Labor policies conflict with Toondah project

The proposed Toondah Harbour residential development project, for 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar listed wetlands, conflicts with policies set out in the Labor Party’s current policy platform. Labor Party policies Labor’s 2017 policy platform was approved at the Party’s conference in July. Hundreds of policy statements are set out in a 127 page booklet. A […]

Which issues do Redlanders care about?

ABC ballot box

On 25 November Queensland will elect a new government after a 28 day election campaign featuring stunts, slogans and sound bites. Some parties will publish policies and make promises and some of them may intend to do what they say. But will the candidates competing for Redlands voters be dealing with the issues important to […]

State Election: Candidates in the Redlands

Redland City votersRedland City voters will soon be choosing MPs for four seats at a state election. will soon be choosing MPs for four seats at a state election.

On 25 November Queensland voters will elect a new state parliament and choose a new governmen t. In the Redlands the four incumbent members of parliament want to keep their jobs but some of them face tough competition. To help the community find out what choices might be available on polling day, Redlands2030 has put […]

Council pre-meetings concern the Ombudsman

The Queensland Ombudsman says local councils may be acting illegally by having closed door preliminary meetings to decide how councillors will vote at formal meetings. These concerns were expressed in the Ombudsman’s recent investigative report into the Cairns Regional Council. The Ombudsman found that it was the Cairns council’s practice to have a pre-meeting meeting […]

Mayor accuses Government of “pork barrelling”

Redlands residents comment about the Mayor’s Donald Simpson Centre funding claims, the Operation Belcarra report on local government corruption risk and disillusionment with political parties. If you have something to say to the Redlands community, send an email to: Mayor on Donald Simpson Centre funding On 6th October 2017, Karen Williams posted on the […]

World Heritage listing for Quandamooka country

Moreton Bay’s traditional owners, the Quandamooka People, believe the Bay region is of such outstanding universal natural and cultural value they want it listed as a World Heritage Site. What is World Heritage A World Heritage Site is a place listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) because it has special cultural or physical […]

Submissions about councillor complaints laws

What do you do if you think a mayor or local councillor has acted corruptly, inappropriately or not complied with required rules such as declaring conflicts of interest? Queensland Parliament is considering laws which would change the process of handling complaints about councillors and mayors. You can have your say by making a submission to […]

Fire, water and RIC on Council meeting agenda

A three month progress report on improving fire management practices will be considered by Redland City Council at its general meeting on Wednesday 18 October. Fire management In July the Council received a scathing report from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services which contained 56 recommendations grouped into the following themes: Illegal dumping and hoarding Low […]

Have your say on local government reforms

Operation Belcarra recommendations

Over the next few days Queenslanders can have their say about new laws to ban political donations from property developers and better regulate how  local councillors deal with conflicts of interest. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk introduced legislation to Parliament on 12 October. The proposed new laws are in response to recommendations from the Crime and Corruption […]

Daryl McPhee, author of Environmental History and Ecology of Moreton Bay will be the guest speaker at Redlands2030’s next monthly meeting.

Daryl Mcphee

Meeting details:

DATE: Thursday 26 October  2017

TIME: 6 pm (6:30pm start)

PLACE: Redlands Multi-Sports Club – Bailey Rd Entrance – see map

Reserve a seat by RSVP to

Daryl McPhee and Moreton Bay

The south-east Queensland region is currently experiencing the most rapid urbanisation in Australia.

This growth in human population, industry and infrastructure puts pressure on the unique and diverse natural environment of Moreton Bay.

Much loved by locals and holiday-goers, Moreton Bay is also an important biogeographic region because its coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and saltmarshes provide a suitable environment for both tropical and temperate species.

The Bay supports a large number of species of global conservation significance, including marine turtles, dugongs, dolphins, whales and migratory shorebirds, which use the area for feeding or breeding.

Daryl McPhee  is Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Bond University.

You can hear Daryl McPhee and Emma Griffiths talk about Moreton Bay’s unique corals, significant wildlife and Indigenous history on ABC 612 Drive

Other business

  • History of Toondah Harbour development plans presentation
  • Toondah Action Group
  • Toondah petition
  • ‘Welcome back shorebirds’ event
  • Operation Belcarra findings and recommendations

Redlands2030 – 16 October 2017


Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 06:30pm
Event: Daryl McPhee speaks about Moreton Bay - 26 October
Topic: Environmental history of Moreton Bay - Darryl McPhee
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Redlands Multi-Sports Club
Location: Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads
Birkdale 4159
Public: Public

Another crash on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road

Accident on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road 8:10 am on 10 October 2017

Yet another crash on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road at the Giles Road intersection happened earlier this week, three cars involved and one person taken to Redland Bay hospital. In February there was a fatal accident at this spot. In June a person was injured here in a two vehicle accident. Eleven years ago I was the […]

Toondah project proposal is 99% housing

Redland City’s Mayor says: The $1.4 billion Toondah Harbour redevelopment will see the tired ferry terminal transformed into a regional tourism attraction, but will it? Reality test for Toondah In 2011 Redland City Council (RCC) documents refer to a provision of 200 dwellings to support 200 wet berths and 350 dry berths to service a […]

Why did Karen Williams get a $5,000 gift?

Mayor Karen Williams has urged the State Government to rush through laws to stamp out council/developer corruption, in line with Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) recommendations. But hasn’t she exploited the very loopholes and back doors the CCC is trying to close with its recommendations set out in the Operation Belcarra Report? Her donations register […]