Redland City’s most popular dogs

Redland City is a great place for dogs to live work and play. We have thousands of them, all different shapes and sizes. Detailed data about Redland City’s dog population has been obtained from the Council through a Right to Information (RTI) Request. This information (the Dog Files) became publicly available when it was published […]

Last chance for Redland City’s koalas

Koalas and anyone who cares for them could not take any comfort from vague and meaningless statements made by Redlands Mayor Karen Williams on national TV last week. In an interview aired on the  7:30 Report she said “I certainly believe people in Redlands understand the value of the koala” but “there is no doubt […]

Positions vacant – Mayor and 10 councillors

The next local government elections are on 19 March 2016. If you want to be a serious candidate for Redland City Mayor or councillor, you should be planning your campaign right now. There are lots of questions to be considered before seeking elected office. In this report Redlands2030 provides some information that may help anyone […]

Corporate Plan consultation on Council agenda

Update – 28 March 2015 Redland City Council commenced public consultation about its draft Corporate Plan on 27 March. The four week consultation period closes on Friday 24 April 2015 The Council has prepared a two page brochure style summary of the proposed Corporate Plan and the consultation Process. It is available here The Council […]

Toondah Harbour marina a Federal matter

Will environmental impacts of a proposed marina and other coastal development near Toondah Harbour be assessed properly? Six months ago the Council and State Government anointed Walker Corporation as their preferred developer in the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (PDA). Since then the community has not been consulted about Walker Corporation’s development plans. Federal MP […]

Spotlight on Mayor & councillor voting records

Do you know how your Mayor and councillors vote on issues that matter to you? Redland City’s Mayor and Councillors meet twice a month to make important decisions on behalf of the community. The Council spends about $250 million each year and is responsible for deciding often contentious matters like: increases to rates and charges which […]

“An afternoon in the bush” by Jan Smith

Jan Smith is a Redlands resident who has been a passionate advocate for conservation of native wildlife and the habitat they need to survive. This story by Jan was originally published in the Courier Mail. An afternoon in the bush The snake slithered slowly across the lawn, satisfied with his meal of ringtail possum and […]

Does Redland City need Shoreline?

Should the Redland City Council approve the proposal by two major land developers to develop 4,000 homes south of Redland Bay? The Shoreline development application was submitted to Council in mid 2014. The public had an opportunity to make comments from  20 October to 26 November 2014. The State Government has reviewed aspects of the proposal […]

The 2015 Intergenerational Report

The Treasurer wants Australians to discuss his 2015 Intergenerational Report over the BBQ

The 2015 Intergenerational Report released this week offers a view of Australia in 2055. The Federal Treasurer wants his Intergenerational Report projecting Australia in 2055 to begin a conversation with the Australian people. Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen says the document is too politicised to be taken seriously. Greens leader Christine Milne says the report is […]

Don’t kill the goose with PDAs at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek

Towards the end of last year, Redlanders were informed by the Mayor and the State MP for Cleveland through email and brochure about the wonderful benefits of the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDAs. Later, in the “Our Redland” supplement of the Bayside Bulletin, “sea-loving billionaire Lang Walker” told us more of what we should […]