eroded from new suburban houses. Research shows the house coverage of […]

Doris Day and the mudflats

In August 2013, the Redland City Council received a Toondah Harbour Market Assessment and Development Strategy Report from Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL). The nub of the report is that Toondah Harbour is very risky. Numerous questions regarding economic feasibility and environmental costs remain unresolved. Bottom line: it just won’t work. Why then did Council press […]

Should Queensland ban political donations from developers? – Poll

The Redlands has experienced rapid development over the past few decades. We are currently going through the process of preparing a new City planning scheme known as City Plan 2015. Discussion about the amount and type of future residential development is hotting up. There is some concern about the transparency of planning decisions at the […]

Will the Queensland Plan help Redland City?

Will the recently published Queensland Plan be a one Government wonder or a genuine legacy of Premier Newman? The new Plan is intended to guide this state for the next 30 years. This will require bipartisan support at both State and local levels of government. Queensland Plan: a 30 year vision When releasing The Queensland Plan, […]

Community consultation highs and lows in the Redlands 

In the early years of this century, professional facilitators guided public meetings on North Stradbroke Island – and probably in other parts of the Redlands too. Island township communities reached some positive local outcomes. People took an active role in shaping decisions that affected them. Different views were aired and shared. Democracy was enacted in […]