Capalaba State College Market

Should Redland City Council approve permanent operation of the new market at School Road, Capalaba? Since 7 September a market has operated at this State Government owned site on a temporary basis. The Capalaba State College is currently seeking Redland City Council’s approval to allow permanent operation of a large market every Sunday. Finding a […]

It was a lovely natural glade

Years ago we camped on the headland at Point Lookout. It was Christmas and the park was full, with families in tents, a few vans: everyone cheek by jowl. A group of German visitors sat around a fire, carousing late into the night. To the alarm of neighbours under canvas, they produced and brandished a […]

Redlands2030 submission on planning bills

Open letter to the Queensland Government The Queensland Government is continuing to legislate changes to the State’s planning and development system. It has just concluded a consultation process for a draft Planning and Development Bill and a draft Planning and Environment Court Bill. Further information about the Government’s plans to change legislation for planning and […]

Redlands has enough urban land for 25 years

Update 22 June 2015 This article was originally published in September 2014. It discusses the Redlands Land Supply Review 2014, prepared by Urbis for Redland City Council as an input to development of the City Plan 2015. The Urbis Report was publicly released in August 2014 although it had been made available to the Developer […]

Walker Corporation selected for Toondah and Weinam PDAs

Privately owned property developer Walker Corporation was today announced as the preferred development partner for the  Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas. They were selected following an expression of interest process. No information has been made publicly available about the other five firms who submitted expressions of interest. Agreement signed Deputy Premier Jeff […]

Koalas and sharks discussed by Council

Koalas and sharks were on the menu for the Redland City Council when it met on Wednesday 17 September. Councillors discussed the loss of 20 koala habitat trees in Ormiston as a result of a proposed 24 lot subdivision. Sharks were mentioned as a possible reason why some people may not enjoy swimming from beaches […]

Proposed Subdivision will remove 20 koala trees

Redland City Council is considering a proposed 24 lot subdivision that would result in 20 koala habitat trees being removed A detailed report proposing that the subdivision be allowed is item 11.2.3 on the agenda for Council’s next meeting. The publicly available report provides details of the vegetation to be cleared and mentions plans for […]

42 day wait for response on tree clearing

After 42 days, Councillor Hardman responds to eight questions about Redland City Council’s illegal clearing of trees near Carolena Street in Cleveland. Cr Hardman was asked these questions because the tree clearing was done in Division 3 which she was elected to represent. The questions emailed to her on 31 July were: 1. Who petitioned […]

Community says “No” to Events Officer

Mayor Williams is completely at odds with the Redlands community about spending priorities. This is the key finding of a recent poll by Redlands2030 on how a “spare” $100,000 in the budget should be used. The Mayor and her supporters in Council recently voted to spend $100,000 per year on employment of a new position […]

Community wants ban on developers’ donations

Open letter to each of the three state Members of Parliament who have electorates in the Redlands: Dr Mark Robinson Member for Cleveland cleveland@parliament.qld.gov.au Peter Dowling Member for Redlands redlands@parliament.qld.gov.au Steve Davis Member for Capalaba capalaba@parliament.qld.gov.au ​ Dear Members of Parliament Community support that Queensland ban developers from making political donations. A recent poll on […]

Councillor Hardman won’t answer questions

In July we found out that Redland City Council broke the law when it cleared a number of trees in a coastal area near Carolena Street in Cleveland. The illegal tree clearing happened in April 2013, eleven months after the current Redland City Council was elected. The Councillor elected in 2012 to represent Division 3 […]

Email your submission to the draft Economic Development Strategy now!

Process details Officially submissions on the Redlands City Council draft Economic Development Strategy close today 5 September 2014.  As a weekend follows it may be possible to express your view by e-mailing your comment today or over the weekend.  One way is to use the “mail” button (top right side of this post) and add […]

Submission to Redland City Council about its draft Economic Development Strategy

The Redlands2030 submission to Redland City Council is a compilation of many posts previously published on this website. The text of our submission is presented below. Alternatively, you can download this PDF version with hyperlinks Contents 1 Summary 2 Consultation Process 3 Basic requirements of a strategy 4 Assessment of the draft Economic Development Strategy […]

Grants reduced to fund Community Events Officer

What will Redland City’s new Community Events Officer really do? Help the community or arrange lots of photo opportunities for a publicity hungry Mayor. At the Redland City Council meeting on Wednesday it was decided to recruit a Community Events Officer at an estimated cost of $100,000 per year. The new position will be funded […]