Redlands area election results analysed

Voters in the Redlands area send three representatives to the Queensland Parliament, from the electorates of Capalaba, Cleveland and Redlands. At the election held on 31 January 2015 the following candidates were elected: Don Brown (Labor) representing Capalaba with a margin of 7.06% Mark Robinson (LNP) representing Cleveland with a margin of 5.45% Matt McEachan […]

Seeney leaves Labor a quarry quandry

Mt Cotton residents were amazed by a decision made by Jeff Seeney, the LNP’s Minister for Infrastructure and Planning on 20 December 2013. After saying a few days earlier: “We (the LNP) believe local governments are the best placed to make planning decisions according to their local circumstances and their communities and we are EMPOWERING […]

City Plan 2015 needs community engagement

Redland City Council endorsed its Draft Planning Scheme, City Plan 2015, in November. When it finally receives approval from the new State Government, the Council will commence a consultation process as required by planning laws. Council could help the community to understand the planning process, and give people a “fighting chance” to contribute to City […]

Economics of mining on North Stradbroke Island

Howard Guille follows up his recent article, Politics of mining on North Stradbroke Island, by discussing the economics of sand mining including its contribution to employment of Island residents. The economics of sand mining Sibelco has repeatedly emphasised what it says is the economic contribution of mining to North Stradbroke Island (NSI). In 2013 Sibelco […]

Industry Reference Group kept secret

RCC IRGbrochure

Does the Redland City Council have an Industry Reference Group? In May 2013, Council promoted its “Redlands – Open for Business and investment” campaign with a colour brochure. It includes the following words: “An Industry Reference Group (IRG) that meets monthly to ensure Council and industry stakeholders are working in partnership to deliver benefits to Redland […]

Politics of mining on North Stradbroke Island

Exaggerated claims have recently been made about what will happen if sand mining ends on North Stradbroke Island “prematurely”. In a recent Redland City Bulletin article, Cleveland MP Mark Robinson is reported as claiming there will be a loss of 600 jobs if mining ceases. A Sibelco manager is quoted saying that ‘winding up mining […]

Birkdale Progress Association looks to second century 

The Birkdale Progress Association (BPA) has been acting on behalf of the Redlands community for nearly 100 years. In 1919, the Courier Newspaper included a reference to the BPA. The Association still has records going back to 1956 when advocacy for rail services and extension of the Cleveland line were key issues. The Association became […]

Pt Lookout wastewater treatment: EPBC referral

The public has been given a brief opportunity to comment about Redland City Council’s upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant servicing Point Lookout, on North Stradbroke Island. Information about the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Project is available on the Redland City Council website. EPBC Act The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act […]

“The Salad Bowl” by Colin Williams

The loss of good farming land to urban sprawl is the subject of this poem by Colin Williams.  The Salad Bowl Bare feet dyed by blood-red soil As in my father’s fields I’d toil Planting seedlings, picking fruit Pulling weeds out by the root.   This area was the “Salad Bowl” Farming was our heart […]

City Plan 2015 will determine where new housing estates can be built

City Plan 2015 will determine where new housing estates can be built

City Plan 2015 will be the blueprint that dictates where and what type of future development will occur in the Redlands.

The Plan will potentially affect each and every one of us living in the Redlands.

A draft plan has been prepared by the Redland City Council. Once Government approval has been obtained, the Council will consult with the community about the details of the proposed City Plan 2015

Information night

Wendy Boglary

Wendy Boglary

All are welcome to attend an information night where Councillor Wendy Boglary will:

  • Talk about the Redland City Plan 2015, its purpose and the process for developing the plan
  • Explain how you can have your say during the formal consultation process

Date and Time

Thursday 26 February
6.30 – 8.30PM


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd Capalaba

More about City Plan 2015

Redland City Council website



Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Topic: City Plan
Venue: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre
Public: Public

Toondah Harbour PDA: silk purse, sow’s ear or pig’s breakfast?

Plans for a large marina and apartment development at Toondah Harbour Cleveland should join the list of many questionable projects to be reviewed carefully by the new Labor Government. The Toondah Priority Development Area (PDA) is an ugly example of the “anything goes” approach to business under the previous LNP Government and the current Redland […]

Loss of wildlife at Mt Cotton

This poem by Jean Daglish was inspired by the sight of big machines going in and pushing down huge, beautiful trees which were homes for wildlife including koalas. Just A Rhyme?  “There used to be koalas here,” My grandma said to me, “They used to look so beautiful As they lazed around the trees.   […]

Redlands Council should consult early and often

The review of  Redland City divisional boundaries is listed in the agenda for the Council General Meeting (on 11 February). Unfortunately, when the agenda was published the report was still being finalised. Hopefully, councillors and the community will get a chance to see the report before the meeting starts. It is understood the report may be about […]

Memorial service for Ivory Koala

Almost 40 people from all walks of life and from all points of the compass gathered at the historic St Andrews Anglican Church at Ormiston to say farewell to Ivory.  They concluded the gathering with a political barb… “Mayor hear us roar….Next election you’re out the door!” Ivory Koala was well known to the local […]