Protecting the Toondah Wetlands was the driving force for the Moreton Bay Ramsar Site

Research by Save Straddie reveals the very strong connection between past efforts to protect the Toondah wetlands and the listing of Moreton Bay under the Ramsar Convention for the protection of internationally important wetlands. The Palaszczuk Government’s highly controversial plan to allow the wetlands around Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour to be dredged and “reclaimed” is not […]

Misconduct complaint against Cr Paul Gleeson

A complaint about misconduct by Redlands councillor Paul Gleeson has been referred to a Regional Conduct Review Panel. Cr Gleeson was recently reprimanded for behaving in an offensive and disorderly manner and failing to comply with Council procedures and policies. It’s the third time in a year that Cr Gleeson has been reprimanded for inappropriate […]

Straddie Markets 14 January

Redlands2030 will be at the Straddie Markets on 14 January.

Redlands2030 will be at the Straddie Markets at Point Lookout Community Hall (map) on 14 January to talk about Toondah Harbour and other issues of interest to Islanders.

Straddie issues

We are keen to meet with local residents and visitors to Straddie and find out your views on Island issues such as:

  • Access to the Island including implications of the proposed Toondah Harbour developments
  • Tourism development and the North Stradbroke Island Transition Strategy
  • Proposed World Heritage Area listing

We will be happy to answer Redlands2030 questions:

  • What is Redlands2030, what do we do?
  • How can people be involved in Redlands2030?
  • Why is Redlands2030 so concerned about Toondah Harbour development plans?

Toondah Harbour proposed development

The Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (PDA) declared in 2013 was supposed to fix the Toondah Harbour ferry terminal.

But it turned into a plan for 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar wetlands between the Harbour, the Grand View Hotel and Cassim Island.

Much of the planning by Redland City Council, the State Government and the Walker Group is being kept secret from the community.

But the Infrastructure Agreement shows that the developer will spend very little on upgrading ferry terminal facilities and car parking convenience may be reduced.

Community opinion is turning against plans for residential development at Toondah.

This has been demonstrated though a petition to Council initiated by Redlands2030.

An on-line poll in the Redland City Bulletin in 2017 found no evidence of community support for the current Toondah development plans.

More about Redlands2030

Toondah PDA remains a priority for Redlands2030 but we’re also interested in governance, development planning and community engagement at all levels of government.

Core values of Redlands2030 Inc. come from the Council’s Redlands 2030 Community Plan published in 2010.

It remains the most credible expression of Redlands community values to this time.

Redlands2030 helps the community in a number of ways:

  1. Publishing news on our website and Facebook
  2. Distributing an email newsletter
  3. Holding meetings (monthly), rallies and other gatherings.

Straddie residents often attend our activities on the mainland. So this year Redlands2030 is coming to Straddie!

 

Redlands2030 – 6 January 2018

Date: January 14, 2018
Time: 08:00-12:00 a.m.
Event: Redlands2030 at the Straddie Markets
Topic: Redland2030 at "Straddie" Markets
Venue: Point Lookout Community Hall
Public: Public

ShapingSEQ – community questions

Redlands residents showed great interest in the latest regional plan for south east Queensland, contributing about 60% of all submissions on the draft issued for consultation by the State Government. Redlands2030 arranged a community in August 2017. The presentation by government representatives was followed by a question and answer session. Given the discussion and level […]