Councillor Gleeson’s inappropriate conduct

Redland City Councillor Paul Gleeson (Division 9) has again been reprimanded for his inappropriate social media usage. A Redlands resident submitted a complaint to Redland City Council in response to Cr Gleeson’s comments on the Redlands2030 Facebook page earlier this year. The complainant was recently advised that the Mayor determined Cr Gleeson’s comments to have […]

Urban Realities of the Whepstead Precinct

There are pros and cons to the original wide open space design of the Whepstead heritage precinct. The treed leafy nature and wide grassy verged streets appealed when we bought our house (in 1999). At that time criteria included the low density (only 14 houses in Burnett Street at the time and one lot of […]

Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation

Making money by getting favourable land re-zoning decisions is just one example of the Game of Mates, a story about the massive concentration of wealth in Australia in recent decades and ways to control it. Redlands BOOK LAUNCH – 6pm Thurs 22 June 2017 at the Redlands Multisport Club, cnr. Randall/Bailey Rds, Birkdale. Bookings are […]

Wildlife tourism in Africa and the Redlands

Local tourism operator Dr Dennis Tafe shares his thoughts on opportunities for nature based and education based tourism in Africa and the Redlands. R2030               You’ve been successfully managing educational marine trips for our local colleges and overseas students since 2009. Where do you take them and why is […]

Objections to Springwood electorate boundaries

Proposed new electorate boundaries for the state seat of Springwood have proved unpopular with Redlands and Logan residents who say that their community connections have been ignored by the Queensland Redistribution Commission. Redlands residents living in Mt Cotton and Sheldon want to be included in a seat based on part of the Redland City local […]

What’s happening with the Weinam Creek PDA?

In this week’s letters, what’s happening with plans for development in the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area, should the koala be removed from Council’s logo and plenty of questions about the proposed Mt Cotton chicken poo power project. Toondah’s stalled but Weinam Creek is ominously quiet So the Mayor gets a little excited in speaking […]

Council refuses extension for chicken poo plant

Redland City Council meeting on 22 March The meeting was chaired by Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary with Mayor Karen Williams absent, attending the SEQ Council of Mayors delegation in Canberra. Here are links to the meeting minutes and Council’s video recording of the meeting. Donald Simpson Community Centre Funding Agreement Early in the meeting there […]