ShapingSEQ – four more megatrends examined

The ShapingSEQ regional plan claims to have examined “megatrends” or “important pattern of social, economic or environmental activity that occurs at the intersection of many trends” . Arguably the urban expansion of SEQ over the past 30 years is itself a megatrend… a trend to a 200km city which can be seen happening in a […]

Letters: Toondah PDA, Redland Bay, mangroves

In Letters this week Toondah PDA figures strongly …again.   The idea being to have Governments admit failure and start again. Redlands2030 has been asked for space for community feedback about Redland City Bulletin published letters. One such response to a recent RCB letter about poor apartment development in Redland Bay, asks whether anyone should […]

The age of foolishness – in Redland City

Writing about the French Revolution, Charles Dickens opened ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ with: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Fast forward to the Redlands now – it is just the worst of times and the age […]

Koala strategy and more Ausbuild development

In the last general meeting of 2016 Redland City Council will consider a number of development applications by Ausbuild and other contentious issues including a koala strategy and possible third extension of time for the Mt Cotton chicken poo plant. Items on the agenda include applications by Ausbuild for development of residential dwellings at 399-413 […]

Chicken poo plant extension on Council agenda

A decision whether or not to grant a third extension of time for the development of a chicken poo power station near Mt Cotton State School will be made by Redland City Council at its next general meeting on 14 December. The developer is reported to have experienced a delay in obtaining funding for the […]

Koala Protection Act? …”yes please”!

Redlands2030 welcomed Australian Koala Foundation representative Douglas Kerlin to their monthly discussion group. His frank and insightful presentation about the plight of koalas in Redlands, Queensland and across Australia was not only interesting …but sadly alarming.  Australia’s best known “ambassador” is in deep trouble. Douglas is the Chief Ecologist with the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) […]

Letters about Toondah Harbour development

Plans for a massive residential development on protected wetlands at Toondah Harbour and recent Federal Government delays have provoked many letters to the editor. If you have something to say, email us at theeditor@redlands2030.net  More Delay for Ferry Terminal Upgrade The further suspension of the timeframe for the Federal Environment Minister to make a decision […]

Fernbourne Road development application

The leafy streets and relaxed lifestyle of Wellington Point is under threat, according to a growing number of angry and concerned locals.  They are concerned about an application to build a 5 storey complex of 41 apartments at 7-11 Fernbourne Road in Wellington Point. Using the magic of Queensland’s performance based planning system and the […]