Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts soon

Nature lovers around the country are being recruited for the the 2017 Aussie Backyard Bird Count which runs from Monday 23 October through to Sunday 29 October. Last year 61,000 nature loving people across Australia participated in the bird count, submitting observation reports totaling more than 1.4 million birds. In Queensland, Rainbow lorikeets, Noisy miners […]

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

Residents this week raise questions about affordable accommodation for Straddie’s casual workers and the impacts of trucking fill and spoil between Toondah Harbour and a major quarry/disposal site. If you have something to say to people in the Redlands email: theeditor@redlands2030 So everyone loves coming to Straddie The excitement of getting onto the barge and […]

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 […]

Traffic slowing down on Redlands roads

Cleveland-Redland Bay Road is carrying less traffic but average speeds at morning and afternoon peak times have fallen over the past year according to data just published. The report, Greater Brisbane key corridors performance January – June 2017, provides information about traffic volumes and average speeds for a number of heavily used roads managed by […]

Mayor Williams’ Toondah claims need testing

A letter from Mayor Karen Williams to the Federal Government was one of the many Toondah submissions obtained through Redlands2030’s recent Freedom of Information (FOI) inquiry. As a letter of support it was in very exclusive company. The Government said only eight submissions supported the project compared with 1,411 opposing submissions when it consulted about […]

Community rallies against Toondah plan

More than 300 people, supported by a local koala, gathered in G.J. Walter Park on Saturday to voice concerns about plans for 3,600 apartments to be developed on dredged Ramsar wetlands. Aboriginal elder Norm Enoch was the first person to speak. He explained the importance of this area and its cultural heritage to Traditional Owners […]