Is Andrew Laming MP on-task?

Andrew Laming, federal MP for Bowman, is surveying all households in his electorate. People can choose to complete and return it – or not. Normally surveys like this have a very low return rate (and, therefore, accuracy) – so what’s the real point of doing it? His survey appears to have three purposes: Marketing – […]

Tackling housing unaffordability: a 10-point national plan

The widening cracks in Australia’s housing system can no longer be concealed. The extraordinary recent debate has laid bare both the depth of public concern and the vacuum of coherent policy to promote housing affordability. The community is clamouring for leadership and change. Especially as it affects our major cities, housing unaffordability is not just […]

Redland City Council news – 27 June 2015

Redlands2030 brings you a weekly summary of Redland City Council news, and other information. Federal land at Birkdale Decisions about the future use of land at Birkdale could be made in the next few months according to Councillor Paul Bishop. The Council  is negotiating with the federal government to buy two parcels of bushland south […]

KAG unconvinced by Shoreline’s koala claims

The Koala Action Group (KAG) is unconvinced by Shoreline’s recent assertions about its impact on koalas. KAG says: The proposed ‘Shoreline’ development contradicts State and community planning intents and will be catastrophic for Redlands’ koala population. In a petition and an open letter KAG is asking the Government to call in and refuse the Shoreline […]

Koala Action Group: a voice for koalas in the Redlands

The Koala Action Group Qld Inc. is a voice for koalas in the Redlands. The Koala Action Group (KAG) was founded in 1987 by former Redland City Councilor, Helen Murray and other Thorneside residents. These founding members recognized the importance of creating public awareness and koala welfare strategies. They understood the importance of data collection […]

Redlands rally for Marriage Equality

A Marriage Equality Rally is being arranged by a group of Redlands residents for this Saturday 27th June at 11:00 am. The venue is Raby Bay Harbour Park in Shore Street West, near the Cleveland Railway Station. Federal Parliament could soon be considering legislation for Marriage Equality. Local MP Andrew Laming says if there is […]

Australia needs politically active environmental groups

Should environmental groups that engage in public debate lose their tax-free status? That’s the focus of a hotly disputed inquiry currently being considered by the Australian government — specifically, by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment. Many green groups rely on tax-deductible donations from private citizens and small donors to sustain their […]

Redland City Council news – 20 June 2015

Redlands2030 brings you a weekly summary of Redland City Council news, and other information. Toondah Harbour Announcement This week the Labor Government announced its decision to go forward with Walker Corporation’s plans for development at Toondah Harbour. Details of comments made by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Mayor Karen Williams are provided in this Redland […]

Toondah Harbour community engagement

The Labor Government has announced its support for a $1.39 billion redevelopment of the sensitive coastal area around Toondah Harbour. While the ferry terminal will get a face lift, most of the investment action will be construction of a massive commercial and residential precinct  together with dredging to create a marina and “on water” developments. […]

Who’s trashing North Stradbroke’s economy?

Redlands Mayor Karen Williams, Andrew Laming MP and Cleveland MP Mark Robinson stand guilty of actively talking down North Stradbroke Island’s economic future. These community leaders – who all should know better – negate anything positive they may have said in the past by piling on the negativity now. Andrew Laming’s website has this: ‘Its […]

It’s time to reboot the Toondah Harbour plan

The redevelopment of Toondah Harbour has long been a burr in the saddle for successive councils of the Redlands. Investment is needed to improve the Harbour’s functionality and appearance. But what facilities are needed and how should the redevelopment take place? Redlands2030 wants Toondah Harbour developed Redlands2030 has always maintained that the redevelopment of Toondah […]

Redland City Council news – 13 June 2015

Redlands2030 brings you a weekly summary of Redland City Council news, and other information.  King Island gets new visitor signs Visitor information signs have been erected on King Island which is connected to Wellington Point at low tide. The new signs were a joint effort by the Redland City Council (through a $1,700 councillor grant […]