Redlanders pick the big election issues

Environmental, planning and integrity issues have been selected as most likely to influence voting in the state election according to a poll of election issues by Redlands2030. A long list of issues was available to choose from. Respondents could select any number of issues from just one to all 28. The percentage number in the […]

Parties asked to support Quandamooka Country

Traditional Owners of Quandamooka Country, which includes much of southern Moreton Bay, want political parties to state their positions on key issues before the 25 November state election. Political parties are being asked to indicate support for a range of projects and issues which will help the Quandamooka People pursue sustainable economic development. There is […]

Forming a Redlands branch of the National Trust

Plans to establish a Redlands branch of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) (NTAQ) moved a step closer at a meeting on Thursday evening at the heritage listed Grand View Hotel. The National Trust’s Heritage Advocacy Advisor Ms Jane Alexander outlined the processes for setting up a local Branch.  She said she was excited to […]

Shorebirds in flight

Shorebirds like these Bar-tailed godwits are amazing long distance fliers

Redlands2030 and Birdlife Australia are holding an inaugural Welcome Back Shorebirds event to celebrate the safe return of thousands of migratory shorebirds to Moreton Bay over the past few months.

Each year the adult birds fly thousands of kilometres to breeding grounds in places such as Siberia and Alaska. Then they return to their feeding areas in the southern hemisphere, usually to the same place every year.

Event details

DATE: Saturday 9 December 2017

TIME: 9:00am to 10:30am

PLACE: G.J. Walter Park in Cleveland

Access is via Shore Street East. The park has a playground, picnic facilities and toilets .

Activities

  • Watching various shorebird species through high power birdwatching scopes
  • Experts talking about the migratory shorebirds which feed in this area
  • Discussion about threats to shorebirds including coastal development
  • Wildlife protection – Marine Park, Ramsar site and plans for World Heritage Area listing
  • Update on the Toondah Harbour project

Koalas as well

As well as birdlife, G.J. Walter Park and its surrounding streets are home to koalas. If you want to see these iconic creatures in the wild, this is one of the best locations in south east Queensland.

Breakfast with the shorebirds

We will have breakfast with the birds but we won’t be eating what they feed on.

We will have tea/coffee, sizzled sausages and buns.

To help with numbers for catering please RSVP to:

thereporter@redlands2030.net

 

Redlands2030 – 10 November 2017

 

 

Date: January 1, 1970
Time: 09:00-10:30 a.m.
Event: Welcome Back Shorebirds celebration
Topic: Welcome Back Shorebirds
Public: Public

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toondah petition to Redland City Council

Redland City Council will be asked to withdraw its support for Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour project in a petition initiated by Redlands2030. Petition wording We, the undersigned Residents of Redland City request that Council: Withdraw its support for Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour residential development which the community considers to be clearly unacceptable Work […]