Slow internet holds back Redlands businesses

Poor internet connectivity in parts of the Redlands is holding back small businesses and hurting our local economy. There is no point in spending a tidy $90 a month on a wireless 25 GB data plan that your kids can’t even do their school work with; it’s an indisputable rip-off! Being a local webhosting entity, […]

Going up – six storey buildings in Redland Bay

Plans to develop a six storey apartment complex near the Redland Bay coastal foreshore will soon be considered by Redland City Council. Development application MCU 013483 proposes to construct 42 apartment units on a site between Sel Outridge Park and the Redland Bay Hotel, at 18 Hamilton Street and corner Peel Street and the Esplanade, […]

New laws for planning and development

The Planning Act 2016 establishes a hierarchy of planning instruments to articulate local and statewide land use policy and sets the foundation for development. State planning instruments are produced by the state and local governments must have regard to when developing their local plans Local planning instruments are “owned” by local governments and collectively guide planning […]

Stop environmental destruction at Toondah

Environmental destruction is a key theme for letters to Redlands2030 this week. A young Redlander has started a petition drawing attention to the environmental impact of the Toondah Harbour project– and invites you to sign. Another resident says it’s hypocritical for Council to hand out grants for conservation of Moreton Bay salt marshes, migratory birds […]

Introducing Queensland’s new planning act

The Queensland Parliament finally passed legislation to replace the  Sustainable Planning Act 2009 with the Planning Act 2016. The new Act addresses a multitude of matters which will impact on communities. Redlands2030 will be producing a series of short articles to help residents and businesses in our city understand the new legislation and its potential impacts. […]

Redland City Council meeting on 7 September

Small lot housing and not granting rates concessions for pensioners in leasehold retirement villages were discussed by Redland City Council at its meeting on 7 September. Here is a link to the minutes. At the time of writing this report, no video recording of the meeting is available. If a video recording is made available […]

Labor discloses Toondah developer’s donations

The Queensland Labor Party recently disclosed $28,000 in donations made by Walker Corporation companies during the first half of 2016. As preferred developer of the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (PDA), Walker Corporation could benefit from various commercial and regulatory decisions made by the current Labor Government including: Rights to develop on public land and […]

What employment will Toondah create?

This week’s mailbag focuses on the lack of real information about future local employment plans at Toondah Harbour and escalating parking woes caused by Council’s sale of a central car park. There’s also a positive ‘shout out’ to Redlands2030 for providing a much needed vehicle for informed community comment. Toondah Harbour employment opportunities Is it […]

Fixing the skills shortage in Redlands

TAFE Queensland Alexandra Hills is an underutilised skills learning centre

If anything is obvious locally it’s that plans to pursue Walker Corporation’s Toondah Harbor proposal will damage an already vulnerable economy in the Redlands and greatly jeopardise the environment. The lack of community consultation by developers and various levels of government is hurting business, the public discourse, and trust in the establishment. These are very […]

Council sells Cleveland car park to LJ Hooker

Redland City Council has sold part of a Cleveland CBD car park  to real estate agents LJ Hooker who will construct their new office on the site. The sale price for the publicly owned 1500 sqm property at 2-16 Wynyard Street has not been disclosed. The property sale was negotiated and managed by the Council’s […]

HTL 2016

Its on again!

The annual “Here’s to Life” concert.  It will be at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 17 September 2016.  Its always great entertainment!

Tickets are Adults $29, Group Bookings (10+) $26 Concession $26 and Children (to 14 yrs) $13.

Redlands2030 are pleased to promote this event and help the “here’s to life team”



Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Event: Here's To Life: Annual Concert
Topic: HTL Concert
Venue: Redlands performing Arts Centre
07 38298131
Location: 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
Public: Public

Toondah Harbour project update by Redlands2030 on Saturday morning 10 September in G.J. Walter Park on Middle Street


Toondah Harbour Project Update

  • What is the Toondah Harbour Project?
  • Will it benefit the community?
  • Why does it seem nothing’s happening?

Just some of the questions to be discussed at a Redlands2030 community update:

Date: Saturday 10 September 2016

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Place: Middle Street end of G.J. Walter Park, just before the ferry terminal (Google Maps)


The Calypso at Toondah Harbour

Meet the Redlands2030 crew and others in the community who are concerned about the scope, scale and impacts of the project proposed by Walker Corporation.

Drop in to the information tent for tea/coffee and a chat.

We’ll have sausages sizzling as well.

Learn about developments proposed over a 20 year construction period and tell us what you think is needed.

One of the Toondah koalas

One of the Toondah koalas

Redlands2030 recently reported a fifth delay to the Project’s environmental assessment.

The project as currently proposed (see the Walker Corporation Master Plan below) would adversely affect the Toondah koalas, critically endangered shorebirds and internationally recognised Ramsar wetlands.

Walker corporation's master plan for its proposed Toondah harbour development

Walker Corporation’s proposed Toondah Harbour Master Plan formed the basis for a 3D flyover simulation prepared by Redlands2030


Date: September 10, 2016
Time: 08:00-11:00 a.m.
Event: Toondah Harbour Project Update
Topic: Toondah Harbour Project Update
Venue: GJ Walter Park
Location: Middle Street near the ferry terminal (opposite the former CSIRO site)
Public: Public

Foreign investors, parking and social infrastructure in Letters to the Editor

Parking is a concern at the construction site for an aged care facility in Smith Street Cleveland

Parking, infrastructure and the activities of local real estate agents promoting Cleveland and the Toondah Harbour project to Chinese investors prompted some letters to Redlands2030 this week. Parking problems at Smith Street, Cleveland Seems that when a building is in the construction phase all local laws are ignored. The new nursing home being built near […]

Toondah Project a dangerous precedent

Urban development in a Ramsar site would set a dangerous precedent said the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Bayside Branch in its submission about Walker Corporation’s Toondah project. The Redlands based conservation group said the Federal Government should reject the proposal because: There are a wide and diverse range of State and National Matters of […]