Koala group calls for Toondah plan’s rejection

In a submission to the Federal Government, the Koala Action Group says Walker Corporation’s proposed Toondah Harbour project is “unacceptable” and it should be rejected by the Federal Government. In commenting on environmental aspects of the Toondah Harbour project, KAG says: There is a wide and diverse range of items of State and National Matters […]

Eat Street to eat up Cleveland CBD carparks

Controversial plans for an “Eat Street” type market to operate in the car park behind Cleveland Library will be considered by Redland City Council on 10 August. The proposal is for a number of food and drink outlets to operate from facilities in the Cleveland Library car park for three days each week – Friday […]

Where’s the Ramsar site management plan?

Toondah Harbour plans shouldn’t be assessed until a management plan for the Moreton Bay Ramsar site has been put in place says  Friends of Stradbroke Island (FOSI) In its submission to the Federal Government, FOSI says: …a twenty two year delay in creating a management plan “to promote the wise use and conservation of” the […]

Cleveland – it’s now Builders Paradise

Development in Cleveland near Toondah Harbour

May I ask you to join me for a brief stroll? It won’t take long and walking is best right now. We’ll start at the Cleveland Post Office and head East down Middle St. keeping an eye out for cranes. Not the feathered ones, but rather the long necked, metal variety. In just a short […]

Submissions about Toondah Harbour plans

The environmental assessment process for the Toondah Harbour dredging and construction project is expected to be decided by the Federal Government no later than 2 September. This follows Walker Corporation’s referral of the project to the Government in November 2015 for consideration under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The Government normally makes […]

Opinion: Australia is no place for fear

Minor parties did well in the 2016 Federal Election but much of their success seems based on the politics of fear. In a world of nonstop political spin, revolving leadership contests and lacklustre policy development its little wonder that many swinging voters are going elsewhere. Disillusionment with the major parties has given rise to the […]