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Toondah Action Group

The Toondah Action Group will be launched at a rally in G.J. Walter Park on Saturday 30th September, 2017.

The rally is being held across the road from St Paul’s monthly car boot market.  Refreshments, tea, coffee, sausage sizzle and much more are available at the market.

Agenda

From 8:00 am there will be a series of activities including:

  • Sign the “Stop the rort” petition to be presented to Redland City Council
  • Create your own Save Toondah Poster for the new Face book page of the Toondah Action  Group
  • Sign-up as a member of the Toondah Action Group
  • 9:00    Concerns of a local resident…traffic, congestion, 20-30 years of construction etc
  • 9:15     Songs by Troy Robbins (Walk-on by no more)
  • 9:30    Toondah Action Group official launch
  • 9:45    Singalong (by Musicman) and the launch of of the save Toondah parody
  • 10:00   Toondah Koala Project overview by Koala Action Group (KAG)
  • 10:15   Migratory Birds of Moreton Bay
  • 10:30   Toondah Overview of the EPBC referral documents made available under Freedom of Information (at a cost of over $550)
  • 10:45   Help place the wall of teddies to defend Toondah

Further Toondah Action Group information, how to JOIN, and how to DONATE can be found on the Groups webpage redlands2030.net/tag

 

Date: September 30, 2017
Time: 08:30-11:00 a.m.
Event: Rally to launch the Toondah Action Group
Topic: Toondah Action Group Rally
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: G.J. Walter Park
Public: Public

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