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 thereporter@redlands2030.net

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 […]

Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts soon

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Repairing the vandalised Cleveland street piano

To repair the Cleveland Library street piano, damaged extensively by vandals a month ago, a crowdfunding plea has been launched through gofundme by Mr Dan Ling. The piano was donated to the community in May 2017 by Mr Ling, a professional piano restorer. Painted with a bright mural by local artists, the community piano was […]

Straddie tourism workers need accommodation

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Birdlife says reject Walker Group’s Toondah plan

Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour development is clearly unacceptable and should be rejected said Birdlife Australia in its EPBC submission to the Federal Government. Points raised by Birdlife Australia include: The project would encroach on 43 hectares of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site which is not permitted under the Ramsar Convention where the project is […]

Community support for Toondah Rally

Residents write about the Toondah Rally and formation of the Toondah Action Group to protest against the proposed $1.4 billion mega residential development at Toondah Harbour . Another local asks why fauna spotters are not being used when important trees and vegetation are being removed for development in the Redlands. If you have something to […]

Community Centre gets $25,000 from State Govt

The State Government will make a one off grant of $25,000 to the Donald Simpson Community Centre so it can continue to support local seniors and contribute to an age-friendly community. Redland City Council decided to cut operational funding support for the Community Centre in a split vote decision at a general meeting on 19 […]